June 27, 2016
Category: Shore Excursions
—Tours appropriate for cruise ship passengers
—Accessible from cruise ship ports
ACTIVITY LEVELS are rated using a scale of 1 through 5, with 1 being the easiest or least physically demanding and 5 being the most difficult or physically demanding.
1 (Easy), 2 (Easy – Med.), 3 (Medium), 4 (Med. – High), 5 (High)
June 13, 2015
Casablanca Wine Valley Tour
REGION: Central Chile ACTIVITY LEVEL: 1 (Easy) SUMMARY: Visit one or more wineries in Casablanca Valley for a complete tour and tasting of several excellent wines. This tour can be taken from Valparaiso or Santiago---from hotel or pier.
October 5, 2014
Living the Local Experience in Puerto Montt
REGION: North Patagonia ACTIVITY LEVEL: 1 (Easy) SUMMARY: Experience local life by visiting several markets; take time for coffee and conversation with the locals. Enjoy a delicious meal and maybe a boat ride to Tenglo Island, and stop by the crafts market. DURATION: 5-6 hrs. For Independent Travelers or Cruise Passengers.
August 22, 2014
Trek Laguna Sargazo in Alerce National Park
REGION: North Patagonia ACTIVITY LEVEL: 3 (Medium) SUMMARY: Hike the Laguna Sargazo area of Alerce Andino National Park, observing and identifying the local flora and fauna, and enjoying the spectacular views that surround us. Stop by Pt. Montt handicraft markets if time permits. DURATION: 7-8 hours** ** Cruise ship passengers: We return one hour before the last tender. If necessary, we can shorten the excursion. Read full tour description to Book Now
August 19, 2014
Santiago City Tour — Undurraga Winery
REGION: Central Chile ACTIVITY LEVEL: 1 (Easy) SUMMARY: This tour combines the Santiago City Tour and the Viña Undurraga Vineyard & Winery Tour. DURATION: 6-8 hrs.
October 31, 2013
Fly Fishing Maullin River — or other rivers or lakes
REGION: North Patagonia ACTIVITY LEVEL: 1 (Easy) SUMMARY: Fly fishing in Chile is the fastest growing sector in sport fishing. Southern Chile is the destination for trout and salmon fishing! These excursions on Rio Maullin and other rivers and lakes are operated by local full-service outfitters. DURATION: Land travelers: 6-7 hrs; Cruise travelers: 5-6 hrs
June 23, 2013
Concha y Toro — Cousino Macul Wineries Tour
REGION: Central Chile ACTIVITY LEVEL: 1 (Easy) SUMMARY: Tour Cousiño Macul Winery and Concha y Toro Winery and Vineyard, including the extensive grounds. These are two of the oldest and most widely know wineries in Chile. Enjoy tasting a variety of wines at each, while learning about the winemaking process and investigating a local legend. DURATION: 7-8 hrs.
June 23, 2013
Santa Rita Vineyard Tour — Maipo Valley
REGION: Central Chile ACTIVITY LEVEL: 1 (Easy) SUMMARY: Tour Santa Rita vineyard and winery located south of Santiago. It includes a tour through the vineyards and winery and follows the process all the way to bottling. Also includes wine tasting of their aged wines. Visit their attractive wine shop or, by prior arrangement, have lunch in the historical Doña Paula Restaurant. DURATION: 5 hrs.
June 18, 2013
Magdalena Island Penguin Colony Punta Arenas city tour
REGION: South Patagonia ACTIVITY LEVEL: 1 (Easy) SUMMARY: Combo Punta Arenas City Tour and Penguins Colony Tour at Magdalena Island Natural Monument. Tours include: Navigation to Magdalena Island Natural Reserve, visit the Maggiorino Borgatello Museum or similar, significant monuments at city, the Plaza Muñoz Gamero, the Mirador Cerro La Cruz, and Magellan Straits visit. DURATION: 10—12 hrs.
