trip duration TRIP DURATION
3 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
Andes
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
6 people
trip level TRIP LEVEL
Intermediate
best period OFFER PERIOD
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Nov, Dec
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified

Description

I am happy to organize this 3-day kayaking trip around the Nahuel Huapi Lake!

This expedition is perfect to explore the famous Nahuel Huapi Lake. We will sail from its northern end, in the outskirts of Villa La Angostura, to the city of Bariloche, in the South.

During this trip, we will sail a little more than 50 kms. In addition we will cross four of its five streams while we visit all its west coast. The Andes mountain range will be watching us all the time.

I am also leading many other programs in the area. If you would like to try an overland expedition you can check out this 7-day Andean crossing from Argentina to Chile.

Also let me tell you that this kayak tour can be extended two more days with an ascent to Cerro Dormilón. For people with some mountaineering experience, we can also ascend the Cerro Capilla that involves a more challenging climb.

As for this 3-day kayaking trip, it has an intermediate difficulty level. That means that all participants must have some basic experience in this kind of activity. Besides that, keep in mind you will have to row a total distance of 51 kilometers. There will be some days in which we will row around 20 kms!

The Nahuel Huapi Lake kayak adventure awaits during the Argentinian spring and summer. The best season to enjoy this trip is from November till May.

So, if you are coming to Bariloche you cannot miss this unique opportunity to explore the Patagonia in a different way. Contact me now and book your place for next departures!

Itinerary

Day 1

Rincon - Machete - Camp at the beach

We will meet for an informative talk and equipment check. Then we will access the lake to have a talk about rowing, sailing and safety techniques. We will equip the kayaks so we are ready to set sail. We will cross the Rincón stream and then turn south and we will go, along the shore, towards the Machete stream, where after 10 kms we will set up camp in a desolate beach. There, I will teach you how to make pizzas while enjoying the sunset over the lake.

Day 2

Arroyo Coluco

After breakfast we will disarm the camp and get ready to set off. So, we will continue the journey heading south, bordering the lake bays and discovering its vegetation and fauna. If we have time, at the mouth of a stream, we can try to catch some trout for dinner. We will pass through some fields of ancient settlers who still live from the cows and sheep rearing. Before sunset we will arrive at the Arroyo Coluco where we will spend the night in a beautiful protected beach. This day will be very long with 20 kms of rowing.

Day 3

Blest and Tristeza streams - Bahia Lopez

Last day in the water. We will have the most challenging day ahead if the weather conditions are not good. Today we must face the wind and the waves coming from the Blest stream and the Tristeza stream, which we must cross to reach our destination in Bahía López. Maybe it’s time to put into practice those techniques that you learned days before. We will also sail through the Fossil Archipelago, crossing the beautiful Punta Millaqueo and the mythical Centinela Island where Perito Moreno and his family are buried. Finally, we will celebrate the success of the journey with some beers in Berlina!

Price per person

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • All meals during trip
  • Group equipment
  • Permit and entrance fees

Other details

Meeting point

Villa La Angostura

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