Chelenko Area

Chelenko Area

To the south is the Chelenco Zone, located around the huge General Carrera Lake, formerly known as Chelenco by the Tehuelche Indians. In fact, this area holds the main archeological sites of the Region, especially cave paintings that date back more than eight thousand years. Currently, it is one of the most visited areas of the Region, with important landmarks such as General Carrera Lake and its marble cathedrals, Laguna San Rafael National Park with its dozens of glaciers (Northern Ice Field), Cerro National Reserve Castillo and its trekking trails, or areas that waste good vegetables and fruits, such as Chile Chico and Puerto Ingeniero Ibáñez, thanks to the microclimate that generates the great Lake Chelenco.

Horse trek amongst the vibrant fall colors in Mallín Grande

Autumn is the best time to surround yourself in the intense colors of Aysen?s lenga and ñirre forests. It's also the time when Patagonia's gauchos venture up into the high valleys to round up their herds and lead them to lower pastures in anticipation of winter. This two-day horse trek will immerse you in fall beauty and bring you face to face with hard working gauchos in the sector of Mallín Grande.

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In the wake of a giant between Cerro Castillo and Murta

Everyone who travels south along the Carretera Austral in the Aysén Region relishes the breathtaking scenery between Villa Cerro Castillo and Bahía Murta, but there are few capable of recognizing the traces left from the "not so gentle" giant that has attacked this area on various occasions and even now, could awake from its sleep at any moment.

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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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