June 18, 2013
Penguin Colony at Magdalena Island Magellan Straits Punta Arenas
REGION: South Patagonia ACTIVITY LEVEL: 1 (Easy) SUMMARY: Visit Magellanic penguin colony on Otway Sound as they gather to nest and raise their young. Enjoy the commerce, landscape, flora and fauna of the area, also. DURATION: 4.5 hrs.
June 14, 2013
Santiago, Viña, Valparaiso or San Antonio —- Embarkation Day
REGION: Central Chile ACTIVITY LEVEL: 1 (Easy) SUMMARY: Before departing from Santiago, visit the historical city center to see the Presidential Palace and other significant sights. Continue to Viña del Mar, passing through the beach resort of Reñaca. In Viña del Mar see the flower clock and other points of interest. Then, visit Valparaiso, with its picturesque hills, before being dropped off at your cruise ship pier or other location. DURATION: 10 - 12 hrs.
June 14, 2013
San Antonio, Valparaiso, Viña del Mar, Wine Tour — Santiago — Disembarkation Day
REGION: Central Chile ACTIVITY LEVEL: 1 (Easy) SUMMARY: From the Valparaiso pier or hotel, we visit the major sights in Valparaiso and Viña del Mar; continue through the picturesque countryside, stopping at a winery in Casablanca Valley for a wine tasting, before arriving in Santiago. See the historic city center and then be dropped off at your hotel or airport. DURATION: 8--10 hrs.
May 16, 2013
Around Llanquihue Lake — Osorno volcano, Puerto Octay, Frutillar, Llanquihue, and Puerto Varas.
REGION: North Patagonia, Lake district ACTIVITY LEVEL: 1-2 (Easy) SUMMARY: Drive around Lake Llanquihue, visiting several picturesque villages and scenic sites, including Laguna Verde, Osorno Volcano, Puerto Octay, Frutillar, Llanquihue, and others. DURATION: 10–12 hrs. Read full tour description to Book Now
January 10, 2013
Penguins in Puñihuil Islets and Ancud — Chiloe Island
REGION: North Patagonia ACTIVITY LEVEL: 2 (Easy – Medium) SUMMARY: From Puerto Montt or Puerto Varas, cross the Chacao Channel by ferry and drive to Puñihuil on Chiloé. Take a boat to visit the colony of Magellanic and Humboldt penguins. Visit a few sights in the city of Ancud before returning. DURATION: Full day (10 – 12 hours). Cruise Passenger 8-9 hours.
December 3, 2012
Osorno Volcano, Petrohue Falls, Todos los Santos Lake — Puerto Varas, Puerto Montt
REGION: North Patagonia ACTIVITY LEVEL: 1-2 (Easy +) SUMMARY: Visit three main areas of Vicente Perez Rosales National Park: Osorno Volcano, Petrohué Waterfall and Todos Los Santos Lake; also visit Puerto Varas and Puerto Montt. DURATION: 6-7 hrs. for cruise ship travelers; 8-10 hrs. for independent travelers. Read full tour description to Book Now
December 3, 2012
Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas, Frutillar Tour
REGION: North Patagonia ACTIVITY LEVEL: 1 (Easy) SUMMARY: Explore the town of Frutillar, with its strong German influence, on the shore of Llanquihue Lake; visit Puerto Varas, also on the lake, with views of Orsono and Calbuco Volcanoes; enjoy the sights of Puerto Montt, including Angelmo Market and Art Village. DURATION: 4-5 hours for Independent Travelers and Cruise Passengers. Read full tour description to Book Now
November 1, 2012
Hiking Alerce Andino National Park
REGION: North Patagonia ACTIVITY LEVEL: 3 (Moderate) SUMMARY: Hike Alerce Andino National Park, along the Pacific Coast Reloncaví Sound by the Southern Road, through beautiful native forests, to Lake Chaiquenes, and finally, to Laguna Triangle. DURATION: 7-8 hrs. Read full tour description to Book Now
October 15, 2012