Kayaking in South America

September 28, 2013
Brazil, Chile, News

Kayaking can be great fun, good exercise and, especially when in some areas of Patagonia, exceptionally beautiful.


Antares Patagonia run kayaking trips in the striking Torres Del Paine, following one of three routes. You can take the Colonist Route, which begins by paddling into the Eberhard fjiord and stopping at Estancia Consuelo to refuel. You are afforded 6 hours in the absolutely stunning fjord and then return to Puerto Natales.

Another option from Antares Patagonia is their ‘Drifting in Patagonia’ kayaking route. This is a two day expedition which starts by paddling across part of Rio Serrano, arrives at a spectacular waterfall, and finishes the first day camping under the stars. The second day involves paddling through part of the Torres Del Paine national park, spotting some local wildlife and finally arriving at Puerto Toro where you’ll spend your second night. The final day will comprise of navigating in and amongst the icebergs of the Serrano glacier before packing up camp and boarding a boat which will take you back to Puerto Natales.

If you’re looking for something even more exciting, then Brazil may hold the answer for you. The Amazon Rainforest is surely one of the most exciting and beautiful places on Earth – teeming with rare and spectacular wildlife, it is like no other place on Earth. The Amazon Rainforest itself makes up over half of the total area of wet rainforest in the world, and because of both its size and its hospitable conditions to life; it is the most biodiverse place on the planet. It is estimated that 10% of all the species in the world reside in this rainforest, not including flora such as trees, flowers and vines. To be able to kayak down one of its tributaries, then, is a real opportunity. South America is unrivalled when it comes to sheer variety of experiences, and kayaking certainly will not disappoint. The two main rivers that are viable when looking to kayak the Amazon are the Urubu River (a 300-mile tributary to the Amazon River itself) and the Jatapu, which is another ‘brown water’ tributary. Both offer fantastic opportunities to spot wildlife, test your kayaking skills or simply take in the beauty of the Amazon Rainforest.


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  • Joe
    July 14, 2021 at 1:18 am

    Hi this is Joseph Gallibois,

    I am basic sea kayak instructor with my 80hr wilderness first aid. I was curious if you guys are offering any type of employment for sea kayak guides or anything else ? I also live in Canada at the moment so I was wondering are you guys are hiring people internationally?

    Hope to hear from you guys soon,

    • latinroutes
      July 28, 2021 at 12:48 pm

      Hi Joseph,

      I am afraid we don’t offer those roles.

      Many thanks