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Paddling in the INCA Lagoon

kayaking the Inca Lagoon -Portillo



More than 500 years ago the Incas traveled through a great part of Chile and used this passage as a strategic way to cross the mountain range.  Traces of their existence in this place are evident from remains found in the Andes mountain range.  

Paddle in a sea kayak in a lagoon with this historical background at 2,800 meters above sea level, surrounded by gigantic Andean massifs that disappear in the crystal clear waters of the lake that is more than 500 feet deep.

You will be overtaken by the prevailing silence, the majestic condor flight and the snow capped cordillera.  We will experience unique sensations reserved only for us silent paddlers.

We meet at 7AM in Santiago (YAK office) and return the same day late in the afternoon (aprox 8PM).


  • Transportation in private vehicle from Santiago 
  • Sea kayak Guide during entire trip (NOLS courses, Wilderness First Responder first aid course). 
  • Navigation Equipment: Imported seakayaks from Canada, expedition models, with original rudder, spray skirt, paddles, high floatation life jackets, paddling jackets and wetsuit. 
  • Picnic during the paddling (cookies, sandwich,fruit and juice).

  • Ask about recommended gear list. 
Level suitable for any level
including beginners


Duration 1 day
Time of Year April


Price Please Ask
Trip Details Starts and ends in Santiago
# of participants 8 persons
Climate check
Photography Opportunities marvellous views of the Andes, condor and other mountain birds
Activities seakayak navigation , soft trekking at 2800m.
Suggested Gear Please Ask
How To Get There
Private vehicle from YAK EXPEDICIONES

sea kayaking the Inca Lagoon -Portillo

  • Swimming expertise 
  • Contemplative attitude and respect for the existing ecosystem. 
  • Physical state and health compatible with the activity to be performed. We will be driving our van in the mountains until reaching 2800 meters where we will start our sea kayak paddling.
  • Previous indication of any illness or health problem 
  • Strictly abide by the indications of the guides during the trips
  • Positive mental attitude in front of unexpected situations.
    Possibly while we are driving to this laggon , or while we are in the laggon , weather conditions (wind) may change and in order of the group safety the paddling could be delay, shorten or cancelled. This fact doesnt means any kind of refund.
  • Understand that this is team activity in the outdoors and the participation of each person at each stage is fundamental.  
  • Understand that all activities performed in nature can indicate some risk. 
  • Before trip you must turn in a signed form of  Release of Liability
  • To have read and clearly understand the General Conditions section.  
  •  The trip has been planned with the consideration of those without previous experience.. Before we begin our great trip,  we will have a complete discussion and practice session covering rescue techniques and paddling maneuvers so that our participants feel more comfortable during the trip and can really enjoy the beautiful views that they encounter. 
  • To guarantee the security of our customers, we use expedition models imported from USA and Canada very comfortable and stable.
  • The trip will take place even if it rains.

Note: We must mention that the success of this type of trip is subject to the weather as well the personality of the person, therefore an adventure spirit and good disposition will be fundamental.

Look at  Trip Calendar and choose the date most convenient for you.
Wish to accommodate this trip to you needs?  Custom Trip


AFTER  you press the RESERVATION button, send us an email specifying:
- Your Name , age
- Name of the trip you want  (number of days)
- Number of participants
- Date of the trip you want (and your availability)

* we will send you a Reservation and Medical Forms that you have to send us back by email

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