Learn & Help

Learn & Help

The nature of Aysén with a large majority of its regional surface ( 83.3 % ) dispersed on public lands , including large pristine tracts within the National Parks and Reserves and Patagonian Ice Fields . There is a presence of indigenous settlements and along the territory where it is evident that this part of the world was used as a temporary shelter for nomadic cultures remains.

Connect with the Baker?s force and beauty at the Confluence

The Aysén Region has the highest density of rivers and lakes in Chile and some of the most pristine waters on the planet. You'll be treated to incredible landscapes throughout your time in the region, and many, if not most, will feature water. Nevertheless, one of the greatest places for admiring the beautiful colors and power of these waters is the confluence of the Baker and Nef Rivers.

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In search of the elusive giant of the seas

Despite their enormous size, the blue whale is not easy to sight; but it is not impossible either. The stormy seas of the Corcovado Gulf are considered to have the greatest rate of blue whale sightings in the entire southern hemisphere. Excursions leave from Melinka and the exclusive Jechica Island resort. Up for the challenge?

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Explore the back roads and nature of Puerto Aysén

Puerto Aysén is blessed in terms of natural wonders. With lush greenery, towering mountains, numerous lakes and rivers, you?ll quickly discover why Puerto Aysén is so popular with fans of nature photography and outdoor sports.

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Coyhaique National Reserve, 100% nature, just paces from town

It?s not necessary to travel hours from the city to get to know the natural beauties of Patagonia. The Coyhaique National Reserve is located just a few minutes from the regional capital, with 200 year old forests of lenga and more than 12 kilometers of trails, for every level and taste.

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Discover ?bird watching? along the coasts of Aysén

Visiting the coasts of Aysén provides you with a great opportunity to learn about the large number of seabirds that habitat the fjords. Here?s a brief guide to help you identify them.

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Raft the incredible Baker River in Puerto Bertrand

Enjoy the charm of Puerto Bertrand, the village that hosts the headwaters for the beautiful and powerful Baker River. Puerto Bertrand is your basecamp for all things Baker so pick your passion; rafting, fishing, or kayaking, and head this way.

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Cross the Baker to follow the ?road less traveled?

There are several alternatives for getting from Puerto Bertrand to Cochrane. We suggest opting for the road less traveled, that provides you with a great introduction to the culture and heritage of the Baker River basin. You'll cross the river twice via bridges and ferry, in the same way as local residents, and have the opportunity to visit the Museum of the Pioneers where you can learn about the settlers ways of life.

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Wake up with the Andean condor in Coyhaique Alto

The Andean condor is the national symbol of Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, and represents power, strength and freedom for the people of Patagonia. In Aysén it's still a daily event to stop, look up at the sky and marvel at these giants circling in the jet-stream high above without any visible effort. Seeing them up close is a privilege extended to only a few, but if you're willing to get up early, you're likely to be rewarded in Aysén.

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Pedaling through the Simpson Valley

The valleys between Coyhaique and the Balmaceda airport contain some of the oldest and largest farms in the region. This 77 km biking route travels the interior of the Simpson Valley, meandering meadows, rivers, lagoons and small villages, where you can relax and share a few mates with pioneers of the area.

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Visit Cerro Huemules, home of the world?s most southern deer

Formerly, the habitat of the huemul extended throughout much of the Southern Cone; north to Mendoza, Argentina, and south, to the Strait of Magellan. Today only a few thousand of these deer remain, most residing in the Patagonian Andes.

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Bring ancient ice fields back to life during this weekend escape

Glacial Ice and tectonic forces have made Patagonia an incredible natural work of art and this short getaway gives you the chance to study the canvas from up close! Prepare your bike, your tent and your fishing rod and follow this 157 km route, winding around beautiful valleys, lake after lake, and river after river; all within a few hours of Coyhaique.

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Reach the towers of Cerro Castillo in gaucho style

The jagged ice covered peaks of Cerro Castillo are one of the most awe-inspiring sites in the Region of Aysén. This great horseback ride gets you up close to the base of the towers where the panoramic views of the Ibáñez River Valley are unsurpassed; from here you?ll walk toward its hanging glaciers and amazing turquoise lagoon.

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