Cemetery / Valderas River

Cemetery / Valderas River

Última Esperanza

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.


  • Location type

    Local village, Historical, Landscape, Documentary, Kaweskar, Cemetery, Island.

  • Road type

    15 to 20 minutes by sea. Small boats can be chartered from Puerto Edén.

Filming Feasibility

  • Challenging

    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.

Parking: No

Distance from Santiago

  • Option 1

    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

    December +64.31º

  • Month of lowest elevation of the sun

    June +17.44º

  • Warmer months

    February with 9ºC average

  • Rainy month

    January and February

  • Coldest month

    July with 6ºC average

  • Característica

    Very rainy


  • Local accomodation

    Distance to location

    Local hostels

    Base camp option


  • Local network

    2G, limited internet


  • Clothing

    3 layers, constant rain
  • Footwear

    Goratex comfortable hiking, gaiters, gloves and rain coats
  • UV Protection

  • Physical condition

    Medium level requirement
Cementerio Kaweskar / Río Valderas

Tourist activities / Links

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