The essence of a Marble Caves excursion
Prepare to be utterly captivated by volcanoes, mountains, glaciers and lakes in Northern Patagonia, a montage of some of the most spectacular natural sites Chile has to offer. Glide through the heart of Patagonia on the rippling azure waters of Carerra Lake, Chile’s largest body of water, and marvel at the magnificent scenery. Boasting myriad exhilarating activities, this is the ideal spot for outdoor enthusiasts. Revel in horse riding, sport fishing, trekking and walking amongst sensational flora and fauna on the shores of this sparkling lake.
Embark on a one-of-a-kind boat or kayak excursion to one of the most isolated natural treasures of the world, the iconic Marble Cathedral at the Marble Chapel Nature Sanctuary. Explore a labyrinth of water-sculpted blue caverns and intricate caves that will leave you breathless. Formed by over 6 000 years of erosion the famous Cathedral, the Chapel and the Cave are the three formations that make up these unique geological formations.
As you float through these exquisite tunnels, marvel at mesmerising colours and layered textures, and capture spectacular images of this wonder, an unforgettable highlight of Chilean Patagonia. The marble itself isn’t a brilliant blue, but it dances with cerulean displays of colour when the water reflects its light. The mineral impurities in the marble have turned into beautiful calligraphy swirls of rosy pink and robin’s egg blue across the walls. On a peninsula of solid marble, these enchanting caves sit in waters shared by Argentina and Chile, where the colour oscillates from a shimmering emerald to a hazy azure, and is fed by mighty rivers carrying glacial water down from the Andes.