We depart early in the morning, leaving your hotel; we ride by coach south on the Southern Highway to our destination the village of Hornopirén. Arriving in about four hours, we set up our kayaks. This is the northern entrance of the Pumalin Project. After eating lunch we take to the kayaks, setting out towards a beautiful island called LLancahué (about 3 hours paddling). Camping
We will eat breakfast at 9:00 am. We shall leave LLancahué early morning, making our way back across the Comau fjord, and from there we continue our trip into the fjord of Quintupeu. Here we camp with a view of glaciers in one direction and four miles of fjord in the other (about 4 or 5 hours of spectacular paddling). Set up camp and eat a hearty lunch. Afternoon free to explore the beautiful surroundings, or just kick back and relaxes.
We will breakfast early in the morning. Leaving Quintupeu with the change of the tide we shall make better time paddling back out of the Quintupeu fjord. This day will be our longest paddling day in which we shall cover about 20 miles. Today we reach the waters of the Cahuelmo fjord and a soothing hot springs will be our reward. Local people had carved many rustic tubs in rock at the water’s edge years ago. Each one is a different size and all have very hot water, easily regulated by simple and natural methods to attain the temperature desired for an extremely pleasant bath. These baths are part of the Project Pumalin and thus have more comfortable camping facilities and bathrooms. We proceed to prepare our campsite in order to enjoy the rest of the afternoon in this incredible place, with a beautiful sunset, and have a relaxing night at the hot springs.
We will have breakfast early in the morning. Today we shall have time to relax while we wait for low tide to start our trek to Abascal Lake, approximately 7miles from camp, nestled between tremendous spires of the Andes. We shall enjoy dramatic scenery on this hike, and start making our way back to base camp in the afternoon to arrive for dinner, and after a long day, a dip fjord and relaxing soak in the hot springs.
Breakfast early in the morning today we leave the Cahuelmo hot springs (high tide) and paddle towards the Comau fjord, observering some flora and fauna all along the way: dolphins, cormorants, penguins, sea lions. After about four hours paddling we shall have lunch on our kayaks, and then continue towards Porcelana, a rather special creek of natural hot water emerging from the temperate rain forest. This particular spot does not belong to the Pumalin project Here we will set up camp enjoying dinner. Afterward we shall hike a very short path where the creek is located, enjoying the most extraordinary nature hot baths and then return to base camp.
We will have breakfast early morning. And we will go back from Comau, finishing in Hornopiren town, and then to Puerto Varas.