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Kayaking On Lake Los Palos
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Enjoy the wild nature of this portion of northern Patagonia, where the Andes Mountain Range sinks into the ocean, resulting in dozens of small lakes and rivers surrounded by majestic mountains. Begin your adventure with a short scenic drive from Puerto Chacabuco to Lake Los Palos. After a safety briefing, you’ll paddle along the western shore of the lake northward until reaching the Tabo River, which feeds the lake.
This is an area of calm, crystalline waters. The next part of the navigation takes you upstream, where you’ll see the varied native vegetation and the typical Patagonian birds that inhabit this area, such as the kingfisher, eagles, several species of ducks and more. Stop to stretch your legs and take a short walk into the woods before continuing your navigation. You’ll reach a small island full, where a second stop is made in order to rest for a while and regain some energy with a light snack, before heading back to the starting point.
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Note: Participants must be at least 12 years of age and maximum advisable distance between waist and heels is 43 inches (approx. 1.1 meters). Although tour does not have a weight restriction, the width of the cockpit is only 17 1/2 inches wide, please take this into consideration. Participants are required to sign a waiver. We suggest you bring a change of clothes and binoculars. Due to the limited tourism infrastructure in this part of Chile, some guides only have basic English language skills, but are eager to share their country with you and give you a memorable experience. Please bear with any language difficulties you may encounter. Buses are not air conditioned.
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Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travellers.
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