Blogs from Puerto Río Tranquilo, Aisén, Chile, South America


South America » Chile » Aisén » Puerto Río Tranquilo January 6th 2017

After my amazing time in Futaleufu, finally there was a bus to move on. I went to Puerto Rio Tranquilo, a tiny town further south along the Carreterra Austral in Chile. It rained a lot still so I did not do all the things I wanted to do but I did get a morning of sun for visiting the marble caves. The rocks on the coast of the lake are marble and with the erosion of water, some caves formed leaving the beautifully polished rock exposed to the sun´s reflection on the water and onto the white rock surface. the water is blue transparent so it was really gorgeous to see, it had to be done with sun and I got it so I was happy! The return on the boat was painful for the butt ... read more

South America » Chile » Aisén » Puerto Río Tranquilo December 13th 2015

South America » Chile » Aisén » Puerto Río Tranquilo March 30th 2013

I awoke when the bus slowed down as it entered Tranquilo, and then groggily started the search for a hostel. I found one with a private room for 8000 pesos. I still didn't know how much that is... But it was in line with what I paid the previous night in Chile Chico. What is there to do in Puerto Rio Tranquilo? Well, it's famous for the marble caves, which is a marble rock formation that has been work away by the lake to make caves. Lucy had told me she had gone kayaking through them. So I set out to look into some places about kayaking to the marble caves, but most places were only interested in boat tours. I eventually found a company that offered a kayaking tour the next day at 10 am ... read more
Looking over the town
Wine? Sure!

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