Discover the natural beauty of the river, forest, and wetlands on this Kayak Valdivia Adventure. Observe birds and enjoy a Mapuche gastronomy experience.
On this Kayak Valdivia Tour, observe a variety of birds and wildlife in their natural habitat as you navigate a river by kayak. After starting in Tralcao, the “Town of Cherry Trees,” you will navigate the waters between Tralcao and Iñipulli. You’ll enter the heart of the wetlands to see Rialejo Island (“Island of the Fallow Deer”). Enjoy a traditional Mapuche gastronomy experience in the town of Iñipulli. Join us for a day of discovery in nature!
Duration: Full Day (9:00 am-19:30 pm)
Start and end location: Valdivia
Availability in 2019: January 3 and 5, January 7-March 31, April 7 and 21, May 5 and 19, June 2 and 16, September 22, October 6 and 20, November 3 and 17, December 1, 15 and 29
Your Kayak Valdivia Tour starts at 9:00 am with van transportation between Valdivia and Tralcao. From Tralcao, you will start navigating at 10:30 am the Pichoy River by kayak. On the Chorocamayo River and on Rialejo Island, you will be able to observe for a couple of hours beautiful birds such as black-necked swans, cocoi herons, black-crowned night herons, and cormorants. In the heart of the wetlands, you can see the Island of the Three Mouths (Isla Tres Bocas).
After that, you will go back up the Santa Maria River, among splendid native forests. Keep an eye out for the forests that submerged after the 1960 earthquake. Then, at 13:30 you will begin kayaking to Iñipulli. Once you arrive at your destiny, around 14:30 pm, you will get to try traditional Mapuche food in a traditional cabin. If you would like, you can spend the night camping in the community. You’ll be able to explore Iñipulli and see its Plaza de Armas, where Darwin arrived in 1833. You will return to Valdivia at 17:30 pm approximately.
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.