Marble Caves Full-Day Tour

The Capillas de Mármol (marble caves)
This tour ventures deep into Chilean Patagonia to the small town of Puerto Río Tranquilo, which sits on the shores of General Carrera Lake. It's a scenic drive packed with stunning scenery that passes through Cerro Castillo National Park and its thick Nothofagus forest, the turquoise Chiguay Lagoon surrounded with lenga trees, and along the Río Murta, which features basaltic lava flows on its glacial valley floor that date back hundreds of thousands of years. 

Puerto Río Tranquilo serves mostly as a base for boat tours to the Capillas de Mármol, a network of marble pillars near the shores of General Carrera. The sleek lines of the deep white crevices at the base of these giant pillars are the result of thousands of years of erosion. When contrasted with the blue and turquoise waters of the lake, these crevices shine brightly iridescent, lending an otherworldly quality to an already stunning geological formation. Be sure to take plenty of photos when you tour these caves because they're guaranteed to impress.

Tours that Include Marble Caves Full-Day Tour

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Atacama Desert & Marble Caves Adventure - 7 Days

On this itinerary, you'll get to experience the two most beautiful regions of Chile: the northern Atacama Desert and southern Patagonia. Your adventure begins in the capital city of Santiago, where you'll glean insight into the culture on a city tour. Then it's off to the north and the otherworldly desert landscapes of Atacama. You'll visit geysers, lunar valleys, and even do some high-altitude stargazing. Finally, you'll head to Chile's unspoiled Patagonia region, where you'll visit one of the most unique sites on the continent: the marble caves of Lago General Carrera.

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Santiago, Atacama Desert & Marble Caves Adventure - 11 Days

On this itinerary, you'll get to experience the many different faces of Chile. You'll have the opportunity to explore Chile's culturally-rich cities, taste premium Chilean wine, and take in some of the country's most stunning landscapes. First, tour Santiago along with the colorful coastal cities of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso. Next, explore the world-famous wine regions surrounding Santiago - you'll learn all about how Chilean wine is made, and more importantly, how it tastes. Then it's off to the north and the otherworldly desert landscapes of Atacama. You'll visit geysers, lunar valleys, and even do some high-altitude stargazing. Finally, you'll head to Chile's unspoiled Patagonia region, where you'll visit one of the most unique sites on the continent: the marble caves of Lago General Carrera.