Fjord - Channels Area

Fjord - Channels Area

To the west and the coast from the archipelago of Las Guayas to the north and Los Chonos to the south, is the Zone Fjords and Canals. In addition to this tangled geography of islands, fjords and canals, it is distinguished completely from the rest of the Region by its customs rooted in the sea.

Navigate the Fjords and Channels of Aysén following the Cordillera Route

The Cordillera route, operated by Naviera Austral, navigates the unknown channels of Aysén. It?s a beautiful territory that is much like a giant jigsaw puzzle made up of thousands of isolated islands, infinite natural wonders, and the stories of brave families who have populated their hidden coves.

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Explore the myths and legends of Ñancúpel the Pirate

Explore Melinka, one of the small beach towns of the Guaitecas Archipelago, where you?ll discover great seaward overlooks and a myriad of stories and legends, including tales of the raids of pirate, Pedro Ñancúpel. Will you be the lucky one to discover his treasure?

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Meet some of the cultural ambassadors of the Guaitecas

This is a different sort of tour that permits a glimpse of the customs and traditions of the Guaitecas Archipelago through the work of its people. Artisan fishermen, boat builders, sailors, masters of the cholga seca, and personal histories full of anecdotes and sacrifice.

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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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Paddling the fjords of Aysén

A great way to immerse yourself in the beautiful landscapes of the channels and fjords of Aysén is to get close to the level of the water paddling in kayak. Following the shorelines of the islands and coasts provides a unique opportunity to learn about and observe the lush flora and fauna of this area. There are plenty of options, including guided excursions for paddlers of all levels, and expedition-style courses for those who seek to master this challenging sport.

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Puerto Gala offers fascinating nature, mystery and fortitude

The tiny fishing community of Puerto Gala inhabits a protected bay that rests between four tiny islands, Toto, Chita, Padre Ronchi and a fourth so small, it has no name. It?s an incredible natural setting where you can explore the mysteries and remains of early nomads, recent nomads and the brave settlers who have decided to stay.

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Find the pearl of the littoral in Puerto Cisnes

In the course of a few hours, Puerto Cisnes will fill your senses with tastes, sights, sounds and textures. Meander through coastal landscapes, walk along the beaches, sample local flavors and be amazed by the sounds of an orchestra of frogs and toads in the evening. This self-guided tour will help you learn your way around.

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Bring an appetite when you visit the capital of Merluza Austral!

Each year during the last weekend in January the town of Puerto Cisnes celebrates the Fiesta del Pesca?o Frito ? a Patagonia style version of a giant fish-fry. Thousands of visitors pour into town during this three-day festival, ready to enjoy great music, fun local customs and of course, delicious Merluza Austral (Southern Hake), an icon of the fjords and channels of Aysén.

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Spend a few days with the fishermen of Puerto Gaviota

Inhabited by about thirty families, Puerto Gaviota is a fishing village located in remote Isla Magdalena National Park, in the Puyuhuapi Channel. Schedule a visit and share the rhythms of days spent working at sea.

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Amongst the lush rain forests and unpredictable waters of Huichas

In the middle of the tangled geography of channels and islands of the southern Pacific there are a group of beautiful islands known as the Huichas. Here, set amongst lush rain forests and unpredictable waters, you can explore the tiny communities of Puerto Aguirre, Caleta Andrade and Estero Cup.

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A delicious recipe for great times between friends

Paella is a delicious dish of Spanish origin which has the added bonus of being able to be modified depending on the ingredients that exist in a particular area. This version emerged amongst a group of friends and residents of the fjords and channels of Aysén, who were celebrating a long weekend. They succeeded in having a great time and making a special dish that was unforgettable. Now it?s your turn!

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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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