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$93 Day Trips & Excursions

Chiloé Island Highlights Full-Day Tour from Puerto Montt

This full-day tour will leave from Puerto Montt early in the morning and take the Panamericana Route 5 towards south for about 80 miles to reach the town of Pargua.In Pargua we take a ferry that will allow us to cross the Chacao Canal and reach the Isla Grande de Chiloe.There we go to the town of Chacao, one of the oldest villages of the island founded in 1567 which has a typical square where stands a curious and picturesque building of strong color. Visit the church, which is in addition to the more than 150 churches in Chiloé as well as many National Monuments. Then we will go to the city of Ancud, 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.We finish our tour visiting Dalcahue, famous for its craft fair on Sundays where locals bring from the outer islands of the archipelagos the most varied handicrafts for marketing. During the tour we will have time for lunch in a typical restaurant Chiloé Island (own expense).

$74 Day Trips & Excursions

Puerto Varas to Chiloe Island, Castro and Ancud Full-Day Tour

This full-day tour will leave from Puerto Varas early in the morning and take the Panamericana Route 5 towards south for about 80 miles to reach the town of Pargua.In Pargua we take a ferry that will allow us to cross the Chacao Canal and reach Isla Grande de Chiloe.There we go to the town of Chacao, one of the oldest villages of the island founded in 1567 which has a typical square where stands a curious and picturesque building of strong color. Visit the church, which is in addition to the more than 150 churches in Chiloé as well as many National Monuments. Then we will go to the city of Ancud, 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.We finish our tour visiting Dalcahue, famous for its craft fair on Sundays where locals bring from the outer islands of the archipelagos the most varied handicrafts for marketing. During the tour we will have time for lunch in a typical restaurant Chiloé Island (own expense).

$64 Day Trips & Excursions

Chiloe Island: Castro & Dalcahue

Departure from Puerto Varas towards Chiloé, an island rich in traditions and myths that have survived because of the archipelago’s isolation from the continent, and famous for the locals’ warmth and hospitality. To reach this magical island you must first navigate the Canal de Chacao for 30 minutes. The crossing departs from Pargua, a town located on the continental limit of Chile. During the navigation get the chance to watch a variety of birds and sea lions, before reaching the town of Chacao where you will visit the square and church. The trip continues along the coastal Llao Llao road to Dalcahue, home of a traditional handicraft fair with loom knit clothing, and crafts in local woods. Visit the Dalcahue church, a national monument and World Heritage Site (2000) and enjoy some free time to have lunch (if option is selected). Later travel to Castro, famous for its stilt houses or Palafitos. Visit to the Handicraft Fair of Castro, where the woollen, wooden, and stone articles are a must-see. Make a stop at the San Francisco church, famous for its detailed woodwork and size. Finally visit the church of Nercón. Return to your hotel.

$542 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

4 - days discovery Lake Region & Puerto Varas

ItineraryDay 1: Puerto Montt Airport - Puerto VarasPass By: Aeropuerto El Tepual SCTE PMCArrival at El Tepual, Puerto Montt Airport. Upon arrival, meet with your driver who will transfer you to your hotel in Puerto Varas.Pass By: Hotel PuelcheOvernightNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Hotel Puelche Day 2: Puerto Varas - Osorno Volcano - Petrohue - Puerto VarasStop At: Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales, Puerto Varas, Los Lagos RegionPick-up at your hotel in Puerto Varas to explore the Osorno volcano. On the way we will pass by typical woodenchurches, Chilean farm houses and the town of Ensenada. We will drive through a thick forest of mostly nativeCoigües to reach Chile’s oldest National Park, Vicente Pérez Rosales, founded in 1926.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Saltos de PetrohuéOur first stop within this park will be the waterfalls of Petrohué. We will hike a short trail through native forests: you will be amazed bythe crystal green waterfalls.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Volcan Osorno, Puerto Montt, Los Lagos RegionWe will get back to the car and drive on heading to the slopes of the OsornoVolcano. At 1.300 m / 4.265 ft. above sea level, we will make a short hike over lava fields and enjoy the impressive view over the lake Llanquihue. On a clear day, we can see the Pacific Ocean.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Lago Todos Los Santos, Puerto Varas, Los Lagos RegionOn our way, we will have time for a picnic lunch and be able to enjoy a great view over the lake “Lago Todos Los Santos” and several snow-capped volcanoes. In the afternoon return to your hotel in Puerto Varas.Duration: 3 hoursPass By: Hotel PuelcheOvernightMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Hotel PuelcheDay 3: Puerto Varas - Chile Island - Puerto VarasStop At: Chiloe, Isla Chiloe, Los Lagos RegionIn the morning we pick up at your hotel in Puerto Varas for our drive to the island of Chiloé, which includes a nice 30 minute ferry crossing during which we can observe sea lions and maybe dolphins. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Centro Cultural DalcahueOnce on the island, we continue south to the fishing village of Dalcahue. We take our time to explore the beauties andculture of this beautiful small fishing village. Rustic homes, traditional fishing boats, and the friendly people makeDalcahue a charming village. On Sundays, we can visit an interesting local market in Dalcahue, where localtypical crafts are sold. You learn a lot about how traditional life in Chiloe is and was during the last years.Duration: 1 hourStop At: CastroWe continue our journey to Castro, the capital of Chiloe, to observe the traditional palafitos (houses builton stilts along the shore) and visit the majestic wooden church (an UNESCO World Heritage Site). We strollthrough town and stop at the crafts market featuring wood and woolen products from the region. In the lateafternoon we return to Puerto Varas driving along the eastern coastal road passing by several small fishingvillages.Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Hotel PuelcheOvernightMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Hotel Puelche Day 4: Puerto Varas - Frutillar - Puerto Montt AirportStop At: Lago Llanquihue, Puerto Varas, Los Lagos RegionTrip along the Llanquihue Lake, the second largest lake in Chile, and enjoy gorgeous views of the volcanoes Osorno, Calbuco, Puntiagudo, and Tronador.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Centro Comercial FrutillarWe will pick you up from your hotel in Puerto Varas and travel toFrutillar, a charming village on the bank of the huge Llanquihue Lake. The village is noted for the Germaninfluence on the architecture developed by the immigrants who arrived around 1853. Here, we will take awalk to visit some restored colonial houses and see the strong German influence on the architecture. Youwill learn about the history of this picturesque town and the time of the first German settlers. Afterward, we will visit the open-air German museum.Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Puerto Montt-Chiloe Toll PlazaIn due time, transfer to Puerto Montt Airport for your next flight.(we recommend to book next flight after 4:00pm)Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$64.42 Day Trips & Excursions

The island of Chiloé: Castro Dalcahue

A full day, magical tour leaving from Puerto Varas. In order to delve into the Chilote world, we begin our day by taking a boat down the Chacao canal for 30 minutes, where we spot a wide variety of birds, before arriving to the village of Chacao to visit its square and church.We will continue on to Castro to stop for lunch. Then, we will visit the stilted houses of Rio Gamboa, the square and its church which was declared a Unesco World Heritage site. Next, we will visit the recently restored Nercón Church (1890), which is a national monument and is also on Unesco’s protected list.The day continues in Dalcahue, where we stop on the waterfront to take in the wonderful natural landscape and visit the local artisan market, museum and church.    

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