Southern Carretera Austral
Road Trip

Explore the Southern half of the Austral Road which runs from Coyhaique to Caleta Yungay. Imagine driving along a road with stunning views of fjords, stunning Andes mountains, waterfalls, hot springs, glaciers and lakes. You can also visit small cities and idyllic villages of a singular beauty, filled with history and traditions.


Itinerary at a glance

Day 1 – Balmaceda – Coyhaique
Day 2 – Coyhaique – Puerto Guadal
Day 3 – Puerto Guadal
Day 4 – Puerto Guadal – Caleta Tortel
Day 5 – Caleta Tortel – Cochrane
Day 6 – Cochrane – Puerto Guadal
Day 7 – Puerto Guadal – Balmaceda.



Departure from the airport in Balmaceda. Car ride across the Austral road until arrival at Coyhaique (45 Km. paved road).

Accommodation at Mirador de Guadal


Drive southwards towards Puerto Guadal (277 Km. paved and unpaved road / 5 hours approx.)

On the way you will be able to explore the village of Villa Cerro Castillo, Puerto Rio Tranquilo on the shore of the General Carrera Lake, and the exceptional “Marble Chapels”.

Accommodation at Mirador de Guadal.

We recommend a Visit to Valle Exploradores.  Highlights: Lago Tranquilo, La Nutria waterfalls, Lago Bayo, Exploradores Park & Exploradores Glacier, La Teresa. Or any activities or hikes around Puerto Guadal (several options)

Accommodation at Mirador de Guadal

Driving south to Caleta Tortel (203 Km. non-paved road), you will see the confluence of Baker & Nef Rivers and on the way to Cochrane, the road runs along a valley surrounded by snowed peaks.

Caleta Tortel the final destination is a village located on Baker Fjord, where the streets have been replaced by footbridges.

Accommodation at Entre Hielos Lodge

Driving back North to Cochrane (128 Km.), you will see the “Cochrane Lake”, Tamango Reserve, San Lorenzo Hill amongst other incredible landscapes.

  Accommodation at Último Paraíso

Early in the morning, depart northwards to Puerto Guadal (75 Km.), In the afternoon we recommend a drive on the Southern shore of General Carrera Lake and / or having a hike to the “fossil” mountain.

Accommodation at Terra Luna Lodge

Departure to Balmaceda (241 Km.) airport to return the car (estimated: 5   hour-drive).

From November 2020 until April 2021: USD 1589 per person in double basis.

Rate includes:

Important Notes:

Please check Migratory and health requirements according to Nationality, place of residence and recently visited countries.

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