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Review of Kayak en Patagonia

Kayak en Patagonia
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Kayak en Patagonia was born a decade ago, originally conceived by a group of friends and guides that were born and raised on the shores of the Senoret Chanel. Their dream was to explore and navigate the hidden secrets that only locals knew and to show their beauty and wonders to the people that visit this region. Today, after the many trips and unforgettable experiences that we have shared paddling with people from all over the world, we want to welcome you to Patagonia, a true paradise for Kayaking adventures. In Kayak en Patagonia, we want to give you a "Travel Experience". We work with the best quality of gear, equipment and food on each of our trips. Our certified guides have the knowledge and qualification that is needed to give you a safe and unique experience.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 27 April 2014

If you choose "Kayak en Patagonia" to do a kayaking Trip, you can be sure, they will do everything to make it special for you.
If you just wanna rent some gear for self organized hiking trips to the Torres del Paine Park: I don't know about these rates, but their gear is of highest quality and very reliable and therefore recommended. You can pitch the tent in their office to see if it suits you etc....

The company is run by a friendly, cheerful and fully dedicated Mexican-Chilean couple, Leslie and Christian, who both speak English fluently. Leslie who gave us all the information in the office, was very attentive and full of stories to fill the descriptions of the trips with life. She was not pushing us to a decision, she was very helpful! At first we only wanted to do a short trip, according to our budget. But then we just changed our minds to the three days, two night adventure-kayaking-trip.
It is expensive, for sure. But it was worth every dollar.
When the trip started, it turned out, it was just us and the guide Juan-Luis, who was fluent in English, too. We had our private adventure! Everything went very well, transport, gear, food, the guide were excellent. You are provided with all the kayaking clothes and super-warm sleepingsbags, thermarest mats and very sturdy 4-season-tents. No need to worry about being cold at night.
When we arrived at camp after the first day of kayaking, we realized, we really got the five star tour. Juan-Luis shood us in the hot shower, while he pitched the tents and prepared a snack.
While we had beers and crips, he started cooking dinner. We got a perfect meal cooked from scratch! It was simply delicious and we are picky.
The next day, the most feared thing happened: we flipped over the kayak and went for a little unexpected swim in the 2 degree Celsius cold water. It was totally our fault, so we actually ended up considering it very funny and a worthwhile adventure. Best thing: the wetsuits kept us warm the whole day long. So be assured, that the gear is of impeccable quality.
This day was exhausting in terms of physical exercise, but the views and the pristine nature was fantastic.
The healthy and delicious meal for dinner along with some nice red wine helped us recover.
On the last day we struggled with some little icebergs in the glacier Moreno lake, which was pretty exiting! Juan-Luis is pure joy to watch when climbing obstacles in water! Great technique!
After that we jumped on a boat, which took us along the river with some incredible panoramic views, Patagonia at its best! The lunch-Barbeque in the Estanzia was very good! The return trip on the boat was relaxing and nice.
Back in the office, Leslie and Christian were around to greet us, to ask how it was, which gave a nice personal touch.

We are more than happy that we booked the trip with "Kayak en Patagonia" and would recommend it to anyone, who is willing to spend an extra buck and do some physical exercise to get the very best kayaking experience in this area!
We got everything they promised, glaciers, icebergs, great views, exercise, fantastic meals ( lots of food!) and an outstanding guide. Thanks again!

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Reviewed 7 April 2014

We did a three day kayak trip at the end of our eight day trek in late March 2014. We were picked up by our guides at the Torres Del Paine park where we ended our trek. Our guides were very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. There were two guides for four clients. Two of the clients were less experienced, and the guides did a wonderful job teaching them proper technique, etc. They provided all required kayaking and camping gear, which was all first rate. The food was excellent and plentiful. The trip was way above expectations. Kayaking near the glaciers and around small icebergs was unique and exciting. I can't imagine a better way to end a trek in Patagonia! I highly recommend this company. Everything from setting up the trip to the final trip home was seamlessly handled. Communication, planning and coordination was exceptional. This was a once in a life time experience!

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Reviewed 27 March 2014

This is a highly recommended life experience not to be missed! We had excellent guides who were not only very professional and knew the river well but gave us a wonderful meal with all the trimmings to go with it while camping! Equipment was top quality and they really think of everything! Our family so enjoyed the company and we will definitely be back! Thank you Cristian and Eric till we meet again! :)

Thank Marisol S
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

If you want to get away from the bumper-to-bumper traffic and rowdy campsites of the "W" trek in Torres del Paine, give these guys a call and experience Patagonia as a truly wild place! Cristian and Leslie will plan everything, and all the guides are super experienced and friendly. Highly recommended!

Thank Scott B
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

Torres Del Paine is an amazing place! Experiencing it from the Grey Lake (and then River) between those incredible icebergs was a unique experience. Leslie and Cristian are amazing people, perfect guides and instructors, the equipment is awesome and the snack was really good and so thoughtful! It is a MUST DO when you are at Torres Del Paine! És increible!!!
Muchas Gracias Kayak en Patagonia!

Thank Cynthia N
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