Sea Kayak Pumalín Park 4d3n

We go straight to the heart of Pumalin Park and travel along the Quintupeo and Cahuelmó fjords, both remarkable for their beauty which only compares to Fjord Land in New Zealand. We will row between huge granite walls and waterfalls that plunge into the ocean. We will see plenty of flora and fauna such as austral dolphins, sea lions and many birds -most of them endemic- and enjoy hot spring baths and walks to hidden lakes that very few have visited.



Include:
All meals from day 1 to day 4, including breakfast, walk snack, box lunch, dinner, wine, appetizers, board cheese and other delicious food.
All land transportation: private mini bus the entire trip.
All water transportation: Ferry to cross the Reloncavi Fjord
3 nights on camping with excellent camping gear.
2 hotsprings (entrance to Cahuelmó hot spring and Pichanco)
All camping equipment, tents for two (Mountain Hard Wear), kitchen tent and tarps in case of rain.
Kayak with rudder and Prijon equipment (made in Germany), doubles and simples, Paddle, skirts, row jackets, life jacket, dry bags for your equipment and camera.
Professional First aid kit, GPS, UHF Radios, Satellite phone and repair kits.
Bilingual Guide (Spanish-English) accredited by Wilderness First Response (WMI), National National Outdoor Leadership Scholl (NOLS) and American Canoe Asociation (ACA). With wide experienced long trips to remote places.
Satellite phone

 

Not Include:
Air Trips, hotels, accident or rescue insurance, personal equipment, tips or any other service not mentioned in this program.



Day 1 Puerto Varas / Hornopiren/ Caleta Cholgo

We pick you up at the meeting point and as we drive south towards Hornopiren. We will cross on a ferry and once on the other side enjoy the Pichicolo thermal spring, our last stop until reaching caleta Cholgo, were we set camp and spend the night. (4hrs / 140kms de transfer) (BL-D ) (night in camping)

 

Day 2 Cholgo / Quintupeo Fiord
After breakfast we will have a talk on safety, rescue and paddling instructions. We will start paddling towards the narrow entrance of Quintupeo fjord. This day we will sail for 4 spectacular hours in the heart of Pumalin Park. The Fjord has huge granite walls; we can see waterfalls that jump from the Andes to the sea and in this -undoubtedly- beautiful little corner of this planet we will set camp at the end of the fjord and relax. (3,5hrs / 13km / 7mi paddling)(B-BL-D) ((night in camping)

 

Day 3 Quintupeo / Cahuelmo
Depending on the weather and the tide, we might have to do some night sailing, which will give us a different view of the fiord. As every effort is rewarded, we will arrive to Cahuelmo Fiord after about 5 hours, a wonderful place with big mountains that rise from the sea and then go inland amongst narrow valleys just waiting to be explored. We will see a colony of sea lions and once we have reached the end of the fiord we will find the Cahuelmo Hot Springs, a part of the Pumalin Project. We will set camp near the natural pools dug on the rock by local people in the early 30`s. We will enjoy a hot spring bath and the amazing southern latitude sunset followed by dinner and free afternoon. (6hrs / 25km / 13.5mi paddling) (B-BL-D) (night in camping)

 

Day 4 Cahuelmo / Puerto Varas
Today we wake up early and paddle north to Pichanco. Here we will meet our private mini bus that will take us back to Puerto Varas by a shorter way this time, crossing by ferry the Reloncavi Fjord and going by the small towns of Puelo and Cochamo. (6hrs / 21,5 km / 11,6mi paddling) (B-BL-D) (night in Puerto Varas)



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Details of the Expedition
Self supported Sea kayak expedition + 2 hot spring baths
Distance: 59,5 km / 32,1 mi of paddling
Length: 4 days / 3 nights
Camping: 3 nights
Level of difficulty: Dificultad nivel 1
Place: Patagonia norte, Parque Pumalin.
Meeting Point: Puerto Varas
End of Trip: Puerto Varas

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