Kayaking in the Lake District

See the Lake District like you should - from the water! Paddle on the region's pristine, blue lakes and see waterfalls, mountain sides covered in lenga forests and snow capped peaks. By kayak you'll see some of the lesser known parts of the Lake District less accessible by land, as well as it's most popular landmarks such as the vast Nahuel Huapi Lake in Bariloche, and the first fjord of Patagonia in Chile

Hike and kayak here in January for the best weather, as well as a chance to mix with the locals and enjoy camping out under the stars in the warm weather.

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Kayaking in Los Alerces National Park, Argentina

Los Alerces National Park, 3 days

A great way for novice kayakers to explore Chubut's Los Alerces National Park, camping wild on the river's edge each night. The trip starts and ends in Bariloche but you'll head south the Cholila and Rivadavia lakes and the Carrileufu…

3 Days

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Los Alerces National Park, 3 days

Los Alerces National Park, 6 days

This is a real wilderness adventure, and opportunity to explore the lakes and rivers of Los Alerces National Park and the Chubut Province. You'll kayak on the region's most famous lakes and rivers, witness a glacier and 2,600-year-old tree, and…

6 Days

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Los Alerces National Park, 6 days

Los Alerces National Park, 9 days

A 9 day adventure deep into the Los Alerces National Park. You'll really immerse yourself in the lakes and rivers of this wilderness. Kayak to Lago Kruger, amongst others, and expect no other humans in sight, as this lake is…

9 Days

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Los Alerces National Park, 9 days

Day Kayaking from San Martin

Machonico Lake

A full-day kayaking on the Machonico lake, located 30 km away from the city of San Martin de los Andes on the route of the Seven Lakes. Takes us 20 minutes by car to reach it.

The Machonico has a particular orientation, that makes it a very quiet and calm lake, it is ideal for this activity. We start to get the boats down from the vehicle in order to carry them to the lakeshore. After paddling a few minutes we reach the mouth of the Rio Hermoso river, which we paddle upstream up to Pichi Machonico lake, an almost unknown lake as it lies outside the scope of the most popular tourist routes.

Once in this lake, we sail to its end and we stop on a sandy beach, perfect place for lunch. From here, we return to the starting point, using the same route.

Kayaking in the Argentine Lake District

Brazo Tristeza Expedition

Kayak on Lake Nahuel Huapi and trek in the national park with the same name. You'll do short hikes to Victoria waterfall and to see Lake Frey and spend a night camping in the Patagonian…

2 Days

$540

Brazo Tristeza Expedition

Kayaking excursion in Los Lagos

Kayak the lakes and rivers of the Nahuel Huapi National Park and camp for 2 nights on the banks of the river and stream. Insurance is included, as is delicious traditional…

3 Days

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Kayaking excursion in Los Lagos

Lakes Correntoso and Limay Adventure

Kayak on some of the most pristine lakes in the Argentinian lake district. You'll take full advantage of the outdoors by camping each night and explore the Limay River and Frey waterfall with a local kayaking expert. This trip is…

12 Days

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Lakes Correntoso and Limay Adventure

Day Kayaking in the Chilean Lake District

Sea Kayaking the Reloncavi Fjord

We start at the mouth of the Reloncavi Fjord, around the first peninsula we arrive in a small cove with green meadows getting to the fjord. Lunch is served around a woodstove in a local farm. Paddle in front of snowcapped Yates and Hornopiren volcanoes, chances to see sea lions and dolphins and a rich variety of birds that can go from Pelicans to Cormorans and even Penguins. Cross the fjord to the entrance of the village of Cochamo, hanging between the Andes and the Pacific. Cochamo valley and its granite big walls is world renowned between rock climbers and also offers incredible places to hike around. 

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Multi-Day Kayaking in the Chilean Lake District

Kayak Pumalin Park

A longer kayaking adventure exploring the fjords of Pumalin Park in the Chilean Lake District. With some early starts, you must be prepared to spend some long days paddling. But there are thermal pools and hot springs in which you…

4 Days

$833

Kayak Pumalin Park

Sea-Kayak, Petrohue River & Relconcavi Fjord

A short sea-kayaking adventure suitable for those with no previous kayak experience. You will see plenty of wildlife on your journey down the river and there is the opportunity to bath in hot springs! Camp overnight at a local farmhouse…

2 Days

$242

Sea-Kayak, Petrohue River & Relconcavi Fjord

Pumalin Fjords

Explore the Chilean lake district with a local company. You'll visit hot springs, navigate fjords and camp beside a river. Camping equipment such as tents, mattresses, pots, dishes are included and you'll be led by an experienced bilingual…

7 Days

$1,250

Pumalin Fjords

Kayaking in the Lake District: Landmarks

Multi-Activity Trips

If you want to get a taste of everything the Lake District has to offer, then a multi-activity trip could be right for you.

