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Laguna San Rafael, Puerto Chacabuco

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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 »
  • Yes I meant 'sight' not site, though both words are appropriate. Seeing is believing and this did not disappoint. Majestic and beautiful so if you do have the opportunity don't pass it up.  more »
  • Went here from Rio Tranquillo via private transport and then boat. Thanks captain Nacho and tour guide Waldo, aligned with Destino Patagonia tour company - two champion gentlemen whose combined ages w...  more »