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.

Pay tribute to the huemul with this two-day hike & festival

Each year, during the last weekend of January, a festival is held to celebrate the huemul (hippocamelus bisulcus) and the critical habitat of Valley Chacabuco and the Tamango and Tamanguito mountains. The main event is a two-day group trek called the "Route of the Huemul". The hike attracts local, national and international participants who love ecotourism and nature.

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Explore the majestic Mount San Lorenzo massif

When mountaineers set their sights on Patagonia, one of their biggest dreams is reaching the summit of Mount San Lorenzo. The tricky climate of this area makes the climb extremely technical; in fact, you can count the number of expeditions that have reached the top on both hands. Nevertheless, the entire San Lorenzo Sector is filled with interesting hikes and activities, making this mountain and absolute ?don?t miss?.

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To the ancient ice of the Calluqueo Glacier, thanks to Frank Hornby

Calluqueo is the main glacier descending from Mount San Lorenzo. Until recently, access to this glacier was extremely difficult, but the completion of new meccano bridges at the base of the mountain has made it possible to get up close and even trek across this ancient ice. It's an unforgettable experience that affords a unique perspective of the second highest mountain in all of Patagonia.

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History, adventure, and country living in the Ñadis Sector

In the Ñadis Sector, the mountains, rivers and native forests are accompanied by rural landscapes with meadows and farmhouses. The combination of landscape and friendly hosts, results in an authentic expression of the rural culture of Patagonia.

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Prepare your own Homemade Bread with Patagonia style

You will become an addict to the homemade bread of Patagonia in a matter of minutes. What will you do after you return home? How about learning how to make it yourself? In reality, it's not that difficult and lots of people find it to be a great way to relax. In this article, we'll teach you everything you need for you to discover your dinner-baker?

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Float the Baker?s turquoise waters in this historic descent

There were no roads to Caleta Tortel until 2003; thus, settlers and visitors relied on the mighty Baker River to arrive. Recreate this historic tradition, by traveling the final kilometers to Caleta Tortel, aboard a wooden, locally-crafted launch. The luxury of having your luggage transported to the dock closest to your lodging, is a welcome bonus!

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Summit Cerro la Bandera in a snap!

This is a beautiful, short, self-guided hike that leads you high above Caleta Tortel, to the top of Cerro La Bandera, offering great views of the Baker River, and Tortel Bay.

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Remember those who were forgotten at the Isle of the Dead

Prepare yourself in advance for the quiet moments of introspection and wonder you will feel when strolling the faint walkways through the forests and ferns to the mysterious cemetery on the Isle of the Dead, a Chilean National Monument memorializing one of the darkest episodes in Aysén's history.

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Enter the icy world of the Patagonian Ice Fields

Caleta Tortel is the entry point to the pristine nature of the Northern and Southern Patagonia Ice Fields. Huge icebergs and glaciers are only part of the experience of touring through this dynamic frozen world.

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Caiquenes Lagoons are a wonderful place to ?stop, look and listen?

The area surrounding the Caiquenes Lagoons is a public Nature Reserve and Conservation Area, managed by the Aumen NGO, which puts heavy emphasis on scientific research. Located on the road between Puerto Yungay and Caleta Tortel, this is a landscape that merits a closer look!

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Catch a Tiger by the tail

This seven kilometer, guided hiking excursion, climbs up to the El Tigre Glacier, along a trail which begins 24 km north of Villa O?Higgins. This hike allows you to develop first-hand understanding of the footprint left by glaciers as they move through a landscape.

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Welcome to Villa O?Higgins, the heart of Patagonia

Raise your glass and celebrate reaching the heart of Patagonia, the end of the Carretera Austral, and the remote gateway to the Southern Ice Fields. It is a land of pioneers, explorers, adventurers, and sailors, where nature is at its most pristine.

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