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, harbors 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.
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.
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.
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.
Transfer to the airport to take your flight back.
Per person (Single Room)
US$ 1.620
Per person (Double Room)
US$ 1.396
SEASON: From Sep 2006 to April 2007
2006 Departures
16 -29
6 - 13 - 20 - 27
3 - 10 - 17 - 24
1 - 8 - 15 - 29
2007 Departures
1 - 5 - 12 - 15 - 19- 22- 26 - 29
2-5-7-9-12-14-16 -19 -23-26
2- 9-16- 23
6 -20

Note: Please be sure to book internal tickets as follows:
In: LA273 - Out: LA274
0-2 years old: Child must have ticket and seat is not an issue. Ticket does not include snack
2-12 years old: pay just 75% of the full fare program


  • All transfer from Balmaceda Airport /Puerto Chacabuco/ Balmaceda Airport.
  • Three nights lodging at the Hotel Loberías del Sur, buffet breakfast included
  • Welcome & Farewell dinners at the Hotel Loberías del Sur.
  • Full day excursion to Laguna San Rafael by catamaran, all meals included on board.
  • Breakfast *Cocktail *Lunch *Whisky with age-old ice *Tea with cakes *Dinner *Wine Open Bar & National drinks.
  • Full day excursion Parque Aiken del Sur with Patagonian lamb barbecue
RATES: Rates are expressed in US dollars and the equivalent in Chilean pesos will be the one used by Lan Chile upon confirming the reservation.
RESERVATIONS: A 30% non-refundable deposit is required to secure and guarantee a reservation. Final payment must be received 30 days prior to the trip.
MODIFICATIONS: Passengers can change date of trip, only once and depending on availability, 15 days prior to the trip to San Rafael Glacier Route. Past this time limit, no changes will be accepted.
ENDORSMENTS: Passengers are permitted to endorse their tickets. However, in order to validate this, they must give the Company written notice, at least 7 days prior to departure date, stating the name of the person who the ticket is endorsed to.
CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations must be notified in writing and passengers will assume the corresponding charges for doing so. Refunds for cancellations will apply as follows:
o More than 30 days prior to departure date 100%.
o 30 to 20 days prior to departure date 60%
o 19 to 8 days prior to departure date 30% of value
o 7 or less days prior to departure date No refund
NO SHOW: Passengers who do not arrive at the place or time specified on their ticket will not be liable for refund.
INSURANCE: Ticket rates include individual accident insurance of up to UF 500 max., per person and medical expenses up to UF 50, for events that occur on board the catamarans. Passengers are free to take additional insurance should they so wish to.
IITINERARIES: The Company reserves the right to modify routes, stops, scheduled times without prior notice. Departure times must be reconfirmed by passengers 24 hours in advance.

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