Early morning flight on LATAM airlines from Santiago to Balmaceda went without a hitch. Met up with Trey, our tour director and lovely local girl as guide and found ourselves staying in a beautiful private lodge 1 1/2 hours outside Balmaceda. Met our other tour members later that afternoon at the lodge. Family style dinner provided was enjoyed by all as well as freshly made Pisco Sours traditional Chilean drink.
Next day is a drive through Patagonia to Coyhaique.