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Experience - Chile

Tour of the Capillas de Mármol in the General Carrera Lake


  • Boat trip to the Capillas de Mármol

  • Experience glistening marble caves up close

  • Guided tour


Don't miss this boat trip to the mystical Capillas de Mármol under any circumstances. They are a true masterpiece of Nature.


South America

  1. Chile
  2. Patagonia

Shared by Chile and Argentina, General Carrera Lake is the largest lake in Chile and second-largest in South America with an area of 377.65 miles and 124.27 miles. Snow-capped peaks and dark green mountains frame this beautiful scenery.

General Carrera Lake is also home to one of the most secluded natural wonders on the planet, the Capillas de Mármol - a rock island with caves. What exactly is there to see in these caves? The main feature consists of the impressive marble cliffs rising out of the water at the edge of the coastline. These were created by the erosion of wind and water and shaped into marble caves and grottos, which offer a unique, colorful spectacle.

Navigation on the lake begins at Mansa Bay, a few miles south of the Tranquilo harbor. Pedro Contreras or another boat owner will be waiting for you to put on a life jacket and, depending on the weather, provide you with a cape. The ride on the sparkling lake will then begin. What awaits you evades description. A boat visit is the best way to see the shimmering colors and the marble texture up close. Everything here seems like something out of a fairy tale movie, starting with the azure water in combination with the multi-stranded marble stone.

The tour takes place in a motorboat. The duration of the route is about 20 minutes and usually takes place in calm waters. You will have the opportunity to view the caves from the outside and inside and take photos if the current water level allows it. The tour takes place together with other guests.

Upon arriving ashore, you will continue to your hotel or point of departure.


  • Boat trip to the Capillas de Marmol
  • A small donation of 2 US dollars per person, which will be forwarded to a social project


  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the scope of services
  • Personal expenses such as tips
  • Insurance

Services & Notes

  • Departure: daily (departure time depends on the weather)
  • Duration: approx. 1 hour
  • Private guided tour via motorboat
  • This tour can be done by kayak upon request and for a fee.

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