UNESCO Wooden Churches of Chiloe

REGION: North Patagonia
ACTIVITY LEVEL: 1 (Easy)
SUMMARY: In Ancud visit the exhibit of the UNESCO World Heritage churches. Then this tour takes you to the churches in Dalcahue, Castro, Nercon, Vilupulli and Chonchi. These are fine examples of the wooden churches of Chiloe built in the 17th century.
DURATION: Full day (8 – 10 hours).

Penguin Colony of Puñihuil: The magical route through the penguin nesting grounds of Chiloé

Known as the entrance way to the mysteries and tourist attractions of Chiloé, the Puñihuil Natural Monument is the magical ascent up to an important biodiversity zone, where penguins, whales, otters and Quetru birds coexist in harmony. It’s a place that hasn’t lost its wild beauty, nor its natural character. Puñihuil is a natural paradiseContinue reading “Penguin Colony of Puñihuil: The magical route through the penguin nesting grounds of Chiloé”

The Chilote Culture at Patagonia Chile

One of the most emblematic festivals took place in the Island of Chiloe towards the end of February, the “Festival Costumbrista Chilote”. The activity was concentrated in the Municipal Park of Castro , located at the highest point of the city, place where every year 28 thousand people arrive to enjoy this traditional festivity. 56Continue reading “The Chilote Culture at Patagonia Chile”

The Huffington Post – Chiloe is one of the 10 Hidden Islands You’ve Never Heard of

The Chilean archipelago of Chiloe, near Puerto Montt at the northern edge of Patagonia, beckons with misty landscapes and ancient lore. Local Chilotes, known for their hospitality, will stir your imagination with tales of witches and ghost ships. The biggest island, Isla Grande de Chiloe, is home to seaside villages lined with colorful palafitos, woodenContinue reading “The Huffington Post – Chiloe is one of the 10 Hidden Islands You’ve Never Heard of”

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 small open boat to visit the colony of Magellanic and Humboldt penguins (and other marine life). Visit a few sights in the city of Ancud before returning.
DURATION: Full day (8 – 10 hours). Cruise Passenger 6-7 hours.

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