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Down The Baker River

Country: Chile
City: Northern Patagonia
Duration: 8 Day(s) - 7 Night(s)
Tour Category: Kayaking

Package Itinerary

For Kayak lovers we have design this wonderful program. The descent of Rio Baker from Cochrane to Caleta Tortel. A different perspective to discover Aysen secret landscapes. A voyage for those in love with deep nature. Navigations available for all public, in clam waters where you don’t need to be a white water expert.
DAY 1: BALMACEDA/COYHAIQUE (IN) – ECO LODGE
Departure from Coyhaique or Reception at Balmaceda airport. We follow the Austral road to Puerto Guadal. On the way, we visit “Villa Cerro Castillo”, wonderful plain dominated by the mountain that takes the same name. We had lunch in a Typical Patagón Restaurant, then we follow to Puerto Tranquilo and (weather conditions allowing) we do a boat excursion to the “Marble Chapel" fantastic maze of caves drawn by the millenary waves of the lake. Arrival to Puerto Guadal. Welcome drinks and dinner in our Eco Lodge’s Restaurant at the shore of General Carrera Lake. (L,D)
DAY 2: ECO LODGE
Breakfast in our Lodge. Preparation & free day. We enjoy the lodge infrastructure or can do one of the 17 free excursions. We highly recommend Patagonia Jet excursion (optional) to Glaciar Leones. Lodge. (B,L,D)
DAY 3: ECO LODGE -BALSA BAKER-BALSA COLONIA
Vehicle transfer to Balsa Baker , starting point of the kayaking. We paddle down Baker river to reach Balsa Colonia area where we set our first camp. (B,L,D)
DAY 4: BALSA COLONIA-LUKAS BRIDGES PASS
Our descent continues. We must pass 3 easy rapids until we end in EL Salton area where navigation ends. We carry our kayaks along 1km using Lukas Bridges pass, to get to our camp site. (CB,L,D)
DAY 5: LUKAS BRIDGES PASS-RIO VARGAS
We are now kayaking the codger Baker, the river is bigger and calmer. Our next camp Hill be set in Rio Vargas area. Camp. (B,L,D)
DAY 6: RIO VARGAS-CALETA TORTEL
The last part of our descent gets us every time closer from civilization. We reach the outlet of the river in Tortel village. Overnight in a guest house (B,L,D)
DAY 7: CALETA TORTEL- ECO LODGE
Transfer back to our Lodge. We visit of the way Chacabuco river to see the”Guanaco”. Arrival to our Lodge, Overnight (B,L,D)
DAY 8: ECO LODGE – BALMACEDA/COYHAIQUE (OUT)
Breakfast in lodge’s Restaurant. Transfer to Balmaceda or Coyhaique, following the extraordinary Austral Road. Arrival to Balmaceda or Coyhaique. End of services (B)
INFORMATIONS:
-Itinerary can vary according to group characteristics, and climate.
Included:
- Overland Transfers from and to Balmaceda or Coyhaique Airport. (Note: transfer In & Out can be shared.)
- 03 nights in Lodge + 01 night in Tortel +03 camp nights all with full board included (B:breakfast, L:lunch, D:dinner).
- Specialized bilingual guided Spanish/ English (Other languages according to availability)
- Free use: HOT TUB, Sauna, Mountain bikes, and pedal.
- Complete Kayak equipment
Not Included:
- CHARTER Flights,
- Drinks during restaurant meals
- Single supplement
- Tips. & Services not detailed in the program
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