Puerto Montt: Tour To Chiloé Island Including Ancud, Castro And Dalcahue

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 14 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Only from centrally located hotels in Puerto Montt, if your hotel is out of the pick up zone we will give
    you a meeting point and a presentation time.
  • Return Details :
    Tour ends at your hotel.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

We start our tour taking the Panamericana Route 5 towards 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.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

Know More about this tour

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 Chilo 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 Huaihun 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 Chilo 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 Chilo Island (own expense).

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Guide during the whole tour

Transport by air-conditioned vehicle

Exclusions

Tickets

Food and Drink

Optional Gratuities for driver and guide

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Most travelers can participate

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Overall, this was well worth the trip out to the island. The guide gave a good background on what we would be seeing . the culture of the island was very unique and worth experiencing. It was good to see both big and small towns on the island; however, the downside was not being able to enter in some of the churches due to not all being open to the public when we visited. A highlight was the lunch, which was in someone's home vs. a restaurant in town. The hospitality was great and the food options and flexibility of the host were excellent.

  • 08-Nov-2018

    it was a challenge in 2 fronts, first, it was raining all day, second, the guide did not speak any English at all as promised (when tour was booked). with that said, I had the best meal during this trip. the guide brought us to this house on top of a hill with a sweeping view of one of the towns. it was not the typical "restaurant" but they served the best local cuisine I ever had. I wished focus was given to the Unesco churches of which some were not even open during the visit. otherwise, it was a good day.

  • 28-Jan-2018

    Great itinerary, bus and ferry rides, enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide, super food, large markets with terrific range of handicrafts, great views of 4 volcanos on the return. A full, fantastic day.

  • 15-Feb-2017

    great views and good guide and driver

  • 11-Feb-2017

    The leader was excellent and the tour was in both Spanish and English.It was wonderful to be able to ask questions in my own language, to not only learn about what we were seeing but also to find out more about our guide and his personal life in Chile. He was very open and accommodating from start to finish.