Day 1: On our way to Patagonia

We drive at 6am from Puerto Varas and get in our first ferry on the austral highway. We will reach the Comau fjord during the morning and we pack up our kayaks just before lunch on the shore. Today is a relatively short day of paddling, between 2 and 3 hours in relatively protected waters until we reach Llancahue island. Paddling along the island we reach Llancahue B&B and its hotsprings, our spot for this evening. This is a locally run hotel with a great service and incredible set up. After unloading the kayaks we have time to soak in these great thermal pools with great lookouts to the fjord. A pisco sour on the terrace before a fresh fish dinner at the B&B. Time to go to bed early as the serious paddling begins tomorrow.
Overnight in twin rooms. Meals Included (L/D).
 
Day 2 : Fjord crossing
 
We will surely be the first people awake in the hosteria, a good breakfast and we get back to the kayaks to be on the water at sunrise. Our crossing today is more exposed than yesterday and we want to be on the water in time. Our schedule will also be set on the tide table. We paddle towards the Southeast until reaching the narrow entrance of the Quintupeu fjord. Impressive steep walls await us at the entrance of the fjord, once we are inside the fjord conditions will be milder. The Andes and its native forest gets to meet with the Pacific and this is a great moment to paddle in the heart of this landscape.

Lunch will be on one of the few beaches in the fjord and we decide to go for a shower under one of the waterfalls around before we get to the bottom of the fjord and our camping spot for tonight. We leave the kayaks over the tide line and prepare our campsite for tonight. Dinner is a task of everybody and we have a great night under the stars.
Camping. Meals Included (B / L / D).
 
Day 3 : A great day out.
 
The most committed day of the trip, we get on the water very early (depending on the conditions maybe before sunrise). We will bring energy bars on the decks of our kayaks as we want to make most of the miles today before lunch time. There are very few options where to land and the entrance of the next fjord: Cahuelmó can be tricky with the wind blowing from the Northeast. The fjord entrance is protected by granite walls which make some interesting reactionary waves after midday. At the same time we have to calculate our itinerary to be able to paddle up the fjord and get to Cahuelmó river mouth at the bottom of the Estuary. We then reach an emblematic place of the Pumallin project and Cahuelmó springs are very welcome after these hours spent paddling.
The pools have been craved on the river bank and this is an amazing place where to relax and enjoy the sunset soaking in thermal water. We set up campsite in the heart of the rain forest, surrounded by many different species of birds. Dinner again is cooked by the whole group and we spend the night in tents.
Camping. Meals Included (B / L / D).
 
Day 4: Back to civilization.
 
Another hearty breakfast and a last jump in the pools before we get back in to the kayaks. Depending on the paddling conditions we decide on the route we take today. A paddling section around the sea lions colony at the mouth of the fjord and we meet our support boat that will take us back to Hornopiren where our van awaits us. Lunch is at a local Cocineria (we recommend the Merluza) and the drive back to Puerto Varas is along the austral highway. We arrive at Puerto Varas around 20:30h.
End of our services. Meals Included (B / L).