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 an adventure in a unique setting full of nature, culture and history!

Explore with us a historical route that from time immemorial was used to connect navigation between Laguna San Rafael and the Golfo de Penas

You will be amazed by the beautiful landscape of the destination and one of the longest beaches in Chile that awaits us at the end of the river. 

We will carry out fun navigation and trekking activities, always accompanied by expert guides who know the area we are exploring. 
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STARTS
PUERTO RIO TRANQUILO (CL)
Puerto Tranquilo: 07.30 hs
Explorers Bay Pier: 09.45 hs
ENDS
Puerto Tranquilo: 19:30 - 20:00 hs (Day 3)
Explorers Bay Pier: 17:00 - 17:30 hs (Day 3)
DURATION
3 Days
FREQUENCY
Everyday
SEASON
August - April
INCLUDED
- Navigation and crossing of the Isthmus of Ofqui
- All meals
- 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)
NOT INCLUDED
Extras not mentioned in the itinerary
PHYSICAL REQS.
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.
DIFFICULTY
Low
WHAT TO BRING?
Clothing
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.
Sunblock
Sunglasses
OTHER
Fares for a minimum of 2 passengers, maximum capacity 8 passengers
This program must be booked at least one week in advance.
INCLUDED MENU
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).

Details of Day Tours

Our tour begins once we meet at the Puerto Exploradores dock, where 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 have our lunch, and then we will start a walk along a historical path. On this path we will be able to find the vestiges of what was the attempt to build a channel to unite Laguna San Rafael with the Gulf of Sorrows, approximately halfway through the last century.

After two hours of walking we will arrive at the Negro River, where we will embark on a boat and make the descent through the river. After 1:30 hours of navigation we will arrive at San Quintin beach, where we will be able to appreciate the impressive view of the homonymous glacier. Here we will set up our camp and prepare dinner. During all this trip we will know more about the history of Ofqui and we will enjoy the beautiful beach at the end of the road.

On our second day, we will hike to Devil's Island. Here we will be able to discover whale bones and miniature forests, as part of the wonderful biodiversity of the area. We will arrive at nightfall to spend the night in our camp.

During the third day we will return to San Rafael where a boat 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 pm.
 

**How to get to Puerto Exploradores: In Puerto Tranquilo, just before crossing the bridge at its northern boundary, you must turn onto route X-728 towards the Exploradores Valley, which you must follow until km. 86 where the end of the road is located. It is approximately two and a half hours from Puerto Tranquilo to this point where the meeting time is 9:45 AM, which means leaving Puerto Tranquilo at 7:30 AM at the latest. Here you will find a large parking area and our crew will be waiting for you. 
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Incredible day in Puerto Rio Tranquilo
08/02/2019
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if you are traveling to Puerto Rio Tranquilo you shouldn´t miss the tour . It is a unique experience!

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