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For those fresh from the rainforest wilderness of northern Aisén, it can be a jarring relapse into the world of semi trucks and subdivisions. Rural workers come to join the timber or salmon industries and add to the growing urban mass.


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$102 Outdoor Activities

Puerto Chacabuco to Coyhaique National Reserve Shore Excursion

We start our trip from Puerto Chacabuco and head towards Puerto Aysen, the second largest city in the Aysen region. We will then cross the Aysen River over the Presidente Ibañez Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in Chile. Then we drive to the east, along the road that connects Puerto Aysén City and Coyhaique, one of the busiest routes in the region. Along this road we can see the banks of Rio Simpson, surrounded by an evergreen forest along with the beautiful waterfall, Cascada La Virgen.We also visit the Rio Simpson National Reserve museum and observe the flora and fauna. Then we will go to the Coyhaique National Reserve where you take a short walk on the shores of Laguna Verde.We share a delicious picnic with traditional food from the Patagonian region, enjoying a panoramic view of the city of Coyhaique.It is recommended to be prepared for unexpected changes in the weather. Bring rain gear and comfortable shoes for your walks and excursions. Protect yourself from the sun with sunglasses and sunscreen.

$25 Cultural & Theme Tours

Coyhaique City Tour, Aysen, Patagonia, Chile

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Plaza de Armas, Coyhaique, Aisen RegionAt this point tourists will know about the history of this particular Plaza, the use that was given before being built, its origins, etc. In addition, they can visualize the Plaza of the 60s in 360 ° through our Virtual Reality system. Complementarily, in the Plaza you visit the monument to Luis Marchant, where you will know who was and what is important for the region. Finally, visit the Monolith Foundation of Coyhaique, in which important details of the foundation of the regional capital are announced.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Mirador Rio simpson urban parkAt this stop we will visit a place where we will have a view of the mountain ranges that surround the city of Coyhaique, besides the Simpson River and a lot of nature. Special place for lovers of photographyDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Piedra del Indio, Coyhaique, Aisen RegionAt this point people will know what is the legend behind this rock formation. At the same time, they will be informed of how it was shaped and we will have the opportunity to see the Simpson River and tell in honor of who bears his name and its relevance to the region.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Monumento Al MateIn addition to letting them know why it is a typical drink from the southern part of America, how to introduce yourself to Chile, you will learn some of the typical customs that accompany mate. We will teach you how to serve it and if you wish, you can taste itDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Chusca, Coyhaique, Aisen RegionThe history that accompanies this house is closely related to that of the settlers who began to populate the city. In addition, a story that is directly related to education and how complex it was in those times to do classes, given the inclement weather. In addition, we will have the opportunity to acquire regional products in the store that is currently enabled inside.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Monumento Al OvejeroWe made a tour of the Plaza del Pionero, visiting the 7 monuments that exist, where we make known the history behind them. This is how we visited the Human Rights Memorial, Mapuche Pueblo Monument, El Puestero, Tehuelche Family, Chilota Family, El Abrevadero and finally El Ovejero Monument.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Cerveceria DOLBEK (The DOLBEK tavern)Finally we will visit the factory of one of the pioneer craft beers of the region, Dolbek. Here we will present the beer production process, we will taste its different varieties and we will have the possibility of acquiring the different productsDuration: 20 minutes

$135 Kid Friendly

Marble Chapels Excursion from Coyhaique

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Cerro Castillo, Villa Cerro Castillo, Aisen RegionYou will see the majesty of Cerro Castillo National ParkStop At: Puerto TranquiloYou will reach Puerto Tranquilo for lunch in a local restaurant.In the afternoon, a short hop takes us to the shores of General Carrera Lake for the boat trip to “Marble Chapels” Sanctuary of Nature.This is a place of unique beauty, where wave action has polished the limestone to form really attractive caves.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Cerro Castillo, Villa Cerro Castillo, Aisen RegionReturning to Coyhaique we make a stop in Cerro Castillo town to buy snacks if you desire.Duration: 15 minutes

