Let’s kayak over 9.800 feet, bike through Juncal valley, rest under the stars and hike to a gorgeous glacier lookout.

We’ll get deep into the Andean Mountains by the main highway that connects Chile with Argentina. After a two hours drive from your hotel in Santiago we’ll reach the Inca Lagoon, where South America’s first ski resort is located. We will row safely through its icy waters of 1.4 miles long, surrounded by mirrored mountains. During exploration we may have lunch at some spot by the shore, or, if you prefer so, visit Portillo’s restaurant*.

By the afternoon we’ll cycle 5.1 miles by a slightly uphill gravel road towards the entrance of Juncal Andean Park. We will follow the namesake river and an abandoned train line that used to connect the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Meanwhile, our driver and assistant will set the camp for us and prepare a cheese & beer aperitivo. At the campsite we’ll have some spare time before dinner. You will sleep on a deluxe tent at 6 feet over the floor which includes a big comfortable mattress, clean blankets, sheets and pillows; glamping style.

The second day we’ll hike towards the largest ice body of Central Chile: The Juncal Glacier. A low slope trail by the eastern bank of the river will lead us to a huge wetland, a mountain oasis plenty of life due to the presence of water all year round. Then we’ll cross Monos de Agua river and enter the last section of the path, which will become less clear and steeper as we continue through a drawer that reveal the presence of the ancient glacier. Once we enjoy lunch at this magnificent scenario we’ll turn and continue our journey back to Santiago.

Summary

  • Activity: Kayaking, biking, hiking
  • Tour length: 2 days 1 night
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Season: Nov to April
  • Kayaking distance: 2.8 miles
  • Biking distance: 5.1 miles

Price

  • US$990 (two people only)
  • * Restaurant not included.

Itinerary

Day 1:

  • 07:30 Pick up at the hotel.
  • 09:30 Arrival to Portillo.
  • 10:15 Kayaking Inca Lagoon.
  • 12:00 Lunch in Portillo.
  • 14:00 Biking Juncal valley.
  • 16:30 Arrival to Juncal camp. Cheese & Wine.
  • 17:00 Spare time.
  • 20:00 Dinner.

Day 2:

  • 07:30 Breakfast.
  • 09:00 Hike begins.
  • 10:30 Wetland arrival.
  • 11:00 Monos de Agua river crossing.
  • 12:00 Juncal Glacier lookout. Lunch.
  • 13:30 Descent begins.
  • 17:00 Ride back to Santiago.
  • 19:00 Back in your hotel.

Include

  • Transport
  • Driver/assistant
  • Bilingual guide ENG – ESP
  • Park entrance fee
  • Box lunches: Two sandwiches, cereal bar, chocolate, cookies, tea coffee or mate, two fruits and water
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • First aid kit
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury tent, mattress, blanket, sheets and pillows
  • Headlamps
  • Binoculars
  • Traversy kayaks (skirt, paddles and life vest)
  • Bikes, helmets and bike tools
  • Trekking poles

Recommendations

  • Small backpack
  • Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunblock
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sandals or light shoes
  • Socks
  • Sport tights
  • Pants
  • Sport shirt long sleeves
  • Thermal shirt long sleeves
  • 2nd warmer layer
  • Insulated jacket
  • Waterproof or windproof jacket
  • Winter hat
  • Gloves

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