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    Places visited:

  • Santiago
  • Balmaceda
  • Lago General Carrera
  • Tortel
  • Villa O Higgins
  • Chacabuco Valley and Parque Patagonia
  • Visit the Marble Caves on Lago Carrera General.

  • Get up close to the Great Glacier on O Higgins lake, one of Patagonia's largest yet least visited.

  • Hike or horseride from your Patagonian estancia in a deserted National Park.

  • Visit Tortel, a small Patagonian fishing village that was only joined to the rest of the world in 2000.

Jasmine, an Audley Travel specialist

What our specialists say...

Explore one of Patagonia's undiscovered corners with an incredible drive down the Careterra Austral. Visit vast glaciers, incredibly beautiful lakes, the famous Marble Caves and raft or fish on the Baker River or simply hike or horse ride through deserted National Parks. The beauty of this trip is it gives you everything synonymous with Patagonia on your own!

We recommend this trip for:

  • Santiago
  • Balmaceda
  • Lago General Carrera
  • Tortel
  • Villa O Higgins
  • Chacabuco Valley and Parque Patagonia
  • Balmaceda
  • Santiago

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Santiago.

Day 2 Santiago

Santiago

On arrival in Santiago you will be met by your guide and taken to your hotel.

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Day 3 Lago General Carrera

Santiago , Balmaceda , Lago General Carrera

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Balmaceda. Here you will collect your rental car and begin the drive south on the Carretera Austral. Your destination in Lago General, around four hours to the south.

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Day 4 Lago General Carrera

Lago General Carrera

Excursions from your lodge. Choose to visit the famous Marble Caves, take a boat onto the beautiful Lake, undertake some fly fishing on the Baker or walk or horse ride in some untouched corners of Patagonia.

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Day 5 Lago General Carrera

Lago General Carrera

Further excursions from your lodge.

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Day 6 Tortel

Lago General Carrera , Tortel

Continue on the Carretera Austral south to the road free Tortel. You will have some time in the afternoon to explore the boardwalks of the town, which was only connected to the world by road since 2000.

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Day 7 Villa O Higgins

Tortel , Villa O Higgins

Complete the journey south by road and ferry to Villa O Higgins, truly at the end of the road.

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Day 8 Villa O Higgins

Villa O Higgins

Excursions from Villa O Higgins. One of the most popular is the navigation to the Great (or O Higgins) Glacier.

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Day 9 Villa O Higgins

Villa O Higgins

A free day in Villa O Higgins to further explore.

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Day 10 Chacabuco Valley and Parque Patagonia

Villa O Higgins , Chacabuco Valley and Parque Patagonia

Start the drive back north. Your destination is Estancia Chacabuco, a unique project in the New Patagonia National Park.

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Day 11 Chacabuco Valley and Parque Patagonia

Chacabuco Valley and Parque Patagonia

Relax or undertake walking, hiking or rafting in the New Patagonia National Park.

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Day 12 International return flight

Chacabuco Valley and Parque Patagonia , Balmaceda , Santiago , International return flight

Drive back to Balmaceda today in time for your flight to Santiago, where you will connect with your flight home.

Day 13 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

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Jasmine, an Audley Travel specialist

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