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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.

From Puerto Varas: Chiloe Island Full-day Tour

2. From Puerto Varas: Chiloe Island Full-day Tour

Spend a full day touring around the Island of Chiloe. Reach the island by ferry to explore the towns of Chacao, Castro, and Dalcahue. Marvel at the houses on stilts in the water. See churches and experience craft markets. Relax with an easy and convenient return hotel transfer. Begin your tour as you are picked up at your Puerto Varas hotel. Drive south along Panamericana Route 5 for about 80 miles (129 km) to arrive at the town of Pargua. Cross the Chacao channel by ferry to go to Isla Grande de Chiloe. Visit the town of Chacao, founded in 1567. Admire the town square and the picturesque buildings. See the church and travel to the city of Ancud. Take in the Plaza de Armas, crafts market, the museum and Fort of San Antonio, and other historic sites. Continue to Castro, the capital of Chiloe Island. Appreciate the handicrafts market and head to Mirador del Barrio Gamboa, known for its famous Palafitos, which are houses sitting on stilts in the water. Finish your trip with a visit to the port city of Dalcahue, known for its Sunday craft fair where locals from the islands bring their handicrafts.

Lemuy Island: Churches and trees.

3. Lemuy Island: Churches and trees.

The first step on the tour it´s the pickup on your hotel, then we go ahead to Lemuy Island, it´s a trip of an hour from Castro, then we arrive to a ferry, which is a trip that is like 5 minutes to the island. When we arrive to the island, we have a lot of attractions, like a viewpoint, a park and three churches that are world heritage named by the Unesco, and by the way, you are going to learn a lot of the Chiloé Island history and his traditions.

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based on 34 reviews

Nice activity. We could see a lot of small typical villages and the guide explained very well what there was to know. I found it a bit redundant to see the same type of villages (at the end of the 4th it's a lot) but otherwise it was nice.

Very good tour. The guide was very experienced and explained in detail. The lunch was excellent!

Very entertaining activities and very informed and cool guide