Explore the beautiful Aysén Region of Chilean Patagonia on this thrilling 4-day adventure. You will be staying in Puyuhuapi, where you will get access to incredible scenery that includes the Puyuhuapi Lake, fjords, glaciers, and forests. You can kayak through glacial channels and hike on mountain roads as you look for unique wildlife like sea lions and cougars. Back at your lodge, you will enjoy spa treatments, locally-grown food, and Chilean wine.

Highlights

  • Explore Queulat National Park in search of condors and cougars
  • Go on birdwatching excursions around the lakes and forests of Puyuhuapi
  • Pamper yourself with a thalassotherapy session at the lodge spa
  • Try a variety of acclaimed fine Chilean wines
  • Relax in an outdoor hot-spring pool under the Patagonian night sky

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Puyuhuapi Puyuhuapi
Days 2-3 Free Days in Puyuhuapi Puyuhuapi
Day 4 Depart Home  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Puyuhuapi

Scenery on the Austral Road
Scenery on the Austral Road

Your tour of the astonishing Aysén region of Patagonia begins at Balmaceda Airport. As you will be venturing deep within the wilderness, you'll spend significant time on the road today. 

You'll first transfer to the nearby city of Coyhaique, where you can enjoy a delicious lunch before continuing for about three hours along the scenic Austral Road to Puyuhuapi. Much of the journey consists of extraordinary landscapes of dense forests between mountains and cliffs, so you can sit back and take in the views from the car window.

Once at your destination, you will take a motorboat across the Puyuhuapi Channel to your accommodation. For your first day, we recommend heading to the lodge's spa, relaxing your muscles before the days of active adventure that are to come.

Days 2-3: Free Days in Puyuhuapi

Puyuhuapi landscape
Puyuhuapi landscape

For the next two days, you'll be able to spend time in the magnificent landscapes of Puyuhuapi, including the Queulat National Park

This Patagonian Aysén region offers fjords, incredible botanical diversity, and challenging summits. Take in the fluvial scenery by kayaking through channels and between islands. Be on the look-out for bird colonies, and marine mammals like sea lions and bottlenose dolphins.

If you'd like to move on your own two feet, there are plenty of trails that cross fairy tale-like forests with lichens, fungi, mosses, ferns, and wild flowers. Climb up to high points to get panoramic views of glaciers and lakes. As you traverse the trails, keep an eye out for animals like cougars, Andean condors, and South Andean deer.

Back at the lodge, you can enjoy thermal waters at the spa, which also offers relaxing massages and thalassotherapy sessions. This is the perfect way to end a day full of wilderness excursions. 

You will also have the chance to learn about the local gastronomy at the lodge's in-house restaurant, which uses fresh ingredients from its own greenhouse. Pair dinner with your selection of world-renowned Chilean wines.

At night, don't miss the chance to soak in the outdoor hot-spring pools under the Patagonian sky.

Day 4: Depart Home

Boat on Puyuhuapi Lake
Boat on Puyuhuapi Lake

Rise early to take advantage of your last morning in Patagonia. A quick walk around the forests or a last sunrise in the lake will be the perfect way to end your trip.

After breakfast, you'll cross the Puyuhuapi Channel back to the road, and return to Balmaceda Airport to catch your onward flight. As a treat, you'll get a delicious local lunch en route.

Map

Map of Landscapes of Chilean Patagonia: The Aysén Region - 4 Days
Map of Landscapes of Chilean Patagonia: The Aysén Region - 4 Days