$180 Day Trips & Excursions

Marble Chapels at General Carrera Lake Full Day From Coyahique

Depart from Coyhaique very early in the morning to go 223 km. (140 miles) south on the Carretera Austral to the townof Puerto Tranquilo. Throughout the journey you will see beautiful forests of Coigue, Lenga, Ñire and Ciruelillo trees.You’ll pass through iconic landmarks as it is “Chiguay Lagoon”, “The stone of the Count” and the “Ibañez Portezuelo”which has the highest altitude of the whole Carretera Austral (1.000 meters a.s.l). Approaching the Ibañez River, themagnitude of the imposing “Cerro Castillo” will be appreciated and you will pass by the village of Cerro Castillo. All thisarea belongs to the National Park “Cerro Castillo”.Throughout this journey cross a wide valley once half covered by volcanic ash, known as “Bosque Muerto” or deadforest, traces of Hudson Volcano's eruption in 1991, nowadays you’ll notice how nature has given a second chance tothis place. The tour continues to descend through the valley of the Murta River which you may see covered up bycolored cloak in spring due to the local “Lupinus” up to where the General Carrera Lake is born.There will be stops on route to take photos. After about 3½ to 4 hours drive, you will reach Puerto Tranquilo for lunchin a local restaurant. In the afternoon, a short hop takes us to the shores of General Carrera Lake for the boat trip to“Marble Chapels” Sanctuary of Nature.This is a place of unique beauty, where wave action has polished the limestone to form really attractive caves.In the afternoon, return to Coyhaique with a stop in Cerro Castillo town to buy snacks if you desire.

$150 Outdoor Activities

Full Day Navigation to Marble Chapels (Capillas de Marmol)

Begin your experience with pick up from 6:30am to 7:00am at the lobby of your Hotel located in Coyhaique and prepare for enjoying a local breakfast in the middle of the nature on Cerro Castillo, at approximately 8:30AM. After preparing the energies to continue with our trip, we will be going for taking to the embarkation, making our check-in and we will be sailing approximately at 12:00hrs to the Marble Chapels (approximately 1 hour). Prepare your camera and live this incredible experience full of nature and memorable landscapes, sailing in one of the largest and beautiful lakes of Chile, the Lake General Carrera. Lake with turqousie colors, caves made by marble rock formations eroded by the water, an amazing natural phenomen. Once we return from the navigation, we continue the trip going for taking our traditional chilean lunch on "Cruce Murta", where you will feel how the people of Aysén live, approximately at 14:30hrs. After the tasteful lunch, we will begin our trip back to Coyhaique at 16:00hrs approximately, after discovering the nature of the North Patagonia. We will be making route stops for knowing more of the local history and for enjoying the amazing landscapes from thsi virgin nature , you'll be back to your Hotel in Coyhaique at 21:00hrs approximately.

$69 Cultural & Theme Tours

Coyhaique City Tour: History and Nature

Beginning your tour with pick up from 8:30 AM or at 14:00hrs, depending on the option selected, we will prepare to start this adventure fully of history and nature. We are going to stop in incredible viewpoints of the city and the natural landscapes which this virgin place offer to us. The trip start with the Coyhaique Forestal Reserve an easy trekking to the green lagoon for reaching the viewpoint of the city, while we know more about the history. After an hour approximately, we continue to the viewpoint of the Simpson River, fully of flora and fauna, one of the best places to practice fly fishing, due to the variety of fish. Continuing with the trip, we go to the "Piedra del Indio", known by its similitude to an indian face and by the legends which have this place. The next stop will be at the "El Mate" monument, the monument to the shepherd and the regional museum, for meeting better the history of Coyhaique and the connection with the history of Chile. As last experience during our city tour, we will go to the last two stops on two highlights, the Coyhaique Cathedral and the Main Square. Finally, you'll be back to your Hotel in Coyhaique approximately from 13:00hrs if you selected the AM Option or, at 18:00hrs as PM option.