Kayak in the Lago del Desierto

An excursion to row in this fantastic lake of turquoise waters surrounded by native forest and wonderful views of the mountains and glaciers.

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Zona Austral Turismo




Season: November to March
Grade of difficulty: easy
Length: 3 hours
Departures: 12.00 and 15.00 hs.
Finishes: 15.00 and 18.00 hs.

Transfer from El Chaltén is optional.

Sit-on-Top double kayaks

It does not operate on Monday.


An activity in the area of Lago Del Desierto, for those who love kayaking and the water. There are two daily departures (except Mondays that do not operate): one at 12:00 and another at 15:00 hs.

The starting point of this excursion is Punta Sur of Lago del Desierto. You can hire a transfer from El Chaltén with departure times at 9.30 in the morning and at 12 noon.

In the lake, the kayak guide will welcome you and give you instructions on basic rowing techniques, describe the course to be taken and the safety measures during the activity. After that, you wear your waterproof suit and everything is ready to go into the water!

Once in the water, the rowing begins towards the Bahía Tranquila, which requires approximately 40 minutes and in which there are some stops to rest, appreciate the views of the Huemul and Vespignani glaciers and chat about the Lake and its environment.

Bahía Tranquila is a beautiful corner protected from the wind, surrounded by the forest and with crystal clear water of little depth; it is the perfect place to get off and have a rest for 20 minutes to recharge energy.

After the break the rowing takes us back to the starting point. Once in Punta Sur, all the equipment is left and you have a little more than two hours of free time to rest or do the trek to the Huemul Glacier, before returning by minibus to El Chaltén.


AR$ 7.000

without transfers


AR$ 8.450

with transfer from El Chaltén

Huemul Glacier

The excursion with the transfer from El Chaltén includes enough free time to visit the glacier.

See trek


Bilingual kayak guide; Complete equipment consisting of dry thermal suit (waterproof jacket and trousers), thermal interiors, neoprene socks, life jacket; Refreshments. Insurance against personal accidents.

Does not Include



Transfers in minibus from El Chaltén.

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