Before visit this end of the world Chilean town, the thing that has moved me was its geographical location. So I invite you to look wax the map of Chile and understand the complexity of the territory of the Chilean Patagonia.
For a long time that people told me it was worth visiting…and I was right.
Tortel Caleta is a small village, isolated at the bottom of Golfo de Penas, caught between two glaciers north and south in the basin of one of the most beautiful rivers in Chile, the Rio Baker.
Until not so long ago, the only access was by the sea. Now a few miles of rubble from Austral route allowed access.
Rare few tourists dare to go further south to the end point of the Austral route: Villa O'Higgins.
It is the only town in the world, between a peculiar beauty, where the 507 habitants (right now) work the felling and selling of cypress wood. Here there are not fishermen. This town has the distinction of having no maps, no roads, only bridges. There are more than 8 km of bridges to cross and walk out of time. Some tourists and the hospitality of its people will seduce you.
Spend a few days here will be an experience like anything we could have lived in our lives.
Caleta Tortel offers the possibilityof original boat trips , on board of small local boats.
There are two accessible glaciers, in exchange for a sailing day for each, which is a unique and authentic experience.
Patagonia in all seasons menu. For example, according to the climate, from Bariloche, in Patagonia Argentina, it is possible to go to Puerto Montt, in Chile, crossing successively three lakes by boat, as did the Jesuits and the first German settlers. I offer a tour that leads to the Pacific Ocean. It is quite long, but the beauty of the sites - forests, volcanoes and crystalline lakes - is such that it is worth to be carried. The Argentine side, cross the west arm of Nahuel Huapi and Lake Puerto Alegre and, the chilen side, Lake Todos los Santos. Moving from one lake to another by bus. This tour is feasible in all seasons, but in winter, it takes two days to reach Puerto Montt, stopping for one night at Peulla. We returned to Bariloche by air or by the same way, after a night in Puerto Montt. Borispatagonia is also responsible for visas to go to Chile and to book hotels. In Patagonia, winter and summer are tourist seasons. In summer, besides explore the surrounding, many activities are available: climbing, torrent fishing, sailing, horseback riding, hiking, rides, visits to Aciendas... In winter, the main activity is, of course, skiing, especially in July and August on the side of the Andes, but not only: snowshoe hikes, thematic tours, many walks to admire the beauty of Patagonia Argentina and Chile in this season, due a unique light, the warmth of the people of Patagonia... Just to talk about, I get goose bumps!