Puerto Varas to Chiloe Islands and The Punihuil Penguins Tour

Day Trips & Excursions in Ancud

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This tour is an alternative to the traditional tours to Chiloe. On this 10-hour tour we'll visit a beautiful colony of penguins, plus the magical Island of Chiloe. Departs daily from Puerto Varas.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Canal De Chacao, Chacao, Los Lagos RegionWe begin the tour in our way to Pargua, south of Puerto Varas city; here we will aboard a ferry to sail through the Chacao Channel, this channel separates the continent of Chiloe Island. During the navigation we see sea wolves, pelicans and sea birds endemic in this area. The ferry berths at Chacao pier, here we see the houses that are built with Alerce wood, and the Churches that are National Heritage Site.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Santuario de Aves de Caulin, Isla Chiloe, Los Lagos Regionthen continue along a coast route and we are going to visit Caulín beach, a place very famous for the oysters an a rich marine fauna.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Ecoturismo Punihuil, Ancud, Isla Chiloe, Los Lagos RegionLater we will go to Puñihuil beach; there we get a boat, that will take us to a small island where we find the magallanes Penguin and Humboldt Penguin, this is the place where this two species make their nests, an during generations they have coexisted together, making this islands the only place in the world where this happens.The tour guide will explain to us the way of life of these birds, the surroundings and the abundance of food that makes possible that these islands become a wild paradise. It’s important to say that Puñihuil was declared National Heritage for its ecological relevance.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Plaza de Armas de Ancud, Ancud, Isla Chiloe, Los Lagos RegionLater we continue our trip to Ancud city, where we can see the Local Churches Heritage Foundation, the Mains Square, and the Central Market, this one offers many gastronomic and crafts options of the island.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Fuerte San Antonio, Ancud, Isla Chiloe, Los Lagos Regionthe 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 fortications in our country,Duration: 30 minutes

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide in Spanish, English or Portuguese throughout the visit
  • Transportation by car or minibus

What’s not included

  • Entrance fee to the Museum of Ancud
  • Ticket to Navigation Puñihuil Islets
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Ecoturismo Punihuil