Río Gamboa

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9 travelers at this place:

  • Day9


    January 22, 2018 in Chile ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    For those who haven´t thought about it, it´s summer in Chile. Until now, it doesn´t translate automatically in extremely high temperatures. Although they are extremely high the moment the sun shines. In the shade/ as soon as the sun goes down, it is quite chilly for this Spaniard! Moreover, it´s quite strange for us to hear “the summer hit of 2018” in the radio. For me, that is not until June/July! Not here…it is summer, and schools are closed until February.

    Why this story about summer? After asking at least 3 people, and running out of battery using google maps in both of our phones (we have a Chilean SIM card to avoid the exorbitant roaming costs), we found our camping site in Castro. It is a primary school which during the summer time, is converted into a camping place! All the campers could use the facilities, hot showers, bathroom and teachers’ kitchen, and high-speed internet (“fibra-optica” as they so proudly explained)! Some of the classrooms where even transformed into bedrooms, as part of a sort of “hostel”. The school director runs the place with her son Fran, and her daughter in law. Absolutely amazing people!

    We decided to take over the dining room, in order to plan our way further south. All of our plans until then consisted on having to be on the 27th of February in Puerto Natales to hop on the 4-day ferry through the fjords back to Puerto Montt. We had to figure out how to get there:
    - Carretera Austral (Route 7)? Which parts are closed due to the earthquake/mud-slides in Santa Lucia? Is it better to drive through Argentina then? Which hikes do we want to do – Villa Castillo, El Chaltén, Chaitén? What was there to do in Tortel again? In Torres del Paine, O-trek or W-trek? When would we be there (all camping places have to be booked in advance).

    So many questions…!

    The dining room became our operations room in the morning – 3 road maps, plus the guides and extra information from in internet. As Ms. Director said – “oh boy, you look like you´re planning a war! Where´s the next battle, and who´s the enemy?”
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  • Day94

    Don Fonjo Cabañas

    January 1, 2018 in Chile ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    The cabaña we had rented was slightly outside of Castro. We drove there directly after dinner. It took us a while to find them in the dark. The cabaña is an outhouse to the main house and is beautifully built in wood. It was neat and clean with a private parking inside the gate. It was almost midnight by now, so we slept off.Read more

  • Day95

    Mirador Palafitos

    January 2, 2018 in Chile ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    2nd day of the year, we woke up a bit late and got ready to leave by 12 pm. We drove to the viewpoint of the stilt houses nearby (Mirador Palafitos). It was raining a bit so we stopped for a short while before driving to the main plaza for some breakfast. Today, the place was packed with cars amd vehicles. We had to go around the plaza twice, but we still couldn't find any place to park. Eventually, we found a place in one of the side roads and walked from there. The 1st restaurant we came across from there was again the La Brujula de la Cuerpo. We had a good meal and desserts there before walking around to see the town.Read more

  • Day31


    January 13, 2018 in Chile ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Île traditionnelle, architecture en bois, maisons sur pilotis (palafitos), église en bois (patrimoine mondial de l'Unesco), nature exubérante,...
    En plus, il pleut 320 jours par an ici et on n'a pas vu une goutte du séjour !
    Nous avons visité Ancud et Castro, deux villes très typiques. Nous avons aussi fait un saut à Chonchi.
    Ce soir, on a eu plus de mal à trouver un spot, plein de barrières ! Finalement on a trouvé un très bel endroit en face du Pacifique (la mer ça fait du bruit).
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Río Gamboa, Rio Gamboa

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