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HUMBOLDT PENGUIN ISLAND TOUR

US$ 270 / 1 day

Summary

  • Breathtaking Pacific Ocean & Western landscapes.
  • Chilean Coastal Influence, Summer Towns.
  • Humboldt Penguins & Protected area.
  • Restaurant, Fresh Sea Food and local gastronomy.

Overview

This day we will depart from Santiago for one of the most spectacular areas for vacations, Cachagua and Zapallar town. These places are well known for their seafood, kayaking, surfing, beaches and the beautiful protected areas. Once we arrive, we take a fisher boat to navigate the Humboldt Penguin’s island. After our visit to the Island, we stop at a local restaurant to try the local food. Afterward, we keep going with our road-trip to enjoy free time on a hidden beach with a great bay to take a dive and walk along the Pacific coastal track made of stones.


Itinerary Details

FULL DAY
SANTIAGO - PENGUIN ISLAND TOUR

On this day trip, we will leave Santiago between 8:30- 9 am heading northwest toward Zapallar. We will get to observe diverse scenery on the way, such as Las Chilcas – an arid region populated by huge rocks, used by climbers. We’ll also go through Ocoa, an area known for Charles Darwin’s visit to its La Campana mountain as well as its famous peaks and Chilean palm trees. Then we’ll gaze out over the colorful valleys that lead into Aconcagua’s vineyards, and avocado production in Quillota and its surrounding areas. Once we get near the coast, a fishing boat will be waiting for us to hop aboard and explore the beaches bordering Zapallar and Cachagua. We will sail near to the island so that we can sight some Humboldt penguins and other birds that live in the area.

After the boat trip, we will have lunch in a restaurant decided by the group (the food choices are varied, from fish, clams a la parmesana, crab cakes, lobster and spider crabs, to meat, empanadas, salads, and more). Then our tour guide will take us to an idyllic bay, secluded behind trees and beach house-dotted slopes. There, we will have some free time to enjoy the beach and explore the coastal path with spectacular views of the sunset, as well as bridges traversing rocky inlets. We will bid farewell to this beautiful place before heading back to Santiago, where we should arrive at the hotel around 7 – 8 pm.

Itinerary:

  • Hotel Pick up from Santiago (between 8:30 and 9 am).
  • Town of Zapallar arrival.
  • Navigate in the Pacific ocean.
  • Lunch at a local restaurant (Not Included).
  • Walk at the Pacific Coastal Track.
  • Hotel Drop-Off (7- 8 pm approx).


2020 – 2021  SEASON RATES

REGULAR TOUR:

  • USD$ 275 (Per person).

PRIVATE TOUR:

  • 1 PASSENGERS – From USD$ 595 (Per person).
  • 2 PASSENGERS – From USD$ 300 (Per person).
  • 3 PASSENGERS – From USD$ 200 (Per person).
  • 4 PASSENGERS – From USD$ 170 (Per person).
  • 5 PASSENGERS – From USD$ 150 (Per person).
  • 6 PASSENGERS – From USD$ 125 (Per person).

Price Includes

  • Small-group tours (maximum of 7 or 12 people).
  • Transportation (Hotel pick-up and drop-off).
  • Driver (Professional License).
  • Tour Guide (Spanish – English).
  • Fisher-Boat navigation.

Not Included

  • Lunch at restaurant.

Important

  •  Subject to favorable weather conditions. If it rains or the sea current is too tough, we can not depart and must stay in port.

Availability: December to April.

Extra Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.
  • Pick up only in a few areas from Santiago. (Check pickup-zone details).
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years old.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking.
  • Our tour guide contacts all the participants the day before the tour with the necessary additional information about the weather and picks up details.

Booking details:

  • Pricing Type: Per person.
  • Maximum travelers: (7 Per Bote).
  • Minimum travelers:  Solo travelers or couples can book the tour, but it can be confirmed only with a minimum of 4 participants on a regular tour.
  • Operates: Daily, subject to availability.
  • Languages offered on activity/tour: Spanish / English.
  • Cut-off Time: 24 hours.
  • Duration: 1 day.

Why is this trip sustainable?
  • The food provided is locally prepared with regional products. 
  • You will travel plastic-free throughout your trip! We use reusable or glass bottles, as well as recyclable containers.
  • Our top recommended hotels include sustainability policies as part of their mission and operations.
  • We work in collaboration with local suppliers and communities in each location.
  • We keep our tour groups small, both to improve the experience for you and to reduce the impact on the places we visit.
  • We respect and value the lifestyles, beliefs, and traditions of the local communities we visit.

Our Health and Safety Promise

As the world continues to adapt to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we understand that travelers, while eager to once again get out and explore the world, also want to be careful and only travel where and when it’s safe to do so. Just as you take your health and safety seriously, as well as the health and safety of the destinations and communities we visit, so do we. That’s why, in compliance with national and international health and safety regulations and recommendations, we’ve optimized our operations and tour itineraries to provide you with the safest itinerary possible.

This tour was specifically designed with social distancing in mind, avoiding overly crowded places without sacrificing the experience of discovering the destination. We only partner with hotels and tour operators that are similarly committed to putting their clients’ health first, frequently using cleaning and sanitizing services, and only offering tours and excursions when it’s fully safe to do so. All this and more are just some of the ways we’re innovating travel itineraries for a healthier, safer future. 

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding the health and safety procedures of this and other EcoChile tours, please let us know so we can answer your question or accommodate your request. Your safety is our top priority.

 

HUMBOLDT PENGUIN ISLAND TOUR

Duration: 1 day

Price: US$ 270 / person

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