Know Simpson River
Its particular geography and extraordinary flora and fauna turn it in one of the most attractive places in the region. It`s a perfect place to practice fly fhishing and aquatic sports. Simpson River has 40 kilometers of extention, with wild and exotic vegetation like lengas and ñirres. Its conditions gives it a varied geography: pampas, mountains and seashorts crossing from Coyhaique to Puerto Aysen.
Attractions: Fauna that includes farios and rainbow trouts. In this river you can enjoy the “Patagonian Kayak Festival” (thanks to its caudal waters –perfect to practice extreme sports-) and “Patagonian 2004” (electronic music festival)
Activities: Hiking, horseback riding, sport fishing, rafting, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.
How to get there: Santiago-Coyhaique: Land route and airway
Coyhaique-Puerto Aisen: Land route.
Puerto Montt-Chacabuco: Seaway
Puerto Chacabuco-Puerto Aisen: Land route
Anywhere- Balmaceda, teniente Vidal: Airway. Other entrances by land route
When to go: All year long
Services: Housing, food, cafeteria, transporte, museums, camping
Surroundings: El Fraile Ski Resort, Coyhaique, Elizade lake, La Paloma lake, Riesco lake, Patagonia Regional Museum, Puerto Aisen, Lo Castillo National Reserve, Coyhaique National Reserve, Simpson river National Reserve, Seis Lagunas area.