The second largest island in South America is host to a warm culture of fishermen and mythical tales that take places in the lush, green hills of this costal destination. Colorful wooden churches and weathered houses dot the shores of the bays and sea while small boats line the waterways on their way out to fetch the daily catch. A quaint mixture of beautiful landscapes and unique cultural opportunities await those who venture across from mainland Chile.

Highlights

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site Wooden Churches
  • Dalcahue
  • Chiloe National Park
  • Trekking

 Places to stay

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Tierra Chiloé

Hotel Style: Lodge

The hotel is located amid the blue waters of Chile´s Northern Patagonia, on the mythical island of Chiloé, dotted with picturesque fishing villages.  See Hotel

 Things to do

Visit to Puñihuil Penguin Colony & Ancud ending Puerto Varas

After a drive of about one hour and thirty minutes north across the island of Chiloé to the fisherman’s town of Ancud where you can visit the local fish and craft market. Continue on along the coast to the Puñihuil Penguin Colony, the only shared nesting site of both Magellanic and Humboldt penguins. Mid-September to mid-March is the nesting season of the penguins when you will be able to see these beautiful animals. Take a half hour navigation around small islands where the penguins nest. In the afternoon take the public ferry from Chiloé across the Chaco Channel and drive to Petrohué. (Approximately 09:00 to 18:00. Private transfer and guide. Group Navigation of 30 minutes at Puñihuil Penguin Colony, maximum 12 people. Lunch Included)

Visit to Puñihuil Penguin Colony & Ancud ending Petrohué

After a drive of about one hour and thirty minutes north across the island of Chiloé to the fisherman’s town of Ancud where you can visit the local fish and craft market. Continue on along the coast to the Puñihuil Penguin Colony, the only shared nesting site of both Magellanic and Humboldt penguins. Mid-September to mid-March is the nesting season of the penguins when you will be able to see these beautiful animals. Take a half hour navigation around small islands where the penguins nest. In the afternoon take the public ferry from Chiloé across the Chaco Channel and drive to Petrohué. (Approximately 08:00 to 19:00. Private transfer and guide. Group Navigation of 30 minutes at Puñihuil Penguin Colony, maximum 12 people. Lunch Included)

Visit to Puñihuil Penguin Colony & Ancud during ending Puerto Montt Apt

After a drive of about one hour and thirty minutes north across the island of Chiloé to the fisherman’s town of Ancud where you can visit the local fish and craft market. Continue on along the coast to the Puñihuil Penguin Colony, the only shared nesting site of both Magellanic and Humboldt penguins. Mid-September to mid-March is the nesting season of the penguins when you will be able to see these beautiful animals. Take a half hour navigation around small islands where the penguins nest. In the afternoon take the public ferry from Chiloé across the Chaco Channel and drive to the airport in Puerto Montt. (Approximately 09:00 to 18:00. Private transfer and guide. Group Navigation of 30 minutes at Puñihuil Penguin Colony, maximum 12 people. Lunch Included)

Trekking in Chiloé National Park

After gaining insight into the heritage of the island by visiting the palafitos and wooden churches of the capital city of Castro you will proceed toward the Pacific coast to explore the Chiloé National Park on a simple 1.5km trekking experience within the marshlands and dense temperate forests of the island. Continue onward to the culturally descript Bridge of Souls to learn about the island’s myths while enjoying vibrant vegetation and coastal landscapes.

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