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.

Time for a little Bohemia Coyhaiquina?

After so much travel and time in nature, a change of place can be welcome; if you feel the same, head out into the night air and enjoy a bit of music and dance. Although Coyhaique is small (as regional capitals go), it boasts an active nightlife and various spots to unwind.

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Pedaling through the Simpson Valley

The valleys between Coyhaique and the Balmaceda airport contain some of the oldest and largest farms in the region. This 77 km biking route travels the interior of the Simpson Valley, meandering meadows, rivers, lagoons and small villages, where you can relax and share a few mates with pioneers of the area.

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?Gaucho up? In the talabarterías (saddleries) of the Capital

It?s a pretty safe bet that as you've traveled around the region of Aysén, you've run into gauchos; men and women who proudly maintain old-style Patagonia customs, from the way they live and work to the way that they dress. Gaucho traditions came to Aysén with the pioneers and remain alive today, despite the arrival of modern technology and globalization. Learn more about these traditions and do a little !gauchoing up! of your own in the saddleries of Coyhaique.

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Reach the towers of Cerro Castillo in gaucho style

The jagged ice covered peaks of Cerro Castillo are one of the most awe-inspiring sites in the Region of Aysén. This great horseback ride gets you up close to the base of the towers where the panoramic views of the Ibáñez River Valley are unsurpassed; from here you?ll walk toward its hanging glaciers and amazing turquoise lagoon.

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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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Savor SuizAike's Cheesy Risotto with Wild Morel Mushrooms

Risotto, an inspired part of Italy's gastronomy, is loved around the world. This local twist on risotto mixes native ingredients found in the SuizAike farm in Bahía Murta with Switzerland's traditions, resulting in a Cheesy Risotto with Wild Morel Mushrooms that has seduced travelers from around the world.

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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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Navigate Chelenko's colorful marble Caverns, Chapels and Cathedral

The Nature Sanctuary of Marble Caverns is one of the most fascinating and unique geological spectacles of Patagonia. For thousands of years, nature has carved out a series of cavities, caves and grottos on the marble outcroppings that border the northwestern sector of General Carrera Lake, creating shapes, textures and colors that will you keep you in awe all day long.

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Feel the ice of the Exploradores Glacier under your feet

Have you ever imagined walking on a glacier? You can, on the Exploradores Glacier, in the Northern Patagonia Ice Fields. And if hiking with crampons over the glacier isn't for you, the road to Bahia Exploradores is an experience in itself, winding between impenetrable forests, hanging glaciers, and overlooks where you can view the tallest mountain in Patagonia.

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In Explorer Mode to Laguna San Rafael

It won't do much good for us to share stories or photos: you have to be in front of a glacier yourself to understand how majestic and awe-inspiring they can be. Luckily, the Aysén Region is full of glaciers! You'll just need to choose which ones to see and how you would like to approach them? decisions that will define some of the most memorable adventures from your trip.

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Prepare your own Homemade Bread with Patagonia style

You will become an addict to the homemade bread of Patagonia in a matter of minutes. What will you do after you return home? How about learning how to make it yourself? In reality, it's not that difficult and lots of people find it to be a great way to relax. In this article, we'll teach you everything you need for you to discover your dinner-baker?

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