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15 Photos That'll Make You Want to Explore Chile's Majestic Marble Caves

General Carrera lake, Chile | © Iwanami Photos/Shutterstock
General Carrera lake, Chile | © Iwanami Photos/Shutterstock
Picture of Harry Stewart
Updated: 16 June 2017
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Hidden beneath a peninsula on Lake General Carrera on the border between Argentina and Chile is one of Patagonia’s most breathtaking sights. Las Cuevas de Mármol (The Marble Caves) are a spectacular system of pure marble tunnels perched just above the azure waters of this age-old glacial lake, an incredible natural wonder that is just itching to be explored. Don’t believe us? Jump on a ferry from Chile Chico or check out the following pics to see for yourself.

The journey starts in Lake General Carrera, a place worthy of a visit in itself

Lake General Carrera
Lake General Carrera

But it’s the caves we’re here to see… Is that it?

Nope, just an island

Getting closer

Almost there guys…

Aaaand, here it is

Like something out of a dream

Some parts are green…

Other parts are blue…

Very, very blue

Renting a kayak is the best way to get around

General Carrera lake, Chile
General Carrera lake, Chile

Because there are lots of cool little tunnels to explore

General Carrera lake, Chile
General Carrera lake, Chile

You can get right up close to the marble marvel

Marble Cathedral, Patagonia
Marble Cathedral, Patagonia

Or just appreciate such beauty from a distance

General Carrera lake, Chile
General Carrera lake, Chile

Time to go home now. What an awesome day out!

General Carrera lake, Chile
General Carrera lake, Chile
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