Kayaking in Glaciers of Balmaceda, Torres del Paine, Magallanes Chile

Impressive big block of ice:
Few people visit
Two days adventure:
Camping at Rio Serrano lakeshore
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.

Balmaceda glacier is located in the southern part of the national park and unlike other glaciers, this one does not come from the Southern Patagonian Ice Cap, but is connected to the Serrano Glacier. It is an impressive big block of ice, that few people visit. Kayaking there can be combined with an overnight stay in the Rio Serrano paradise lakeshore. 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 regards with gear, food and clothing because the weather is changeable and 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
151mi/244km, 4hours and 28min
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
37.5mi/60.4km, 1hour and 7min
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,
151mi from the city of Punta Arenas


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