Ainsley & his friends returned just a few days ago from two days Kayaking in Torres del Paine National Park along the Rio Serrano after a self guided W Trek. Here Ainsley tells us about their trip…
‘We had such a wonderful trip’
What were the highlights of your trip to Torres del Paine overall?
- Staying at Torres Central after days of hiking and camping in tents.
- Making it to the Torres lookout.
- Taking in the colours of Patagonia.
- Kayaking down the Rio Serrano.
What were the highlights of the Kayaking trip in particular?
- Laughing together about all of the mishaps of our inexperience.
- Sharing a delicious meal with the guides before heading back home.
What did you think of our Kayaking partners in Torres del Paine?
They did a wonderful job, being patient with us inexperienced kayakers and feeding us well after we’d eaten trail mix for days out on The W.
We loved going down the river and getting to see the glacier up close. And riding German’s boat to the secluded hostel for a nice meal (with wine and pisco sour) overlooking the glacier was wonderful too!
What advice / recommendations would you give to other travellers?
As far as tips for future kayakers goes, I feel like the guides took good care of us, and we did well even though none of us had much kayaking experience. I will say sunscreen was important, and bug spray would have been nice.
How did Swoop do?
Swoop did a good job pairing us up with great kayaking partners in Torres del Paine, who took over and promptly answered many questions about the trip and Patagonia in general.