Puerto Río Tranquilo
It’s just a small village on the shores of the magestic Lago General Carrera, but a place where every tourist has to stop. Why? The answer is simple… this place has loads of extraordinary activities on offer.
A must for everybody is a boat or kayak tour to the Capillas de Marmól or Marble Chapels. Thousands of years of erosion by wind and water have resulted in a masterpiece of natural art. You’ll be imposed by the game of light and colour in the caverns and tunnels, and the lake’s transparent water.
The recently constructed 77km long Camino a Exploradores, a fantastic scenic road which departs in town and goes to the Exploradores Bay, has opened up a lot of possibilities in the area. This windy road packed with glaciers, rivers and lakes is absolutely impressive and is the gateway to visit the mighty Exploradores Glacier, where amazing ice walks are possible.
Due to this road Puerto Río Tranquilo has become the new hub to visit the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve San Rafael National Park and its famous San Rafael Lagoon and Glacier. The combination of driving the Camino a Exploradores, admiring the spectacular scenery, boating from the end of the road to the Laguna* San Rafael, gazing at this mind blowing glacier and experiencing the thundering noise and the tsunami-like waves when the ice falls down, makes it a very special experience.
Following the Carretera Austral southward, every bus passes via Puerto Bertrand, located at 67km from Puerto Río Tranquilo. It’s a pretty village with an amazing setting on the banks of the Lago Bertrand. The lake is the source of the magnificent Río Baker, a hotspot for rafting, kayaking & fishing.
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