THE ESSENCE OF CHILOÉ
Chile's unknown island is a land of myths, legends and magic
CHILOÉ, Chile’s other mythical island
CHILOÉ
4 Days

A land of myths and legends, unique folklore and culinary traditions. Visiting Chiloé is like entering a magical world blessed in nature and culture. From the moment you first set foot on this extraordinary island, its singular identity will take you by surprise.

Discover its quaint palafitos – colorful houses built on stilts above the water – and enjoy the wit and warmth of the Chilote people whose traditions give this unique archipelago its inimitable character.

Explore this mythical island with its colorful wooden churches, 16 of which have been declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Try the traditional curanto, a dish of mixed seafood and other typical ingredients cooked over hot stones in the ground, and discover the hundreds of colorful potato varieties for which Chiloé is famous.

Nature lovers will delight in the island’s striking landscapes. Take one of the many trekking routes or hop in a kayak to explore awe-inspiring sea channels. The Chiloé and Tantauco National Parks will captivate you with their intense evergreen vegetation.

And when the time comes to leave this amazing place, don’t be too sad; eternal Chiloé will always be there, welcoming you back to discover yet more of its secrets.

Our journey immerses you in the heritage and culture of the island by staying in a Palafitos, the traditional wooden houses built on stilts over the water which are a uniquely quintessential part of Chiloe.

Tour Highlights
  • STAY IN A TRADITIONAL PALAFITO
  • WORLD HERITAGE WOODEN CHURCHES
  • DALCAHUE MARKETS – THE BEST IN CHILE
  • GUIDED SIGHTSEEING
  • ALL TRANSFERS

Tour Information
  • Where
    :

    Chile, South America

  • When
    :

    Year Round

  • What
    :

    Nature, History and Culture

CHURCHES OF CHILOE

Visit these churches at the end of the world and discover some of the oldest wooden constructions on the planet. Built during the 17th century to serve in the evangeliSation of the new world, they mix Spanish design with the typical techniques and materials of the island. Also, the assembly technique and joints built with native wood create an architecture that’s unique in America.
The 16 churches, declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, form the “Churches of Chiloé”. There are less than 10 km between these churches. See all of them in just one day and learn more about the myths that surround them!

Itinerary

Met upon arrival at Castro airport and transfer to your waterfront Palafito. (You could begin the trip in Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt). Relax in the unique hotel and take time to admire the view form the rooftop deck.

The day is dedicated to exploring the island. Start with a visit to Dalcahue to visit the the first church, and spend time in the fabulous artisanal markets, specialising in unique handmade local treasures, and considered by the shoppers in our team as the best in Chile. Take a 10min ferry to the island of Quinchao, to visit some onf the most famous churches of Chiloe. (B)

Day at leisure to tailor as you wish. (B)

Transfer from hotel to Castro airport or the bus station for your onward journey. (B)

Pricing and Inclusions
Prices
    FROM TWIN SINGLE
    Palafito 1326 $870 $1450

    Prices are per person based on twin or single share.
    Subject to availability and seasonal increases
    Valid for travel till May 2018

    INCLUSIONS
    Good quality, well located private accommodation
    All transfers with English speaking driver/guide
    Meals as listed (B,L,D)
    Sightseeing as listed with English speaking guides

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