The stage B of the North to South Sector 2 is from the southern point of Lake General Carrera to Caleta Tortel.

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Caleta Tortel to Villa O’Higgins

Caleta Tortel to Villa O’Higgins

Caleta Tortel Puerto Yungay Rio Bravo Villa O'Higgins

Route Description

Assuming you have rested for a couple of nights at Caleta Tortel the route will continue to the end of the Carretera Austral and Villa O’Higgins.

Initially you will need to back track to the main Carretera Austral and then turn right onto the road, which will take you to Puerto Yungay 43km from Caleta Tortel. The road will climb up through a forest before it comes down in the final part to get to the ferry ramp, which is Puerto Yungay. From here the car and passenger ferry departs for the short crossing of the Mitchell Fiord to the other side at Rio Bravo.

It is important to note that there is a limit of 12 cars on the ferry, therefore try to get here early. The ferry departs from each side 4 times a day between November to March.

Once you have disembarked the ferry the road will passes through stretches of scenery that look like they belong to the Indiana Jones film! From Rio Bravo it is about 112km to Villa O’Higgins.

The village itself is not particularly interesting, but it is remote and from here there are natural spectacles to see such as the large O’Higgins glacier and hikes in the forest.

It is also possible to get over to Argentina and El Chalten – but, if you have a car, you will not, reasonably, be able to just leave it in Villa O’Higgins, therefore, for self-drivers this option is not really on.

Congratulations, you have made it! The end of the road, the end of road-connected mainland Chile.

Now you will need to return the way you came.

Places of Interest Villa O’Higgins

Apart from resting up in one of the remotest villages on Earth you can go on treks into the forests and take a trip on a boat to get close to very large millennial glaciers. It is also possible, weather permitting, to get from here across to Argentina and on to El Chalten and from there, of course, you can then get to El Calafate and on to Torres del Paine, back in Chile.

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