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Catedral de Marmol

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Address: Lago General Carrera, Puerto Rio Tranquilo, Chile
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Gorgeous place. Don't miss it. The caves are best visited in the morning because of the light. There is a number of agencies which will facilitate the trip.

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Gorgeous place. Don't miss it. The caves are best visited in the morning because of the light. There is a number of agencies which will facilitate the trip.

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Woking
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you plan to go to Patagonia, it's very likely that you'll end up visiting Torres del Paine, Calafate or Tierra del Fuego - but if you end up going to Aysén region this is a must visit - Lago General Carrera is truly beautiful and remarkable - and the Catedral de Marmol is an incredible sight. There are TONNES... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The caverns are really amazing. You need to contract a tour, you can go in a boat or kayak. The lake is enormous, it is like a sea, so if you choose the kayak make sure you are able to row quiet a bit. Sometimes the lake is choppy and even they can close it to the normal navigation. The... More 

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Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We were told not to miss this program and I was overwhelmed at the beauty of the trip. It is a must if you visit the south of Chile. We had a beautiful day and the lake was quiet, we thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Old Bar, Australia
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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Only 4 stars from me following an afternoon boat trip. In the afternoon, the light comes from behind the cliffs so some of the effects are kind of diminished. Other people went in the morning, when the light shines from the water to the inside of the caves, and said they were amazed.

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Nottingham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We avoided the tour operators and instead went with a small family affair about 4km on the left as you drive further south of Puerto Rio Tranquillo. Small boats that could steer into the caves and get really close to the fascinating rock formations

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

We were short on time so decided to pay a little extra and hire a glass-bottomed motor-boat. We were 3 people. As the weather was quite cold and windy, we were pleased to be sheltered. The crew were very, very friendly and helpful - but didn't speak English. The trip was worth every penny - the rock formations are amazing.

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Santiago, Chile
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

It's a stunning place, you have to visit this place at least one time in your life. Beautiful colors and amazing caves

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Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

A good tour which you cannot miss when you are at Puerto Rio Tranquilo. The colour of the marble looks so good in several ways that you view it. Very nice. There are a lot of agencies at the river bank which offer the tour. It costs 10.000 per person and it doesn't really matter which agency you go to.... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

Well done Chile for preserving these beautiful ancient caves that have evolved through natural erosion. Only takes an hour and worth a visit if you are passing.

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