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From Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt: Chiloé Island Tour

1. From Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt: Chiloé Island Tour

Depart from Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt, depending on the option selected. Begin your day by taking a boat down the Chacao canal for 30 minutes, where you spot a wide variety of birds, before arriving at the village of Chacao to visit its square and church. Continue to Castro to stop for lunch at your own expense. Visit the typical stilted houses in the Gamboa district, the main square, and the Nercón Church which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Originally constructed around 1890, the church is considered a national monument. Travel onwards towards Dalcahue, where you will stop on the waterfront to take in the wonderful natural landscape and visit the local artisan market, museum, and the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and national monument.

Chiloe Island: Ancud, Castro and Dalcahue

2. Chiloe Island: Ancud, Castro and Dalcahue

Begin the tour on a ferry to the Chacao Channel, separating the continent of Chiloe Island. During the sail, you might see native seals, pelicans and sea birds. The ferry berths at Chacao pier, where you will take the route to Ancud city, where you can see the San Antonio Fort; this historic place is located in the highest part of the city as one of the last Spanish fortifications. Continue the trip to Dalcahue’s market, where you can find traditional gastronomy. This market is special, this construction is named Palafito, because it is built over the water with a spectacular view. Visit the market and visit the local church, a World Heritage Site. Later, continue the trip to Castro, the capital of Chiloé Island, taking pictures at Manuel Montt palafitos. Visit the San Francisco Church in front of the main square and visit the biggest artisan market of the island.

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What people are saying about Chiloé Island

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 30 reviews

The guide knew quite a lot, although I think the 3 villages are very similar, the different thing is the German museum and the churches. They could give the penguins time. The spectacular ferry

Excellent tour to know the churches of Chiloé, the very friendly guide and with great willingness to expire the entire tour.

Very entertaining activities and very informed and cool guide