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Laguna San Rafael, Puerto Chacabuco

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Come face to face with a 30,000-year-old glacier at Laguna San Rafael, a bioreserve located in Chile's northern ice field. Traversing the diverse landscapes of the UNESCO-protected reserve, including wetlands and a pristine rainforest, you can observe the region's main attraction, the San Valentín glacier. Reaching an imposing 4,058 m (13,313 ft), the glacier ranks as the highest point in the Southern Andes. Though trips to the reserve were previously time-consuming and expensive, the construction of a new 77 km (47 mi) road now allows for exploration of the biodiverse trails surrounding the glacier. Using our custom trip planner, Puerto Chacabuco attractions like Laguna San Rafael can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Travelled via Catamaranes del Sur. We were very lucky to have a beautiful day. Were told all the days previously had been raining constantly and the days after were scheduled for rain. The trip down w...  more »
  • There are several ways to reach the Lake, already option that I took was from Aysen and thence to Puerto Chacabuco (20 min. approximately) and board the catamaran to laguna San Rafael (located in Northern Icefields) where looks the glacier Valentine, beautiful place takes them because they inhabit also seals and birds coloring the farming community. the Tour is pretty dynamic since you can climb aboard a boat zodiac and approaching the glacier experience
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  • A very nice trip, the catamaran departs early from Puerto Chacabuco and navigate to the lagoon. Arriving down the Zodiac and runs the front of the in-between glacier of ice floating in the lagoon... A dreamlike landscape... Totally recommended
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