Kayaking in Geike Glacier, Torres del Paine, Magallanes Chile

Upstream paddling adventure:
Between glaciers
River current:
Torres del Paine is located in Southern Patagonia and is one of the numerous and spectacular national parks in Chile. It was created in 1959 and UNESCO has listed the location as a Biosphere Reserve since 1978. This place is a wonderland for nature enthusiasts from all over the world.

Waterfalls and rivers, Magellanic sub-polar forests, pampas, mountains covered with permanent ice, granite peaks, meadows and glacier fed lakes await the outdoor adventurers to discover the wild and unique nature of Patagonia. Kayaking in Torres del Paine, is a unique way to visit some inaccessible and wild parts of the national park.

In order to reach Geike Glacier, you start from the Serrano River towards the Serrano fall and paddle upstream the fast flowing Geike River. If the flow is too strong, you will have to carry your kayak in some sections, by hand. It is an amazing adventure paddling upstream and between glaciers. Once you reach the glacier, you can relax and explore the area around. You can return by following the same route, while kayaking downstream this time. Geike river has strong currents and many obstacles to avoid.

The nature around you is overwhelming with outstanding ecosystems, different landscapes and rare flora and fauna, found nowhere else on the planet. In every step you take, the views of this dramatic land take your breath away. You can kayak the river all year round, but the best time to visit Torres del Paine is between November and February.

Be very well prepared in terms of gear, food and clothing because the weather is unpredictable with high winds, rain showers, long hot days during summer, snow and everything else you may think of. Wind proof layers are the key.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Punta Arenas
151 mi / 243 km, 4 hrs 28 mins
Drive from Bulnes towards Los Flamengo, make an open left turn onto Carlos Ibanez del Campo, continue straight onto Ruta Nueve, then onto Routa 9 N, turn right to remain onto Routa 9 N and continue straight onto Pedro Montt
BY CAR FROM Puerto Natales
37.5 mi / 60.4 km, 1 hr 7 mins
Drive from Pedro Montt towards Ruta 9, make an open left turn on Camino A Puerto, turn right to remain on Ruta 9 N and then turn right on Y-205 until the entrance of the park.
Consorcio Aeroportuario Magallanes,
151 mi / 243 km from the city of Punta Arenas


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