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  • Address: Chiloé Island, Los Lagos Region, Chilie, Chile

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Chiloe Island Tours

Chiloe Island, also known as Isla Grande de Chiloé, is one of 30 islands that make up the Chiloe archipelago in the Lakes Region of southern Chile. It is the first island you see when you cross the Chacao Channel by ferry. The island is well known for its palafitos, which are colorful wooden houses on stilts along the water's edge. There are also more than 150 iconic wooden churches from the 18th and 19th centuries, and 16 of them are UNESCO World Heritage sites. 

The Chiloe archipelago remained isolated from the rest of Chile until nearby Puerto Montt was founded in the mid-19th century. As a result, the area has a distinct culture that includes mythology based on witchcraft. You'll also find unique cuisine on the islands that is different from other parts of the country. 

Aside from learning about the culture, visitors also come to Chiloe Island to explore the landscape. The island has rolling hills and farmland to the north and dense forest in the south. Animal sightings are a popular attraction as well. Visitors sometimes see Chilote foxes, humpback whales, and hundreds of species of birds. Tantauco Park, in the southern part of the island, has a large network of hiking trails where visitors can be closer to nature.

Practical Info

From Puerto Montt, you can reach Chiloe Island by taking a bus that crosses the Chacao Channel by ferry to Castro. Castro is about 4 hours from Puerto Montt. 

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Day Trip to Ancud and Chiloe from Puerto Varas, Puerto Varas, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Day Trip to Ancud and Chiloe from Puerto Varas

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

You will be picked up at your centrally located hotel where you will drive to Pargua Community and then board one of the ferries traveling from Pargua to ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Varas, Chile
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $77.00
Day Trip to Ancud and Chiloe from Puerto Montt, Puerto Montt, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Day Trip to Ancud and Chiloe from Puerto Montt

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Join this daily trip from Puerto Montt to Ancud and Chiloe. Arrive at Pargua Community to board one of the ferries that every day carry people and vehicles ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Montt, Chile
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $77.00
Full-Day Tour Chiloe Istand Including Ancud - Castro and Dalcahue from Puerto Varas, Puerto Varas, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Full-Day Tour Chiloe Istand Including Ancud - Castro and Dalcahue from Puerto Varas

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

We start our tour taking the Panamericana Route 5 towards south for about 80 miles to reach the town of Pargua. From here we take a ferry that will allow us to ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Varas, Chile
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $73.00
4-Day Chilean Lakes Region Tour: Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas and Chiloe Island, Puerto Montt, Day ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

4-Day Chilean Lakes Region Tour: Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas and Chiloe Island

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Spend four days exploring Chile’s lakes region on this mostly private tour. With an experienced guide, you'll see the sights of Puerto Montt on a tour by ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Montt, Chile
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $509.00
Chiloé National Park Private Tour from Castro, Castro, Multi-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Chiloé National Park Private Tour from Castro

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Chiloé National Park is a national park of Chile, located in the western coast of Chiloé Island, in Los Lagos Region. It encompasses an area of ...  Read more

Location: Castro, Chile
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $123.08

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