Paddle Mythical Patagonia
8 Days / 7 Nights
Come join us for an unforgettable Patagonian sea kayak adventure in the magnificent fjords of Comau, Quintupeu and Cahuelmo, the eastern side of the Gulf of Ancud, where wild mountains cliffs soar out of the dark waters to touch the sky. This 8-day Sea Kayaking trip is an unforgettable adventure where you will experience amazing glacial valleys, spectacular volcanoes, emerald lakes, temperate rainforests, stunning mountains and an abundance of marine wildlife including dolphins, sea lions, penguins and other sea birds.
Enjoy fresh salmon steaks, or steamed shellfish gathered from the cliffs at low tide - all prepared by our cook in the miniature galley of our picturesque support vessel. Watch the sunset on the peaks as you relax in natural hot pools. Spread your sleeping bag under the diamond stars of the Southern Cross.
Quite simply this is the quintessential ‘bucket list’ adventure that you must check off! Patagonia has become synonymous with adventure and for good reason, it has a unique beauty that speaks to one’s adventurous spirit.
per person from:$3,700
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“My family and I just showed up and enjoyed. The trip itself was the perfect combination of adventure, culture, history, and relaxation”
— Jill Mullan
Spectacular white capped Peaks
Primeval temperate rainforests
Marine wildlife, including dolphins, sea lions, penguins and other sea birds
Mother ship and chef
Relaxing hot pools
Sleeping under the diamond stars of the Southern Cross
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Mar 1 - Mar 8 - FILLING FAST
Mar 17 - Mar 24 - SOLD OUT
Custom dates available for groups of 6 or more
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DAY 1: PUERTO VARAS & LLANQUIHUE LAKE
Transfer in from Puerto Montt airport to hotel in Puerto Varas. Free time to relax in this picturesque city of the Lake Region with its century-old mansions, cozy restaurants and natural attractions along the shores of Llanquihue Lake. Welcome dinner and overnight in Puerto Varas.ACCOMMODATION: Puerto Varas
DAY 2: FULL DAY EXCURSION & HIKING TO ANDEAN VOLCANOES & LAKES
We leave from Puerto Varas driving through the beautiful countryside with views of the Llanquihue Lake and the first glimpses of the volcanoes We reach the Petrohue river falls and to continue on to Todos Los Santos Lake also called the Emerald Lake. After lunch we drive up the Osorno Volcano. At 3000 feet, we reach la Burbuja Crater, where an amazing view of the valley awaits including The Calbuco Volcano, the Tronador Mountain and the winding path of the rivers. We start a 2 -3 hrs beautiful hike Overnight in Puerto Varas.ACCOMMODATION: Puerto Varas
DAY 3: PUERTO MONTT - LLANCAHUE ISLAND
After breakfast in the hotel we drive down the Southern Highway and cross the Reloncavi Estuary to Hornopiren. We board our support vessel and head for Los Ciervos Island for lunch in a nice cove. After lunch we sail on to Llancahue Island, where we climb into our sea kayaks for instruction and practice. Camp for the night on Llancahue island.ACCOMMODATION: Camping, Llancahue Island
DAY 4: LLANCAHUE ISLAND - QUINTUPEU FJORD
We put in near the entrance to Quintupeu Fjord, where the German battleship Dresden hid out during World War I. The sheer slopes, cut by countless waterfalls tumbling off the heights, are covered with lush vegetation that hangs over our heads. As we glide along under this lush canopy, we try to catch a glimpse of dolphins jumping near our kayaks. We camp at the end of the fjord.ACCOMMODATION: Camping, Fjord
DAY 5: QUINTUPEU FJORD - CAHUELMO FJORD
We paddle down to Cahuelmo Fjord, stopping at the entrance to see if there are any sea lions at play. We don't stop for long though, because we continue paddling to the far end of Cahuelmo in time to get up the river, or hike through the wild tidal flats. Finally, we take a relaxing dip in Cahuelmo Hot Springs before turning in for the night.ACCOMMODATION: Camping, Cahuelmo
DAY 6: CAHUELMO FJORD - PORCELANA BAY
Our goal for today's journey is Porcelana Hot Springs. Stop at the settlement of Huinay and hike up a glacial valley surrounded by snowcapped mountains. From this village we cut straight across Comau Fjord to Porcelana, where we pitch camp in a lush green pasture.ACCOMMODATION: Camping, Porcelana
DAY 7: PORCELANA BAY - COMAU FJORD
We paddle down to the end of Comau Fjord to Leptepu, passing by stunning snow-capped peaks on our way to a secluded corner with plunging waterfalls and virgin forests. We also see a lagoon, teeming with wildlife which we can reach by kayak at high tide. In the afternoon we return to Porcelana and head for the hot tidal pools surrounded by magnificent scenery.ACCOMMODATION: Camping, Comau Fjord
DAY 8: OFF TO THE AIRPORT
We board our support vessel to navigate up Comau Fjord to Hornopiren We take the road back to Puerto Varas (or Puerto Montt) in time to catch the evening flight or bus to Santiago. Have a safe flight home and we hope to see you again on another Earth Travellers get-a-way.ACCOMMODATION: Your own bed!
PLANNING & EQUIPMENT
Expert kayak guides, cook, and support ship crew
Experienced Guides - English speaking qualified /certified/approved
Excellent meals - Day 1 dinner to Day 8 breakfast (excluding dinner on Day 2 and on the last night)
Wine with meals, safe drinking water, snacks
2-person, fiberglass sea kayaks with rudders, waterproof bulkheads, hatches, etc.
Spray decks, paddles, PFDs (you may bring your own), pumps, and other safety accessories
Full camping gear (except for personal sleeping bags and pads)
Round-trip ground transfer from Puerto Montt airport to hotel in Puerto Varas
Round-trip ground transfer from Puerto Varas hotel to support vessel at Hornopirén
Motorized support vessel with crew
Airport transfers within the program
All transport and listed activities within the program
Local hot-spring and park fees
Lake District Tour Includes:
1 additional night hotel at The Guest House in Puerto Varas (with breakfast)
Motor/hiking tour of the lake and volcano district (with picnic lunch)
Activities and accommodation outside the program
Airfare and flight insurance
Personal equipment, sleeping bag and pad
Personal incidentals and tipping
Health and accident insurance
Activities outside the program
DIFFICULTY AND PHYSICAL CONDITIONING
This trip requires some prior experience with kayaks. We may encounter variable weather, sea-state and tidal conditions that may require modifications to the itinerary. You should be comfortable in water and be in reasonably good physical condition. After that, a love for the outdoors and desire to see one of the most beautiful places on the planet is a must.
Sometimes things don’t go as planned. Flexible travelers with a sense of humor consider it part of their adventure. Our partners work very hard to make your tour unfold seamlessly, but sometimes itinerary changes happen. ET thanks you for your understanding