The Carretera Austral is considered one of the best routes in the world! Its extensive landscapes, its native forests, its pampas and its pristine nature make it one of the most attractive routes on the continent for any traveler. 

The adventure of the trip begins in Caleta La Arena (Puerto Montt) and then crosses the Reloncaví estuary by ferry, to resume the Austral Highway to Hornopirén. The route continues between the road and the ferries crossing the Pumalín Park until reaching Chaitén, where you can go trekking to the Chaitén Volcano or fly fishing in Lake Yelcho.

The next stop will be in Futaleufú. The wild waters of the river made this small town a recognized destination and its water rapids have become a world-class destination for rafting lovers. In its surroundings it is possible to hike, horseback ride, kayak, recreational fishing or venture on its cross roads.

The Carretera Austral is the unforgettable trip for those seeking to rest in the midst of nature, but also for those seeking adventure and outdoor sports. This route represents the immensity of the Chilean Patagonia. Always green, with very diverse ecosystems of rivers, lagoons, mountains and centuries-old forests. 

We invite you to plan your next adventures! A place for nature lovers, for those looking for outdoor excursions such as trekking, mountain biking, kayaking, rafting and much more!

Alto Palena

Alto Palena! Land of gauchos and a deep local identity that converges with an incredible natural heritage. The Palena river with its crystalline waters make it conducive to navigation and to cross its entire tributary to its mouth, Raúl Marín Balmaceda. It is an unmissable destination for those who travel the Austral Highway! With a varied offer of adventure tourism, rural and nature. 

Alto Palena is inserted in Chilean Patagonia, 360 kilometers from Puerto Montt on the Carretera Austral.



Futaleufú is one of the most outstanding places on the Carretera Austral! It is recognized worldwide for the speed of the river waters, being a perfect place for rafting. You can also do trekking in the Futaleufú National Reserve and in the northern sector. In the town you will find places of accommodation and tourist services for various excursions. 

From Puerto Montt then arrive at Caleta La Arena to take a 30-minute ferry. Continue by land until you reach Hornopirén, then take a 4-hour ferry to Leptepu. Continue a stretch by land to Long Fjord and then a 20-minute ferry to get to Caleta Gonzalo, and from there an hour by land to reach Chaitén.


Caleta Gonzalo

Caleta Gonzalo is one of the must-see places in the Pumalín Park! It is located on the seafront and has camping areas, cabins, and a restaurant with tourist information to get to know all its surroundings. A paradise for nature lovers! A place of conservation and protection of the environment. 

On the Austral Highway to Hornopirén, located 110 kilometers south of Puerto Montt. From there, you can take a ferry that will take you to Caleta Gonzalo.


Yelcho Lake

Do you like sport fishing and who plan your next experience? Yelcho Lake is a suitable place for this. In its turquoise waters you can find various species of fish such as rainbow and fary trout, chinook, coho and Atlantic salmon. You can also go trekking and horseback riding in the surroundings. 

Located in Puerto Cárdenas, 46 kilometers away from Chaitén on the Carretera Austral Sur.



Hidden land of Chilean Patagonia, a place of multiple experiences AND of impressive landscapes! If you like trekking, you can ascend the Chaitén volcano, where you will get a panoramic view of the town and its surroundings. Chaitén is characterized by its exquisite local cuisine of fresh fish and Patagonian lambs. 

From Puerto Montt take Route 7 towards Seno de Reloncaví, where you take a ferry from Caleta La Arena to Caleta Puelche that will take you to Hornopirén. There, you continue on another ferry that, on a five-hour trip, will take you to Caleta Gonzalo, 56 kilometers from Chaitén.


Pumalin National Park

The Pumalín Park, immersed in deep forests that descend to the fjords of Patagonia. A place that preserves and preserves a diverse ecosystem, crossed by rivers, snowdrifts and waterfalls. The Michimahuida and Chaitén volcanoes give life to a unique landscape where ancient species inhabit, the larch being the protagonist. We invite you to explore this pristine area whose natural heritage is incomparable!

On the Austral Highway to Hornopirén, located 110 kilometers south of Puerto Montt. From there, you can take a ferry that will take you to Caleta Gonzalo.


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