Chile: Lago General Carrera more than the marble caves

The General Carrera Lake (Chile) or Lake Buenos Aires (Argentina) hit us with total surprise with its beauty. The lake is shared between Chile and Argentina, both countries gave the Lake another name. The bigger part of the lake is in Chile and is with that the biggest one in the country. The lake is surrounded by snow capped mountains and look like out of an outdoor magazine from heaven. Beach…

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Chile: A surprising garden hike (Lago General Carrera)

Being back in the Mallin Colorado Ecolodge we relaxed a bit with coffee and small self-made cakes provided by our host. Still trying to figure out what went wrong in the morning, our host suggested we could do one of the hikes on their property in the garden. The weather was sunny and should not be wasted with negative thoughts, for that reason we thought why not.  Mallin Colorado Ecolodge We…

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Chile: Morning drive to the Monte San Valentín National Park

Our first full day at the Lago General Carrera we wanted to fulfill a long last dream: hiking on a glacier. For that reason we started our 100 km drive to the Monte San Valentín National Park at 6 am. As the drive itself, one direction, took 3 hours. We were able to see a nice sunrise over the Lago Tranquilo. As well as  really stupid rabbits that were running in…

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Chile: The unusual beauty of the marble caves

As the drive from Coyhaique over the snowy Cerro Castillo took us over 5 hours the first stop at the Lago General Carrera was the small town of Puerto Rio Tranquilo. The main attraction of the small town are the marble caves. Even that the caves are really popular, it is an attraction that should not be missed on a trip to Patagonia. Boat from Puerto Rio Tranquilo The marble caves…

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