Day Kayaking from San Martin
A full-day kayaking on the Machonico lake, located 30 km away from the city of San Martin de los Andes on the route of the Seven Lakes. Takes us 20 minutes by car to reach it.
The Machonico has a particular orientation, that makes it a very quiet and calm lake, it is ideal for this activity. We start to get the boats down from the vehicle in order to carry them to the lakeshore. After paddling a few minutes we reach the mouth of the Rio Hermoso river, which we paddle upstream up to Pichi Machonico lake, an almost unknown lake as it lies outside the scope of the most popular tourist routes.
Once in this lake, we sail to its end and we stop on a sandy beach, perfect place for lunch. From here, we return to the starting point, using the same route.
Kayaking in the Argentine Lake District
Kayaking in Los Alerces National Park, Argentina
Day Kayaking in the Chilean Lake District
Sea Kayaking the Reloncavi Fjord
We start at the mouth of the Reloncavi Fjord, around the first peninsula we arrive in a small cove with green meadows getting to the fjord. Lunch is served around a woodstove in a local farm. Paddle in front of snowcapped Yates and Hornopiren volcanoes, chances to see sea lions and dolphins and a rich variety of birds that can go from Pelicans to Cormorans and even Penguins. Cross the fjord to the entrance of the village of Cochamo, hanging between the Andes and the Pacific. Cochamo valley and its granite big walls is world renowned between rock climbers and also offers incredible places to hike around.
Multi-Day Kayaking in the Chilean Lake District
To see the lakes both on foot and from the water, you could include a day's trekking and kayaking in your itinerary. Starting from a base in Bariloche, spend the morning kayaking in the hidden bays of Lago Nahuel Huapi and Lago Moreno. After a relaxing lunch on the lake shore, swap your kayak for hiking boots and trek up to a panoramic viewpoint of Nahuel Huapi lake and the glaciers and peak of Mount Tronador.