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In April, some of our travelArtists set off on the famous Carretera Austral, one of the most spectacular roads in South America, which is over 1200 kilometres long and crosses the south of Chile, passing breathtaking landscapes along the way.
They travelled the route of the northern Carretera Austral from Puerto Montt to Balmaceda. It consists of roads with little traffic, surrounded by unspoilt nature and leads past some of Chile’s national parks.

Queulat NP

A particularly recommended highlight along the way is a visit to the hanging glacier Ventisquero Colgante in Queulat National Park. The glacier can be reached via several hiking trails that lead through lush forests and along rivers.

The best-known trail is the Sendero Ventisquero Colgante, a 6 km long path that leads through the forest to the ‘Mirador Ventisquero Colgante’ viewpoint. From here you have a breathtaking view of the glacier and the waterfall.

Alercen Pumalin NP

In the Pumalín National Park (near Caleta Gonzalo), our colleagues marvelled at the impressive Alerce trees, which are among the oldest and tallest trees in the world. These majestic trees can live for over 3,000 years and reach heights of up to 70 metres.

In addition to exploring the various sights along the route and the connections with the ferries, our team also visited several of the hotels we offered and stayed at the following hotels:

Caleta Gonzalo is picturesquely situated on the edge of the Renihué Fjord in the heart of the Pumalín National Park. The cozy accommodation is designed in a rustic style and offers spectacular views of the surrounding forests and fjords. The hotel is an ideal base for outdoor activities such as hiking, bird watching and kayaking.
The lodge has 5 bungalows for 2-3 people as well as a villa and suite for up to 4 people.

A charming family-owned accommodation at the entrance to Hornopiren, located directly on the Carretera Austral. Surrounded by the lush nature of the Andes, it offers a peaceful and welcoming atmosphere for its guests. The accommodation is comfortable and decorated in a traditional style, creating a cosy ambience.
Hostería Catalina has 6 rooms, including 5 double rooms and 1 triple room, all with private bathroom, as well as 2 bungalows for 6 people.

Espacio y TiempoESPACIO Y TIEMPO
Espacio y Tiempo is located in the picturesque village of La Junta in the Aysén region. This cozy hotel offers guests a perfect combination of comfort and adventure. The rooms are tastefully decorated and offer modern amenities, while the hotel’s restaurant serves local specialities.
The hotel has 9 spacious and comfortable rooms in the hotel and a mountain chalet with 2 rooms.

For more information about tours along the Carretera Austral, contact your travelArt representative or email info@travelart.com

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