Luxury Travel to the Aysén Region
A fragmentary fusion of dense evergreen forest cut by sparkling lakes and dominated by the looming presence of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field and the encroaching tip of the Northern Ice Field, the Aysén region feels like the farthest edge of the world, a sublime landscape barely touched by human presence ripe for adventure.
Despite being the third largest region in Chile, the area is also the most sparsely populated and several of the hotels are only accessible by boat or foot, ensuring a private and personal experience of the spectacular landscape. Its fjords and lakes are teeming with wildlife so the majority of waterside hotels offer boat, canoeing and kayaking trips out onto the deep blue glacial waters of the lakes. Venture further out to sea to catch glimpses of dolphins, marine otters and South American Sea Lions to name a few.
Our favourite spots include the water-carved marbled Capillas de Mármol, the second-largest lake in South America, Lago General Carrera or any one of the region’s several glaciers, although San Rafael is perhaps one of the best sights.
What to do
- River cruises
Accommodation in Aysén Region
Here are some of our travel designers' favourite options
Explora Patagonia National ParkPart of the exceptional Explora family, the Patagonia Park Explora brings the same high-levels of comfort and sophistication with an exciting sense of adventure and submersion in the natural world. A self-sustainable project, the property was constructed and designed to reduce interference with the natural environment. Traditional Patagonian building techniques and local material were used as well as influences from sustainable properties in national parks around the world.