Magnificent Marble Caves of Rio Tranquilo

| February 19, 2010

The Marble Caves of Puerto Rio Tranquilo are some of the most remarkable attractions of Patagonia. This magnificent nature place is located in the Region of Aisen in Chile. Las Cavernas de Marmol, as the Spanish call them were created by the clear waters of Rio Tranquilo that dug into a giant limestone peninsula, creating an impressive labyrinth of caves. The peninsula is known as the Marble Cathedral and can be reached by boat, during a guided tour. In describing the beauty of the place, while texts always do injustice, photos are worth a thousand words. Hope you enjoy the beauty that God created.

Photo by Seniorjp Flickr

Rio Tranquilo Chile

How to get to Rio Tranquilo?

Scheduled buses between Coyhaique and Cochrane drop and pick up passengers are available at Coyhaigue, near tourist information centre. Transporte Bellavista (Los Arrayanes 380, tel. 067/411904) goes to Puerto Guadal and Chile Chico (US$13, 3.5 hours) every Wednesday at 6 a.m.

Photos by Feffef Flickr

Rio Tranquilo Chile
Rio Tranquilo Chile
Rio Tranquilo Chile
Rio Tranquilo Chile
Rio Tranquilo Chile
Rio Tranquilo Chile
Rio Tranquilo Chile

Photos by Clbustos Flickr

Rio Tranquilo Chile
Rio Tranquilo Chile
Rio Tranquilo Chile
Rio Tranquilo Chile
Rio Tranquilo Chile
Rio Tranquilo Chile

Photos by Tzveyeger Flickr

Rio Tranquilo Chile
Rio Tranquilo Chile
Rio Tranquilo Chile

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  1. Spectacular. This is definitely a place I would love to visit. I love caves. I love ruggedness. A great place to bathe after several days hiking through the mountains.

  2. Carmen says:

    very nice place!!

    look awesome!! very mesmerizing!

    in my to go list!

  3. Kedi says:

    woooooow.. I’d so love to go swimming in a place like that x3 I’d probably forget about the rest of the world xD

  4. Mira says:

    Fascinating! I am thrilled with this beauty!