Art & Culture

Art & Culture

If you are interested in the arts such as music , painting , literature and theater, be prepared! Aysen have risen to fame national bands like The Departed Correa o Vasquez, but they have also chosen to stay in musicians Region high level as the Duo Trapananda , pair of Chocos , Alonso Nuñez , Nicasio Moon and Richard Sepulveda, among others . We are the cradle of great artists such as Renato Tillería watercolorist , renowned artist brush Robinson Mora , and the artist Sigismund Sade , who enchants visitors with its grandiose pyrography . Patagonia is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for literature and summer always find special events and customs , besides fairs where you can find local handicrafts festivals.

Balmaceda is sure to (almost) blow you away!

The regional airport is located just steps away from the small border town of Balmaceda. Yes, it is tiny, but its history is gigantic. Instead of spending hours waiting at the airport, leverage your last few minutes being ?blown away? by the fresh Patagonian breezes and one of the oldest settlements in the region.

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A tremendous legacy awaits you in Villa Cerro Castillo

The tiny village of Cerro Castillo has a tremendous legacy to share, beginning more than 5,000 years ago with the indigenous Tehuelches who left their prints embedded in the rocks near town. Thousands of years later, settlers arrived full of dreams for building new lives at the base of these beautiful towers. Today, their descendants honor their rich gaucho legacy pioneering new adventures and heights.

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Play in the mud with the Artisans of Puerto Ibáñez!

The village of Puerto Ingeniero Ibañéz is renowned for its talented artisans who hold the secrets to working with clay from the Levicán Peninsula, leather from local goat hides, and the ancient Tehuelche symbols that decorate their valleys. Keep your memories of this area alive by choosing your own piece of pottery or, better yet, join them in creating your own work of art.

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Cowboy up with gaucho-style rodeo in Puerto Ibáñez

The "Festival de Jineteadas y Tradiciones", is Puerto Ingeniero Ibáñez's traditional annual folk festival, where the central attraction is a gaucho-style rodeo, known as jineteada. You'll also find plenty of folk music, local foods, crafts, and traditional games like "truco" and "taba". The Argentine influences woven into the heritage of this frontier community come through loud and clear during this festival, especially when it comes to the jineteada.

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Search the shores of Chelenko for delicious picnic treasures

In your journey through the region of Aysén, you'll encounter a part of the world that has not yet been discovered by the fast food chains. Here there is a much better option, thanks to the fertile lands and micro climates of Puerto Ibáñez and Chile Chico, which yield spectacular fruits, vegetables and herbs, perfect for a gourmet picnic to accompany your adventures.

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Explore the scenic, simple and sincere lands of Bahía Murta

On this tour you?ll learn that there are two Bahía Murtas, through a fascinating story told by their own folklorists.

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Homemade meatballs, Patagonian style!

Are you hungry for a bit of Patagonian gastronomic tradition? Well, give Señora Clotilde Yáñez a little more than an hour and she will prepare her delicious homemade recipe for Patagonian meatballs. Or you can prepare it yourself, thanks to her willingness to share!

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Craving adventure? Explore the route to Puerto Sánchez

Puerto Sánchez is a tiny village located along the shores of General Carrera Lakes that you'll reach after driving a daring mountain route. The town boomed from the 1950s to the 1980s, when it was an epicenter for copper mining. Today, only memories and a few buildings remain, but the incredible scenery presents a million new adventures, just waiting to be discovered.

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Explore the tremendous legacy of Father Antonio Ronchi

The inspiring life and works of this self-proclaimed "rascal priest" provide a window into the culture and history of our unique corner of the world. We invite you to learn a bit more about one of the most important and beloved characters of Aysén.

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Discover the earliest human societies in South America

Visit the Tehuelche petroglyphs at the Cueva de las Manos (Cave of the Hands) World Heritage Site, in the Pinturas River Canyon. The site contains an impressive collection of cave art, drawn between 13,000 and 9,500 years ago.

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Indulge in the Grand Empanada Tour

Are you one of the many people who learn about local culture using your taste buds? If so, give this gastronomic experience a try. It?s a fun and delicious way to try out traditions and tastes of Patagonia after a great day on the trails.

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Celebrate Argentina?s National Gnocchi Day

Partake in this celebration and you?ll understand the Argentine expression: ?A full belly means a happy heart?.

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