This is an 8-day paddling trip starting in the Chilean Andes and ending in ViveSUP's hometown of Puerto Varas, Chile, paddling on the lakes and rivers of the Puelo Valley. We begin high in the Andes mountains and make our way to the Chilean Ocean. On the way, we camp as well as stay in hostels and lodges, are transported through pieces of Andean forest by our own personal transport, and have the opportunity to experience the rustic wilderness and wildlife of this pristine region.
Beginning in December 2016 (the beginning of the summer in Chile and Argentina), we are offering guided, all-inclusive paddling trips for groups of 2-12 people. Difficulty level is intermediate with advanced options, including whitewater SUP and downwind.
Day 1: Puerto Varas to Parque Tagua Tagua
The day starts with a drive and ferry ride. From there, we do an introductory paddle on Lake Tagua Tagua, crossing the lake and arriving at our camping site.
Driving: 2 hrs*
Ferry: 30 min
Paddling: 2 hrs
Day 2: Lago Tagua Tagua to Lago Las Rocas
Early in the morning we will paddle on Lake Tagua Tagua to a beautiful waterfall. We will then return to the lodge and have breakfast before taking another short paddle to meet our transport truck. The truck takes us inland to where we meet an oxcart to transport our gear overland where there are not roads. We will walk for about an hour along with the oxcart until we reach the shore of Lake Las Rocas. We will paddle for about an hour on Lake Las Rocas to the island of Isla Bandurrias, where we will spend the night in a lovely hostel.
Driving: 1 hr
Paddling: 1 hr
Hiking: 1 hr
Day 3: Lago Las Rocas to Lago Inferior
We leave the hostel in the morning to continue paddling to the other side of Lake Las Rocas. Here, we will transport our equipment in ATV for about 30 minutes to the shore of Lago Inferior. Depending on conditions, we will either take a boat or paddle to the cabin where we will spend two nights.
Paddling: 2.5 hrs
Hiking: 30 minutes
Day 4: Rio Puelo, local community
We will have free time for you to decide what you would like to do. Some options are fly fishing, spend time with the local community, hiking, paddling, or just relaxing.
Day 5: Rio Puelo (La Pasarela to Puerto Urrutia)
We will leave the cabin and transport our equipment on ATV for about a half hour to reconnect with our transport truck, which will drive us for another half hour to La Pasarela, where we begin paddling on the Puelo River. After about 2 hours we arrive at Puerto Urrutia where we will spend the night camping in Llanada Grande. There's the option to do a hike to a waterfall, and to camp there as well.
Paddling: 2 hrs
Hiking: 30 minutes
Driving: 30 min
Day 6: Rio Manso to Rio Puelo, Lago Tagua Tagua
We begin our paddle on Rio Manso which feeds into Rio Puelo. We will continue paddling along Rio Puelo until reaching Lake Tagua Tagua, where we will camp.
Paddling: 2.5 hours
Day 7 Rio Puelo to Lake Tagua Tagua
The transport truck will meet us in the morning and take us to a trailhead where we can do a hike in Park Tagua Tagua. We will hike to the mountain refuge where we will spend the night.
Hiking: 2-3 hours
Day 8: Lago Tagua Tagua to Puerto Varas
We hike down from the mountain refuge, take a ferry across Lake Tagua Tagua and connect with our transport truck which takes us back to Puerto Varas.
Driving: 110k (3hrs)
Ferry: 45 mins
Hiking: 2 hrs
*All paddling, hiking and driving times are approximate
dates and prices
We have our trips planned for this summer season in Chile and Argentina. Trip departures are:
January, 2019 ( North Patagonia SUP Expeditions 8 days, 7 nights)
February, 2019 ( North Patagonia SUP Expeditions 8 days, 7 nights)
February 2019 (SUPYOGA Retreat 6 days 5 nights) ESPECIAL EVENT!!
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