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Capillas de Marmol

Carretera Austral, Chile Chico, Chile
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
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Toronto
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160 reviews 160 reviews
27 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We had high expectations for this attraction as the pictures and reviews about them seemed great. In reality although they are a must stop if you are travelling the carretera austral they are also not nearly as good as they are portrait to be. interesting enough this attraction looks better in pictures than real life.

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Like the title says, the capillas de marmol weren't nearly as cool as I was expecting. I would have been pretty disappointed had I paid more than $10 to see these! The lake itself is really pretty, but the pictures of the marble caves are way better than the real thing, and usually it's the other way around... If you... More

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Coyhaique
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Best appreciated on a day with blue skies and no wind. But awesome anytime time of the year. By canoe or kayak you should be aware of the rapidly changing weather in Patagonia. The wind and waves can pick up very quickly. Treat this lake like the ocean.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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12 reviews 12 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Choose nice weather to take this tour, the lake is lightly to get rough when windy and you will not appreciate as much on a cloudy day. A Must See, because it is very rare. These huge total marbel caverns will take your breath away, plus the magnificent views of the Lake Gral Carrera and surroundings. Cant Miss!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

When comparing the marble caves to any other site throughout the Patagonia Region, it comes out to be pretty average. There is so much more to see from the hikes throughout El Bolson, to Perito Moreno Glacier, to the worth while hikes like Fitz Roy in El Chalten on your way to Torres del Paine. If you're on your way... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

I would recommend either driving or busing to Rio Tranquilo. Amazing small town with a lot to offer. A lot of boats leave here for marble caves (6000) and puerto Sanches caves (more spectacular) but are (40000) to hire a boat. We gathered up 6 people to make it afordable. I would recommend using the little green caravan as he... More

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Valparaiso, Chile
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

First of all, this place is amazing. Second of all, careful! This is NOT in Chile Chico. There are several areas around Lake General Carrera with marble caves: the villages of Puerto Guadal, Puerto Rio Tranquilo and Puerto Sanchez, mainly. While some are part of the territory of Chile Chico, ALL of them are far from the town itself. While... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

It is such a unique place, nothing else like it in the world that I know of. There is not much information about The Marble Caves on the Internet so I will try to give some here... The town you visit these from is called Puerto Rio Tranquilo which is a beautiful 4 hour drive west of Chilè Chico. If... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Do not let posts on the internet fool you; Capillas de Marmol or the "Marble Caves" are not located in Chile Chico. I made this mistake while traveling through Chile and even booked a hotel in Chile Chico because of everything I read on the internet. Chile Chico is actually a 3 hour drive along the coast of Lake General... More

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Moscú, Rusia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

This place in Chile Chico is a genuine natural gem! I strongly advise to everybody who loves nature and landscapes to visit this place! Just awesome! One of the best landscapes in Chile!

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