Island of Chiloe and The Penguins of Puñihuil from Puerto Varas
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Island of Chiloe and The Penguins of Puñihuil from Puerto Varas
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Island of Chiloe and The Penguins of Puñihuil from Puerto Varas

1 day
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Stop At: Canal De Chacao, Chacao Chile

We 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 minutes

Stop At: Santuario de Aves de Caulin, Isla Chiloe 5710000 Chile

then 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 minutes

Stop At: Ecoturismo Punihuil, Ancud, Isla Chiloe 5710000 Chile

Later 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 hour

Stop At: Plaza de Armas de Ancud, Calle Libertad, Ancud, Isla Chiloe Chile

Later 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 hour

Stop At: Fuerte San Antonio, Lord Cochrane and San Antonio, Ancud, Isla Chiloe Chile

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 fortications in our country,

Duration: 30 minutes

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  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide in Spanish, English or Portuguese throughout the visit
  • Transportation by car or minibus
Not included
  • Entrance fee to the Museum of Ancud
  • Ticket to Navigation Puñihuil Islets
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Ecoturismo Punihuil
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A minimum of 4 people per booking is required
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

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