Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers day tour

20/10/2006

Full day cruise from Puerto Natales among Ultima Esperanza fjord in Chile, getting to Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers. Short hike inside the Bernardo O'Higgins national park among unspoilt nature.

Cruise Ultima Esperanza fjord in Chile Cruise Ultima Esperanza fjord in Chile
Cruise Ultima Esperanza fjord in Chile Cruise Ultima Esperanza fjord in Chile
Cruising inside Senoret channel and Ultima Esperanza fjord. Three hours of navigation from Puerto Natales are necessary to get to Balmaceda glacier and a further 20 minutes of navigation, plus a 1 kilometer hike, are needed for Serrano glacier.

 

Cruise Ultima Esperanza fjord in Chile
A colony of cormorants.

 

Cruise Ultima Esperanza fjord in Chile

 

Balmaceda glacier, Chile Balmaceda glacier, Chile
Balmaceda glacier, Chile Balmaceda glacier, Chile
Balmaceda glacier, Chile Photos of Balmaceda glacier, flowing from mount Balmaceda.

 

Bernardo O'Higgins national park, Chile Bernardo O'Higgins national park, Chile
Bernardo O'Higgins national park, Chile The boat finally reach the dock where the hike to Serrano glacier begins.

 

Serrano glacier, Chile
A panoramic photos of Serrano glacier and the lake where it flows into, creating countless icebergs.

 

Serrano glacier, Chile Iceberg in the lake, Chile
More photos of Serrano glacier and its icebergs.

 

Serrano glacier, Chile

 

The trail going to an observation deck near Serrano glacier.

 

Serrano glacier, Chile Serrano glacier, Chile

 

Icebergs in the lake.

 

Serrano glacier, Chile Serrano glacier, Chile
Serrano glacier, Chile Serrano glacier, Chile
Photos of Serrano glacier.

 

Serrano glacier, Chile
Photo of an avalanche.

 

Finally, I hike back to the boat.

 

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