PUERTO VARAS OR PUERTO MONTT – CHILOE – CASTRO
Your tour to Chiloé begins with a private transfer from the PMC airport or your hotel in Puerto Montt or Puerto Varas (pick up at 09:00 am) for the two-hour journey (including a 30 minute ferry ride) to the emerald island of Chiloe Grande. Our first stop is Caulín, a beautiful bay for birdwatching and observing local life. In Caulín we will also sample the island’s fine oysters and lunch at a local restaurant during which you will have a historical discussion with your guide. We will then continue to the city of Ancud. This area is steeped in history and was home to Spanish empire’s last stronghold in all of the Americas when the colonies were liberated. In Ancud will visit the Foundation ‘Amigos de las Iglesias de Chiloé before continuing to the bay of Puñihuil, the only place in the world where Humboldt and Magellanic penguins nest side-by-side. We will tour the small island colonies by boat, a trip that often encounters many other types of marine life. We will then head south to the bustling capital of Castro to check in at the hotel.