The Ice Route

For experienced paddlers, a 4-day kayaking trip in the more unusual parts of the Torres del Paine National Park. You'll paddle right up to two of the parks glaciers and to a big rapid/waterfall. You will also hike to the remote Geyke Glacier. Camping each night and an authentic lamb BBQ on your way home!

4 Days

$1,829

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Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Transfer from hotel, paddle on Lago Grey and descend the Grey River, views of Paine massif.
  • Paddle towards the Serrano waterfall
  • Trek to the Geike’s Lake and Glacier, kayak last section of the Serrano paddle close to Serrano Glacier.
  • Paddle in the Serrano iceberg lagoon, enjoy an authentic lamb BBQ at a ranch.

Start from Puerto Natales and end at Puerto Natales

Landmarks visited on The Ice Route

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Pickup at your hotel in Puerto Natales or Torres del Paine.

Your trip will begin at Grey Lake sector, here we will prepare and distribute the kayaks and begin with the safety and paddling instructions. Our guides will help to recommend the appropriate equipment you will need to take during the trip and the rest of your luggage will be taken directly to Puerto Natales and will be stored in our office. Once at the Grey Lake area we will carry the kayaks approximately five minutes to the beach on Grey Lake. We will have three hours to enjoy the magic of paddling around the icebergs that have broken away from the glacier and we will be in awe at the unique views of the Paine mountains and their impressive granite walls. After we have seen the icebergs we will have a short stop for a lunch before we continue with our adventure. We will have a relaxing time paddling the kayaks down the Grey River, enjoying the unique views of the Paine mountains in all their splendor. The experience will finish where the Grey River meets with the Serrano River.

Meals: Lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Camping Serrano


Day 2: Serrano River

This day starts with one-hour paddling across the first section of the Serrano river, this is a calm zone and gives us the opportunity to see and assess the level and comfort of kayakers during paddling. The first team activity will take place on arrival at a small waterfall in the river and we will carry the kayaks roughly 100 meters. After that, we will continue paddling alongside National Parklands & privately owned lands and in these, we will see the typical cold forest vegetation of Magallanes & the associated fauna. We will also be able to observe from a distance, the glaciers of the Southern Patagonian ice field. At the end of the day, we will arrive at Anita ranch. The Guerrero family will receive us to camp on their property.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner 

Accommodation: Anita ranch


Day 3: Geyke Glacier

Today we will hike for 8 hours (round trip) to Geyke glacier. From here we will enjoy the view of the giant Icebergs floating in the lake. During the afternoon return to Anita ranch.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner 

Accommodation: Anita ranch


Day 4: Puerto Toro

Today we will continue paddling Serrano river until the encounter with the "Ultimo Esperanza" fjord which always offers a touch of adrenaline due to its vast waves. Finally, we will arrive at Puerto Toro (Bernardo O'Higgins National Park), our camp base here is located in middle of the forest with a beautiful view of Serrano glacier.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner 

Accommodation: Camp Puerto Toro


Day 5: Serrano Glacier

With an early start, we will carry the kayaks 100m to the lagoon of the Serrano glacier so that we can paddle in & amongst the icebergs until 11:00 am, we will have enough time to pack away the camp, before boarding the boat, which departs at 13:00 (either the 21 de Tonina catamaran). We will stop off in a local ranch to enjoy a farewell BBQ. Arrival at Puerto Natales will be 18:00 hrs approx.

End of our services.

Meals: Breakfast, BBQ Lunch 

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $1,829 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.

Please note:

Price of trip is USD $1829 per person for groups of 2 people, $1370 per person for groups of 4 people and $1255 per person for groups 6 people. Please get in touch for more details.

Departures can be set up on a date of your choice for a minimum of 2 people.


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 Toro > Puerto Natales
  • Entrance Bernardo O'higgins National Park
  • BBQ at Perales ranch

Excludes

  • Entrance to Torres del Paine National Park
  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Personal expenses and equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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