How to get
to Cerro Castillo National Park?
Are you ready to begin planning your dream to visit Patagonia?
The information below can help you concrete your plans.
Cerro Castillo National Park is located 64 kilometers south of Coyhaique, in the region of Aysén, with the town of Cerro Castillo and Balmaceda closest to its borders.
The international airport of Balmaceda is only 30 minutes away from the trail head of Las Horquetas, following Route 7. The park is shared between two municipalities, being Coyhaique and Puerto Ingenerio Ibanez.
To access the Park, our concession allows visitors to enter the Park through private land in the sectors of Las Horquetas and Estero Parada, where we set up our registration booths (see map).
CHOOSE THE WAY THAT MOST FITS YOU
The following information can help you plan transportation to and from the park as well as travelling in the region.
There are several reliable car rental companies in the region. If you plan to enter the trail head of Estero Parada, we recommend you hire a truck or jeep with 4×4. You can rent a vehicle directly from the Balmaceda airport, or travel to Coyhaique to pick it up at their offices.
Here are a few suggestions:
Rent a Car Traeger
(+56) 67 2231648
Rent a Car JR Pfieffer
(+56) 9 91281448
Comdis Rent a Car
BUSES AND MICRO BUSES
There are different bus options to travel from Coyhaique to the Park and also from Villa Cerro Castillo. Regional buses that travel to Cochrane from Coyhaique pass through Las Horquetas daily in the mornings, leaving Coyhaique at around 09:00 am.
If you want to enter Las Horquetas from Villa Cerro Castillo, there are micro buses / transfers that go to Coyhaique, leaving the town at 07:30 am.
Transportes Don Carlos
(+56) 67 2231981
Buses Sao Paolo
(+56) 67 2255726
Buses Águilas Patagónicas
(Terminal de buses en Coyhaique)
MICROBUSES FROM VILLA CERRO CASTILLO
(+56) 9 87472174
(+56) 9 89004590
There are also private transfer options for travelling to the park. In the Balmaceda airport visitors can find taxis willing to drive to the park, but prices will vary. There are also a few local companies that provide private transportation as well.
Transporte y Turismo Andrade
(+56) 9 66973378
(+56) 9 62041342
(+56) 9 90769801
Hitchhiking in Patagonia is a relatively common and safe way to travel. It doesn’t guarantee you a place by a certain time, but you’ll find many locals only travelling this way!
Give it try and see who you may meet along the road!
In high season (January-March) there are many backpackers hitchhiking on the Carretera Austral, so we recommend you to have patience, since you will have enough competition on the route!
HAVE A QUESTION
Don’t hesitate to contact us!
Our staff are ready to help you plan your trek. Beyond our office team, we also have professional guides in the park who are available to answer questions during your trip. Before sending us an email, please head over to the frequently asked questions to see if your question has already been answered. We look forward to hearing from you!