Patagonia, is it all glaciers, craggy peaks and Goretex? Well, yes, pretty much! But tucked away in the forested flanks of an isolated fjord, Puyuhuapi is a serious spa, a perfect place to relax and get away from it all. You’ll find it hard to believe: fly down over the end of the Andes, drive along the scenic Carretera Austral, or “Austral Road”, take a boat across a deserted bay, and there it is: a natural paradise like few others, full of contrasts and imposing vegetation. It is so far away from civilization that its architecture and strategic location on the edge of the sea make it a wonder. After the long journey there is nothing better than relaxing in the exquisite hot springs, where three types of water converge in this very singular location; pure water from the waterfalls, hot spring water from the depths of our earth and salt water from the oceans.
NATURE, ADVENTURE AND DISCONNECTION… A PRIVILEGE!!
AT THE SOUTH OF SILENCE
DAY 1 Balmaceda - Puyuhuapi Lodge
Reception at Balmaceda airport. Begin your tour through the Aysén region, crossing 45 minutes of Patagonian pampa to reach the city of Coyhaique. After lunch, we continue along the scenic Austral Road to Puyuhuapi Lodge & Spa (3.15 hrs). Much of the trip is through extraordinary landscapes of dense forests between mountains and cliffs. In the afternoon we arrive at the lodge’s pier and then cross Puyuhuapi Channel by motorboat in just 10 minutes. Time stops in Patagonia and you’re invited to the spa for the first activity . At 8.30pm dinner will be served in our restaurant.
DAY 2 and 3 Puyuhuapi Lodge & SPA
The setting offered by the fjords and Queulat National Park are sublime, while the extraordinary botanical variation, the summits and snowdrifts are terrific. Navigate the quiet waters using sea kayaks, through channels and between islands, looking out for bird colonies and marine mammals like sea lions and bottlenose dolphins, or walk through semi-magical, fairy-tale like forests with lichens, fungi, mosses, ferns and flowers, before taking in spectacular views of the area, where the glaciers and lakes are the protagonists. Back at the lodge, you can enjoy the thermal waters and complete spa offering of relaxing massages and thalassotherapy sessions to unwind after a day full of excursions and impressions. Refined gastronomy with regional, fresh seafood and vegetables from our own greenhouse, along with a selection of fine Chilean wines, round off the day’s experience.
At night, don´t miss the outside hot-spring pools under Patagonian skies.
DAY 4 Puyuhuapi Lodge - Balmaceda
After breakfast we board the motor-launch and cross Puyuhuapi Channel to return along the Austral Road to Balmaceda airport, lunch en route.