Serrano (2 days)

Serrano River & Serrano Glacier

Serrano (2 days)

Bernardo O’higgins National Park


Day 1  

Distance: 26 Mi / Paddling Time: 6 – 7 Hours

Early in the morning, we’ll pick you up at your hotel in a private transportation, and we’ll head to Serrano river´s shore. (1.5 hrs. aprox) We will load the kayaks and make last preparations for the day. The guide will give you a brief explanation of safety and instructions for paddling efficiently, details about the route, weather and river conditions.

We’ll start paddling Serrano River till Serrano waterfall (1.5 hrs). Here, we will carry the Kayaks for about 100 meters to avoid it. We´ll keep paddling through the Serrano River, in our journey to Serrano Glacier. We’ll paddle with amazing views of Tyndall Glacier and Geike Range.

We’ll keep going, surrounded by beautiful Coigue and Cypress forests that live in the river shores. Getting closer to the Mount Balmaceda, till we join the waters of Ultima Esperanza Fjord, in these same waters in which the Spanish Sailor Juan Ladrilleros intensely sought an outlet to the Atlantic (1558), from this point we will discover the beautiful view of the Serrano Glacier.

Night at Balmaceda campsite (Facilities: Toilets)

(Snacks, Lunch and Dinner included)

Day 2

Distance: 2 Mi / Paddling time: 1 – 2 Hours

We will portage the kayaks for 50 meters from camp to Serrano Lagoon. We will paddle on it among many Icebergs in front of the Magnificent Serrano Glacier. The first rays of light will give us unique views of this beautiful place. We’ll have until 11:00 am to paddle and to enjoy this ice scenery which is specially protected from strong winds.

Back to our camp, we will pack all the gear and get back to “21 de Mayo” boat, to go back to Puerto Natales. Along the way, we will make a stop at Perales Ranch, where we’ll be delighted with a traditional Magellan Lamb BBQ. After the lunch, we will get to Puerto Bories, where our private transportation will be waiting. We will take you back to your Hotel around 18:30 hours.

(Breakfast, Snacks and Barbecue Lunch included)

*Sometimes the Lagoon can be blocked with too many pieces of ice, if this is the case; it won’t be possible to paddle in the lake.

Pick up time: 7:30 hrs  Return time: 18:00 hrs


* Wind is a very normal factor in Patagonia, if you choose to do this trip, you have to consider that paddling with wind may be a possibllity.



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Trip Duration

2 days

Physical Level

Medium to High

Kayak Level

2 to 3