Baker River and Marble Cave Kayaking Adventure

A kayak trek into the wilderness, beginning with a visit to the sapphire caves of the Marble Cathedral then following the winding course of the legendary Baker River for over 100 miles, camping on the banks without a soul in sight, surrounded by mountains until the river meets the sea.

7 Days

$1,750

Baker River and Marble Cave Kayaking Adventure - 7 - $1,750

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Visit to Villa Cerro Castillo, a wonderful plain dominated by the mountain that takes the same name
  • Boat excursion to the Marble Chapel, a fantastic maze of caves drawn by the millenary waves of the lake
  • Start the kayak descent at Balsa Baker 
  • Descend the Baker River via the lukas bridges pass to Caleta Tortel

Start from Coyhaique and end at Coyhaique

Landmarks visited on Baker River and Marble Cave Kayaking Adventure

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Balmaceda/Coyhaique - Lodge

Departure from Coyhaique or Reception at Balmaceda airport. Follow the Austral road to Puerto Guadal. On the way, you visit 'Villa Cerro Castillo', wonderful plain dominated by the mountain that takes the same name.

You have lunch in a typical Patagonian restaurant, then go on to Puerto Tranquilo and (weather conditions allowing) have a boat excursion to the 'Marble Chapel', a fantastic maze of caves drawn by the millenary waves of the lake. Arrival to Puerto Guadal. Welcome drinks and dinner in the lodge restaurant on the shore of General Carrera Lake.

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals: Lunch, dinner


Day 2: Lodge - Balsa Baker - Balsa Colonia

Vehicle transfer to Balsa Baker, the starting point of the kayaking. You paddle down Baker River to reach Balsa Colonia area where you set the first camp.

Accommodation: Camping

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner


Day 3: Balsa Colonia - Lukas Bridges

Pass Your descent continues. You must pass 3 easy rapids until you end in El Salton area where navigation is not possible any more. Carry the kayaks along 1km using Lukas Bridges pass, to get to the camp site.

Accommodation: Camping

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner


Day 4: Lukas Bridges Pass - Rio Vargas

You are now kayaking the coger Baker, the river is bigger and calmer. The next camp site will be set in Rio Vargas area.

Accommodation: Camping

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner


Day 5: Rio Vargas - Caleta Tortel

The last part of your descent gets you every time closer from civilisation. Reach the outlet of the river in Tortel village.

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner


Day 6: Caleta Tortel - Lodge

Transfer back to the lodge. You visit on the way, the confluence of Nef and Baker rivers. Arrival to the lodge.

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner


Day 7: Terra Luna - Balmaceda/Coyhaique

Breakfast in the lodge restaurant. Transfer to Balmaceda or Coyhaique, following the extraordinary Austral Road. Arrival to Balmaceda or Coyhaique. End of services

Meals: Breakfast

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Start date Price (pp)
November 2018
18-Nov-2018 $1,750* Provisional Date
25-Nov-2018 $1,750 Provisional Date
December 2018
2-Dec-2018 $1,750* Provisional Date
9-Dec-2018 $1,750 Provisional Date
16-Dec-2018 $1,750* Provisional Date
23-Dec-2018 $1,750 Provisional Date
30-Dec-2018 $1,750* Provisional Date
January 2019
6-Jan-2019 $1,750 Provisional Date
13-Jan-2019 $1,750* Provisional Date
20-Jan-2019 $1,750 Provisional Date
27-Jan-2019 $1,750* Provisional Date
February 2019
3-Feb-2019 $1,750 Provisional Date
10-Feb-2019 $1,750* Provisional Date
17-Feb-2019 $1,750 Provisional Date
24-Feb-2019 $1,750* -
March 2019
3-Mar-2019 $1,750 Provisional Date
10-Mar-2019 $1,750* Provisional Date
17-Mar-2019 $1,750 Provisional Date
24-Mar-2019 $1,750* Provisional Date
31-Mar-2019 $1,750 Provisional Date

* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in USD ($) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost $1,750

Includes

  • Overland transfers from and to Balmaceda or Coyhaique airport.
  • Specialised bilingual guided Spanish/ English (Other languages according to availability)
  • Meals & accommodation as indicated in itinerary
  • Complete kayak equipment

Excludes

  • Charter flights
  • Single supplement
  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Personal expenses and equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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