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Sail and Kayak the Glaciers of Patagonia (8 Day Tour)

Intimately explore six glaciers and their surrounding ice fields in southern Chile through hiking and kayaking.  Delight in the changing hues of the ice, water and sky.  Meet Living Human Treasures at Puerto Eden to help preserve an ancient culture.

USD $3,670.00

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Sail and Kayak the Glaciers of Patagonia (8 Day Tour)

This tour requires a minimum of 7 people – if you have fewer than 7, please email us and we’ll see if there are more scheduled for your desired dates! info@keteka.com

Highlights

  • Visit the third largest ice field in the world located in the Southern Patagonic Andes between Argentina and Chile
  • Sail past the eastern coast of Wellington Island in the Region of Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica
  • Kayak across the Pio XI Glacier, largest in the southern hemisphere
  • Expert guides explain the history of the region and introduce you to Living Human Treasures

Description

On this eight day trip you explore the protected ice fields and glaciers in the Southern Ice Fields of Chile’s national park system.  You will visit six of the 49 glaciers in this area, including an entire day spent on Pio XI glacier,  the largest in the southern hemisphere.  During your stay, walk one hour to the base of a glacier, and weather permitting, kayak through ice fields at three different sights and learn the history of the Kaweshkar people.

You will spend a day visiting Puerto Eden (Jetarktétqal in Kaweshkar ) a village located on the eastern coast of the Wellington Island in the Region of Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica, near the Southern Ice Fields.   It is the only populated town surrounded by the pristine landscapes and nature of Bernardo O’Higgins National Park.  Of the 150 residents, only 12 are descendants of the Kaweshkar ethnic group and Chile’s National Council for Culture and the Arts has named them Living Human Treasures.  Listen to their stories to help preserve their cultural heritage.

Itinerary

Day 1

You will up anchor at Puerto Natales at 8:00. At 13:00, you will enter the Montañas Canal, where you will visit the Zamudio and Bernal glaciers. Weather permitting, you will disembark and walk about an hour to the base of the glacier. You may also go kayaking in this area, if the weather is good. You will finish the day seeing the Paredes and Alcina glaciers and anchoring at Isla Jaime.

Day 2

Set sail from Isla Jaime at 6:00 to navigate the Union Inlet and Sarmiento Channel, towards Caleta Amalia (a cove). Weather and time permitting, you will visit the glacier and go kayaking here.

Day 3

You will sail the Pitts, Concepción, and Wide channels to the Eyre Inlet, arriving in the afternoon at the Pio XI glacier – the largest in the southern hemisphere! You will near the glacier.

Day 4
Kayak around the Pio XI Glacier.

Day 5
Sail to Puerto Eden, where you will disembark via kayak and paddle around this coastal city.

Day 6
Tour Puerto Eden and the surrounding area.

Day 7
You will set sail after lunch for Puerto Natales.

Day 8
Arrival at Puerto Natales.

Map

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Puerto Eden

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Puerto Eden -49.126667, -74.422778

Whats Included

  • All meals for the duration of the trip.
  • Instruction in basic paddling, safety and rescue.
  • Fully equipped kayaks, doubles or singles with paddles, personal flotation devices, neoprene spray skirts, dry suits and neoprene suits, first aid kits, and poggies (kayaking gloves).
  • Expert bilingual kayaking guide (English / Spanish).

Important Notes

  • Please note that in order to reserve this tour, we need to pay the operator immediately, so all bookings are final. If you have any questions before booking or want to confirm a certain date, please email us at info@keteka.com.
  • Activities are optional on this adventure journey.
  • For your safety, please inform us if you have any illnesses or other medical conditions.
    Remember to pack sunscreen, camera and appropriate clothing; layers of waterproof, warm and trekking clothing are advised.
  • The landing sites and the order of the expeditions may vary according to weather conditions. Passengers may add new destinations during the trip.

 

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What Happens After I Book?

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