Day 1: We
will travel from Santiago to a destination of one of the most beautiful
areas in the central Andes, where the abundant Maule River originates
from Colbún Lake. After lunch, we will receive the information about
the logistics of this self-supported adventure, and our guide will
teach us the necessary general paddling techniques.
Within our kayaks we will take all necessary equipment ... it will
be a good way to prepare us for sea kayaking expeditions of greater
distance. Here we will start our crossing to the Romanos Bay Island,
a name we give this place due to the interesting formations that are
found here. We will paddle in front of enormous walls and leafy
forests, the spectacular views that the Maulean foothills
offer to us.
We will set up camp while some others check out this small island
or take advantage of the stillness and silence to enjoy a good book
or simply rest for the comming adventure.
At sunset we will eat dinner and while we enjoy the campfire we
will coordinate the trip for the following day....
2: Very early in the morning, we will pack up the camp
site, load the kayaks and continue our trip through the Colbún lake
waters. On our trip we will come across various small islands which
are very interesting to paddle around and appreciate a great variety
of mountain birds, horses, cows and sheep along the shores, in
addition to some locals working on the land. We will be able to
glide above the surface of the water appreciating the land that
In silence we we slowly cut through this mirror of water reflecting
the sky with it's colors from the sunrise. Suddenly we will
realize that we are content with ourselves and happy to have learned
how to enjoy the simple things that life offers to us, a relaxing
conversation while enjoying a campfire, the silence of the sunset,
a beautiful view, the sound of the birds while watching the sun
rise, the breeze and the freshness of the wind on our faces, maybe
a fish jumping out of the water...we can finally say ... how wonderful
it is to be alive.
Consider that we are in the mountains so wind can appear suddenly
and the program can be totally modified.
- Transportation in from Santiago - Colbún
Lake (VII region) - Santiago
- English speaking seakayak guide with knowledge of first aid
and rescue techniques
(Wilderness First Responder Course - NOLS).
- All of the food according to the program: (D1:box lunch and
dinner / D2: breakfast and lunch)
- Navigation Equipment: Single Sea Kayaks, Doubles imported from
the USA and Germany, expedition models, with original rudder,
spray skirt, paddles, high floatation life jackets, YAK paddling
jackets. Rescue equipment.
- Satellite telephone
- Complete camping and cooking equipment (2 person shared tent,
- Ask about recommended equipment list.
- Swimming expertise
- Contemplative attitude and respect for the existing
- Physical state and health compatible with the activity to
- Previous indication of any illness or health problem
- Strictly abide by the indications of the guides during the
- Positive mental attitude in front of unexpected
- 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
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.
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