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Seakayaking the foothills of Osorno Volcanoe

Kayak LLanuihue lake in front of Osorno volcanoe
 

Description
Includes

Requirements
Observations

Paddle enjoying the 2600m Osorno Volcanoe right in front of you close to a dense rainforest plus a variety of birds. Sumerged trees , lots of little bays. The area where we will be navigating is where the lava meets Llanquihue lake .


sea kayaking Llanquihue  lake


Program:

We meet at 9AM to start our trip driving close to the southern shore of LLanquihue lake , the second biggest in Chile , with amazing views of Osorno Volcanoe until we reach Ensenada town.

After receiving a safety talk and practising some basic strokes we will start paddling close to the shore till suddenly appearing the entrance to the small but beautiful Laguna Verde (the green lake) surrounded by huge trees.

submerged forests in Llanquihue Lake

Exploring the coast and little bays

As we will be travelling in small groups and quietly , we will have good opportunities to enjoy a variety of birds like cormorants , egrets , kingfisher and probably black neck swans plus the colors of the the clouds reflecting in the water , and the magnificent sound of the silence.

snorkeling Llanquihue lake

Stop in a beach and start snorkelling with magnifiscent views of huge trees in the bottom of the lake , enjoy our box-lunch , continue paddling always close to the coast and start our return to our van arriving in Puerto Varas aprox.5 PM.

paddling Llanquihue lake 

SPECIFICATIONS 
Level suitable for any level including beginners

Area

Lake District
Duration 1 day
Time of Year all the year ...please ask for availability
Dates

every day ... ... although it rains

Price Please Ask
Trip Details Starts and ends in Puerto Varas
# of participants 8 participants that respect the nature
Climate check
Photography Opportunities marvellous views of Osorno and Calbuco volcanoe , sumerged trees, little bays , variety of birds including olivaceus cormorant , kingfisher , egrets and probably black neck swans.
Activities * Scenic driving close to the southern border of Llanquihue Lake with beautiful views of osorno and Calbuco Volcanoe.

*Safety talk , general seakayak instruction , simulation of a rescue...before starting the trip.

*Snorkelling submerged forests


Other Trips
in the area
(Not included)

Seakayak trips in the area:

* Northern Patagonia Fjords of Pumalin Park (4,6 days)

* Todos los Santos Lake (1-3 days)

* Reloncavi Fjord (1-3 days)

* Chiloe: Churches and Nature : (Penguins and kayaking wetlands of Chepu River)
(2 Days)

* 2 Days Cochamo: Seakayak Reloncavi Fjord and Horseriding Cochamo Valley

Suggested Gear Please Ask
How To Get There
Private vehicle from YAK EXPEDICIONES


Includes
  • Transportation in private vehicle from your Hotel in Puerto Varas to the destination and back to Puerto Varas.
  • Seakayak equipment:
    Double seakayak with original rudder, seakayak paddles , lifejacket , sprayskirt, wetsuit and paddling jacket
  • General instruction before starting to paddle: safety talk , practice of strokes and simulation of a rescue.
  • Box-Lunch
  • English speaking seakayak guide , classified by the British Canoe Union as a BCU 4STAR Sea Award , ACA Seakayak Instructor Level 4, with NOLS Trainning.
  • Snorkeling equipment (diving mask)
    * It´s not a proper diving activity (like scuba diving) , it´s just enjoying getting underwater with a mask
  • imited insurance once the seakayak trip starts with Interamericana Insurance Company (chilean company.

    * Ask about recommended gear list.

 

Requirements
  • Swimming expertise 
  • Contemplative attitude and respect for the existing ecosystem. 
  • Physical state and health compatible with the activity to be performed
  • Previous indication of any illness or health problem.
  •  You'll find your trip even more enjoyable if you remember to bring flexibility and a sense of humor with you.
  • Possibly while we are driving to our destination , or while we are paddling , weather conditions (wind) may change and in order of the group safety the paddling could be delay, shorten or cancelled. This fact doesnt means any kind of refund.
  • Understand that this is team activity in the outdoors and the participation of each person at each stage is fundamental.  
  • Before trip you must turn in a signed form of  Release of Liability
  • To have read and clearly understand the General Conditions section.
  • Send complete the RESERVATION Form and MEDICAL Form that appears after you press the RESERVATION button that is at the end of this program  
Observations
  •  The trip has been planned with the consideration of those without previous experience.. Before we begin our great trip,  we will have a complete discussion and practice session covering rescue techniques and paddling maneuvers so that our participants feel more comfortable during the trip and can really enjoy the beautiful views that they encounter. 
  • To guarantee the security of our customers, we use very stable and confortable seakayaks imported from Germany , USA and Canada.
  • The trip will take place even if it rains.

Note: We must mention that the success of this type of trip is subject to the weather as well the personality of the person, therefore an adventure spirit and good disposition will be fundamental.


RESERVATION

AFTER  you press the RESERVATION button, send us an email specifying:
- Your Name , age
- Name of the trip you want  (number of days)
- Number of participants
- Date of the trip you want (and your availability)

* we will send you a Reservation and Medical Forms that you have to send us back by email


   
 
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