Mutli-Activity in Argentina

To see the Argentinian lakes both on foot and from the water, you could include a day's trekking and kayaking in your itinerary. Starting from a base in Bariloche, spend the morning kayaking in the hidden bays of Lago Nahuel Huapi and Lago Moreno. After a relaxing lunch on the lake shore, swap your kayak for hiking boots and trek up to a panoramic viewpoint of Nahuel Huapi lake and the glaciers and peak of Mount Tronador.

For those wanting a longer itinerary with time to really immerse yourself in the Lake District's beautiful surroundings, you can hike, bike and kayak on either a 5 day or 8 day trip.

Hike, bike & kayak from Bariloche (5 days)

Hike, bike & kayak from Bariloche (8 days)

Multi-Activity in Chile

Swoop has put together two trips that allow you to explore the Chilean Lakes on foot, bike and boat. These trips, starting from either Pucon or Puerto Varas, can be easily tailored to suit you.

Hike, Bike & Raft Pucon

Hike, Kayak & Ride Puerto Varas

All Kayaking Trips in the Patagonian Lake District

Lower Manso River Ride

This classic trip to the Manso Valley region will enable you to try white water rafting, horse riding and mountain biking and you'll be staying outdoors, camping in the open at…

1 Day

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Lower Manso River Ride

Adventure in Nahuel Huapi National Park

A 2 day kayaking adventure starting out from Bariloche. You'll kayak on two different lakes in the region, travel down the mighty Manso River and get to camp wild overnight (fully supported of…

2 Days

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Adventure in Nahuel Huapi National Park

Brazo Tristeza Expedition

Kayak on Lake Nahuel Huapi and trek in the national park with the same name. You'll do short hikes to Victoria waterfall and to see Lake Frey and spend a night camping in the Patagonian…

2 Days

$540

Brazo Tristeza Expedition

Kayaking excursion in Los Lagos

Kayak the lakes and rivers of the Nahuel Huapi National Park and camp for 2 nights on the banks of the river and stream. Insurance is included, as is delicious traditional…

3 Days

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Kayaking excursion in Los Lagos

Mascardi, Hess & Roca

Kayak on 3 different lakes, over 3 days, in Nahuel Huapi national park in the Lake District. You'll explore with a local operator based in Bariloche, that focuses exclusively on kayaking in this…

3 Days

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Mascardi, Hess & Roca

Nahuel Huapi National Park Expedition

Kayak the lakes and rivers of the Nahuel Huapi National park on a easy to medium trip. You'll reach spots inaccessible by foot and spend 3 nights camping by lakes and…

4 Days

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Nahuel Huapi National Park Expedition

Multisport Adventure in Bariloche

Kayak, mountain bike and trek the lakes and mountains of Bariloche on this 5 day, medium difficulty level trip with a local operator. You'll stay at a comfortable lodge with upgrades…

5 Days

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Multisport Adventure in Bariloche

Kayak the highlights of Nahuel Huapi

Spend 5 days kayaking on the huge Nahuel Huapi lake and exploring the Mascardi Lake and Manso River. You'll be surrounded by impressive mountains and lush green forests and camp in fantastic locations each night. This is a medium -…

5 Days

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Kayak the highlights of Nahuel Huapi

Tagua Tagua & Andean Crossing

Don't just drive over the Andes; hike, kayak, raft, and fish on the way! A great way of exploring the Andes whilst traveling across the Chilean-Argentinean border, this trip turns a weary day-long journey into an action-packed 5-day…

5 Days

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Tagua Tagua & Andean Crossing

Eastern Andes to the Pacific Ocean Expedition

This rafting adventure takes place on the rapids of the Manso River - taking you all the way down to Lago Tagua Tagua. You'll spend 6-8 hours a day rafting and then camp on the sandy beaches of the nearest…

7 Days

$1,650

Eastern Andes to the Pacific Ocean Expedition

Bariloche Lakes and Mountains Adventure

This multi sport adventure will see you kayaking, biking and trekking from lake to lake and eating typical Argentinean 'asado'. You'll spend one night camping outdoors and the rest of the time in a comfy inn. The entrance to the…

8 Days

$1,985

Bariloche Lakes and Mountains Adventure

Lakes Correntoso and Limay Adventure

Kayak on some of the most pristine lakes in the Argentinian lake district. You'll take full advantage of the outdoors by camping each night and explore the Limay River and Frey waterfall with a local kayaking expert. This trip is…

12 Days

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Lakes Correntoso and Limay Adventure

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