Carretera Austral, Los Lagos Region

4.2
#1 of 8 in Scenic Drive in Chile
Drive through scenic rural Patagonia on Carretera Austral. The highway, commenced during Pinochet’s rule and completed in the early 2000's, takes you on a 1,240 km (770.5 mi) journey through a staggering variety of landscapes. Pass lush green forests, national parks, and volcanoes while the road curves, becomes steeper, or narrows between rocky mountain passes. Visit quaint cities and villages along the way, and take detours to go kayaking or see the glaciers. A road trip on the Southern Highway offers a chance to see lakes, deserts, snow-capped peaks, swamps, and grasslands, all in a couple of days. Arrange to visit Carretera Austral and other attractions in Los Lagos Region using our Los Lagos Region tour planner.
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  • We take the Tu de Carretera Austral which includes marble chapels, Queulat park and San Rafael lagoon. Time was not a good companion on our trip but it allowed us to know the patagonia as it is. The trip to the San Rafael lagoon is spectacular from the moment you leave until you arrive in Puerto Chacabuco. Just one recommendation: It's time to stop using pension cups and disposable plastic sbodies. In several places we visit they are still used Thanks to Carretera Austral for their excellent service
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  • My goal was to get to know the marble chapels and get to Coyhaique, the really friendly people and we were able to do the tour in winter. Beautiful! All snowy, I recommend 100% that you know every corner of the southern road ♥️
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