Join us in this unique and comprehensive journey to the island of Chiloé, discovering trails off the beaten path to get a real local and naturalist experience.

The island is the land of myths, local communities, fishermen villages and ancient traditions. Through this 4 days experience we will deeply explore the culture and the nature of the island sharing time with locals, hiking through wild and unbeaten paths, navigating the Pacific Ocean and learning about the culture of a remote land in a remote country.

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Naturalist day in Chiloé

Today we will drive the last part of the Route 5 to reach the south-west coast of the Lake District and take the ferry to cross to the island of Chiloé. During the 40 minutes of navigation we will have great views of the Andean range and the first villages of the island with the typical wooden towers of the churches that mark the entrance to the living cultural heritage of Chiloé.
Today we will be exploring the north part of the island visiting small villages, having a taste of oysters and navigation to a breeding colony of Humboldt and Magellanic Penguins, among other species of birdlife related to the Humboldt Current.
Lunch and Oyster tasting included.
Overnight in Ancud (Hotel Ancud or similar).

Day 2: The Chepu River and Pacific Coast Hike

A day off the beaten path with a medium difficulty hike through the forests and the cliffs of the Pacific Coast of Chiloé (10 km., 6 hours). At the end of the hike we will board a boat and navigate the mouth of the river Chepu crossing the sunken forest and disembarking in the village. After a short transfer we will be getting to a local family house where we will participate in the preparation of the typical Curanto.
Breakfast and Lunch included.
Overnight in Castro (Palafito 1326 or similar).

Day 3: Castro and The National Park Chiloe

Morning walking tour of Castro, visiting the Palafitos (houses on stilts) and the downtown area.We will stop at the local market where we will buy the products that later we will use to prepare our dinner. Once we reach the west side of the island, we will have a low difficulty hike (2 hours) to Muelle Las Almas, a wooden deck facing a stunning view to the Pacific ocean. We return to Castro just in time for a dinner that will be prepared by the travellers and a local chef, with the ingredients that we bought at the market when we started the day.
Breakfast, Box lunch, Dinner included.
Overnight in Castro (Palafito 1326 or similar).

Day 4: The Unesco Churches and villages of the east coast

Cultural & Local Community Day
Our last day in the island will be dedicated to the villages of Dalcahue, Achao and Quinchao visiting some of the World Heritage churches of the island,before we get to Chacao and board the ferry back to the mainland.
Breakfast and Lunch included.
Drop off Puerto Montt or Puerto Varas at around 18:00 hrs.

End of services.

  • A ccommodation 1 night in Ancud y 2 in Castro.
  • Meals according to itinerary.
  • Navigation to the Penguin Colony in Puñihuil.
  • Visit to Caulín Bay: Bird´s Sanctuary.
  • Navigation through Chepu river.
  • Water to re-fill personal bottles.
  • Professional Bilingual Naturalist guide.
  • Visit UNESCO churches of Chiloé
  • Entrances to National Parks and Protected areas.
  • Personal insurance (18-64 years old).

 

  • Airfare.
  • Insurances.
  • Meals and drinks not specified in the itinerary.
  • Tips.
  • Laundry.
  • And others not specified in the itinerary.
  • This program operates throughout the year.

  • Consider that in winter season (April – August) the visit to Puñihuil is changed as there are no penguins.

  • Consider that during the winter season the flamingos arrive to Caulin.