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HUMBOLDT PENGUIN ISLAND TOUR

US$ 250 / 1 day

What can I expect?

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

Itinerary Summary

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.

DAY PLACE HIGHLIGHTS HOTEL OPTIONS
Full Day Cachagua and Zapallar Humboldt Penguin Island Doesn't Include

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)

REGULAR TOUR:

  • 1 to 4 PASSENGER – From USD$ 250 (Per person)
  • 5 to 7 PASSENGER – From USD$ 230 (Per person)

 

PRIVATE TOUR:

  • 1 PASSENGERS – From USD$ 670 (Per person)
  • 2 PASSENGERS – From USD$ 330 (Per person)
  • 3 PASSENGERS – From USD$ 270 (Per person)
  • 4 PASSENGERS – From USD$ 230 (Per person)
  • 5 PASSENGERS – From USD$ 200 (Per person)
  • 6 PASSENGERS – From USD$ 150 (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 in the traditional 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

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

 

 

HUMBOLDT PENGUIN ISLAND TOUR

Duration: 1 day

Price: US$ 250 / person

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