Chiloe Island is famous for its history, folklore, legend and handicrafts. This stunning island is covered by rolling hills and an evergreen forest and boasts an incredible variety of birdlife. With over 150 wooden churches, and picturesque timber houses perched, over the water on stilts, it is possible to stay overnight on the island. In recent years, several charming boutique properties have opened on the island. The penguin colony and stopping to try some of Chiloé’s world-famous oysters are only a few of the highlights on this remote island!
Special features of our Magical Chiloe Island Tour:
Type of Tourism: Adventure, Cultural, Islands and Patagonian Wild-life, Remote
Places to Visit: Puerto Montt, Ancud, Castro, Dalcahue, Chiloe National Park, San Juan
Duration: 5 Days and 4 Nights.
Type of Service: group tours.
Accommodation: 3 star hotels at every destination that you will visit. These hotels had been carefully chosen and we can guarantee that you will feel comfortable and your every need catered for!
Today is arrival day, please plan to arrive before 9 am. Our guide will be waiting to collect you from the airport to take you South to the Chacao Channel to board the ferry that will take us across to Chiloe Island. Our first stop on the island will be Ancud. Ancud was once a rather wealthy city with elegant buildings, “palafitos” (stilt houses) and a railway line, however, the earthquake of 1960 decimated the town. Today, this quaint, city is spattered with a few o...
Today we will experience all that Chiloe’s cultural, agricultural and religious heritage has to offer, by visiting the villages of Dalcahue, Curaco de Veléz and Achao. We can appreciate World Heritage churches, small yet interesting museums, artisans crafts and delicious cuisine. As we explore the back roads, it will soon become apparent why Chiloé was recognised as a World Agricultural Heritage site. The area is characterised by the work of generations of farmers ...
Today we will visit Chepu, where you can sail in a local boat to do some bird spotting. We walk for approximately 20 minutes to the Muelle de la Luz, where we will have a panoramic view of the Ocean. We will then return to Castro for the evening.
Today, we will experience the spectacular landscape of Chiloe, where Charles Darwin himself was amazed by the lakes Huillinco, Cucao and the Pacific Ocean. We will then head to the city of Chonchi, known as the "City of Three-floors" due to its different elevations and the home of a World Heritage Church, the Museum of Traditions, the waterfront and crafts market. We will continue to the town of Huillinco where you will see the traditional houses, characteristic of Chiloe. The visit t...
Today we will head back to Puerto Montt Airport, bordering the coastal route and stopping at the village of San Juan. We will visit Tenayn, the world heritage church of Colo and the small village of Quemchi, along the way.
We will then continue to the Chachao Channel, crossing on the ferry, to arrive at Puerto Montt Airport, for your onward flight to your next exciting destination!