Chaiten - Activities and excursions

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What to do in Chaiten, Patagonia Chile

Places to visit in the city

We recommend a short and beautiful travel by their wide streets (the town is very small), to finish in the coastal on the bay of Chaitén, with a spectacular view on the volcano Corcovado 2,300 meters high.
To the lake Yelcho: by the Southern Highway (fishermen's paradise). Leave Chaitén to the south. After 6 kilometers you will see the cabins of the river, to the 25 kilometers the bridge and the village El Amarillo, with very good hostel. In both places they offer fishing trips and some by horse that can last up to 5 days. After traveling 20 more kilometers you will arrive to Puerto Cárdenas located in the northwest end of the lake Yelcho, where the river of the same name is born. There there is lodging for fishermen, where they offer trips by the lake of different duration (up to 6 days). 8 kilometers ahead is ‘Yelcho en la Patagonia', a tourist complex that offers cabins, hotel, restaurant, beach and camping site in the coast of the lake. From there they are organized fishing programs since in the lake there are trout and salmon of incredible sizes. Here they achieved the national record of fishing with fly: a salmon of 17 kilograms!!.

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Chaiten -
Los Crisantemos 113 - 8300 Neuquen - Argentina - Phone/Fax + 54 299 4330292