Glaciers of Balmaceda
2 days / 1 nights Code: ANP002
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Places you will see
Enjoy an amazing experience in Chilean Patagonia. Live the Torres del Paine on a kayak. You will row among icebergs in the lagoon of the Serrano Glacier, visit the Balmaceda Glacier and enjoy a Patagonian lunch.
Day 1: Puerto Natales - Balmaceda Glacier
Pick you up from your hotel/hostel in Puerto Natales at 0715 and driving to the pier to board "Toninas" boat that will take us to Mount Balmaceda with our kayaks, where the glaciers of Balmaceda and Serrano come from. During the 3 hour trip across the Ultima Esperanza Fjord you will be able to observe historical sites, fauna and geography that form the unique character of Patagonia. On our arrival at Puerto Toro, at the Bernard O ́Higgins National Park (the largest in the country) we will prepare camp and have lunch. Once our camp has been set up your guide will provide you with safety and paddling instructions. This prepares you for our kayak journey to the Balmaceda Glacier through the Ultima Esperanza Fjord, with its waterfalls and cliffs (3 hrs approx). On returning to camp we ́ll enjoy thesunset over the fjord whilst your guide will pre- pare dinner for you.
Day 2: Serrano Glacier - Puerto Natales
Early start with a nutritious breakfast, after which we will carry the kayaks 100m to the water. On entering the lagoon we will be able to paddle in between ice-bergs whilst enjoying the morning light in front of the Serrano Glacier until 11:00hrs. After this we will leave the lagoon and pack away the camp ready to board the boat once again and return to Puerto Natales. During the journey we ́ll stop off in a tourist complex where you will be served a BBQ “Patagonian style.” Arrival in Puerto Natales 17:00hrs approx.
- Flora and Fauna Observation
- Medical insurance.
- All transport mentioned above.
- Guide (bilingual).
- Kayaks double & single.
- All paddling equipment (wetsuits, neoprene gloves & boots, paddling jackets, life jackets, skirts) - Dry bags.
- Cooking equipment.
- Air tickets.
- Sleeping bag (-10 C )
- Waterproof clothing (trousers & jacket)
- Long underwear, wool or polypropylene (no cotton)
- Warm hat & gloves
- Sunglasses & sun block
- Mosquito repellent
- Money in Chilean pesos for extras (such as drinks)