SANTIAGO - PENGUIN ISLAND TOUR
On this private 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.
- 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)