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Drifting in Patagonia

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 3 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 10 people
Destination(s): Chile  
Specialty Categories: Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 500 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 670 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: In a private transfer we will pick you up. This can be from inside the Torres del Paine National Park (Hosteria las Torres, Pudeto, Hosteria Grey), from your hotel/hostal in Puerto Natales or directly from our operation base. We will begin at the río Serrrano sector (located at the southern border of Torres del Paine National Park) where we will prepare and distribute the kayaks so that we can then begin with the safety and paddling instructions. Our guides will help to recommend the appropriate equipment you´ll need to take during the the trip, so that the rest of your luggage will be taken directly to Puerto Natales by a private transfer (to store in the Antares kayak office).

This day we will paddle approximately 2 hrs across the 1 st section of río Serrano, this is a calm zone that is good for us to see the level and comfort of the kayakers paddling. After, we´ll arrive at a small waterfall in the river where we will have our 1 st teamwork experience in carrying the kayaks 100m approx. Depending on the weather conditions and the hours of light left in the day, we will continue for 1 or 2 hrs more to arrive at the camp for the 1 st night.

Day 2: We will begin with a good breakfast (fruit, cereal, wholemeal bread, milk, ground coffee and a specialty of the guide). We will start to paddle once we´ve packed away the camp. In this section of the river there are National Park lands and privately owned lands and in these we will see the typical cold forest vegetation of Magallanes and the associated fauna. We will also be able to observe from a distance, the glaciers of the Southern Patagonian ice field. Finally we´ll arrive at Puerto Toro (Bernardo O´higgins National Park), our camp base here is near the Serrano glacier and this is where we´ll spend the 2 nd night.

Day 3: With an early start; depending on the weather conditions, we will carry the kayaks 100m to the lagoon of the Serrano glacier so that we can paddle in and amongst the ice-bergs until 11:00am, so we´ll have enough time to pack away the camp, before boarding the boat, which departs at 13:00 (either the 21 de Mayo or DÁgostini). We´ll stop off at the tourist complex "Estancia Perales" to enjoy a farewell BBQ of our experience. Arrival at Puerto Natales 18:00 hrs.

* Reccommendations:
- 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)
- Camera
- Keep your entrance ticket to the Torres del Paine National Park, get it stamped by the park rangers so that you can return without having to pay again or bring money to pay the entrance if its your 1 st time ($10.000 CLP).

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- All transport mentioned above
- Guide (bilingual)
- Kayaks double & singles
- All paddling equipment (neoprene gloves, paddling jackets, life jackets, skirts, neoprene boots)
- Dry bags
- Tents
- Cooking equipment
- Food
- Entrance into the Bernardo O´higgins National Park
- BBQ in Estancia Perales (drinks not included).