Chiloe island, Ancud, Caulin, Puñihuil, penguin colony full day tour.
Tours, activities, excursions, things to do in Puerto Varas
.Season: Everyday / November to March
.Departures from Puerto Varas and Puerto Montt
.Pick up time + - 08.00 AM
.Return + - 06.00 PM
.Lasts: + - 10 hours
.Dificultty: None. Suitable for all ages.
.Physical Requirements: It is aimed at people in good physical condition, used to moderate walks on uneven terrain.
.Not include: Lunch, Museum entrance fee, Penguin sightseeing sailing.
.Outfit: Sport shoes, Comfortable sports wear, long trousers,
warm sweater or pile, water or windproof jacket, sun glasses, sun block, gloves.
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 autochthon 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, 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.
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 happen.
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.
Later we continue our trip to Ancud city, where we can see 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 fortifications in our country, the Local Churches Heritage Foundation, the Mains Square, and the Central Market, this one offers many gastronomic and crafts options of the island.
Transfers to and from your accommodation + guide tour.
Lunch, Museum entrance fee, Penguin sightseeing
.The tour operator can modify the itinerary or shorten the tour depending on the weather conditions in order to avoid accidents,
thus making the best of each tour.
.Like all activity in the nature "all times" informed about duration of activities are approximate and depend largely on climatic
factors always prioritizing comfort, safety and enjoyment of our customers