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Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo

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Stunning scenery.

We drove to Lago General Carrera through this park. The views are amazing. Sharp mountain peaks... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
Susan H
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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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A must near Coyhaique. It takes a little more than 1 our to get there from Coyhaique. Te road is... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2018
173AndreaC
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Santiago, Chile
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Coyhaique, Chile
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

t is possible to do a day hike at Cerro Castillo. Even though the tourist information says that this is hit possible. They will give you directions to a longer Conaf controlled route. Do not take this one. If you stay at Villa Cero Castillo,...More

6  Thank François V
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Reviewed 22 January 2018
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

We drove to Lago General Carrera through this park. The views are amazing. Sharp mountain peaks, edged with snow, fast running streams and photo opportunities everywhere. Half the journey is by dirt road and there was only one petrol station, so make sure to fill...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

A must near Coyhaique. It takes a little more than 1 our to get there from Coyhaique. Te road is quite good and the landscape is wonderful, so is better to travel with time to stop and take pictures. At Cerro Castillo village you can...More

1  Thank 173AndreaC
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Departing from Coyhaique, Chile, our Wilderness Travel group van traveled south on the famous Carretera Austral (Southern Way), which is Chile’s Route 7 that runs 770 miles from Puerto Montt to Villa O’Higgins and travels through 17 National Parks and Reserves. We were on our...More

Thank AustinWhitewater
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

We drove through on our way to Marble caves on a beautiful clear day. We also got to see two Huemules- the male looks like a reindeer with lovely antlers. Really recommendable trip.

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Reviewed 6 May 2017

This is amazingly breath taking beautiful contact with pure unspoiled nature. The nature that people so mindlessly devastate in so-called 'first world'. Don't go there to spoil it - just be happy it's still there.

Thank Szymon_Nowicki
Reviewed 16 April 2017

A fantastic 4 day trek around Cerro Castillo, or shorter options. If lacking time, you can do a horseride plus walk up the emergency track to the lake and stunning views of the mountains and glacier. There is a beautiful campground at Laguna Chiguay. We...More

Thank Minerva016
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The hike to the laguna on Cerro Castillo was amazing- takes 5 hours total. Views of Lago Carrera are incredible on a clear day. It's a difficult hike (very steep) but well worth it! Can be cold at the top so bring layers.

1  Thank Kiri M
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We completed the four day one way journey from las horquetes grande through the valley and over the mountain, route is well waymarked for the most part, expect to walk about 6 hours a day with some challenging sections. Plenty of camping spots in conaf...More

Thank Oli C
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

In the caratera austral, you can find this gem. Relatively not too touristic, didn't hear the name as a must do, even though it's on the caratera austral and is so beautiful. Can be done in one circular day, or on 3 days trek, we...More

Thank aviel a
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Unlike most of the other reviews, my visit was basically a drive in the area. We did get out a few times and that wind is fierce! Make sure you hold on to your hat!

2  Thank LAML
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johnnya228
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Response from AustinWhitewater | Reviewed this property |
There is probably a bus between the nearest towns (Villa Cerro Castillo, Las Horquetas or Vista Hermosa, all very small) and Coyhaique. Were it me, however, I would rather have a rent car.
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