Chile: Marble Caves
One of the most isolated natural treasures of the world, the Marble Caves (Capillas de Mármol) are a series of sculpted caves in the General Carrera Lake in the heart of Patagonia. The Cathedral, the Chapel and the Cave are the three formations that make up this natural spectacle that will certainly leave you breathless.
The magnificent Marble Caves have formed over the last 6000+ years as the water melted from the nearby glaciers filling up General Carrera Lake and washing up against these solid rocks slowly carving out intricate caverns, columns, and tunnel systems. The mineral-rich glacier water astonishingly changed the color and shape of the Marble Cave formations to beautiful hues of blues, greens, blacks, and yellows.
Keep your eyes wide open to admire the black and white columns reflected on the blue waters. A true dream for photography lovers.The best time for either a boat or a kayak tour of the Marble Caves is early in the morning, preferably in October-December as that is the spring season in Chile and temperatures tend to be milder.