5 Days/ 4 Nights
Day 1 – Transfer from Balmaceda Airport to Baker Domo Lodge
Welcome to the Balmaceda Airport.
The stunning drive from the Balmaceda Airport to Baker Domo Lodge is approximately 80 kilometers of paved road and 248 kilometers of gravel, but lined with constant views of lush, green forests and untouched nature. We will stop several times along the way at for once-in-a-lifetime photos and to enjoy a box lunch featuring local products.
We will see the Bosque Muerto (Dead Forest), now a tree graveyard, which was destroyed by the ashes and eruption of the Hudson volcano in 1930, 1971 and 1991, the largest of all.
The Carretera Austral is one of Chile’s least explored regions and best-kept secrets. You will be graced with awe-inspiring views of winding rivers, lagoons, snow-capped mountains and the bright turquoise waters of Lake General Carrera, Chile’s largest lake, and one that is also shared with Argentina. This scenery will accompany us until we arrive at Lake Bertrand’s outflow into the Baker River.
As we follow the winding Baker River south, we will arrive at the Glacier Province with many of the Northern Ice Field glaciers in sight. From here we will cross the famous “El Manzano hanging bridge”, the site of many local stories, and continue on to our final stop, Baker Domo Lodge. End the day with a Patagonian-style dinner.
Day 2 – Full-day excursion of your choice
Day 3 – Full-day excursion of your choice
Day 4 – Half-day excursion of your choice
Day 5 – Transfer from Baker Domo Lodge to Balmaceda Airport
You will be transferred from Baker Domo to the Balmaceda Airport.
All programs include:
- Accommodation in double or single occupancy dome
- Transfer to/from Balmaceda Airport
- Excursions (depending on selected program)
- Transportation in 4×4 vehicle
- All meals (breakfast, lunch or box lunch, dinner)
- Welcome drink
- Half bottle of house wine per person, per meal
- Bilingual guides (English and Spanish)
- Additional excursions
- Laundry service
- Travel insurance
- Medical insurance
FD Boat fishing in Cochrane River and Lake Cochrane
FD Boat fishing in Lake Bertrand
FD Fly fishing
FD Bank fishing
FD Search for King Salmon/Chinook (November to March)
HD Boat fishing in Cochrane River and Lake Cochrane
HD Fly fishing
FD Hiking in Tamango Park, National Huemul Deer Reserve (Difficulty – medium)
FD Lagunas Altas Hike in Patagonia Park (Valle Chacabuco)
FD Tortel’s Wooden Walkways
FD Lake General Carrera and Marble Caves
FD Bird watching in Tamango Park
HD Baker River and Nef River Confluence
HD Calluqueo Glacier
HD Hiking in Patagonia Park (Valle Chacabuco) (Difficulty – medium)
HD Nightime Hike in a Ñire Forest
HD Bird Watching in Tamango Park
HD Navigation on Cochrane River and Lake Cochrane
HD Lake Bertrand Navigation
HD Snorkeling/Diving Cochrane river and surroundings