Sea Kayaking in Pumalin Park

4 Day Kayaking Expedition in the Fjords of Northern Patagonia

Kayaking Experience Patagonia / Chile 4 Days Camping Octubre - Abril Shared Departure

From US$ 700 per person

Our local Partner for this Trip

Our partner is a small, but experienced tourism company based in Ensenada, specializing in kayaking trips in Chile's Lake District and Northern Patagonia. Conserving the region's nature and ecosystem is one of the company's priorities and they are continuously seeking ways to improve their sustainable practices.

Trip Facts: Sea Kayaking in Pumalin Park

Discover Pumalin Park

Discover Pumalin park, a unique conservation project initiated in in the early 1990’s by Douglas Tompkins and home of incredible fjords, native rain forest and granite peaks falling into the Pacific.

Explore Patagonia's Wilderness

Paddle along breathtaking landscapes into Patagonia's wilderness. Overnight in remote camping spots under the starry night sky, surrounded only by Patagonia's nature.

Relax & Enjoy

Your daily efforts will be rewarded with a soak in natural thermal pools and hot springs. Sit back and relax your sore body, enjoying pisco sours and gorgeous sunsets.

Suitable for Experts & Beginners

You will be provided with high-quality equipment and expedition kayaks that fit your level. First time kayakers will be outfitted with a fast and stable tandem kayak and for experienced kayakers single kayaks with skegs or rudders are available.

TRIP ITINERARY

Embark on a unforgettable adventure and explore the magnificant fjords of Northern Patagonia and Chile's Pumalin Park. Paddle along breathtaking landscapes into Patagonia's remote wilderness. Relax from your efforts in thermal pools and hot springs, enjoying pisco sours and gorgeous sunsets.

DAY 0 : MEETING IN PUERTO VARAS
  • Meet your guide and share a coffee with the other trip participants during an afternoon pretrip meeting in Puerto Varas
  • Learn about your next days’s route and clear last questions you have
  • Receive the dry bags to carry your gear during the following days
  • The rest of the day is at leisure to stroll around Puerto Varas and do some last-minute shopping before heading into the wilderness
DAY 1: ON YOUR WAY TO PATAGONIA
  • Early in the morning take a transfer and ferry to reach the Comau fjord
  • Paddle between 2 and 3 hours in relatively protected waters towards llancahue island – this is the perfect introduction to get used to your kayaks
  • Your first night will be spent in a comfortable bed and breakfast
  • Soak in the hotsprings facing sea the sea, enjoy a pisco sour on the deck and the magnificent nature surrounding you
DAY 2 : FJORD CROSSING
  • After an early breakfast, get into the kayaks to be on the water at sunrise
  • Paddle towards the Southeast until reaching the narrow entrance of the Quintupeu fjord where the Andes and its native forest meet with the Pacific
  • Spend the afternoon showering under an amazing waterfall and paddling further into the fjord to spot another beautiful cascade and shoot incredible pictures
  • Spend the night in a remote campsite under the starry night sky, surrounded by the Patagonian wilderness
DAY 3 : CAHUELMO HOT SPRINGS
  • After another early breakfast, paddle out of Quintupeu fjord towards the entrance of the next fjord, Cahuelmo
  • Paddle along hundreds of screaming sea lions while you enter the fjord, which is home to a huge sea lions colony
  • After a bit more of paddling, finally reach the end of the fjord and tonight’s campsite, Cahuelmo
  • Relax and enjoy the sunset soaking in thermal hot water, in pools which have been craved on the riverbank
DAY 4: BACK TO CIVILIZATION
  • Wake up early and enjoy some last kayaking before saying goodbye to Patagonia’s amazing wilderness
  • Paddle out of the rio Cahuelmo and head back to the sea lions colony where you will meet Claudio who will take you to Hornopiren with his motor boat
  • Enjoy a local lunch before a transfer will take you back to Puerto Varas

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