Striking scenery unfolds at every turn of the road in this wet and windy region that comprises part of the Chilean Patagonia. Puerto Chacabuco, one of the few places where the Andes touch the coastline compensates for the harsh climate with incredible natural beauty. The Carretera Austral Roadway makes the area more accessible for travelers who come to this area of Chile to experience frontier country.
Drive for an approximately one hour through stunning scenery, as you follow the river along the base of a deep gorge. At the Rio Simpson National Reserve, you can leave your coach and explore the Reserve for some wonderful views and photographs of this rugged scenery and also stop at the Visitor’s Center. Your return journey will take you through the small village of Aysen, surrounded by more spectacular scenery.
Need to Know:
Note: Due to the limited tourism infrastructure in this part of Chile, some guides only have basic English language skills, but are eager to share their country with you and give you a memorable experience. Please bear with any language difficulties you may encounter. Buses are not air conditioned.
Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.