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Chilean Treasures: Penguins and Alpacas Private Tour

1. Chilean Treasures: Penguins and Alpacas Private Tour

After your hotel pick up, venture towards the Pacific Coast. You will visit the largest privately-owned alpaca farm in the world where you can interact with these beautiful animals up close. See the entire alpaca wool production process and enjoy a broad selection of exclusive creations and handmade art crafts. Afterwards, you will continue up the coastline on the Ruta del Pacifico to the town of Cachagua, a stone's throw from Penguin Island. Try to catch a glimpse of penguins by the naked eye or using binoculars. Walk along a beautifully carved pathway to a small cove with gorgeous views of the ocean. Afterward, stop for lunch in the quiet seaside resort town of Zapallar. Penguin sightings from the shore are most common during the summer months of November to March. During these months there are several hundred penguins on the island. Between April and October, the penguin population reduces to only a dozen or so. Therefore, please be aware that during these months it may not be possible to see the penguins on the island from the shore. However, you will have the option of joining a private boat tour for an extra fee. This option is available throughout the year.

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4.7 / 5

based on 5 reviews

I would like to thank Mr. Sean our multilingual tour guide for the Santiago : Pacific Treasures Private tour. I was able to visit all the locations as listed in the tour itinerary with ease as Mr Sean planned and coordinated the movement between places really well. He was very knowledgeable about Chile’s culture and history which gave us interesting insights as he drove through a very scenic and enjoyable routes. The alpaca farm was the highlight of the tour as we got a chance to interact with a pioneering entrepreneur in alpaca wool production process. If we had more time at Santiago we would have engaged Mr. Sean for other day trips. Our comfort was his utmost priority throughout the trip. I highly recommend his private tour services around Santiago and Chile to all.

Amazing trip with great comfort and lots of interesting information!!!! David is an excellent guide, very prepared and very attentive to every detail so that you can make the most of the activity! Fantastic places!!!!

Super relaxing trip. Agency provides professional services, guides are knowledgable. Definitely recommend the rent the boat and go close to the penguin island.

Excellent experience, very interesting places and tours. During the tour you learn about many topics, local traditions as well as the visiting points.