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Kent and Jechica Islands - Queulat and Magdalena Parks - Aisen (Aysen) Patagonia

offered by supplier M16676 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 8 people
Destination(s): Chile  
Specialty Categories: Boating and Sailing   Ecotourism  
Season: October - May
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1 US Dollar (USD)

The navigation on the Aisen fjords and along the austral Chilean coast, using a motor sailor as lodge plus the excursions organized at the Fiordo Queulat lodge. This journey includes among many other activities a visit to the Hanging Glacier, to the Valle Marta hot springs, to Kent, Jechica and Magdalena Islands; navigation along the austral channels and observation on the marine wildlife such as cetaceous (austral dolphins, dolphins…), sea wolves, sea birds, and even sometimes whales; botanical observation of the lush coastal temperate rainforest and also great fishing by the coast and at the rivers and streams outflows.

The beauty of the land we will visit is a sample of the biodiversity of the national parks and reserves of the Austral Chilean Coast. An amazing territory you will discover in the north-western Chilean Patagonia – the Aisén region.

Trip highlights:

- Natural Hot Springs
- Kent Island
- Marine wildlife
- Jechica Island
- Queulat National Park
- Coastal Temperate Rain Forest

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Balmaceda – Río Aisen – Pto. Pérez (L,D)

- Reception at Balmaceda airport
- Drive from Balmaceda to Coyhaique then to Puerto Aysén crossing the Andes from east to west Lunch in Coyhaique
- After boarding the motor sailor, navigation along the Aisén Fjord to the natural hot springs at Puerto Perez. Hot spring bath are possible, depending on the tide.
- Meals and lodging on board - Overnight in a protected bay

* Nautical Miles 26
* Estimated time 3,5 hours

Day 2: Navigation from Pto.Perez to Isla Kent (B,L,D)

- Eight hours of beautiful navigation until arriving to Isla Kent, a biosphere reserve and natural sanctuary for birds and marine wildlife.
- During the navigation one can observe: cetaceous, dolphins, austral dolphins, sea wolves, cormorants, Magellanic penguins, and sea birds.
- We will arrive to a spectacular island bay and anchor there the next two nights
- Meals and lodging on board

* Nautical Miles 69
* Estimated time 8 hours

Day 3: Isla Kent (B,L,D)

- Full day for excursions on the island, hikes inland and along the beautiful beaches, observation of the virgin forest and exploration for botanical and animal observation, kayak in inland lakes
- Meals and lodging on board

Day 4: Navigation Isla Kent - Isla Jechica (B,L,D)

- Navigation on the Perez channel to the Yacht marina of Jechica Island.
- At the end of the day, walk along the island trails (wood paved trails) to an inland lake.
- Kayak in the protected bay
- Meals and lodging on board

* Nautical Miles 76
* Estimated time 9,5 hours

Day 5: Jechica - Fiordo Queulat Lodge (B,L,D)

- Arrival at the end of the day to Fiordo Queulat Lodge in the very heart of the Queulat National park. Welcome barbecue, Patagonian style.
- Overnight at the Fiordo Queulat Eco Lodge

* Nautical Miles 70
* Estimated time 9 hours

Day 6: Queulat National Park (B,L,D)

- Full day excursion (hikes) in the Queulat National Park
- Excursion to the Hanging Glacier moraine or to the Queulat pass, depending on weather conditions
- Meals and lodging at the Lodge

Day 7: Puyuhuapi Hot Springs - Lodge Queulat (B,L,D)

- Hikes, hot spring baths, fishing, multiactivities at the lodge and at Puyuhuapi Hot Springs. Meals and lodging at the Lodge

Day 8: Lodge Queulat-Balmaceda (B,L)

- Drive on the southern highway to Coyhaique and then to Balmaceda airport
- Picnic on the way or lunch in Coyhaique

The yacht that will be used in this program will depend on the size of the groups and its requirement

Price Includes:
- 5 night on board of a motor sailor
- 3 nights at Fiordo Queulat Eco Lodge
- Transfer to and from airport
- All meals Chilean wine included
- Excursions and fishing

Price Excludes:
- Travel Insurance
- Guide
- Personal expenses and tips
- Flights and airport taxes.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

This program is sold only if boat is chartered. Prices are quote when chartering the boat

About This Supplier
Location: Chile
Joined InfoHub: Jun 2007

In the last 15 years M16676 has organized tours for clients from all over the world, mostly tailor made, and designed for active travelers and nature lovers. We combine outdoor activities with comfortable lodges. We offer self drives or guided tours, hikes, nature observation, comprehension of the environment, wildlife...

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