Exploring the Aysen Region & San Rafael Glacier

San Rafael Lagoon National Park
(1.742.000 Hectares) with floating floes, the San Rafael glacier (in gradual setback) and the usual fall of ice. The ships remain between 5 to 8 hours in the Lagoon (170 km²) and they use boats to travel it. A pier has been enabled for smaller ships which leads to a path, where you arrive at the base of the San Rafael snowdrift.
"Queulat" National Park (154.093 Hectares). It begins slightly to the north of the "Risopatrón Lake" and extends along the side of the Snowdrift. It is divided in several areas that can be visited. The main attractions are the glaciers, the rivers and especially, the virgin forest, which has neither been crossed nor inhabited by colonists. Great part of the territory still remains unexplored. This is the only Chilean park of these characteristics that can be accessed by car.
Lake "General Carrera" (total surface of 224,000 hectares), 136,000 of which are located in Chilean territory and 88,000 in Argentina where it is called Lake Buenos Aires. Nautical soundings carried out in 1997 determined its maximum depth: 590 meters, which transforms it into the deepest in South America and the world's seventh deepest.
Arrival to Balmaceda located in the heart of the Chilean Patagonia. Transfer to the Coyhaique Hotel. You can appreciate on the road the falls of the Polluk River, the Chinese wall, the Foitzic lagoon and the McKay hill. Dinner and lodging.
Early departure to Chacabuco port. An adventure tour begins towards the millennial San Rafael Glacier. During the trip, the Andes Mountains, Virgin falls, Bride veil falls, Farellon tunnel, Simpson River, Las Pizarras, the English Queuque and the President Ibanez´s hanging bridge in Puerto Aysen can be appreciated. Once in Chacabuco port, board the Catamaran. Navigate for four and a half hours among fiords and Patagonic canals before arriving at the millennial San Rafael glacier and its 20,000 year old snowdrift. After lunch, board the zodiac, where the floating ice-bergs can be observed with different shapes and colors. Also, if the weather permits, the detachment and consequent splash of the up to 70 meter portions of glacier. In the evening return to the Chacabuco port and after to Hotel Coyhaique. Lodging.
Breakfast and day tour to the beautiful Elizalde Lake, visiting the area called Six Lagoons, after which arrive at the splendid touristic complex Lago Elizalde Lodge, with its Swiss style, wooden construction. Patagon barbecue. Optional biking, boating, horse-back riding, besides hikes throughout the sorroundings. In the evening, transfer to the Balmaceda airport..
Type of Room
High Season
Jan 1st to March, 2005

Low Season
Sept. to Dec. 2004 & April 2005
Single US$
US$ 703
US$ 672
Double US$
US$ 617
US$ 586
Triple US$
US$ 597
US$ 565
* Children less 12 years old 30% discount sharing room with parents.


  • All transfers in/out Balmaceda Airport /Coyhaique
  • All the lodging with breakfast buffet included
  • Full board, lunch and dinner (doesn't include drinks and alcoholic beverages)
  • San Rafael Lagoon excursion with full board and open bar in the Catamaran
  • Patagon barbecue at the Elizalde Lake.


  • Airfares
  • Any kind of extras expenses
  • Any kind of Insurance
  • Medical Expenses
  • Tips.

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