Know as “the Jewel of the Pacific”, Valparaíso has been declared part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list in 2003. The Valparaíso Bay and the surrounding hills make it a unique place to visit.
The day will start with an induction talk when you will be handed your lifejackets. You will discover the flora and fauna of the region while kayaking from the Mantagua Wetland to the Azucena lagoon, via the estuary. You will then stop at a nearby beach to have lunch. Team members will take the opportunity to tell you more about the events that happened in the area and more entertaining stories.
Finally, you will make your way back to the shore. If you are in luck, you will be paddling while being escorted by a family of coypus who like to go out and meet tourists. These little friendly animals are quite similar to muskrats. Adapted kayaks and assistance will be provided.
– Can I travel by myself?
Yes, you can count on our assistants and trained guides to assist you during your trip and help you with the logistics.
– If I travel with friends and family members, how fit do they have to be?
This activity has a low difficulty rating. It is suitable for any participant, with no specific physical condition required.
– Do you have any tips?
Take a windproof jacket, sunglasses, and a hat.
Use a lot of sunscreen.
If you are a wheelchair user it would great if you can bring a Freedom Wheel for better mobility.
– How can I get there?
There are two primary modes of transportation you can use to get from Santiago to Valparaíso. The 120 kilometers land distance can be covered either by bus (Turbus or Pullman companies from Pajaritos Bus Station) or car.
Unfortunately, Valparaíso cannot be accessed by air as there is no airport near Valparaíso.
As you arrive in Valparaíso you can take a taxi to the meeting point.
– Where is the meeting point?
Hotel Posada del Parque, Camino Concón-Quintero Km 5.