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Excursion to Chiloé Island
Activities in Puerto Varas

Excursion to Chiloé Island

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10 Ernesto Ubieto
  • English English
  • 10 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Chacao, Dalcahue, Castro and other beautiful Chilean towns await on Chiloé Island. Be seduced by the incredible scenery on this excursion from Puerto Varas.

Excursion to Chiloé Island

We'll pick you up from your hotel in Puerto Varas at 8 am and head to the port ready to start an enjoyable cruise along the Chacao Canal. Did you know that this is the area in Chile with the greatest variety of birds? See how many you can spot on the journey!

After sailing for just 30 minutes, we'll anchor down at the port of Chacao on Chiloé Island. Here you'll see the picturesque church and the main square. On the island, we'll also discover the town of Castro, with its beautiful colourful houses.

After eating in Castro (you'll have approximately one hour to have lunch as you please), we'll head to where there are some wooden houses built on stilts above the water. Known as the Gamboa River Palafitos Stilt Houses, as they sit above said river, you're sure to be impressed by their originality and charm.

We'll continue towards one of the prettiest wooden temples on Chiloé Island; the Church of Nercón, declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our last stop will be in Dalcahue, a picturesque town where we'll visit the craft market and the Ethnographic Historic Museum (entrance not included).

From Chiloé Island, we'll return to Puerto Varas and drop you back at your hotel at about 7 pm.

If you prefer, you can take this trip from Puerto Montt.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.


Adults Children between 2 and 12 years Children under 2
US$ 47.50
US$ 30.90
  • Adults

    US$ 47.50
  • Children between 2 and 12 years

    US$ 30.90
  • Children under 2


More Information


10 hours.

Language English

The tour is carried out in several languages at the same time, including in English.


Hotel pick up and drop off.

Ferry to Chacoa.

Transport on Chiloé Island.

English speaking multilingual guide.


Not included


Entrance to the Ethnographic Historic Museum in Dalcahue (2,000 Chilean pesos; 3 euros approx.).

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 2 days before (Puerto Varas local time) if there are still places available.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

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.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 47.50
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts


Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.