Useful Data

How to get to
Puerto Río Tranquilo?

You can take a flight from Santiago or Puerto Montt, towards Balmaceda.

From Coyhaique or Balmaceda you travel only by land through the Carretera Austral.

From Coyhaique it is 218 km (4 and a half hours of travel) and from Balmaceda (4 hours of travel) of a wonderful road for you to enjoy. The options are:

By vehicle

You can rent at the Airport
or in the city of Coyhaique

By bus

The buses leave once a day,
usually in the mornings,
from Coyhaique to Puerto Tranquilo

Can i get by my own vehicle
to the jetty in
Explorers Bay?

From Puerto Río Tranquilo to Bahía Exploradores (boarding area) it is 90km by land, this journey can be done in your own vehicle following our van and stopping next to us at the tourist attractions to enjoy the guide, or you can include the transportation service with an additional cost ($ 20,000 per person).


Stay at least two nights in Puerto Río Tranquilo for the tour, since the presentation time is at 6.55 am and the return at 8 pm.

Book your accommodation and vehicle or bus ticket in advance, and prefer services registered by Sernatur!

Find out about the state of the roads at or on the Sernatur social networks.

In Puerto Río Tranquilo you have many unmissable tourist attractions to do, such as:

  • Visit the Marble Chapels and Caverns in Puerto Sánchez
  • Do the trekking to the Exploradores Glacier or the Cumbre de Cipreses trail that culminates in a viewpoint towards the Glacier
  • Horseback Riding through the Explorers Valley
  • Relaxation Jars Espacio Mármol at km 2,8 Camino Exploradores

Unmissable on the Carretera Austral Sur

➊ Reserva Nacional Río Simpson

What to do?

Trekking, Rafting Simpson River, Fishing

➋ Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo

What to do?

Trekking Laguna Cerro Castillo or Las Horquetas

➌ Puerto Río Tranquilo

What to do?

Navigation Capillas de Mármol or Puerto Sánchez Caverns of Marble, Trekking Cipreses Summit, Exploradores Glacier Viewpoint, Mountain bike Explorer Valley Horseback Explorer Valley, Hot tubs Explorer Valley

➍ Parque Nacional Laguna San Rafael

What to do?

Laguna San Rafael Lagoon, Exploradores Glacier Trek, Exploradores Glacier Lookout Km 52

➎ Puerto Bertrand

What to do?

Rafting Rio Baker, Congruence Baker and Neff rivers viewpoint

➏ Puerto Guadal

What to do?

Trekking (sector) Los Maquis Waterfall and Mina Escondida, Leones Glacier Navigation

➐ Reserva Nacional Jeinimeni

What to do?

Trekking (sector) Piedra Clavada

➑ Parque Nacional Patagonia

What to do?

Trekking, Mountain Bike, Viewpoints, Museum

➒ Glaciar Calluqueo

What to do?

Trekking Glaciar Calluqueo, Glaciar Calluqueo viewpoint

➓ Caleta Tortel

What to do?

Cerro la Bandera Trek, Jorge Montt and Steffens Glacier Navigation, Viewpoints

⓫ Villa O´higgins

What to do?

O´higgins Glacier Navigation, Cerro La Bandera Trek and El Mosco River