Private Tour to Chiloé Island: Penguins of Puñihuil- Castro and Ancud

Day Trips & Excursions in Ancud

Tour description provided by Viator

Enjoy a full-day tour of Chiloe Island, including hotel or airport pick-up from Puerto Montt and round-trip transport by ferry from Pargua.We start our tour taking the Panamericana Route 5 towards the south for about 80 miles to reach the town of Pargua. Here we take a ferry that will allow us to cross the Chacao Canal and reach the Isla Grande de Chiloe. Get up close to wildlife on Puñihuil beach of Chiloè Island where you will enjoy seeing Magellanic and Humboldt penguins. Visit the capital of Chiloe Island, Castro with its unique and colorful stilt houses called Palafitos. Visit the local churches of Chiloe which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and to finalize explore the mystical city of Ancud.
Enjoy a complimentary hotel or airport pickup and drop off from Puerto Montt. We start our tour taking the Panamericana Route 5 south for about 80 miles to reach the town of Pargua where we get on board of a ferry that will allow us to cross the Chacao Canal and reach the Isla Grande de Chiloe (Island of Chiloe). Following this we will continue our journey to Puñihuil beach, where we board a boat that will take us to some islets where is possible to see the Magellanic Penguin and the Humboldt. This will be a true experience as this is the only place in the world where these two species coexist together. Navigation ticket not included. Then we will go to the city of Ancud where we will have lunch in a typical restaurant of Chiloé Island. Food service is not included. After this, visit the Plaza de Armas, the Church, the crafts market, the Museum, the Gulf of Quitalmahue, Cerro Huaihuén and Fort San Antonio, historic site located in the uptown built in the late eighteenth century, all in the midst of stories of customs and myths of one of the larger islands of South America. Please note that tickets to the Museum of Ancud are not included. Later we will go to Castro, capital of Chiloé Island, visit the local Church of Castro which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000, handicrafts market and the Mirador del Barrio Gamboa to appreciate the famous "Palafitos" typical constructions made wooden pillars on water.To finalize we head back to Puerto Montt where you will be dropped off at your hotel or airport.

What’s included

  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees

Highlights

  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Led by a local guide
  • Family friendly
  • Several menus to choose from
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