CHILOE ISLAND TOUR: CASTRO & DALCAHUE – FULL DAYfrom
From Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt
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- Vacation Style Holiday TypeAdventure, Boutique, Budget, Charming, City Tour, Classic, Ecofriendly, Family-friendly, Forest, GROUP DEPARTURES, Historical, Local People, Mid-range, Mountain, Museum, Navigation, Photograph, Quiet, Romantic, Trendy, Urban
- Activity Level Leisurely
- Group Size Medium Group
We begin the tour going to Pargua at the south of Puerto Varas city, here we will
aboard a ferry to sail the Chacao Channel, this channel separates the continent of
Chiloe Island. During the sailing, we might see sea wolves, pelicans and sea birds
natives from this area.
The ferry berths at Chacao pier, here we see the typical houses that are built of
Alerce wood, and the Churches that are National Heritage Site, later we continue to Dalcahue, this city is located in front of Quinchao Island and along the coast there is a Market where you will find the traditional gastronomic. This market is special, this construction is named Palafito, because it`s built over the water in a base of wood, with an spectacular view, also to visit the Handcraft Market and walk to visit the local church that is a typical construction and it is a World Heritage Site.
Later we continue our trip to Castro, that is the capital of Chiloé Island, having time to take pictures at Manuel Montt palafitos, visit the San Francisco Church in front of the main square and visit the biggest handcraft Market of the island, besides it is the traditional Gamboa viewing point you can take very nice pictures of the worldwide famous palafitos.
Recommendations: Comfortable clothes and shoes, hat, sunblock, sunglasses and if it rains a water resistant jacket.
Duration: 10 hours.
-Regular tour departs everyday, all year long.
-Private tour departure schedule is coordinated previously with the passenger depending on their availability.
- Pick up and Drop off at your hotel;
- English Speaking guide.
- Entrance fee to the museum;