A magical journey into Valle Ex
Iwas told by some friends that I had to go to Valle Exploradores. They mentioned lakes with yellow sand, green rivers, hanging glaciers, immense snowcapped mountains, wetlands and evergreen forests. Multiple scenes that give life to a unique experience, a spectacular, 50-mile crossing of diverse landscapes and ecosystems that would delight anyone. How could I resist?
That is how I arrived to Aysén, a parallel world where national parks and protected areas make up half the land. Home to Chile’s richest region in fresh water, Aysén has some of the purest water in the world. It is also home to the thirdlargest extension of continental ice in the world, after Antarctica and Greenland.
My adventure began in Puerto Tranquilo, a town that is indeed quite tranquil. With no more than 450 habitants, it is located 140 miles south of Coyhaique near the turquoise waters of Lake General Carrera, the second-