The Route of Parks
The Route of Parks covers 1,740 miles from the city of Puerto Montt down to Cape Horn. The trail was the idea of Tompkins Conservation, the foundation set up by US billionaire Douglas Tompkins and his wife Kristine, who donated vast amounts of land to Chile’s government. This has helped create a network of 17 national parks connected by the Patagonian Route of Parks, across three regions of Chile (Lakes, Aysen and Magallanes).
The sparsely inhabited terrain is known for its lakes, waterways and rich habitat of flora and fauna. The route’s pristine landscapes, diverse ecosystems, and local and endemic flora and fauna – combined with the rich history and cultural heritage maintained by the more than 60 local communities living in the region – make this destination truly one-of-a-kind.
The highlights along the route, have to be reached both by land and water, alternating between vehicles and boats. Some of the most outstanding views are the forests of Pumalín, the unique Alerce Andino National Park, the navigations along the southern fjords and the marble formations of General Carrera Lake. Contact Oyikil Travel to design the perfect itinerary for passionate naturalists and adventure seekers to these remote destinations.