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Self-Drive: Northern Carretera Austral

Day 1: Puerto Montt– Hornopiren (99 km / 62 mi)

PumalinPick up the car at the airport of Puerto Montt and start your trip along the Carretera Austral south. You will pass the towns of Chamiza and Metri before arriving at your first ferry crossing at Caleta Arena. After 45 minutes you will arrive at Caleta Puelche and from there it will take another 2 hours before you reach the town of Hornopiren.

Day 2: Hornopiren – Caleta Gonzalo (10 km / 6 mi)

From Hornopiren we take a longer ferry to Leptepu, taking approximately 3 hrs, during which you will be accompanied by the most impressive views of the Andes Mountain range and Patagonian Fjords. From Leptepu you will drive 10 km and arrive at the last ferry taking you to Caleta Gonzalo. (B)

Day 3: Caleta Gonzalo and Pumalin Park

Self Drive Itinerary of northern Carreteral Austral - Discover Queulat National ParkYou will have the entire day to discover the surroundings and the Pumalin Park. (B)

Day 4:Caleta Gonzalo – Lago Risopatrón – El Pangue (202 km / 125 mi)

Today will take you further south driving along the humid evergreen forests of Northern Patagonia, passing by the marvelous Lago Yelcho, the town of La Junta until arriving at the Lago Risopatron, where you will be spending the night. (B)

Day 5: El Panque – Queulat National Park – Coyhaique (220 km / 140 mi);

You keep on heading south witnessing amazing landscapes that seem to change every 15 minutes; the Queulat National Park will not leave you untouched. Don΄t forget to stop at the Ventisquero Hanging Glacier! Continue on towards Coyhaique, capital of the Aysen region. (B)

Day 6: Coyhaique – Balmaceda (55 km / 34 mi)

Drive back to the airport of Balmaceda to drop off the car and board your connecting flight. (B)

Rates on request. This itinerary is highly customisable. For further information and booking inquiries please send us and e-mail.