Cemetery / Valderas River
From Puerto Edén and sailing 45 minutes south in small boats or zodiacs, we can reach the waterfalls of the Valderas River that overlook the Bernardo O’Higgins National Park. It is a rainy view during most of the year, with Magellanic forests of güaitecas, ñirre and cinnamon trees. From there, a 15-minute boat ride will take you to a Kawésqar cemetery, where small mausoleums in the shape of houses color the wet path of peat and mud.
Featured in Cemetery / Valderas River
Small tombs in the shape of colorful houses. The site is small and can be walked in minutes. The sea and the island’s green surroundings add dramatic value to any script.
Local village, Historical, Landscape, Documentary, Kaweskar, Cemetery, Island.
15 to 20 minutes by sea. Small boats can be chartered from Puerto Edén.
It lacks the necessary communication and accommodation services required for large-scale filming. For small documentary or indie film crews with reduced technical requirements, the location has accommodation and boat services.
Distance from Santiago
3 hrs. flight to Punta Arenas. 3 hrs. drive to Puerto Natales. A 41 hr. boat journey via TABSA or a 27 hr. boat journey via NAVIMAG.
The ferry makes a round trip from Puerto Montt to Puerto Natales, passing through Puerto Eden. Departures from Puerto Montt are on Fridays and from Puerto Natales on Tuesdays, all year round. The route is through channels, snowdrifts and Patagonian forests.
Months of more light
Between November and April between 16 and 12 hrs of daylight
Months of less light
Between June and August 8 hrs
Month of highest elevation of the sun
Month of lowest elevation of the sun
February with 9ºC average
January and February
July with 6ºC average
Distance to locationLocal hostels
Base camp option
Local network2G, limited internet
Clothing3 layers, constant rain
FootwearGoratex comfortable hiking, gaiters, gloves and rain coats
Physical conditionMedium level requirement
Tourist activities / Links
Recommended rolling size
Small: 5 to 15 people.Recommended
Medium: 20 to 50 people.Not recommended
Large: 50 to 200 people.Not recommended