Melimoyu Lodge has a privileged, yet remote, location in the far South of Chile. To reach this magical destination, there are different points of access to the Aysen Region. 
 
In general, the most frequent and efficient way to get here is by plane. Flight times and frequency will always depend on the point of departure. 
 
The Puerto Montt – Chaiten route takes about 3.5 hours to the Lodge, and is the fastest and most practical commercial route for travelers who want to save time and start enjoying their stay as soon as possible.

Guests travelling on charter flights can land at the Aerodromes of La Junta (SCLJ), Puerto Marin Balmaceda (SCMA) or Puyuhuapi (SCPH) depending on the features of each aircraft.
 
The All-Inclusive Program includes land transportation to and from (IN/OUT) the Aerodromes near the Lodge. We invite you to discover the different access routes: 

 
The Carretera Austral starts in Puerto Montt (Los Lagos Region), where the bimodal route includes a mix of land and sea connections.
 
  1. Take a small plane from Marcelo Marchant Aerodrome in Puerto Montt (La Paloma) (SCPF) to the Nuevo Chaitén Aerodrome (SCTN).
  2. The flight takes approximately 40 minutes. From the Airport* take Route 7 (Carretera Austral) southbound towards La Junta.
  3. Just before arriving to La Junta turn right (West) onto Route X-12 towards Puerto Raul Marin Balmaceda. Our Lodge is located at Km. 38 along this route.

* The IN/OUT transfer service from the Nuevo Chaiten Aerodrome is included in our All-Inclusive Program.

Small Airplanes:
Aerocord | Puerto Montt (SCPF) – Chaiten (SCTN)
Pewenchile | Puerto Montt (SCPF) – Chaiten (SCTN)
 

Airlines:
Jetsmart | Santiago (SCL) – Puerto Montt (SCTE)
Latam | Santiago (SCL) – Puerto Montt (SCTE)
Skyairline | Santiago (SCL) – Puerto Montt (SCTE)

 

From the Brigadier General Antonio Parodi International Airport (EQS), Esquel, Argentina, take Route 259 towards the “Paso Rio Futaleufu” border crossing, then continue along this road until it intersects with Route 235, where you will turn right (North) towards the Carretera Austral. At the intersection with Route 7 (Carretera Austral) turn left (South) towards the town of La Junta. Just before getting to La Junta turn right (West) along Route X-12 towards Puerto Raul Marin Balmaceda. Our Lodge is located at Km. 38 along this route.

* The IN/OUT transfer service from the Esquel Airport is included in our All-Inclusive Program.

 

  1. Fly from Santiago (SCL) to Balmaceda Airport (BBA). The flight takes around 2 hours and 10 minutes.
  2. From the airport* take Route 7 (Carretera Austral) northbound towards the town of La Junta.
  3. Just past La Junta, turn left (West) onto Route X-12 towards Puerto Raul Marin Balmaceda. Our Lodge is located at Km. 38 along this route.

* Airport transfer service TO / FROM the Balmaceda airport is included in the ALL INCLUSIVE program.

Airlines:
Jetsmart | Santiago (SCL) – Balmaceda (BBA)
Latam | Santiago (SCL) – Balmaceda (BBA)
Skyairline | Santiago (SCL) – Balmaceda (BBA)

The Carretera Austral starts in Puerto Montt (Los Lagos Region), where the bimodal route includes a mix of land and sea connections.

 
  1. From Puerto Montt head south along Route 7 (Carretera Austral).
  2. After 45 minutes, you will arrive to the town of La Arena where you will board a ferry to cross the Estuario Reloncavi (~45 min.) to the town of Puelche.
  3. Continue southbound until Hornopiren (around 1 hour) where you will board another ferry (~3.5 hours) to Leptepú.
  4. Once there, continue along the same route for 10 minutes where you will board another ferry at Fiordo Largo (~45 min) to Caleta Gonzalo.
  5. Continue southbound along the Carretera Austral towards the town of La Junta. You will first pass the town of Chaiten, and just before arriving to La Junta turn right (West) along Route X-12 towards Puerto Raul Marin Balmaceda. Our Lodge is located at Km. 38 along this route.
 

Another option for this route is by Transportes Austral.

For other maritime connections, we recommend visiting the route Puerto Montt – Chaiten and Quellon – Puerto Raul Marin Balmaceda.
 
For guests who have their own helicopter or want to rent one, we have a heliport at our Lodge for your convenience.

COVID-19 update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are taking all of the necessary sanitization measures to prevent the risk of contagion for our guests and our staff, based on the cleaning and disinfection protocols we have implemented.

At Melimoyu Lodge, we have adopted more flexible booking and cancellation conditions to protect your reservation.

Free cancellation: If you are unable to make your reservation due to closed borders, we offer a 100% refund on the amount paid.

Flexible booking: In the event of other unforeseen circumstances related to COVID-19, such as contagion, quarantine, flight changes and/or cancellations, among others, your reservation will be available for one year from the date of cancellation at no extra charge.

To see our complete booking and cancellation policies, click here.

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.