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Explore Chiloé Island by Land and Sea

Relax in this stunning lodge on the shores of fabled Chiloé, where you'll base yourself and discover this fascinating island steeped in history. A flexible itinerary allows you to choose your daily excursions, with expert guides for both active and culturally immersive experiences. Come and be fascinated by this little known corner of Patagonia.

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Trip type

Property Based

Trip length

5 Days




Chilean Lakes

Explore Chiloé Island by Land and Sea - 5 Days - $4,370

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

Day 1: Fly to Puerto Montt/Castro Airport; Tierra Chiloé

Days 2-4: Choose your excursion; Tierra Chiloé

Day 5: Transfer to Puerto Montt/Castro Airport

Landmarks visited on Explore Chiloé Island by Land and Sea

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Fly to Puerto Montt/Castro Airport; Tierra Chiloé Hotel

Arrival into Puerto Montt/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.

Meals: Dinner

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, and also our excursions page.

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.

Duration: Full-day

Difficulty: Easy

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.

Duration: Full-day

Difficulty: Easy

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.

Duration: Half-day

Difficulty: Easy/moderate

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.

Duration: Full-day 

Difficulty: Easy

Meals on days 2-4: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Accommodation on days 2-4: Tierra Chiloé

Day 5: Transfer to Puerto Montt/Castro Airport

After breakfast, you will be transferred back to Puerto Montt/Castro Airport for your onward travel.

Meals: Breakfast

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Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Prices in the 2024/25 season are from USD $4,370 per person, based on two people sharing a double room for four nights in high season.

The trip price varies depending on season, room type and number of people sharing a room. A departure can be set up on a date of your choice, subject to availability. 


Our partner is currently running a special offer of 25% off for stays of 4 nights or more. This is valid for travel in October and November 2024 (terms + conditions apply). Please get in touch for more details.

Additional Notes

Itinerary – This itinerary is an example of how you could spend your time on this all-inclusive experience. Please see the full list of day excursions on the excursions page.

Child Policy – Minimum age for guests is 10 years old.

Transfers - These are included from and to Puerto Montt and Castro Airport at set times each day when staying a minimum of three nights. Please review transfer times before buying your flight tickets. Transfer schedules subject to change without prior notice.


  • 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 and/or Puerto Montt airport


  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Personal equipment (see our recommended kit list)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Gratuities/tips
  • International and domestic/in-country flights
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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