Spend the day at the edge of the world with this exciting tour of one of the most rugged and least populated areas in Chile.
Your adventure begins as you take a seat in the car and head to Coyhaique, the capital of the Aysen region and a gateway to Patagonia. Along the way you will cross the longest rope bridge in Chile, visit a magical ghost lagoon and see the Rio Simpson, a famous river that is a favorite with the fly fishers.
Soak in the scenery as you pass by verdant plains, huge mountains and cascading waterfalls. Coyhaique (coy-I-kay) is the capital of Chile's 11th region, and its commercial center. It is one of the few cities in Chile which receives regular icefall and snowfall during the fall and winter. Once in Coyhaique, enjoy a piece of rich, flaky Streuselkuchen and a cup of hot, homemade coffee as you learn about the German community and see its influence on the city's architecture, food and culture. Continue on to some of the city's favelas, or shanty towns, to witness some of the challenges the residents face here.
Conclude your tour back to port with a stop at the Virgin waterfall, the largest one in the area and so named due to the semblance of a crown and veil formed as the water rushes over the rocks.
On your journey, you will be transported to one of the most remote and isolated regions in the world. Learn about the differences in infrastructure between this and other ports you may visit, view life as a local, and enjoy the adventure that awaits as you explore the rugged terrain of one of the most beautiful locations in Chile. Make sure to take a rain jacket with you as the weather in Aysen can be quite unpredictable! This popular tour fills up fast - reserve your spot today and get ready for a unique trip that you will remember for years to come.
Reviewer: Peter S Cheung
The owner of this property is also the tour operator.
Reviewer: Angela Gradek
Our tour guide at this location was very knowledgeable and willing to talk about the land, the people, and the culture in this port. The views were incredible.
Reviewer: Katherine PETROVICH
Driving through Chacabuco and Coyhaique with Angelika as our guide/hostess was one of the highlights of our cruise! The scenery interesting and exotic and beautiful. Angelika's commentary was funny, insightful and informative. Her gracious welcoming (and feeding) at her home was wonderful.
Reviewer: janet keller
Unfortunately rain was not in our favor and the ship arrived late so we did have to shorten the trip. The guide was very good and we had a good day just weather was not great. I always feel rushed but so much better than a ship excursion. The wine was flowing though at lunch and very good. Would have enjoyed more time at the falls to shop.
Reviewer: Johanne Nesser
This was the first time that we had taken a Cruise Web/Shore Excursion and our host: Angelika Deutsch was fantastic. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour of Chacabuco (history/excursion) and her hospitality at the end really appreciated. Her kuchen was delicious (we ate more than 1 piece) yum..