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Driving from Balmaceda to Puyuhuapi at Night

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Driving from Balmaceda to Puyuhuapi at Night

Is it possible to drive from Balmaceda to Puyuhuapi on Carretera Austral (rt 7) at night. We plan to start at 7 PM and arrive at Puyuhuapi around midnight. Is it safe?

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1. Re: Driving from Balmaceda to Puyuhuapi at Night

despite the distance is only 277 km, paved the first 180 km , then there is Queulat Park full of curves in a mountaneus terrain . all gravel road until Puyuhuapi,. better rest in Coyhaique, depart early 6,00 arriving at 10,00-10,30 and enjoy the lanscape specially Queulat zona, very scenery

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2. Re: Driving from Balmaceda to Puyuhuapi at Night

fernando46 thanks for your reply. We would still like to know whether it is safe to travel from balmaceda to puyuhuapi at night. We want to know if its do-able and safe.

Our plan is as follows

Day 1 : Start at 6 PM in th evening .Drive from Balmaceda to Puyuhuapi

Day 2: Puyuhuapi to chaiten, spend time in chaiten and drive to Yelcho Lodge

Day 3: Stay around yelcho

Day 4: Drive to Puyuhuapi, stay around Queulat national park.

Day 5: Drive back to Balmaceda

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3. Re: Driving from Balmaceda to Puyuhuapi at Night

I did the leg Balmaceda (or Coyhaique) to Puyuhuapi at same hour 7-10 pm, it is doable, but drive in Queulat curves at no more 25 km/h. be attentive to the comiing vans, some drive with high lights

if you depart at six pm in summer can cross Queulat zone of curves with some daylight , it is dark by by 9,30-10 pm

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4. Re: Driving from Balmaceda to Puyuhuapi at Night

Hi, did you do this journey? We are planning to do the same. However, I believe the last leg requires a motor boat ride. I don't think a road goes all the way to the lodge does it?

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5. Re: Driving from Balmaceda to Puyuhuapi at Night

you arrive to Puyuhuapi (town) all by road, only if you go to Hot Springs Puyuhuapi (a hotel )you need a boat crossing proveided by the Hotel, it is an island, see for the hotel

http://www.puyuhuapilodge.com/en-us/

some info of the town

http://www.puertopuyuhuapi.cl/

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