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Get A Taste Of Chile On A 1-Day Tour Of Ancud, Chonchi & Castro
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Architecture, Culture, History

  • Duration

    1 Day

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    Dutch, English, French, Spanish

Description

Embark on this tour of the Chilean cities Ancud and Castro. You will have a chance to see the never-finished copper Museum of Castro in Guggenheim style, a scenic inlet to Chonchi, and the architecturally unique church of Villupulli. Visit the beautiful Church of San Francisco, Friends of the Chiloé churches' Museum, local fish, fruit and vegetable market, Church of Castro, stilt houses or ‘palafitos’, and Nercón with its UNESCO  wooden church. End the tour with a nice view of the interior sea from the bell tower. Depending upon the month of your visit, you may also get to experience the joyous local festivals. 



Highlights
  • Museum of Castro
  • Wooden Church
  • Church of San Francisco
  • Friends of the Chiloé churches' Museum
  • Local markets 
  • Church of Castro
  • Stilt houses or ‘palafitos’
  • Nercón
  • Chonchi
  • Tour Ancud, Chonchi and Castro to taste Chile expand_more
    • Begin your tour with a look at the beautiful wooden church of San Francisco in the center of Ancud and a visit to the exhibition about the UNESCO World Heritage churches with your Chile tour guide. The ‘Amigos de Las Iglesias de Chiloé’ or ‘Friends of the Chiloé churches’ house the headquarters of the UNESCO churches around the island.

    • Set out for an hour's drive on the last stretch of the Pan-American Highway that takes you to Castro. 

    • Visit some often overlooked places in and around Castro like the local fish, fruit, and vegetable market, the ‘Ten Ten lookout’, the wooden boat wharf of Gamboa, the stilt houses or ‘palafitos’ and the never-finished copper Museum of Castro in Guggenheim style.

    • After lunch in a local restaurant, drive to the tiny village of Nercón and visit its UNESCO wooden church that was reopened after one year of restoration in September 2013. From Castro, it is a short drive along the scenic inlet to Chonchi. 'The village of three floors' is what Chonchi means in the indigenous language. The well-preserved wooden houses, the colourful church, and the small but interesting museum make Chonchi worth a visit. 

    • On the way back to Ancud, we stop at the architecturally different church of Villupulli. From the bell tower here, you’ll have a nice view of the interior sea.

What's Included
  • Transport

  • Services of a Chile tour guide.

What's Excluded
  • Lunch

  • Tips in restaurant.

Know before you go
  • Folkloric festivals in summer: every year during the summer months (January and February) all over Chiloé, there are festivals with local food, music, dance, country skills and animal shows. These local festivals give you an excellent insight into the island’s culture and gastronomy. Whenever there is the possibility we will visit these festivals if the client is interested in doing so. In general, the folkloric festivals are on Saturday and Sundays.
Meeting Point

Ancud, Chile

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Starting From

From

USD USD---- 52.00
USD 52.00 / Per Person

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