Trip Summary and Itinerary Map
Day 1: Fly to Castro Airport; Tierra Chiloé
Days 2-4: Choose your excursion; Tierra Chiloé
Day 5: Transfer to Castro Airport
Day 1: Fly to Castro Airport; Tierra Chiloé Hotel
Arrival into Castro airport. Transfer to Tierra Chiloé Hotel, with its distinctive architecture, on the shores of the island. Take the opportunity to enjoy a half day excursion in the local area or instead explore the hotel, relax, enjoy the surrounding nature and wildlife, or relax in the spa.
Accommodation: Tierra Chiloé
Days 2-4: Choose your excursion; Tierra Chiloé Hotel
You will have the chance to choose your excursion every day of your trip. You can choose from both land and sea based adventures based on your ability, mood and the weather. This will help you to make the most of your adventure on Chiloé Island. See available excursions below.
Quinchao Island – This excursion starts with a short trip by van to the village of Dalcahue where you will board a ferry to cross the channel over to the Island of Quinchao. On the Island, you'll visit some churches declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites, in addition to the famous villages of Curaco de Velez, Achao, and the smaller attractive towns of Quinchao and San Javier. During the trip you'll have the opportunity to stop at scenic viewpoints of the countryside, ocean and Chiloe architecture. You'll take in panoramic views of the archipelago before begining your trip back to the hotel.
Dos Lagos – You'll head south to the Chiloé National Park, near Lake Cucao, where you can walk the forest trails lined with the atmospheric tepu (myrtle) tree forests, endemic to this part of the world, and with fine views of the Pacific Ocean. On the return trip you will stop by Lake Huillinco and visit the Vilupulli Church, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Quilquico (horse-riding) – Departing from the hotel you'll ride the trail leading to the southern end of the beach. This takes you very close to the Pullao wetlands where you may have the chance to do some migratory bird watching. Further on you'll arrive at the local blacksmith's house, where you can see some of the tools used to work the land in Chiloé. From there you'll ride up the trail while enjoying a wide panoramic views and reach the village of Quilquico. After riding along several meandering inland trails crossing over fields, you'll arrive back at the hotel.
Chonchi - Quehui (at sea) – You'll travel by van to the village of Chonchi where you will take a walking tour of the historic neighbourhood, stopping to loom at the old homes along the way. This visit also includes the old local museum, the UNESCO World Heritage site church and the waterfront. You'll then board the boat Williche and sail towards the islands of Lemuy, navigating along the coastline in order to view the islands from the inland sea. The next stop will be the islands of Chelin and Quehui. You will return to the hotel aboard the vessel Williche.
Meals on days 2-4: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner
Accommodation on days 2-4: Tierra Chiloé
Day 5: Transfer to Castro Airport
After breakfast, you will be transferred back to Castro Airport for your onward travel.
Luxury in Chiloé
Prices, Departures and Inclusions
Prices based on two people sharing a superior room for four nights in high season.
2021-2022 season (Oct 1st 2021 to May 1st 2022): Prices from USD $3,150 per person.
2022-2023 season (Oct 1st 2022 to May 1st 2023): Prices from USD $3,350 per person.
The trip price varies depending on the season, room type and number of people sharing a room.
Mid-season rates (Oct & Apr) are available.
Departures can be set up on a date of your choice, subject to availability. Please enquire for more details.
Itinerary – Your small group excursions are decided upon arrival and with the recommendation of your expert local guides at Tierra Chiloé and are subject to change, given local weather conditions. Please ask us for a comprehensive list of experiences offered at Tierra Chiloé.
Minimum stay – The minimum stay is two nights, except between Dec 20th and Jan 2nd when it's four nights.
Single occupancy – Single occupancy of a superior room costs USD $4,000 for a 4 night stay in 2022-2023 high season.
- Meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
- Drinks including beer and house wine
- Accommodation: 4 nights at Tierra Chiloé Hotel
- All excursions
- English and Spanish-speaking guides
- Transfers to/from Castro Airport
- Meals not indicated in itinerary
- Personal equipment (see our recommended kit list)
- Personal travel insurance
- International and domestic/in-country flights
- Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses