TIERRA DEL FUEGO SEA KAYAK AND TREKKING         7 DAY 6 NIGHTS TRIP

Paddle on a sea kayak between fjords and glaciers of Tierra del Fuego in the Chilean Patagonia, along the Darwin mountain range; an adventure trip, for nature lovers, with minimal logistical support, so , Kayaking experience is required and knowledge of camping in remote areas.  Only for real adventurers.

Description:

Program of Sea kayaking between fjords and glaciers of Tierra del Fuego in the Chilean Patagonia is a form of adventure travel in which we reach the heart of Tierra del Fuego by plane, straight to the largest natural private park of Tierra del Fuego, Karukinka. Once there we have the chance to see the conservation work that held the WCS there. From here we move overland to reach the fjords of Tierra del Fuego to explore.

In this adventure we will sail in front of huge ice walls, fjords , recently modeled by glaciers, we will see extraordinary wildlife, including: elephant seals, leopard seals, dolphins, sea lions, black-browed albatross, king penguins among other species.

 

 This is a journey to prehistory where the support we give is the minimum, to make this a safe adventure, a zodiac boat will sail with us moving base camp, but our kayaks are our main transportation. This is a real adventure, you need to have a good physical condition, have experience in camping and kayaking techniques.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Punta Arenas – Pampa Guanaco – Karunkinka Park

08:00 Pickup of passengers from hotel or agreed place.              Transfer to airport

10:00 Flight from Punta Arenas airport to Pampa Guanaco airfield (Fire          Land)

12:00 Arrival at Karukinka Natural Park.

12:30 Welcome meeting with WCS guides, talk about the park work.

13:00 Lunch Time

15:30 Trekking  to lookout condors. (2 hours)

18:00 Briefing: useful and technical info and activities for  the next               day

19:00 Dinner

 

* Lecture after dinner: Kayaking plan - Maria Bay Port – Parry fjord

Day 2: Karukinka – Maria Bay Port – Parry fjord

05:00 Braeakfast

05:45 Rendez vouz with passengers to begin overland transfer to                Maria Bay Port 

08:00 Start Paddling from María Bay Port through Amphitheater Base          Camp (8 hours)

13:00 Lunch time and camp set up

18:00 Arrival at Amphitheater Base Camp

18:30 Briefing: useful and technical info and activities for  the next           day (cocktail)

19:30 Dinner

 

 

*Lecture: Glaciology

Day 3 Base Camp – Active Glacier – Base Camp

08:00 Breakfast

09:30 Start Paddling for a full day from Base Camp  to Active Glacier          (6 hours)

12:00 Lunch Time 

17:00 Arrival at Amphitheater Base Camp

18:00 Briefing: useful and technical info and activities for the next            day (cocktail)

19:30 Dinner

 

 

 

 

 

*Lecture: Leopard Seals

Day4: Glacier – Leopard Seals kayak Route

08:00 Breakfast

09:30 Start Paddling for a full day from Base Camp to Parry Glacier.            In search of Leopard seals. (6 Hours)

12:00 Lunch Time

17:00 Arrival at Amphitheater Base Camp

18:00 Briefing: useful and technical info and activities for  the next            day (cocktail)

 

19:30 Dinner 

Day 5: Parry fjord – María Bay Port 

08:00 Breakfast

09:00 Start paddling at the Chico Glacier area and return to María Bay area

12:00 Lunch

18:00 Arrival at Caleta Maria Cove Base Camp

19:30 Briefing: useful and technical info and activities for the next day (cocktail)

20:30 Dinner

 

 

 

 

* Lecture: Elephant seals – King Penguin

Day6: Visit Penguin and Elephant seals colony

08:00 Breakfast

08:30 Start Paddling at Penguin colony

12:00 Lunch Time

14:00 Start Paddling at Elephant seal colony

16:00 Arrival to Caleta María Cove (snack)

17:00 Ground Transfer from Caleta María Cove to Karukinka Park

19:00 Arrival at Karukinka Park

19:30 Briefing: useful and technical info and activities for the next             day (cocktail)

20:30 Dinner

 

 

*Lecture: Paciencia Valley

Day 7: Karukinka Park

10:00 Breakfast Free morning

12:00 Lunch

14:00 Hike for 4 hours up to Paciencia Valley, plants and vegetation          study. 

18:00 Arrival at Karukinka Park

19:00 Briefing: useful and technical info

20:00 Dinner

 

 

*Lecture: free anybody shares their experiences, guests.

Day 8: Asado al Palo (Roast Lamb) typical Patagonian meal            and tasting

09:00 Breakfast

10:00 Preparation of roast lamb, the Gaucho style

14:00 Lunchtime (tasting)

15:00 Trip closing ceremony and gifts delivery

16:30 Ground Transfer to airfield to take airplane back to Punta                Arenas.

18:30 Landing at Punta Arenas airport.

 

19:30 Transfer to Punta Arenas city

*** End of Program ***

includes:

Transport: Ground Transfer from Punta Arenas to Airport

Domestic Flight from Punta Arenas – Karukinka Park – Punta Arenas

Ground Transfer from Karukinka Park – Maria Bay – Karukinka

Kayaking from Maria Bay – Parry Fjord – Maria Bay

Camping Material: tent, sleeping bag, dinning tent, Karukinka Lodge and support boats.

Food: All Meals, snacks, cocktails, hot and cold drinks

Kayak: Tandem double kayak, and kayak gear (skirt, paddle, poggies ,PFD) semi dry clothes Kokatat, Kayak Guide, Paddling techniques and Safety Briefing interpretative and observation of wildlife during the paddling sessions.

Hiking: Interpretative walks through sub-antartic forest and vegetation.

Gifts: Photo record of the expedition, informative field guide material, t-shirts with humpback whale logos and a Chilean Wine.