Hello, I am trying to plan a trip south from Puerto Montt to Villa Cerro Castillo using public transport...
My plan is:
- Ferry Puerto Montt to Chaiten (hitchhike for a day hike in national park nearby)
- Bus Chaiten to Puyuhaipi as this seems like a good base to visit the hanging glacier.
- Bus Puyuhaipi to either Coyhaique or all the way to Cerro Villa Castillo (day hike Laguna Castillo)
- Bus back to Balmaceda to catch flight to Puerto Montt
Firstly does this seem like a good plan? Is it worth the effort and costs? We do not have camping gear so will have to stay in hostels.
Will we miss much by not continuing further south than Villa Cerro Castillo?
And most importantly does anyone know the times and days the buses run on the above routes i suggested?
Muchas Gracias, Lauren