Independent Tourism

Independent Tourism

If you are one of those people who prefer to call themselves travelers rather than tourists,
who like to travel without haste, you value do independently to not miss any details of a place,
and you are looking for memorable and unique experiences , and then this section of our site is for you.

Navigate the Fjords and Channels of Aysén following the Cordillera Route

The Cordillera route, operated by Naviera Austral, navigates the unknown channels of Aysén. It?s a beautiful territory that is much like a giant jigsaw puzzle made up of thousands of isolated islands, infinite natural wonders, and the stories of brave families who have populated their hidden coves.

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Meet the Women of the Agricultural Club of the Valleys

In La Junta, you'll have the unforgettable opportunity to visit with the awesome ladies of the Women's Agricultural Club of the Valleys! Every Friday, year round, and Mondays during the summer, in the community center of La Junta, a group of the most powerful, talented and funny women of Patagonia, gathers to hold their own farmer's market. Things go fast! Don't miss the chance to enjoy their farm-fresh vegetables, marmalades, chili sauce, eggs and other delights.

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The heart of Coyhaique beats all summer long in the Plaza

If your trip takes you to Aysén?s regional capital, there?s little doubt that you will find yourself in the Plaza of Arms in the center of the city at one point or another. Even though Coyhaique is the region?s largest city, it still maintains the intimacy and atmosphere of a small town, where everything radiates from its core.

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Backpack your way towards Cerro Castillo?s towers and ice

Cerro Castillo has become one of the most famous mountains in the Aysén Region, thanks to its tremendous beauty and awesome spires, which resemble a medieval stone castle. There is a fantastic four-day backpacking route that weaves through the passes to the base of the towers before dropping down into the tiny village below. Over the past several years, it has become one of the most popular and highlighted treks in Patagonia; one you probably don?t want to miss!

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Explore the gauchos? route to the Nef Glacier

Come face to face with the Nef Glacier, part of the Northern Patagonia Ice Fields, during this three-day trip that combines navegation, hiking, horse trekking and camping at an old gaucho outpost, complete with a traditional rustic shelter.

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Wind through the unexplored valleys of La Junta

Be among the few who have traveled this photogenic route winding through the unknown Mirta, Cuarto and Quinto valleys. The valleys are home to one of the most authentic traditional festivals of the area and several of the ingenious women farmers of the Women?s Agricultural Club of the Valleys. There are also great opportunities for trekking, fishing and horseback riding.

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Paddle the Palena River along the former route of the ?Chatas?

The first settlers who arrived in La Junta made their way upriver, in row boats called ?chatas?, rowing their way against the current of the Palena River to reach the interior. Retrace their route, but this time traveling down river (we promise that it is much easier and fun!) And if you want to do it with 100+ other fans of the water, join in on the annual event, the Ruta del Palena (Route of the Palena), that takes place in February.

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Travel Rosselot's historic route from the valleys to the sea

The Heritage Route between La Junta and Raúl Marín Balmaceda offers great views of the Palena River, evergreen forests, streams, waterfalls and historic farmhouses of the pioneers who first settled the area. Meander, take pictures, visit natural hot springs, learn a little history and end this adventure with a barefoot walk in the sand on the beaches of the Island of the Lions.

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Connect with the Baker?s force and beauty at the Confluence

The Aysén Region has the highest density of rivers and lakes in Chile and some of the most pristine waters on the planet. You'll be treated to incredible landscapes throughout your time in the region, and many, if not most, will feature water. Nevertheless, one of the greatest places for admiring the beautiful colors and power of these waters is the confluence of the Baker and Nef Rivers.

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Prepare this traditional Patagonian Cazuela that combines the flavors of the valleys and the sea

The essence of a place is often experienced through its traditional flavors and recipes, as is definitely the case with this recipe for Cazuela de Cordero con Luche (Lamb and Seaweed Stew). It?s a favorite in this part of Aysén, where many settlers have the sea in their heritage and ranching as their life?s work. Learn more with this great recipe!

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Discover a hidden treasure: Raúl Marín Balmaceda

Puerto Raúl Marín Balmaceda is a small village, nestled at the mouth of the Palena River which, little by little, is revealing itself to travelers who are enchanted to discover its many charms; lush forests, wide beaches, sand dunes, and abundant marine fauna. Walk around awhile and take in the natural beauty or take a boat tour out into the channels to see dolphins, sea lions and birds.

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Follow the Chucao Trail to the sea in Raúl Marín

You?ve left the stress of the city far behind and the moment couldn?t be more perfect to breathe in the smell of the forest and walk along the shores of the sea, the sand on your feet, and the wind on your face. The rhythmic noise of the waves accompanies you as you make your way through this beautiful trail, full of surprises and pristine nature.

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