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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.

Celebrate springtime in Patagonia with a stalk or two of Nalca

Have you noticed a giant plant growing in the humid areas of the Region with long stems, or stalks, H-U-G-E umbrella-shaped leaves and crazy, red flowers that look like something straight out of the movie, Jurassic Park? They're called nalca and their unique flavor makes them one of the favored traditions of spring.

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Explore the undiscovered landscapes of the Ardillas Route

This 45 km country road connecting Villa Cerro Castillo and Puerto Ingeniero Ibáñez, is one of the best kept secrets of the Chelenko Area. Grab your camera and a fishing pole and head to the beautiful landscapes of the Ardillas Route for a great 1/2 day of car or bike touring.

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Señora Tati's secret remedy: Farm-raised chicken and polenta cazuela

Señora Oclidia Sandoval (Tati), a settler and artisan of the Claro Las Ardillas Sector, shares her secret Cazuela recipe that combines savory, farm-raised chicken, polenta, and delicious ingredients from her garden. The result? A hearty, flavorful soup capable of curing whatever ails you and filling you with wholesome energy, even on the coldest of Patagonia's days.

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In El Maitenal, there's enough rock for everyone!

Rock climbing in Patagonia is a treat for anyone who enjoys this sport, one of the most intimate ways to connect with nature. And at the end of the day, get ready to enjoy a cold, home-brewed beer, a Patagonian asado and great conversation amongst other climbers once you?ve completed your day of climbing.

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In Jeinimeni you can walk in the footsteps of ancient nomads

In addition to inspiring geography, one of the best kept secrets of Lago Jeinimeni National Reserve is its important archaeological registry. Evidence has shown that the Jeinimeni plains were frequented ancient groups of hunter - gatherers who moved through the sectors near Chile Chico, Chile, and Los Antiguos, Argentina. Without the modern-day concepts of ?borders?; for these ancient groups, Patagonia was a single area and very different from today.

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Horse trek amongst the vibrant fall colors in Mallín Grande

Autumn is the best time to surround yourself in the intense colors of Aysen?s lenga and ñirre forests. It's also the time when Patagonia's gauchos venture up into the high valleys to round up their herds and lead them to lower pastures in anticipation of winter. This two-day horse trek will immerse you in fall beauty and bring you face to face with hard working gauchos in the sector of Mallín Grande.

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In the wake of a giant between Cerro Castillo and Murta

Everyone who travels south along the Carretera Austral in the Aysén Region relishes the breathtaking scenery between Villa Cerro Castillo and Bahía Murta, but there are few capable of recognizing the traces left from the "not so gentle" giant that has attacked this area on various occasions and even now, could awake from its sleep at any moment.

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Navigate Chelenko's colorful marble Caverns, Chapels and Cathedral

The Nature Sanctuary of Marble Caverns is one of the most fascinating and unique geological spectacles of Patagonia. For thousands of years, nature has carved out a series of cavities, caves and grottos on the marble outcroppings that border the northwestern sector of General Carrera Lake, creating shapes, textures and colors that will you keep you in awe all day long.

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Feel the ice of the Exploradores Glacier under your feet

Have you ever imagined walking on a glacier? You can, on the Exploradores Glacier, in the Northern Patagonia Ice Fields. And if hiking with crampons over the glacier isn't for you, the road to Bahia Exploradores is an experience in itself, winding between impenetrable forests, hanging glaciers, and overlooks where you can view the tallest mountain in Patagonia.

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In Explorer Mode to Laguna San Rafael

It won't do much good for us to share stories or photos: you have to be in front of a glacier yourself to understand how majestic and awe-inspiring they can be. Luckily, the Aysén Region is full of glaciers! You'll just need to choose which ones to see and how you would like to approach them? decisions that will define some of the most memorable adventures from your trip.

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Hike the trails of the Chacabuco Valley

The history of the Chacabuco Valley has intertwined nature and human for millenniums. First, hunter-gatherer tribes roamed the area in search of food and refuge. Later, ranching consumed almost the entire length of the valley with an enormous Estancia spreading across 70,000 hectares! Today, a new chapter is being written and the protagonists of this story are conservation and sustainable tourism.

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Get your camera ready! You?re in the land of the huemules

The Tamango National Reserve is one of the icons of the Aysén Region. Great hiking trails, an excellent river for kayak or fishing, a crystal clear lake, and important habitat for a beautiful native deer in danger of extinction, await you in this protected area just minutes from Cochrane.

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