Travel to the island of Chiloé and visit one of the most important penguin colonies in Chile. Discover the rich nature of what is also known as Greater Island of Chiloé and discover the ancient city of Ancud.
Chiloe Island: Chacao, Ancud & Puñihuil Penguins
At 8:30 am, we'll leave from Puerto Varas and head to the village of Pargua. There, we'll take a ferry to Chacao, a small village on the island of Chiloé, one of the most picturesque parts of Chile.
From Chacao we'll travel to the Islotes de Puñihuil Natural Monument, a group of rocky islets off the coast of Chiloé. Puñihuil is a protected area where Humboldt and Patagonian penguins come to breed and raise their chicks. This penguin colony also attracts other species, such as the red-legged cormorant and the kelp gull. We'll check out these animals on a boat ride, not included in the price of the excursion.
The next stop will take place in Ancud, where we'll visit what was the capital of the island until 1982. We'll learn about the colonial history of Chiloé by visiting the Regional Museum and the well-preserved Fort San Antonio.
After observing the battery of cannons on the fort, we'll head to the municipal market, where you'll find local handicrafts and foods sourced from both land and sea. You have an hour of your own free time to try some of the delicious local gastronomy at the various food stalls around the market.
Finally, we'll make our way back to Puerto Varas, where arrival is scheduled for 6:30 pm.
This activity includes pickup from the following hotels in Puerto Varas:
- Cabaña del Lago
- Casa Kalfu
- Cumbres Dreams de Los Volcanes
- Park Inn
- Puerto Chico
If you prefer, we can also pick you up at the following meeting point in Puerto Varas: Calle del Salvador, 72.
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Tour in English
Children 2-10 years oldUS$ 26.90
Children under 2 years oldFree
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.
Hotel pickup and return transfer
English speaking guide
Transport by bus and ferry
Puñihuil boat ride: CL$ 8,000 (US$ 9.50) per person
Entry to Ancud museum (donation)
When to book?
You can book up until 3 days before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
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No printing of documentation required.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
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