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The Capillas de Mármol (Marble Chapels) Nature Reserve is part of the Southern Carretera Austral and a national monument in Chile. It is a group of limestone formations located on the western shore of Lake General Carrera near Puerto Río Tranquilo and 223 km south of the regional capital Coyhaique.

This natural wonder is one of the main attractions of the Aysén region of Patagonia and attracts enthusiasts of photography. The marbled limestone columns, together with the azure waters of Chile’s largest lake, form a fascinating play of colours.

To visit the Capillas de Mármol, a boat trip can be taken from Puerto Río Tranquilo. After about 1.5 hours of sailing across the lake, visitors experience one of the most impressive moments when the boat enters the Capillas de Mármol cave and the limestone columns are reflected in the water.

There is also the option of taking a boat from the bay Puerto Mármol, Bahia Mansa. With only a 15-20 minute boat ride, this is currently the shortest and most pleasant way to reach this natural wonder. There is no need to book in advance.

For more information on excursions to the Capillas de Mármol, please contact your travelArt representative or email info@travelart.com.

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