Our local guide will pick you up from your place of accommodation. From there you will use a car and drive 68kms far northwest from the main capital of Castro, towards the wilderness.
We will begin by paddling the Chepu rivers for 2-3 hours roughly to relax and enjoy the wilderness from a different angle, seeking for some wildlife around, species like; Ringed kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata) Huillin (Lontra provocax) and Coipo (Myocastor coypus) can be found here. After the kayaking activity, we will have “tea time” before we hit back the road.
Then we will go to “Chepu” and we will have lunch in a local restaurant. There is also the possibility to discover, see, taste, and experience a nice piece of goodness from our Ñuke Mapu (earth mother): “El curanto”, an ancestral dish that has been an important social part of daily living Chilote ́s culture & cuisine. (Ask for this by email when booking). After lunchtime, you will have two options:
The first option is to do some Bushwalk in the native forest. On this, we will get us a lift into the forest with a little train which runs on a Wooden Railway, a handmade invention by Mr. Fernando Mansilla of Los Senderos de Chepu, recycling reusing pieces from old stuff and bush resources. Followed by 1.5 -2 hours of an interpretive bush walk among millenarians Ulmos, Canelos, Lumas, ferns, lichens & mosses, that are just some of the unique native rainforest species to see. If we are lucky we will be able also to spot some native birds such as Chucao (Scelorchilus rubecula) or Magellanic Woodpecker (Campephilus magellanicus) while we walk through the forest.
The second option is to visit the natural monument of Puñihuil the “penguin land”. From there, you will navigate for 30 minutes to visit a colony that supports two species of penguins which are possible to sight in Chiloe Island: The Humboldt & Magellanic. As usual in every spring, we could also be lucky to see other species as Sea lions, Chungungo (sea otter), among others. Afterward, we will visit the top point on the Island at Lacuy Peninsula with its super views, beaches, and the last Spanish Fort in South America from the first half of the 19th century (Ahui Fort).
To finish this exciting experience, our guide will take you back safely to your place of accommodation.
- Modality: By car, walking, kayak, and boat.
What time? The tour starts at 9 am. The tour will finish at 18:30 -19:00 hrs. Approximately in both options.
Duration: 10 hours.
- Price: Option 1 90.000 CLP per person. Option 2 – 110.000 CLP (It is optional to add a Curanto +13.000 CLP p/p large groups only like 10.
Persons: 2 – XX (Ask for a discount if you are a group of 4 or more!)
- Private Transport (Pick up and drop off in your hotel )
- Bilingual and local private driver-guide
- Lunch in Chepu (local meals)
- Kayaking in the Chepu river
- Bird watching
- TeaBushwalking or visit the Penguins area.
- What to bring? Rainproof jacket, water bottle, Sun Block, Outdoor gear, (trekking shoes, wind shell, swimming gear, and rainproof jacket), extra gear in case of change.
- Hiking in the native forest or to visit the natural monument of Puñihuil.
- “El Curanto”, an ancestral dish instead of a lunch in a local restaurant in Chepu.(Instead of local lunch in Chepu). ( Curanto +13.000 CLP p/p for large groups only like 10).
* All our services in City Trekking Guide are completely private. Therefore, we can adapt to all your needs during your tour experience.
* This tour does not include entrance to the museums. In case you want to enter you must asked by email before the tour.
* If you wish to include any other sights/attractions/etc., or take out any of our proposed ones, please feel free to let us know and we can make you another offer!