Upper Chilean Patagonia

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Upper Chilean Patagonia, photo by Almonroth
Upper Chilean Patagonia (photo by Almonroth)
 

Chile’s Upper Patagonia region is a vast region of mountains, rivers, lakes, fjords, all within a setting that has only the lightest human touch.

The region includes the famed Southern Highway, Carretera Austral, which is still a work in progress but considered one of the world’s most beautiful bicycle rides along long stretches of deserted road.

Highly recommended is a stop a hotsprings, Termas de Puyuhuapi, located in …, halfway down the Carretera Austral [hwy 710?].

Much of the remainder of the region lies within large parks that have limited services and limited access except by foot or boat.

This is a challenging trip, not to be done without substantial preparation.

Most of the road is gravel (ripio in Spanish) ranging from quite good quality to absolutely horrible. If you are driving, you will not need a 4WD but your car will be suffering. You will probably have to take a ferry or two to get in or travel along the road.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
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Piti Palena Lodge

Located in Bajo Palena, this quadruple features a terrace and a garden. Guests benefit from patio. A range of activities are offered in the area, such as snorkelling, diving and fishing. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$120

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Green house

Green house offers accommodation in Puerto Cisnes. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. Some units include views of the garden or city. Average score from 18 guest reviews: 7.0/10.

$30

 
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Hostal El Mirador

Hostal El Mirador offers accommodation in Lago Verde. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Rooms here are fitted with views of the mountains, the city or Lago Verde lake. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$35

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Cabañas Isla del Palena

Cabañas Isla del Palena offers accommodation in Bajo Palena. Free private parking is available on site. The accommodation has a cable flat-screen TV. Some units include a dining area and/or terrace. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$84

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Casa de Campo en Carretera Austral

Casa de Campo en Carretera Austral is a detached holiday home with a patio, situated in Puerto Cisnes in the Aysen Region. It provides free private parking. There is a seating area, a dining area and a kitchen. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$95

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Casa de Campo en Carretera Austral

Casa de Campo en Carretera Austral

Casa de Campo en Carretera Austral is a detached holiday home with a patio, situated in Puerto Cisnes in the Aysen Region. It provides free private parking. There is a seating area, a dining area and a kitchen. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$95

$959.3
Posada Queulat

Posada Queulat

This cosy inn features a common living room area with a fireplace in the heart of the Queulat National Park, 200 km north of Coyhaique. Posada Queulat is 2 km from the beach area. Private parking is free. Average score from 57 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$220

 
$2209.3
El Pangue Lodge

El Pangue Lodge

Located on the shores of the Riso Patron River, El Pangue Lodge offers accommodation in Puerto Puyuguapi. Free WiFi access is available. Here guests will find rooms and self-catering bungalows. Average score from 101 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$149

 
$1498.8
Puyuhuapi Lodge & Spa

Puyuhuapi Lodge & Spa

Featuring an outdoor thermal swimming pool, a spa and a gourmet restaurant, Puyuhuapi Lodge & Spa offers hot springs in Puerto Aisén. The lodge can only be accessed by boat and it features on-site shops and meeting facilities. Average score from 132 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$260

 
$2608.6
Hostel Y Cabañas Augusto Grosse

Hostel Y Cabañas Augusto Grosse

Offering a garden, Hostel Y Cabañas Augusto Grosse is set in Puerto Puyuhuapi. Queulat National Park is 22 km away. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. All units have a flat-screen TV. Some units feature a dining area and/or patio. Average score from 24 guest reviews: 7.6/10.

$107

 
$1077.6
Piti Palena Lodge

Piti Palena Lodge

Located in Bajo Palena, this quadruple features a terrace and a garden. Guests benefit from patio. A range of activities are offered in the area, such as snorkelling, diving and fishing. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$120

$120-
Melimoyu Lodge Fly Fishing

Melimoyu Lodge Fly Fishing

Set in La Junta, Melimoyu Lodge Fly Fishing features a garden and terrace. Free private parking is available on site. All units include a satellite flat-screen TV. Some units have a dining area and/or balcony. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$270

$270-

Highlighted Interests:

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Combination
Hotsprings

Termas de Puyuhuapi

Located halfway down the Carretera Austral. Puyuhuapi is an interesting town with German influence, good for a rest day.
Natural
Alpine Mountains
While there are beautiful alpine mountain backdrops along the way, hiking trails are limited.
Biking
This part of Patagonia is famous for biking along the Carretera Austral (CH-7). This road runs for 1240 km from Puerto Montt in the north to Villa O'Higgins in the south. The road conditions range from very bad to normal paved road (around Chaitén and Coihaique). You will need a good quality bike (mountain or touring bike), good panniers, spare tires, and some tubes.

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