ANDEAN KAYAKING

INCA LAGOON

Do you know how does it feel paddling at 9200 ft between summits of more than 15000 ft? Paddle with us, in a terrific trip around Laguna Del Inca in the heart of the Central Andes. The lagoon has an amazing emerald watercolor and is surrounded by huge and steep peaks. Enjoy views of Aconcagua Mount (21.00 ft) on the run!

 Take a breath and come to discover what's behind those magnificent mountains!

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Location

Santiago, Chile


Difficulty

Easy


Paddling time

2,5 hours including resting time and a very relax pace


Transportation time

2,5 hours of transportation on the car from Santiago to the beginning of the path.


Technical data

11 nautical miles round trip/ Altitude 8200 ft.


Season

October to May


Requirements

Age of participants must be between 14 and 75 years old. The physical and medical condition must be compatible with activity. Know how to swim (When in doubt, please ask). Doesn´t require previous kayak experience.

The times on the itinerary below are an approximation of the schedule. These times could vary depending on weather and the speed of your group. A more accurate pick -up time will be delivered once we receive your pick -up address obtained through the booking process.

7:00 Transport from your hotel or meeting point in Santiago.

8:00 We will leave the highway and we'll be heading to the east getting deep into the Andes. You'll see views of Aconcagua and high peaks

9:30 Arrival to Laguna del Inca and download of the kayak equipment from the truck and set the gear at the shore.

11:00 Paddling around the shore of the lagoon. We'll enjoy the huge summits around us and the emerald waters.

12:30 Rest and snack time at the opposite shore.

13:30 Second half of the paddling exploration.

14:30 Upload of the kayaking stuff to the truck.

15:30 Return on our private transport starts. 

18:00 arrival to your hotel or meeting point in Santiago.

Warning: This activity could include paddling in windy conditions as well choppy water, sudden changes of weather, paddle under strong sun.

What's included

  • Private transportation between all the points.
  • Guides: 1 each 4 clients
  • Kayaking gear: kayak, paddle, dry bags, spray skirt, bilge pump
  • Lunch Box (isotonic juice, granola or energy bars, sandwich, fruits, cookies, chocolate)
  • Park fee
  • First aid kit
  • VHF Radio and Satellite Phone

What's not included

  • Personal Clothing (Please check "Gear")
  • Small backpack (Rent available for 10 USD)
  • Personal Insurance

What to bring:

Summer:

* Ask for rental gear.

  • Sport t-shirt
  • Polar Fleece or similar
  • Wind jacket or waterproof jacket.
  • Hiking pants or shorts. Swimming shorts works well too.
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sandals to wear inside the kayak. Crocs or Bammers are ideal. As an option, you could bring neoprene surf shoes if you have.
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun hat/ lipbalm
  • Sunscreen
  • Extra layers in case you get wet

Autumn or Spring:

  • Summer gear
  • Down or puffy Jacket
  • First layer upper and lower body
  • Liner gloves
  • Wool hat
  • Balaclava/ Neck gator

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