NAVIGATION TO THE BALMACEDA AND SERRANO GLACIERS PLUS UPRIVER (WITH THE AGUNSA TONINA BOAT AND ZODIAC)
The presentation time at the boat is at 6:30 in the morning. We start sailing at 07:00 am from EPA pier heading towards Bernardo O’Higgins National Park through Señoret Channel, while enjoying a snack. During the crossing we can observe Mount Balmaceda, where the glaciers we are visiting are located.
Our first point of interest that we will be observing from the boat will be the Frigorifico Bories National Historic Monument, which was founded in 1913 by the Tierra del Fuego Exploratory Society, which has for more than 60 years been the most important fishery in the region. Standing out are its masonry constructions, and English Style Post Victorian industrial architecture.
On our way, while we are sailing towards our destination, we will visit the cliffs and Condores waterfalls. The trip resumes to Mount Balmaceda, 2,035 meters in height, where we will be able to appreciate the glacier of the same name. Then we will disembark in Puerto Toro to begin a walk guided by one of our own, on the banks of the Tempano Lagoon, through a native deciduous forest of Dombey’s Beech, Antarctic Beech and Chilean Firebush, towards the Serrano glacier. Here we will take in and appreciate the vegetation and the contrast between the sky and the sea ice, accompanied by the imposing Serrano glacier.
Upon our return from our walk, some zodiacs will be awaiting with a capacity of 16 people with individual seating, life vests and we will review the excursion that runs 40 kilometers along the Serrano River. We begin the navigation to the Salto, where we disembark and make a
15 minute walk to the viewpoint of Donoso Hill, and then on to the Salto of the Serrano River. Afterwards we embark on another inflatable boat to continue our navigation to Villa Serrano.
During this trip we will stop to enjoy a privileged view of the Tyndall Glacier, which is part of the Southern Ice Field.
Upon arriving to our final destination, lunch awaits us at the Puerto Chaiten rest area (roasted lamb on the stick). There are chicken, fish or vegetarian alternatives, which must be ordered prior to sailing.
Our services finish at approximately 3 pm in Serrano – Transfer to Puerto Natales is NOT INCLUDED
RECOMMENDATION FOR THE EXCURSION:
– Parka or Raincoat
– Comfortable Walking Shoes – Sunscreen
– Pier Boarding Fee
– Snack style Breakfast
– Entrance to the Bernardo O’Higgins National Park – Lunch
optional + Full Day Torres del Paine ( 2 in 1).