Day Trip to Ancud and Chiloe from Puerto Varas

Day Trips & Excursions in Ancud

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You will be picked up at your centrally located hotel where you will drive to Pargua Community and then board one of the ferries traveling from Pargua to Chacao. After sailing for about 30 minutes on the pacific ocean waters through Chacao Channel you will have the opportunity to explore the village of Chacao and walk the beach of Arena Gruesa. You will also tour the historic landmarks and markets of Ancud and visit some UNESCO-listed churches.
We begin the tour going to Pargua at the south of Puerto Varas city, here we will aboard a ferry to sail the Chacao Channel, this channel separates the continent of Chiloe Island. During the sailing, we might see sea wolves, pelicans and sea birds natives from this area. The ferry berths at Chacao pier, here we see the typical houses that are built of Alerce wood, and the Churches that are National Heritage Site, then continue along the sea side road to visit Caulín and Lacuy beaches, places very famous for the oysters production and a rich marine fauna, until we finally gets to Ancud city. In this city we can see the San Antonio Fort; this historic place is located in the highest part of the city, built at the latest part of XVIII Century and is part of one of the last spanish fortifications in our country, the Local Churches Heritage Foundation, the Main Square, and the Central Market, this one has many gastronomic and crafts options of the island. During the tour we have the chance to stop in a tipycal restaurant. Return to Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas and the respective hotels.

What’s included

  • Small-group tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

What’s not included

  • Tickets
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)


  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Day trip (destination A to B)