Laguna San Rafael & Golfo De Las Penas In Puerto Rio Tranquilo

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Highlights of Laguna San Rafael & Golfo De Las Penas

We invite you to live the adventure in a unique setting of nature, culture and history!

Explore with us a historical route that since time immemorial was used to connect the navigation between San Rafael lagoon and the Penas gulf. You will be surprised with the landscape and one of the longest beaches in Chile, which awaits us at the end of the river.

We will carry out fun navigation and trekking activities, always accompanied by expert guides who know widely the sector we explore.

This 3-day and 2-night program includes accommodation, all meals, and if you wish, transportation from your hotel in Puerto Río Tranquilo.
Price per person
USD 759
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Puerto Tranquilo: 07.30 hs
Explorers Bay Pier: 09.45 hs
Puerto Tranquilo: 19:30 - 20:00 hs (Day 3)
Explorers Bay Pier: 17:00 - 17:30 hs (Day 3)
3 Days
August - April
- Navigation and crossing of the Isthmus of Ofqui
- All meals: lunches, dinner, breakfasts. All this accompanied by small snacks (cookies, chocolate, nuts, among others and drinks, tea, coffee and whiskey with ice from the glacier).
- Entrance to Laguna San Rafael National Park
- Accommodation in tent in San Quintin beach and accommodation in Caiquen shelter in the sector of Laguna San Rafael.
- Guides
- Passenger insurance (from 18 to 60 years old)
This is an adventure program, where it is necessary to consider that the sector where it is carried out is very humid and swampy. It is isolated and the nearest medical centre is 300 km away. Although we have done this with different types of passengers, families, children and the elderly (in good physical condition), it is essential that the passenger is aware of this condition.
First layer: ideally breathable T-shirts or T-shirts.
Second layer: Polar fleece coat, trekking trousers, hat, gloves, cover for the neck.
Third layer: Rain and wind clothing - ideally waterproof jacket and pants or waterproof layer - trekking shoes or rubber boots (for water)

Essential items
A second pair of rest shoes, ideally crocs or similar.
1 change of dry clothes: socks, t-shirt, coat, trousers that can be in a dry bag and stay dry in case the passenger gets wet.
Personal hygiene items
Flashlight or headlamp
Waterproof for the backpack and/or devices such as a camera.
Fares for a minimum of 2 passengers, maximum capacity 8 passengers
This program must be booked at least one week in advance.

Details of Day Tours

Once gathered at the dock of Puerto Exploradores, we will have a brief safety talk and information about the trip. After boarding one of our boats, we will enjoy a delicious breakfast admiring the landscape that unfolds before our eyes, in a smooth navigation of approximately 2 hours.

We will cross the lagoon to disembark on the beach of the Isthmus of Ofqui. Here we will make our lunch, and then we will start a walk along a historic path. In this path we can find the vestiges of what was the attempt to build a channel to connect Laguna San Rafael with the Gulf of penalties, approximately in the middle of the last century.

After two hours of walking we will reach the Negro River, where we will embark on a boat and make the descent down the river. After 1:30 hours of navigation we will arrive at San Quintín beach, where we can appreciate the impressive view of the homonymous glacier. Here we will prepare our camp and prepare dinner. Throughout this journey we will learn more about the history of Ofqui and enjoy the beautiful beach at the end of the road.

On our second day, we will take a walk to Devil's Island. Here we can discover whale bones and miniature forests, as part of the wonderful biodiversity of the sector. We will arrive at dusk to spend the night in our camp.

During the third day we will return to San Rafael where we will find a boat that will take us to the blue wall of the glacier. We will begin the return to Bahía Exploradores after lunch, returning at approximately 5:30 p.m.

How to get to Puerto Exploradores: In Puerto Tranquilo, just before crossing the bridge of its northern limit, you must turn towards Route X-728 towards the Exploradores Valley, which must be followed until km. 86 where is the end of the road. It is approximately two and a half hours from Puerto Tranquilo to this point where the meeting time is at 9:45 AM, which means leaving at the latest at 7:30 AM from Puerto Tranquilo. Here you will find a large area to park and our crew will be waiting for you.
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Incredible day in Puerto Rio Tranquilo

if you are traveling to Puerto Rio Tranquilo you shouldn´t miss the tour . It is a unique experience!

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San Rafael Lagoon & Gulf of Las Penas

Service with transfer. Includes: - Navigation and crossing of the Isthmus of Ofqui - Complete food: lunch, dinner, breakfast. All this accompanied by small snacks (cookies, chocolate, nuts, among others and drinks, tea, coffee and whiskey with ice from the Glacier) - Entrance to Laguna San Rafael National Park - Accommodation in tent in San Quintin beach and accommodation in Caiquen refuge in the Laguna San Rafael sector. - Guides - Insurance for passengers (from 18 to 60 years old)

Starts: 07:30 Hs
Duration: 3 DIAS
Operates: Everyday
Offered in: Español English

From: USD 758.5

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