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Puerto Varas: Full-Day Chiloe Island Tour

Product ID: 227551
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A full excursion to visit the Island of Chiloé. With a local bilingual guide, you will encounter wild landscapes, the oldest village on the island, and a charismatic local market.
About this activity
Duration 11 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese

Pick-up included

The service only start from centrally located hotels in Puerto Varas City. if your hotel is out of the pick up zone we will give you a meeting point.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Take in panoramic views of the region from the viewpoints
  • Enjoy typical food and local crafts
  • Explore an island full of myths and legends
  • Experience some of the monuments declared by UNESCO as world heritage
Full description
Your full-day tour will leave from Puerto Varas early in the morning before taking the Panamericana Route 5 south for about 80 miles. It is at this point that you will reach the town of Pargua. Once in Pargua, you will take a ferry that will allow you to cross the Chacao Canal and reach Isla Grande de Chiloe.

From there you will go to the town of Chacao, one of the oldest villages of the island which was founded in 1567. This town has a typical square which contains a curious and picturesque building of strong color. Whilst there you can also visit the church, which is one of more than 150 churches in Chiloé.

You will then progress to the city of Ancud where you will visit the Plaza de Armas, the church, the crafts market, the museum, the Gulf of Quitalmahue, Cerro Huaihuén, and Fort San Antonio. Later you will go to Castro, the capital of Chiloé Island. You will visit the local Church of Castro (which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000), a handicrafts market, and the Mirador del Barrio Gamboa (where you can appreciate the famous "Palafitos"). You will then finish your tour visiting Dalcahue, which is famous for its craft fair on Sundays. It is here that locals bring varied handicrafts for marketing from the outer islands of the archipelagos.

  • Hotel pickup and drop off from centrally located accommodation in Puerto Varas city
  • Bilingual guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entrances to the church

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• It is possible that it will rain during your tour (please bring shoes and appropriate wet-weather clothes)
• Please note that tickets to the Museum of Ancud are not included
• During the tour you will have time for lunch in a typical restaurant (at your own expense)
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Ruta Chile

Product ID: 227551