Navigation through the two impressive glaciers of Seno Última Esperanza
The Navigation to the Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers takes us to the largest environmental protection zone in all of Chile. With more than 35,000 km² of practically virgin surface, with native vegetation and glaciers that form the Bernardo O’Higgins National Park. Place that also stands out for housing the culture and vestiges of the Kawésqar or Alacalufe ethnic groups.
With this navigation through the canals of Última Esperanza, you will be able to appreciate the flora and fauna of this beautiful place. In addition, obviously, to arrive in front of the Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers. Undoubtedly, a unique and remarkable experience in Patagonia.
Set sail towards the Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers
Our excursion begins with the departure from the city of Puerto Natales to start a navigation that will take us to the Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers located in the Bernardo O’Higgins National Park. We will begin the navigation through the interior of the Última Esperanza Estuary. Place where we will visualize the Guanacos Island, Cascadas de los Cóndores and the beautiful Balmaceda Glacier, which will be the first glacier that we will be able to contemplate.
In addition, we will appreciate the wonderful landscape that surrounds us. It is possible to see birds such as some condors and the marine fauna, such as sea lions that above all are in charge of making us the most picturesque journey. We will first arrive at the Balmaceda Glacier to later view the Serrano Glacier to disembark in the Bernardo O’Higgins National Park. A path of approximately 1 km will take us to the base of the Serrano Glacier, bordering the Témpanos lagoon and crossing a native forest of coigües, ñirres and ciruelillos. In this place we can take photos and admire the enormous mass of ice, but not before enjoying a cocktail with ancient ice.
During the excursion we will visit a typical Patagonian ranch where you will enjoy a delicious Patagonian lunch.
|Bilingual guide (Spanish and English)
Coffee or tea and snack
Whiskey millennial ice
|Transfer to the place of presentation
Services not mentioned
Medical or other insurance
Where is the place of presentation for the Balmaceda and Serrano Navigation?
The meeting point is at Hermann Eberhard, on the corner of Blanco Encalada, in the city of Puerto Natales.
What to take to the Balmaceda and Serrano navigation?
Waterproof mountain shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, hat for the sun, hat and gloves for the cold, short-sleeved and long-sleeved shirts, fleece-type warm clothing and waterproof jacket and pants.
Important: It is very important to keep in mind that this activity can be affected by weather conditions, which is why it is not advisable to choose this Navigation to the Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers for the last day of your visit to Patagonia, in order to be able to reschedule the activity if the weather does not allow the departure of the boat.
*Excursion subject to a minimum of 25 passengers to set sail, make your reservation and we will confirm availability.
Check the contracting terms of the Balmaceda and Serrano tour.
Full day tour in regular service.
Children under 2 years old are exempt from payment. Children between 2 and 12 years old will pay 50% of the rate.
The places to be visited are subject to change the same day of the tour in case of adverse weather conditions.
The end time of this activity could be modified due to weather conditions, so we recommend that you do not buy tickets to leave Puerto Natales until three hours after the time contemplated for the return, or leave your trip for the next day after finished the tour.
Cancellation with a minimum of 48 hours before, 100% refund depending on the payment method. Check the particular conditions of each product in case you have to cancel within a period of less than 48 hours.
If the passenger does not show up at the times defined for the tour, there will be no refund.
Suspension due to weather conditions: Full refund will be made when the company cancels before starting the service.
During the development of the activity, no refund of money is contemplated, in this case because they are factors external to the company.
If there is compensation for a special situation, it will be agreed with the people, and will be defined by the development of the travel program.
Important: No tour includes accident insurance.
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