Nestled in the shadow of an active volcano, Calbuco, Puerto Montt is a mid-sized city that offers the perfect location for visiting excavations of the oldest settlement in South America. Additional attractions are the natural reserve on Chiloé Island and the numerous lakes around the city that offer extensive trekking opportunities.
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Places: Buenos Aires (1 day) → El Chaltén (3) → El Calafate (2) → Torres del Paine (3) → Santiago de Chile (1)
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Visit to Puñihuil Penguin Colony & Ancud during drive to Chiloé Hotel from Puerto Montt
After being picked up from the airport in Puerto Montt, drive about forty-five minutes south in order to take the local ferry across the Chaco Channel to Chiloé Island. After a short drive you’ll reach 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 evening drive to your hotel located on Chiloé Island. (Approximately 9 hours. Private transfer and guide. Group Navigation of 30 minutes at Puñihuil Penguin Colony, maximum 12 people. Lunch Included)