Shore excursions in Puerto Chacabuco
Specially designed shore excursions for cruise passengers
As we leave Puerto Chacabuco, on the east coast of the fiord, a small bay is full of activities such as salmon farming--one of the main economic activities of the region. The mountainous landscape offers us a spectacular panoramic view of the mountains and glaciers that adorn this part of the Patagonia. Next, we will encounter the Presidente Ibañez Hanging Bridge, the second longest of its kind in South America, which connects to Puerto Aysén. The city is surrounded by mountains and forests, and crossed by a river.
We will make a small stop in an interesting handcraft gallery, and then proceed towards the center of the city to visit one of the sides of the rivers in port Río Los Palos. As we cross the river, you will be able to observe the beautiful native forest and varied species of wildlife that dresses the way up to lake Los Palos. Here, we will do a short trek before returning to the city. The excursion ends after we return to the port.
During this 6 hour trip we will get a complete image of the geography, nature, people and activities from this part of the Patagonia.
After leaving Puerto Chacabuco and the city of Puerto Aysen, we will make our first stop at the Simpson River National for a 30 minute visit to the park and the Natural Resources Museum.
As we continue with our route, we will stop at the Mirador Alto Baguales, from where we will be able to observe a panoramic view of Coyhaique and its surroundings. After our arrival to the city, we will visit the monument to the shepherd, the Regional Museum of Patagonia, the main square and the handcraft market.
After that, we will take a short 500 ft. walk to see the Vírgen waterfall, and lastly we will make our way back to Puerto Chacabuco.