It all begins with our passengers being picked up at their hotel with our registered utility vehicles.
Once everyone is on board, we will drive to our exclusive boarding place on Lake Gutiérrez, the El Retorno inn, a unique spot on the shores of this fine lake. Our guides will be waiting for us with all the gear ready.
Backpacks with passengers’ extra clothing will remain in our utility vehicles.
Cap, gloves, sunscreen, water, and a photograph camera will be the essential items to carry on the kayak. Let Pura Vida worry about all the rest.
Our guides will be introduced to the group, and will begin to equip everyone with a neoprene spray skirt, waterproof NRS jackets with thermosealed seams imported from the US, special kayaking lifesavers, NRS paddles imported from the US, and neoprene gloves (we recommend that you wear woolen or fleece gloves below these in wintertime).
Dry NRS bags imported from the US will be placed at the disposal of passengers to protect their photograph cameras. Should these bags fall into the water, they will keep the cameras inside dry and afloat.
Once the passengers are all geared up, the guides will give a talk on safety, explaining from how to climb onboard a kayak to what to do in the event of unexpected experiences.
We will then get on board and determine the paddling route depending on weather conditions (calm or windy) and on the needs of the group.
The length of our stay on the lake will be approximately 2 hours, including a stop on some lonely and paradisiacal beach for a cup of coffee, tea, or hot cocoa with regional alfajores.
Discover an activity that will fill you with good moments, with the unique sensation of floating very close to the surface, immersed in a different world.
We will then climb back on board and return to the El Retorno inn, where we will use its facilities to dress in our regular clothes prior to our 20-minute drive to town.
Summary of our outing
Type: Half day kayaking.
Start: Lago Gutierrez.
Degree of difficulty: easy/medium.
Sights: wildlife, local culture, Photography.
Includes: kayaks, paddles, English-speaking guides, delicious meals, camping gear (except for sleeping bag and insulation pads), insurance.
Physical shape in accordance with the activity to carry out.
Will to strictly follow the indications of the guides, and to enjoy adventure in Patagonia.
No prior experience required.
Minimum number of passengers: 2.
Read and accept the General Conditions and submit a signed copy of the Disclaimer.
The outing is available throughout the year, even with rain or snow.
We must bear in mind that this is a true touring kayak expedition, which means that we are self-sufficient, carrying in our kayaks everything we need for the trip.
Depend on the weather conditions the lake of the kayaking outing could be change for the folowing options: Lake Hess, Lake Nahuel Huapi, Lake Mascardi, Lake Guillelmo o Lake Steffen, Moreno.