Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Marble Caves of Puerto Rio Tranquilo

The Marble Caves of Puerto Rio Tranquilo are some of the most remarkable attractions of Patagonia. This magnificent nature place is located in the Region of Aisen in Chile. Las Cavernas de Marmol, as the Spanish call them were created by the clear waters of Rio Tranquilo that dug into a giant limestone peninsula, creating an impressive labyrinth of caves. The peninsula is known as the Marble Cathedral and can be reached by boat, during a guided tour. In describing the beauty of the place, while texts always do injustice, photos are worth a thousand words. Hope you enjoy the beauty that God created.

How to get to Rio Tranquilo?

Scheduled buses between Coyhaique and Cochrane drop and pick up passengers are available at Coyhaigue, near tourist information centre. Transporte Bellavista (Los Arrayanes 380, tel. 067/411904) goes to Puerto Guadal and Chile Chico (US$13, 3.5 hours) every Wednesday at 6 a.m.



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