Aysen Region & San Rafael Glacier
Catamaranes del Sur invites you on a crossing that will give you an insight to the true spirit of Chilean Patagonia. Sailing off from Puerto Chacabuco you will border islands, channels and fjords, the same ones that overwhelmed Charles Darwin and Fitz Roy during their scientific adventure around the world, as well as lush age-old forests. The view is even more awe-inspiring with the perpendicular glaciers that flow down over the coast creating fugitive icebergs that drift along Témpano River. A magnificent example is the San Valentin Glacier, located in the San Rafael National Park, our final destination.
The traditional Loberías del Sur Hotel, located in Puerto Chacabuco, harbours all the spirit of Chilean Patagonia, making your stay in the area so much more comfortable. The hotel was built keeping in mind the typical architecture of the region. It has 60 cozy rooms with cable TV and central heating, a big restaurant that features the finest seafood and Chilean wines, a bar, games room, sauna, gym, etc. And last but not least, Aiken del Sur Natural Park, less than 15 minutes away from Loberías del Sur Hotel, was created with the aim of complementing our services in the region. Developed with both tourist and educational aims, it spans over 250 hectares and boasts a variety of landscapes such as native forests, prairies, waterscapes such as those on the shores of Lake Riesco, combining adventure, nature, emotion as well as delicious regional cuisine. Special care was taken in the preservation and conservation of the ecosystems that can be found in it.
DAY 1 BALMACEDA- PUERTO CHACABUCO
Reception at Balmaceda airport and transfer to Hotel Loberías del Sur, located in Puerto Chacabuco. To get there you have to cross part of the austral route at the Aysén region, passing the beautiful city of Coyhaique. During this tour you will enjoy a small sample of the impressive landscape that is a part of "Cordillera de los Andes" at the Chilean Patagonia.
Arrival at Hotel Loberías del Sur having the beautiful bay of Puerto Chacabuco as scene. This is the hotel you will stay during the two nights. Welcome Dinner, including appetizer, entry, second, dessert and coffee. Overnight.
DAY 2 PUERTO CHACABUCO - LAGUNA SAN RAFAEL
At 8:15 am you will be a part of an unforgettable voyage on board of the "Catamarán Iceberg Expedition" with capacity for 70pax that will take you across islands, channels and Patagonian fiords, until comes to the Laguna San Rafael The quietude of its 170 kms, the floating floes and the snowdrift with its constant and thunderous detaching of ices of thousands of years are the principal attraction of the tour.
On board of the zodiacs you will meet moreover nearby to the snowdrift San Rafael and the numerous floes that float around it. At the end of the excursion you will enjoy a whisky with old-aged ice that date back of more than 20 000 years. The anchorage will be among 2 to 3 hrs to begin the return to Puerto Chacabuco, place where you will arrive around 9:30 pm. Transfer to our hotel and overnight.
DAY 3 PUERTO CHACABUCO - AIKEN PARK
After breakfast, we will drive through an outstanding beautiful road up to Aiken Park. It is a half day guided tour visiting virgin forest, waterfall and the banks of the placid transparent blue waters of Riesco Lake covering an area of 14 square kilometres. After, you will enjoy a Patagonian lamb barbecue in a typical "quincho" in this park. Afternoon free to continuing visit to the park or return to the hotel. At night farewell dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 4 PUERTO CHACABUCO - BALMACEDA
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to take your flight back.
 
 
2006 WINTER Departures
April : 21 to 24
August : 18 to 21
October : 27 to 30
May : 19 to 22
September: 29 to Oct. 2

2006 WINTER RATES PER PERSON
Min. 2 people in double US$ 548
 

INCLUDED :

  • Transfer in/out Balmaceda Airport / Loberías del Sur Hotel / Balmaceda Airport.
  • Welcome Dinner at Loberías del Sur Hotel.
  • 3 Nights at Loberías del Sur Hotel.
  • Full day Excursion to Laguna San Rafael, all meals included on board, open bar and whisky with millenary ice.
  • Guided visit to privately owned Aikén del Sur Park, with a typical lunch at the "Quincho ".
  • Farewell dinner at Loberías del Sur Hotel.
Remarks:
  • Ask for suggested flights of each departure, (different flights pay additional charges)
  • Special Offer valid for current fares of every departure date.
  • Special offer can not be added to other discounts.
  • Child rates 25% discount over special offer fare (4 to 12 years old).
 

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