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    Kayaking in Patagonia | Torres del Paine National Park

Kayak in Patagonia

Kayaking in Torres del Paine National Park

Duration

2 days from/to 

Puerto Natales

Activity
  • 2 days Kayak
Lodging
  • 1 night tent
Meals
  • 1x breakfast
  • 2x box lunch
  • 1x dinner
Price

from 800 USD

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Two days of unique kayaking adventure
  2. Torres del Paine National Park
  3. River Serrano & Serrano Waterfall
  4. Southern Pataggonian Icefield
  5. Ultima Esperanza Fjord
  6. Campsite closed to Monte Balmaceda
  7. Glaciers Tyndall, Balmaceda & Serrano
  8. Patagonia Estancia & Lamm BBQ

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TRIP DESCRIPTION

Kayak en Patagonia we want to give you a unique travel experience: Incredible places, small groups, the best quality gear & food and awesome people on our team!

DIFFICULTY

Kayak Level 2

Location: semi-protected waterway with access to shore. (Lakes and rivers with moderate current)

Distance per day: 20 to 30 miles

Wind: 15 to 30 knots

Recommended Paddle Skills: forward stroke, reverse stroke, draw and bracing strokes helpful

Physical Level: Medium to High

Moderate: Accessible to all those in good health, who are doing some sport regularly, 3-5 hours of paddling per day.

Challenging: Suites those that are physically active and have some background in sea kayak. 6-8 hours of paddling per day.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Puerto Natales - Rio Serrano - Glacier Tyndall - Ultima Esperanza Fjord

Distanz: 26 Mi / Paddel Time: 6 – 7 hours

Early in the morning, we’ll pick you up at your hotel in a private transportation, and we’ll head to Serrano river´s shore. (1.5 hrs. aprox) We will load the kayaks and make last preparations for the day. The guide will give you a brief explanation of safety and instructions for paddling efficiently, details about the route, weather and river conditions. We’ll start paddling Serrano River till Serrano waterfall (1.5 hrs). Here, we will carry the Kayaks for about 100 meters to avoid it. We´ll keep paddling through the Serrano River, in our journey to Serrano Glacier. We’ll paddle with amazing views of Tyndall Glacier and Geike Range. We’ll keep going, surrounded by beautiful Coigue and Cypress forests that live in the river shores. Getting closer to the Mount Balmaceda, till we join the waters of Ultima Esperanza Fjord, in these same waters in which the Spanish Sailor Juan Ladrilleros intensely sought an outlet to the Atlantic (1558), from this point we will discover the beautiful view of the Serrano Glacier. Night at Balmaceda campsite (Facilities: Toilets) (Snacks, Lunch and Dinner included)

Day 2: Paddle in front of Serrano Glacier - Patagonia Estancia

Distanz: 2 Mi / Paddel time: 1 – 2 hours

We will portage the kayaks for 50 meters from camp to Serrano Lagoon. We will paddle on it among many Icebergs in front of the Magnificent Serrano Glacier. The first rays of light will give us unique views of this beautiful place. We’ll have until 11:00 am to paddle and to enjoy this ice scenery which is specially protected from strong winds. Back to our camp, we will pack all the gear and get back to “21 de Mayo” boat, to go back to Puerto Natales. Along the way, we will make a stop at Perales Ranch, where we’ll be delighted with a traditional Magellan Lamb BBQ. After the lunch, we will get to Puerto Bories, where our private transportation will be waiting. We will take you back to your Hotel around 18:30 hours. (Breakfast, Snacks and Barbecue Lunch included)

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Private transportation from and back to Puerto Natales
  • Certified Local Guides
  • Double Kayaks (HTP, Laminated Kayaks) by www.prijon.de
  • Kayak Equipment & Safety Equipment
  • Drysuits with hood and relief zipper
  • One piece Polartec Suit
  • Meals: 1 x breakfast, 1 x box lunch, 1 x BBQ, 1 x dinner
  • Camping Equipment
  • Cooking Equipment
  • Bernardo O’Higgins National Park entrance and camping fees
  • Boat Navigation along Ultima Esperanza Fjord 

WHAT’S EXCLUDED

  • Not appointed meals and beverages
  • Tips/gratuity
  • Local payments
  • International and domestic airfare and airport charges
  • Excess luggage fees
  • Entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park

DEPARTURE DATES & PRICES

20.10.2018 - 30.11.2018
available
on request
from 800 USD
01.12.2018 - 28.02.2019
available
on request
from 850 USD
01.03.2019 - 10.04.2019
available
on request
from 800 USD