Drifting in Patagonia

Enjoy 3 days kayaking through the Torres del Paine and Bernardo O'Higgins National Parks spending the nights camping and exploring the rivers and waterfalls of southern Patagonia by day.

3 Days

Drifting in Patagonia - 3

Itinerary Map

Start from Puerto Natales and end at Puerto Natales

Landmarks visited on Drifting in Patagonia

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: In a private transfer we will pick you up. This can be from inside the Torres del Paine National Park (Hosteria las Torres, Pudeto, Hosteria Grey), from your hotel/hostal in Puerto Natales or directly from our operation base. We will begin at the río Serrrano sector (located at the southern border of Torres del Paine National Park) where we will prepare & distribute the kayaks so that we can then begin with the safety & paddling instructions. Our guides will help to recommend the appropriate equipment you´ll need to take during the the trip, so that the rest of your lugguage will be taken directly to Puerto Natales by a private transfer (to store in the Antares kayak office). This day we will paddle approximately 2 hrs across the 1st section of río Serrano, this is a calm zone that is good for us to see the level & comfort of the kayakers paddling. After, we´ll arrive at a small waterfall in the river where we will have our 1st teamwork experience in carrying the kayaks 100m approx. Depending on the weather conditions and the hours of light left in the day, we will continue for 1 or 2 hrs more to arrive at the camp for the 1st night. Dinner.

Day 2: We will begin with a good breakfast (fruit, cereal, wholemeal bread, milk, ground coffee and a speciality of the guide). We will start to paddle once we´ve packed away the camp. In this section of the river there are National Park lands & privately owned lands and in these we will see the typical cold forrest vegetation of Magallanes & the associated fauna. We will also be able to observe from a distance, the glaciers of the Southern Patagonian ice field. Finally we´ll arrive at Puerto Toro (Bernardo O´higgins National Park), our camp base here is near the Serrano glacier and this is where we´ll spend the 2nd night. Dinner.

Day 3: With an early start; depending on the weather conditions, we will carry the kayaks 100m to the lagoon of the Serrano glacier so that we can paddle in & amongst the ice-bergs until 11:00am, so we´ll have enough time to pack away the camp, before boarding the boat, which departs at 13:00 (either the 21 de Mayo or DÁgostini). We´ll stop off at the tourist complex "Estancia Perales" to enjoy a farewell BBQ of our experience. Arrival at Puerto Natales 17:00 hrs. Transfer to our office. End of the Trip.

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $0 per person for a complete group. If you are looking to join a group or you are a solo traveller we will help to form likeminded groups of travellers. Please let us know your travel plans.

The trip can also run on a private basis to fit around your plans. Departures may be tailored and can be set up on a date of your choice. Please note that there is a higher price for smaller groups. Please enquire for further details.

Includes

• Medical insurance 

• All transport mentioned in the itinerary 

• Bilingual guide 

• Double and single kayak 

• All paddling equipment (wetsuits, neoprene gloves & boots, paddling jackets, life jackets, skirts) 

• Dry bags

• Tents 

• Cooking equipments 

• Food 

• Navigation Puerto Natales > Puerto Toro > Puerto Natales 

• Entrance Bernardo O’higgins National Park 

• BBQ at Perales ranch

Excludes

• Sleeping Bag (-10 C) 

• Waterproof clothing (trousers & jacket)

• Long underwear, wool or polypropylene (No Cotton) 

• Warm hat & Gloves 

• Sunglasses & sun block 

• Mosquito repellent 

• Money in chilean pesos for extras (such a drinks) 

• Camera

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