Arrive at Balmaceda Airport on a morning flight, between 9:30 and 10:30am. Reception at the airport, located 55 km. (33 miles) south of the regional capital Coyhaique. Travel to Coyhaique to pick up some other passengers from their hotels. Begin the journey going north on the Carretera Austral to La Junta – 266 km., 166 miles, around 5 hours. During the trip you will enjoy beautiful scenery of mountains and rivers, such as the Portezuelo Queulat (Queulat Pass), the Río Cisnes valley and several waterfalls, among them The Condor. Box lunch in route. After some stops for photos, continue northwards along the shore of Puyuhuapi fjord, to reach the town of the same name. This is an historic point in the history of German colonization of Patagonia Aysén. After a 30 minute free visit of the town, continue for other 44 km. (28 miles) to reach the town of La Junta. Accommodation in Espacio y Tiempo Lodge, or similar.
Breakfast. At 10am short drive towards the River Rosselot, only 1km (1,100 yards) away, to begin the 7 hour day’s tour. After a brief talk on safety and other information, begin the descent of the river in rafts. After about 1 km on the Rosselot River, you will see the confluence with the River Palena, one of the three most important of the Aysén region. On the ride (about 16 km, 10 miles) admire the beautiful natural scenery and the varied fauna of Patagonia with several species of birds, whose cries will accompany us. After paddling for about 2½ hours, finally reach the beach of our destination where a vehicle awaits to take you towards Puerto Raul Marín Balmaceda. Drive 7km. (4 miles) to reach “El Sauce” hot springs. These hot springs offer thermal bathing in the pools with 100% natural warm water, giving all the benefits these waters deliver, as well as the relaxation and contemplation of the beautiful surrounding countryside. At 5:30pm begin the return journey to La Junta. Enjoy a box lunch at the spa. Accommodation in Espacio y Tiempo Lodge or similar.
Breakfast. Leave at 9am for the journey south on the Carretera Austral, firstly to the Queulat National Park in 50 km. (30 miles). Walking no more than 600 meters (yards) through woods, reach the splendor of the Queulat Hanging Glacier view-point. After about 2½ hours continue on the same Carretera Austral to the regional capital, Coyhaique – 222 km. (140 miles), about 4 hours. Box lunch at the park. Accommodation in ‘El Reloj’ or similar hotel in Coyhaique
Breakfast. At agreed time, transfer on regular service, (without guide), to the airport (55 km., 33 miles – 50 minutes). Pick-up time around 2h30 minutes before your flight departure time.
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