Meet your guide at your hotel in Puerto Varas at 8h30 and we enjoy a scenic drive along lake Llanquihue to our base in Ensenada (40 min). This is where we get to choose between single or tandem expedition sea kayaks and pick up our gear for the day. 30 minutes driving later we are at the mouth of the northernmost fjord of Patagonia, Reloncavi fjord in Ralún bay. We put in ideally protected conditions before heading to the south. Around the first peninsula we arrive in a small cove with green meadows getting to the fjord, this is where we stop for lunch. Señora Yolanda awaits us in her farm to enjoy a “mate” around the wood stove. Lunch is served and we have great exchanges with this family who has been living there for 4 generations.
After a freshly brewed coffee and a short walk around the woods it is time to get back on the sea and paddle in front of snowcapped Yates and Hornopiren volcanoes. We also have chances to see sea lions and dolphins (local species are smaller than the average ones we found in other places of the world) and a rich variety of birds that can go from Pelicans to Cormorans and even Penguins. We then get to cross the fjord to the entrance of the village of Cochamó, hanging between the Andes and the Pacific.
Cochamó valley and its granite big walls is world renowned between rock climbers and also offers incredible places to hike around. This is where our van awaits us and we get out of the water before driving back to Puerto Varas and being back in town at around 7pm.