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Carretera Austral

Marble Caves boat tour

The Carretera Austral is a beautiful stretch of road. It’s off the beaten track in Chilean Patagonia. In Patagonia, generally the most popular attraction visited is Las Torres on the W Trek. Next, is the Perito Moreno Glacier in El Calafate. Finally, Mount Fitz Roy in El Chlaten. Additionally, people will often start or finish a Patagonia trip at the top in Bariloche or at the bottom in Ushuaia. The unique natural landscapes along the Carretera Austral are often left untouched.

We highly recommend you include the Carretera Austral as part of your Patagonia adventure. Yes, the Carretera Austral is a little out of the way. However, the natural hidden gems there are truly spectacular. Firstly, there is the magnificent Marble Caves in Puerto Rio Tranquilo. These caves are the most stunning caves we have ever seen. A boat tour of the caves was one of the highlights of our month in Patagonia.

In regards to hiking, the Carretera Austral also delivered. After visiting the Marble Caves, we headed to Villa Cerro Castillo. There, we hiked the sensational Cerro Castillo day hike. Cerro Castillo will often be seen upon a multi day hike. But it is possible to see on a day trip from Villa Cerro Castillo. Last but not least along the Carretera Austral, are the Hanging Glacier Falls in Puyuhuapi. There is only a small hike to reach the viewing platform of these extraordinary falls. A waterfall created from the hanging glacier. What an absolute amazing sight to behold.

The Amazing Puyuhuapi Hanging Glacier Falls

The Hanging Glacier Falls in Puyuhuapi, as known by the gringos, is a hidden gem situated in the Queulat National Park. The actual name of the falls are the Cascada de Ventisquero Colgante. They’re found along the Carretera Austral in...

How to Get to the Hard to Reach Marble Caves

The Marble Caves in Puerto Rio Tranquilo are one of the most stunning natural landscapes you’ll find not only in Patagonia, but South America. Our Marble Caves guide will thoroughly describe how to get there. Unfortunately, getting to the Marble...

The Ultimate Cerro Castillo Day Hike Itinerary

Patagonia is jam packed full of amazing hiking! Particularly, the Cerro Castillo day hike starting from the town of Villa Cerro Castillo is a great trail. The 3 pronged peaks of Cerro Castillo lends itself to comparison with its more...