DAY 1: THE KAYAKING ADVENTURE BEGINS
Torres del Paine National Park, Grey Lake, Serrano River
We’ll start the day by driving towards the Grey Lake sector in Torres del Paine National Park. Once arriving at the Playa Grey bank, we will receive our equipment and a short safety briefing. Once we are ready to go, we’ll get in our kayaks and begin the excursion starting at the mouth of Grey Lake, alongside the Paine Massif. Along the way, we will paddle near stunning icebergs that came off the beautiful Grey Glacier. The trip along the lake has some incredible views, including landscape from the famous Cuernos del Paine.
After our lake navigation, we make our way down Grey River. Get ready for a wild ride! This adventure will take you through rapids, cannons and quick turns, overlooking Sierra del Toro. After a few hours of paddling, we will stop for a short rest and delicious lunch near the Grey Bridge. We will then continue our journey until we reach the confluence with Serrano River, a place where Grey River’s water that is full of sediments merges with the clear water of Lago del Toro.
The day will end at Pueblito Serrano after 3-4 hours paddling. Here we will have a tasty dinner and rest for the night!
Overnight at Serrano campsite
*Please note: Changes to the itinerary will be made in cases of strong wind.
DAY 2: MONTE BALMACEDA
Serrano River, Monte Balmaceda
After a filling breakfast, we will start paddling towards an incredible waterfall named Salto del Rio. Once we get close, we will take a short walk with our kayaks to avoid these rough waters. The navigation will then continue along the mighty river, as we make our way towards the Serrano Glacier. We will spot some beautiful views of the Tyndall Glacier and Geike Mountains, which will give us the indication that we are close to the Southern Ice Field. Here we will stop to enjoy our lunch with a spectacular view of the landscape. After we finish lunch, we’ll continue towards Monte Balmaceda until we meet with Ultima Esperanza fjord waters. At these same waters, Juan Ladrilleros looked for a passage into the Atlantic sea in the year 1558. From this point, we will learn more about this small bit of history and enjoy the remarkable view from the Serrano Glacier. We will end our day at Puerto Toro, enjoying a delicious meal and wild landscapes.
Overnight camping at Puerto Toro
DAY 3: END THE EXCURSION AT LAST HOPE FJORD
Balmaceda Glacier, Last Hope Fjord, Puerto Natales
We’ll start early in the morning, carrying our kayaks for about 30 minutes until reaching Serrano Lagoon. We will then hop back in the water and paddle alongside beautiful blue icebergs. We will finish our journey around midday and take a bigger boat back to Puerto Natales through Ultima Esperanza fjord. We’ll have a chance to admire the amazing view of the Balmaceda Glacier on the way! Once we arrive to Estancia Perales, we’ll indulge in a delicious and traditional roasted lamb. Around 6 PM, we’ll arrive back in Puerto Natales.
*Please note: Sometimes the lagoon is blocked with ice. If this is the case, we cannot paddle on the lake.
Additionally: The minimum age for this program is 15 years old and maximum is 65 years old.