Melimoyu Lodge is located in the Aysén Region of Southern Chile and the Northern part of Chilean Patagonia. Our specific location, while remote, is accessible through our four carefully planned routes.

This route includes a combination of air and land transportation.

01 – You’ll take a small plane from the Marcel Marchant Airport (SCPF) in Puerto Montt, Los Lagos, Chile, to the Nuevo Chaitén Airdrome (SCTN). Flight time: approximately 40 minutes.
 
02 – At the airdrome, you’ll be met by a member of the Melimoyu team. From there, you will travel by road along Route 7 (the Carretera Austral) south towards La Junta. Drive time: approximately 2 hours, 20 minutes.
 
03 – Before reaching La Junta, you will turn right and travel west along Route X-12 towards Puerto Raúl Marín Balmaceda. In about 24 miles (38 km) along this route, you’ll reach Melimoyu Lodge. Drive time: approximately 40 minutes.

This route includes one border crossing and a combination of air and land transportation.

01 – Flying into the Brigadier General Antonio Parodi International Airport (EQS) in Esquel, Argentina, you will be met by a member of the Melimoyu team.

02 – From there, you will travel by road along Route 259 to the Paso Rio Futaleufu border crossing. You will then continue along this road until it connects with Route 235, and you’ll turn right and travel towards Route 7 (the Carretera Austral). Drive time: approximately 2 hours, 40 minutes.

03 – At Route 7, you will turn left and travel south towards the town of La Junta. Drive time: approximately 50 minutes.

04 – Before reaching La Junta, you will turn right and travel west along Route X-12 towards Puerto Raúl Marín Balmaceda. In about 24 miles (38 km) along this route, you’ll reach Melimoyu Lodge. Drive time: approximately 40 minutes.

This route includes a combination of air and land transportation.

01 – You’ll fly from Santiago (SCL) to Balmaceda Airport (BBA). Flight time: approximately 2 hours, 10 minutes.

02 – At the airport, you’ll be met by a member of the Melimoyu team. You’ll then travel by road along Route 7 (the Carretera Austral) north through Coyhaique towards the town of La Junta. Drive time: approximately 4 hours, 50 minutes.

03 – Just past La Junta, you will turn left, and travel west along Route X-12 towards Puerto Raúl Marín Balmaceda. In about 24 miles (38 km) along this route, you’ll reach Melimoyu Lodge. Drive time: approximately 40 minutes.

This route avoids using a charter flight and includes a combination of air, land, and water transportation.

 

01 – From Puerto Montt, Los Lagos, Chile, travel by road along Route 7 (the Carretera Austral) south to the town of La Arena.
Drive time: approximately 45 minutes.

02 – Here, you’ll board a ferry and cross the Estuario Reloncavi to the town of Caleta Puelche. Ferry crossing: approximately 30 minutes.

03 – From Caleta Puelche, you’ll travel by road and travel south until you reach the town of Hornopirén. Drive time: approximately 45 minutes.

04 – Here, you’ll board a second ferry to Leptepú. You’ll then travel by road for 10 minutes until you reach Fiordo Largo, where you will board a third ferry to Caleta Gonzalo. Ferry crossings: approximately 3 hours, and then 30 minutes respectively.

05 – You’ll then travel by road along Route 7 (the Carretera Austral) south towards the town of Chaitén and then continue towards the town of La Junta. Before reaching La Junta, you will turn right and travel west along Route X-12 towards Puerto Raúl Marín Balmaceda. In about 24 miles (38 km) along this route, you’ll reach Melimoyu Lodge. Drive time: approximately 3 hours, 40 minutes.

Guests traveling on charter flights can land at
La Junta (SCLJ), Puerto Marin Balmaceda (SCMA), or Puyuhuapi (SCPH),
depending on the features of the aircraft.

Please speak with the Melimoyu team to book your charter flight.

SMALL COMMERCIAL AIRLINES:
Puerto Montt (SCPF) to Chaitén (SCTE)

Aerocord / Pewenchile

COMMERCIAL AIRLINES:
Santiago (SCL) to Puerto Montt (SCTE)
or
Santiago (SCL) to Balmaceda (BBA)

Jetsmart / Latam / Skyairline

For guests who would like to use their own helicopter, or would like to rent one, our lodge has a heliport for your convenience.

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like help planning your trip.

Actualización COVID-19

Debido a la pandemia de COVID-19 estamos tomando todas las medidas de sanitización necesarias para prevenir el riesgo de contagio de todos los clientes y nuestro personal con base a protocolos de limpieza y desinfección que hemos implementado.
 
En Melimoyu Lodge hemos decidido flexibilizar nuestras condiciones de reserva y cancelación para no perjudicar su reservación ante la pandemia de COVID-19:
 
Cancelación gratuita: Si la estadía no puede concretarse por encontrarse las fronteras de origen o destino cerradas, se realizará un reembolso del 100% del monto pagado.
 
Reserva flexible: En caso de otros imprevistos a causa del COVID-19 tales como contagio, cuarentena, cambios y/o cancelación de vuelos, entre otros la reserva quedará disponible por un año a contar de la fecha de cancelación manteniéndose el valor de la reserva.

Para ver las políticas de reserva y cancelación completas, haga clic aquí.