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The road is heavily damaged and the repair might take 2 months or so according to the local people so currently it is not possible to go to the glacier from Puerto Rio Tranquilo. Might try Ventisquero Leones instead for the time being
We were a group of 3 and we are all of relative fitness. We collectively loved this experience and would highly recommend it! One thing to be aware of is that you will be on the glacier for around 3 hours and normally offered the...More
If you haven't had a chance to walk on glaciers before it's a great day out. Around 6hrs of trekking total a bus ride followed by 1.5 on land to get to the ice, 3hrs on the glacier and 1.5 getting back to your bus....More
Puerto Tranquilo is certainly breathtaking in every way. The water, the serenity of it all... wow. Felipe and Renato guided our group through the glacier trek and made sure we were all very safe and well taken care of, these guys care and are super...More
I reach the viewpoint El Puesto that has a beautiful 360 view of Glaciar Exploradores and lake Bayo. It is a 20 minutes walk, very easy, to the top of a hill. This excursion doesn't need a guide, you just pay some US$8 per person...More
e went on the Glacier Exploradores tour with 99% Aventura.
The (English speaking) guides were very friendly and there was also a intern (geology student) who gave a lot of info about the rock formations.
The equipment that we got for walking on the ice...More
We went with the agency from Tranquilo and we had a perfect day. We were five people and both of the guides went out of their way to make us an unforgettable experience. It took us 2 hours to get to the glacier and then...More
We went there with a tour agency, our guide was fantastic and the experience really fun. You have to walk 2 hours to get to the ice but it's worth it. Once you've put on your crampons, you discover the fins (super narrow to walk...More
An hour and a half car trip from puerto tranquilo, Patagonia, which allows you to visit glaciar exploradores on campos de hielos norte. Just the drive gives you a fantastic view of río tranquilo valley, with colorful water and flower surrounding it. When arriving you...More
Who is Camilo? I don't know him. San Rafael Glacier and Glaciar Exploradores is the same, but there are differents. To the San Rafael Lagoon you go by boat, sailing and Glacier Explorer you go by land, walking. They are... More
Who is Camilo? I don't know him. San Rafael Glacier and Glaciar Exploradores is the same, but there are differents. To the San Rafael Lagoon you go by boat, sailing and Glacier Explorer you go by land, walking. They are different faces of the same coin.
Beware of difficulties - Los Antiguos to Puerto Tranquilo! (2 Replies)
I planned my trip based on some information here and most of it is very outdated. Right now, end of February 2018, the border pass between Los Antiguos and Chile Chico is still under restrictions. This means that no passanger transport is allowed through with trourists - no busses, no taxis. The most common way to do it is to get a taxi to take you though one side and then call another to pick you up. There is about 4 km between borders and you might have to walk it. The tourists are let in...More
February 21, 2018|
Response fromPierre W|
I write regularly in this forum that the Carretera Austral area is for trevallers who have time. Now there are many other attrations, in particular hiking/trekking, in that area.
Mogi Mirim, SP
Opinion about 6-days itinerary and questions (9 Replies)
Hi! My wife and I are planning a self-drive trip through Carretera Austral in December. We’ve already bought the airplane tickets, so the time of arrival and departure below are already confirmed. We’ll stay for 6 nights. We are in the early 30’s, we’ll have a rented car, we like hiking, but we intend not doing anything strenuous. We don’t mind driving longer than 6 hours since the scenery is beautiful. Another important thing: we intend to return to the region, mainly to the southern part...More
August 30, 2016|
Response fromcasey e|
Everything on your itinerary is worth it, BUT, it is too much driving. You are not taking into account WEATHER, which could be great or disastrous. While Cerro Castillo to Coyhaique and most of the way to Puyuhuapi is paved, the rest is not (we did it in 2012). They are not fast roads. I would go no further than Puyuhuapi if you have to return to Balmaceda. Fjord scenery is best on the Laguna San Rafael trip, which you should try to book in advance, but I would say they would go only 1 in 3...More