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Floating Refuge

Explorador
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CUSTOMIZED AND HIGH QUALITY ATTENTION
7 guests maximum capacity

Enjoy the beauty of the Mountains' Fjord doing daily excursions in the surroundings, so then you can take a deserved rest in our exclusive floating refuge “Explorador”, located in the Huiros bay, in the heart of this amazing fjord, into the Alacalufe National Reserve.

"Explorador" is a wooden vessel coated with fiberglass, optimally equipped with all the comforts and necessary implementation for different kind of expeditions that require to navigate and to explore the fjords of the Patagonia during weeks. It measures 17 meters long and 4.5 meters wide. Its great design and distribution, allow you to comfortably enjoy a pleasant experience on board. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, hot shower, kitchen and a common room to rest and enjoy a quiet moment before and after each delicious dinner.

During the summer season we will start operating as a floating refuge from November 2017 until March 2018. We offer daily excursions to our guests, being possible to enjoy different outdoor activities during the stay.

During our operation in the area, the boat will have all its crew on board, allowing us to be autonomous to move to any place, either in the fjord or until Puero Natales. This refuge is also our operations base for our trekking expeditions in the Mountains' fjord.

If you like outdoors, come to live the experience of trekking through the particular terrains of the Patagonian fiords and it’s challenging weather. Our local guide will take you through the mountains up to unique panoramic lookouts where you can contemplate the magnitude and the beauty of this inhospitable fjords surrounded by mountains and glaciers.

Everyday during your stay we’ll offer half-day and full day excursions, it could be navigation in the fjord by the glaciers and trekking to panoramic lookouts of all the landscape around. These will be decided the night before by our professional team on terrain, whom will base on the weather conditions and the security of the activity.

You need at least two days and one night to enjoy of this beautiful Fjord and do different outdoor activities admiring the majestic Sarmiento mountain range with it’s six main glaciers that flow down to the sea. It’s possible to navigate close to them and walk close enough to touch the ice of one of them.

Enjoy the experiences on board of our exclusive floating refuge as many days as you desire, being possible to do different excursions during 7 days.

DAILY EXCURSIONS


- The Bay Lookout
- The fjord Lookout
- Bernal & Hermann glaciers Lookout
- La Paz mount Lookout
- Thunder pass Lookout
- 3 lagoons valley Lookout
- Kiara glacier Lookout
- Zamudio glacier Lookout
- Zamudio glacier
- Bernal glacier
- Hermann glacier
- Alsina glacier
- Paredes glacier
- Avalanches' lagoon

We are located in the Huiros bay, in the heart of the Mountains' fjord, into the Alacalufes National Reserve.

To arrive we take a ferry to go across the Señoret channel to Antonio Varas peninsula located in front of Puerto Natales. Then we continue by car for 45 minutes through a gravel road (white line) until the embarking spot, where we’ll have a tasty lunch. Afterward we take a fast boat and navigate one and a half hour (orange line) until the end of the Resi fjord; the beginning of the “Alacalufe path”, named as the canoeist ancestors who inhabited all the fjord lands in the last 5,000 years, and used this pass to connect the fjord Resi with the Mountains’ fjord. Once in Resi, we disembark and hike for 30 minutes (green line) to reach the Acantilados lagoon, which is incased between huge rock walls, so it's only possible to go across by boat, taking five minutes to reach the other side where we hike for another hour and a half until the Huiros bay, where our exclusive floating Refuge “Explorador” is located.

The return to Puerto Natales is by the same route.




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From November of this year, until March 2018, you could enjoy the exclusivity of our floating refuge and daily expeditions in the Mountains' fjord, within the National Reserve Alacalufe.

With a minimum of 2 persons it's possible to book as many days as you desire on board of our refuge, departuring everyday of the week during our operation months. Subject to availability.

RATE PER PERSON


2 DAYS
US$990
EXTRA DAY
US$390

TO CONSIDER

- The excursions are subject to the weather conditions.
- Our groups are very exclusive, up to 7 guests maximum.
- Each guest must bring :
· personal hygiene supplies.
· headlamp, sunglasses, hat, gloves.
· warm clothing; first layers, fleece, fether jacket, etc.
· personal waterproof equipment; jacket, pants and boots of GoreTex tecnology or similiar.
* The brand Arc'teryx has proofed to be very efficent in the cold and rainy weather of the fjords. Our guides use it and recommend it.

INCLUDED

- All the land and maritime transportation specified in this program.
- Accommodation in our exclusive floating refuge.
- Meals during the stay; breakfast, lunch or boxed lunch, and dinner.
- Guided excursiones in the fjord, by our local guides.
- Porter service of 5 kilos throught the Alacalufes path on the in/out days.
- A lifetime experience!.


NOT INCLUDED

- Any other service Not specified in this program.
- Tips.
- Personal Insurance.

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