Ancud and Penguin colonies of Chiloe – from Puerto Varas

Price on request
8 hours approx. Jan-Mar, Oct-Dec
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An opportunity to visit some of the extraordinary wildlife and culture of the Chiloe archipelago

The tour begins by crossing the Chacao Canal to Isla Grande de Chiloe aboard a ferry that sets sail in Pargua, a small village near Puerto Montt. Once on Chiloe, visitors head to the city of Ancud, one of the largest on the island. The first stop is at the Caulin beach resort, followed by a visit to the Bird Sanctuary and finally the city centre. Here, Plaza de Armas square, the Regional Museum, the Municipal Market, Huaihuen Hill and San Antonio Fort are visited. Head next to Punihuil beach, where you board a vessel to the isles inhabited by Magallanes and Humboldt penguins (payable locally). This is the only place in the world where both species live together. At the end of tour you will return to Puerto Varas.

Notes: The penguin boat trip is weather and wildlife dependant. Should the boat not operate, an alternative itinerary will be followed.

Duration: 8 hours approx.

Operates: Daily (private), Mondays and Saturdays (public), Mid October – late March

Prices from approximately: £175pp (private), £76pp (standard)

Private excursion prices are per person, but based on a party of 2
Standard excursion prices are per person, but require a minimum of 2 total passengers

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