Travel Module Carretera Austral

Dense forests, fjord landscapes and magical seclusion – experience the legendary Carretera Austral Road in northern Patagonia.


Puerto Montt is the starting point of your journey by rental car along the unique Carretera Austral road. On your ride to Hornopirén you pass through dense forests with Alerce trees up to 3.600 years old. At Chaitén you can hike through the unspoilt landscape of the Pumalin Park or ascend the active Chaitén Volcano. The pretty border town of Futaleufú with its clear rivers and lakes attracts water activists and anglers from all over the world. On the fjord shore near the pleasant Puyuhuapi you can visit the local hot thermal baths or explore the Queulat National Park and marvel at the spectacular hanging glacier of Ventisquero Colgante. In Coyhaique you enjoy the benefits of urban life after days spent in the secluded nature of the Carretera Austral. From here you may visit the turquoise colored Lago General Carrera. On the bi-national, seemingly endless lake, you can cruise to the impressive Capillas de Mármol and explore the eroded marble rock formations.


Dense forests and active volcanoes near Chaitén

The magic of Puyuhuapi

Massive hanging glacier in Queulat National Park

Carretera Austral



  • 8 nights in Hornopirén (1), Chaitén (2), Futaleufú (1), Puyuhuapi (2) and Coyhaique (2) in standard, comfort or premium accommodation
  • Rental car for 8 days (SUV; e.g. Nissan Kicks; Puerto Montt / Airport – Balmaceda / Airport; free kilometers; 2nd driver incl.; border crossing excl.; standard Collision Damage Waiver)


  • Arrival and departure
  • Entrance fees
  • Guided tours
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals


  • Organization of arrival and departure
  • Reduction or extension of your stay
  • Additional stay at Lago General Carrera
  • Trip with rental car along the Carretera Austral in the opposite direction
  • Guided multi-day tour along the Carretera Austral instead of travelling by rental car
  • Additional half and full day tours – for example: excursion to Capillas de Mármol
  • Combination with other travel modules

Our price

From 971,00 € per person for 9 days / 8 nights

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