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Carretera Austral, Chile
(4.5/5 based on 180 reviews on the web)
Drive through scenic rural Patagonia on Carretera Austral. The highway, commenced during Pinochet’s rule and completed in the early 2000's, takes you on a 1,240 km (770.5 mi) journey through a staggering variety of landscapes. Pass lush green forests, national parks, and volcanoes while the road curves, becomes steeper, or narrows between rocky mountain passes. Visit quaint cities and villages along the way, and take detours to go kayaking or see the glaciers. A road trip on the Southern Highway offers a chance to see lakes, deserts, snow-capped peaks, swamps, and grasslands, all in a couple of days. Our Coyhaique tourist route planner makes visiting Carretera Austral and other Coyhaique attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Wonderful anniversary trip. We travel with Geotourism and nothing to say... Miguel guide with all the layout to show us and stop at each lush landscape so we could photograph these wonders. World-class accommodations, tortel people need a bit of cleaning. The best foot of lemon in guadal accompanied by a cup of coffee, to shorten the trip. The distances between one people and another are long since the road is gravel and with many curves, but landscapes and colors are very beautiful, it is worth.
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  • We traveled with friends in November for a weekend, the landscapes are wonderful, delicious colors, flora and fauna. The sections are long and gravel, so it makes it more slow and tiring. There are no places to stock up what must be prepared, in our stay had to wind and rain so I should go with adequate clothing to the cold and heat. It is a road that does not let you wonder, just have to be programmed and ready go
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  • From the driver guide and a great guy, the overwhelming landscape of so much beauty, accommodations, all excellent! memory of the Lake racing, the Caleta Tortel! excellent! Of course, that it would
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  • Very wonderful visit it
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  • I'll be back
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  • I love southern road
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