PUERTO CHACABUCO SHORE EXCURSIONS
Shore Excursions in Puerto Chacabuco
Specially designed shore excursions for cruise passengers
Pto Aysen and Surroundings (3.5 hrs) As we leave Puerto Chacabuco, on the east coast of the fiord, you will see a small bay which is full of activities such as salmon farming—one of the main economic activities of the region. The mountainous landscape offers a spectacular, panoramic view of the mountains and glaciers that adorn this part of the Patagonia. You will then encounter the Presidente Ibáñez 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 at an interesting handicraft gallery and then proceed towards the center of the city to visit one of the sides of the rivers of Río Los Palos. As we cross the river, you will be able to observe the beautiful native forest and varied species of wildlife that dress the way up to Lake Los Palos. Here, we will go on a short trek before returning to the city. The excursion ends after we return to the port.
Coyhaique and Simpson river National reserve (6 hrs)During this 6-hour trip, you will gain insight into the geography, nature, people, and activities of this part of the Patagonia.
After leaving Puerto Chacabuco and the city of Puerto Aysén, the first stop will be at the Simpson River National Reserve for a 30-minute visit to the park and the Natural Resources Museum.
As we continue with our route, the next stop will be at the Mirador Alto Baguales, from where you will be able to observe a panoramic view of Coyhaique and its surroundings. After arriving at the city, you will visit the Shepherd’s Monument, the Regional Museum of Patagonia, the main square, and the handicraft market.
After that, we will go on a short 500-ft walk to catch sight of La Virgen Waterfall, and, lastly, we will make our way back to Puerto Chacabuco.