W Trek and Kayak

Our W trek and Kayak trip explores Torres del Paine and Patagonia’s wild and remote side kayaking Serrano River. An absolutely unique adventure!

Day 1 / Base of the Towers

This trip starts in Puerto Natales, a lovely town on the Señoret Channel. At 7:30 am, you will take a public bus (2,5 hrs) to Torres del Paine National Park, which was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1978. Today, you will trek the most famous trail in Paine: The Base of the Towers. (7 hrs. round trip 19km)

Highlights: Wildlife, Almirante Nieto mountain, Paine Towers.

Accommodation: Camping (gear included) or Refuge options available

(lunch box and dinner included)


Day 2 / Grey Glacier Lookout

At 8:30 am you will take the shuttle to Laguna Amarga. from here the bus to Pudeto (included). At 12:00, you will take a Catamaran (not included) that crosses the turquoise colored Pehoe Lake to Paine Grande Refuge.

You will have the rest of the day to walk to any of the Grey Glacier’s lookouts. The first one is 3 hrs round trip.

Highlights: Grey Glacier, Olguin Range

Accommodation: Camping (gear included) or Refuge options available

(Breakfast, lunch box and dinner included)


Day 3 / French Valley, Paine Horns

Today you will trek to The French Valley. You can choose how far you want to get. The Valley is one of the most beautiful areas in Paine. (7 – 8 hrs. round trip, 10,8 km).

At 18:00 hrs you will take the Catamaran back to Pudeto. A private transportation will be waiting for you to take you to Rio Serrano Campsite. (Camping gear included)

Highlights: Pehoe Lake, Paine Horns, Paine Grande mountain, French Glacier.

Accommodation: Camping (gear included)

(Breakfast, lunch box and dinner included)


Day 4 / Serrano River Kayak trip

This kayak trip will take you to a remote side of Patagonia. Bernardo O’higgins National Park is full with beauty and greatness. Around 9:00 am, you will meet at the campsite with Kayak en Patagonia guides. They will give you a safety briefing before getting to the water.

On double expedition sea kayaks, you will go down Serrano River (The company provides all the kayak gear including dry suits.) The day ends at Puerto Toro campsite on the base of Balmaceda Mountain with a walking distance to Serrano Glacier! A very unique spot!

Highlights: Serrano River, Tyndall Glacier

Accommodation: Camping (gear included)

(Breakfast, lunch box and dinner included)


Day 5 / Serrano River Kayak trip

If the weather conditions are good, after breakfast, you will paddle in Serrano Lagoon among many Icebergs just in front of the Magnificent Serrano Glacier.

At noon, you will get all the gear on a boat that will take you back to Puerto Natales through Ultima Esperanza Fjord with amazing surroundings.

Return time to Puerto Natales: 18:30 hrs

Highlights: Serrano Glacier, Balmaceda Mountain and Glacier, Ultima Esperanza Fiord

(Breakfast, BBQ lunch included)

End of trip.

What's Included
  • Pre-trip support & logistics
  • Full itinerary (according to your flexible dates)
  • Accommodation at Campsites with gear included (tent, sleeping bag, mattress)
  • Transportation
  • Kayak Certified Guide and Gear
  • Logistics
  • Special travel guide book (pdf document) with: The best local tips for your itinerary, what to bring and what to wear recommendations, map details, cool info of the area & emergency contacts.

Ask for this same trip with a one day kayak trip on Grey Lake & River!

we felt well taken care of, allowing us to focus on the good stuff! The tent, sleeping bags, and even the tasty meal prepared for us after a long hike were beyond our expectations and of course with a view you can’t beat.
Lila Kirk and Justin Pretlow (USA)November 2015 - Trek + Kayak trip

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