Ancud and Puñihuil with Sailing at Chiloé Island from Puerto Varas

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What To Expect

Enjoy a guided tour around the paradise island of Chiloé. Go on a cruise down the Canal de Chacao and see various sea lions and birds along the way. Visit the public square and cathedral of Chacao. Come to the Caulin creek where you can see a variety of swans, flamingos, and herons. Sail through the islets in the Pacific to see the Magellanic and Humboldt penguins. Enjoy a hearty lunch in the city of Ancud.

Highlights

  • Go on a fun guided tour of Chiloé island and its neighboring islets

  • Sail through the Canal de Chacao and see various birds and sea lions!

  • Visit the Caulin creek to see magnificent herons, swans, and flamingos!

  • Enjoy lunch at Ancud city and visit its regional museum

Specifications

Type:
Day Tours from Puerto Varas
Departs From:
Puerto Varas
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick-up or Del Salvador #72, Puerto Varas
Duration:
10 hours
Availability:
daily at 8:45
Product Code:
14222
Voucher info:
Paper voucher printout not required for this activity. You may show e-voucher from your mobile device.
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Description

Depart to the attractive island of Chiloé to see the rich tradition and culture of its locals.

Navigate your way across the Canal de Chacao for half an hour from the town of Pargua. As you sail across the canal, admire the sea lions and birds around. Once you've reached the town of Chacao, visit its Church and Public Square.

Head over to the creek of Caulin where the locals farm for oysters, seafood, and seaweed. The coastal town of Caulin is best known for its bay where various birds such as herons, flamingos, and the rare black necked swans flock to. Tourists all delight in staying at this town's bay not just for the diverse types of birds they will get to watch, but also its scrumptious world class oysters.

Sail through the southwest coast of Chiloé to see a colony of Magellanic and Humboldt penguins residing on some of the Pacific Ocean islets. Delight in seeing the Magellanic penguins, a breed of South American penguins that dig burrows as nests. Observe the Humboldt penguins, a breed of penguins that looks similar to the Magellanic penguins, only darker on the head.

Finally, the tour will end in Ancud City where you will enjoy a hearty lunch (not included in the tour price). This beautiful city is defined by its majestic natural surroundings, excellent seafood cuisines, and hospitable locals.

Return to your hotel in Puerto Varas.

Includes

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (not available for Puerto Montt hotels)

  • Professional tour guide

  • Canal de Chacao sailing and sightseeing

  • Chacao Cathedral and Public Square visits

  • Caulin Creek visit and sightseeing

  • Chiloé islets sailing and sightseeing

  • Lunch at Ancud city (not included in tour price)

  • Ancud Museum entrance fee

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks (unless specified)

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Infants below 2 years old are free of charge.

  • The following information (per participant) will be required upon booking:

  • Full Legal Name as on passport

  • Passport Number

  • Nationality

  • Date of birth

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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