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Which priorities/must see places in Aisén?

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Which priorities/must see places in Aisén?

On a forthcoming trip to Chile (Patagonia) I would like to divide my travel-excursions in TWO parts only, moving southwards from Santiago by plane:

A) The Aisén region and B) the "icons" in the south. I have three weeks at my disposition and I am NOT driving by car. Would be most grateful for suggestions as to priorities/must see in the Aisén-region only. Also I would be happy for indications about a "strategical" place to book hotel(s) - a place/places where the local icons are within reasonable reach. Thanks a lot for any suggestion.

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1. Re: Which priorities/must see places in Aisén?

Perhaps an explanation of "icons"? Aysén does not have a very dense network of public transport. Coyhaique would be the most obvious base.

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2. Re: Which priorities/must see places in Aisén?

Thanks for your good advice, I realize that the word "icon" is most likely more appropriate to use about the attractive places in the south, although there should in fact also be very attractive places to see in the Aysén region. Have taken duly note of your mentioning of Coyhaique as a good point of depart for excursions in the region, thanks!

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3. Re: Which priorities/must see places in Aisén?

For Aysen, you should base yourself in Coyhaique...From there, check out Cerro Castillo park, the new Patagonia National Park (at Valle Chacabuco), Caleta Tortel and, time allowing, the glaciers at Laguna San Rafael Park. If you have luxury travel in mind, consider also a stay at Puyuhuapi Lodge & Spa..

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