Day trip

Chiloe Island: Ancud, Castro and Dalcahue

4.5 / 5

4 reviews

Activity provider: LS TRAVEL GROUP

Chiloe Island: Ancud, Castro and Dalcahue

Activity provider: LS TRAVEL GROUP

From US$ 71 per person

Chiloé Island offers many places to explore. Starting with a ferry boat crossing the Chacao Channel, you'll see ancient churches, palafitos, Spanish forts, and learn about the local culture and myths in three of the most important cities.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup only on meeting points selected: Oficina LS Travel at San José 128, and hotels Cumbres, Enjoy, Solace, Casa Kalfu, Cabaña del Lago, Bellavista, Radisson, Park Inn, and Puelche. Pickup time may change according to your hotel location; the local operator will contact you the day before of the activity.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Enjoy panoramic views at the San Antonio Spanish fort
  • See palafitos and local markets
  • Marvel at the ancient churches and amazing views of the Palafitos, a typical building over the sea
Full description
Begin the tour on a ferry to the Chacao Channel, separating the continent of Chiloe Island. During the sail, you might see native seals, pelicans and sea birds. The ferry berths at Chacao pier, where you will take the route to Ancud city, where you can see the San Antonio Fort; this historic place is located in the highest part of the city as one of the last Spanish fortifications. Continue the trip to Dalcahue’s market, where you can find traditional gastronomy. This market is special, this construction is named Palafito, because it is built over the water with a spectacular view. Visit the market and visit the local church, a World Heritage Site. Later, continue the trip to Castro, the capital of Chiloé Island, taking pictures at Manuel Montt palafitos. Visit the San Francisco Church in front of the main square and visit the biggest artisan market of the island.
  • Shared transportation service
  • Sailing
  • Pickup from selected meeting points in Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt
  • Trilingual guide: Portuguese, Spanish and English-speaking
  • Foods and drinks
  • Entrances fee to the museum
  • Churches donations
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Sunglasses

Not allowed

  • Flash photography
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 4 reviews

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The trip was well run and our guide was wonderful

February 8, 2020

Excelente servicio, nos llevaron a cada uno de los lugares que se indican en el Tour, maravillosos paisajes, nos dieron tiempo para las fotos de recuerdos, el guía turístico fantástico, 100% recomendable

September 5, 2022


Product ID: 291250