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Sailing and kayaking in Patagonia (4 Day Tour)

Join this four day cruise through the Southern Ice Fields. Kayak amid the ice fields of four glaciers, hike to waterfalls and a unique, stunning hanging glacier and enjoy local culture through Patagonian barbecue and creation stories of the Kaweshkar people.

USD $1,640.00

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Sail and Kayak the Glaciers of Patagonia (4 Day Tour)

This tour requires a minimum of 7 people – if you have fewer than 7, please email us and we’ll see if there are more scheduled for your desired dates! info@keteka.com 

Highlights

  • Cruise to the end of Canal Montañas and see the amazing Southern Patagonian Ice Field
  • Hike to stunning waterfalls and a hanging glacier at Canal de las Montañas
  • Kayak through floating ice to explore four different glaciers

Description

Join this four day cruise through the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, third largest in the world, located between Argentina and Chile.  Protected by the Chilean National Park system, gorgeous scenery can be enjoyed from the boat or on optional excursions by hiking or kayaking with our expert guides.   Kayak journeys through ice fields to four glaciers (Zamudio, Bernal, Alsina, Paredes) lets you marvel at their beauty from the water; hiking trips bring you to waterfalls, the base of glaciers and a spectacular hanging glacier.   Savor the culture by eating traditional Patagonian barbecue and talking with our local guides about Kaweshkar creation stories.

Itinerary

Day 1
Set sail from Navy Pier in Puerto Natales at 8:00, navigating the Canal de las Montañas, the Canal Valdés, and passing through Paso Kirke. At the Canal de las Montañas, you will disembark in zodiac or kayak and walk around the area to see waterfalls and a hanging glacier!

After returning to the ship, you will continue on to the Zamudio Glacier. Whether permitting, you will be able to approach the glacier by kayak and paddle around for about an hour and a half.

The journey continues to the Bernal Glacier, where you will hike for an hour and a half, followed by a traditional Patagonian barbecue at Chulengo!

Day 2

After an early breakfast, you will disembark in kayaks or zodiacs to the Hermann fjord and paddle the area for 3-4 hours. Depending on weather, you will either have lunch on the ship or on the kayaks.

You will then cross the Montañas fjord on the ship and disembark at the Los Huiros Bay. Here, you can hike for as little as 40 minutes, and as long as 4 hours. Dinner on the ship around 20:00.

Day 3

After an 8:00 breakfast, you will sail north to the Alsina Glacier, where you will have a chance to kayak the area. You will then take the kayaks on to the Paredes Glacier. After lunch on the boat, you will head to Canal Montañas, where you will disembark and hike for about 4 hours. Dinner on the ship around 20:00.

Day 4

After breakfast, you will begin the return to Puerto Natales. En route, you will have an excellent view of the 5 glaciers and the world-class Patagonian coastline. You will arrive in Puerto Natales at approximately 20:00.

Map

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Puerto Natales

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Puerto Natales -51.730894, -72.497741

Whats Included

  • All meals for the duration of the trip.
  • Instruction in basic paddling, safety and rescue.
  • Fully equipped kayaks, doubles or singles, with paddles, personal flotation device, neoprene spray skirts, dry suits and neoprene suits, first aid kits, and poggies (kayaking gloves).
  • Expert bilingual kayaking guide (English / Spanish).

Important Notes

  • Please note that in order to reserve this tour, we need to pay the operator immediately, so all bookings are final. If you have any questions before booking or want to confirm a certain date, please email us at info@keteka.com.
  • All activities are optional
  • For your safety, please inform us if you have any illnesses or other medical conditions
  • Remember to pack sunscreen, camera and appropriate clothing; layers of waterproof, warm and trekking clothing are recommended
  • Landing sites and the order of expeditions may change due to weather conditions; passengers may also add or change destinations during the trip

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What Happens After I Book?

After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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