The Aysén region is separated from continental Chile by the fjords and an ancient cold, impenetrable rainforest to the North and two gigantic ice fields to the south. Aysén is therefore perhaps unsurprisingly by far the least populated in the country. With about 91.000 inhabitants in an area of 108.494 km2 it is even less populated than the Atacama Region in the very dry north of Chile. The Carretera Austral (Southern Highway), currently the only road running through Aysén, remains largely unexplored with its occasional small settlements. The region is sparsely populated but it is far from being empty. Dense rainforest, countless rivers and endless ice fields are the world most important fresh water reservoir.
The abundance of life's indispensable requirement and the lack of human intervention are the main reasons for Aysen's rich flora and fauna.
Copious wildlife is also found in the region's seas. The cold waters from the Pacific Ocean and freshwater from Aysén's many rivers are fundamental for the eutrophic fjords with their unique variety of sea life. More than 60% of the world's sea mammal species can be found here over the course of a year. Aysén is home to a valuable treasure, a strong and intact ecological system.
On our excursions we take care about minimizing our impact on the environment.