Bi-National

Bi-National

When dreams know Patagonia , rarely think about the geopolitical boundaries between Chile and Argentina,
rather, a natural and cultural geography encompassing both countries think.

Hike to De los Tres Lagoon (Extension of the Trek to Capri Lagoon, Poincenot Camping and the Blanco River)

After reaching the climber only campsite at the Blanco River, we highly suggest pushing on to the De los Tres Lagoon, an area which provides some of the most spectacular views around, on clear days.

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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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Cowboy up with gaucho-style rodeo in Puerto Ibáñez

The "Festival de Jineteadas y Tradiciones", is Puerto Ingeniero Ibáñez's traditional annual folk festival, where the central attraction is a gaucho-style rodeo, known as jineteada. You'll also find plenty of folk music, local foods, crafts, and traditional games like "truco" and "taba". The Argentine influences woven into the heritage of this frontier community come through loud and clear during this festival, especially when it comes to the jineteada.

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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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Hike to Capri Lagoon, Poincenot Camping and the Blanco River

If you are hoping to get up close to the famed peaks of Mt.. Fitz Roy, we suggest this 6-8 hour, 20 Km hike. You can break the hike into two segments, camping at the Capri Lagoon or Poincenot Campgrounds, along the trail (free).

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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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Adventure & traditional gaucho cultures converge in Cochrane

To understand Cochrane and its people, you need to sift through its history and discover the events that have marked its evolution. Though the lifestyle of people in Cochrane has changed, it proudly maintains close links to its ranching heritage and gaucho customs.

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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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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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