The Best Day Tours in Chiloe Island, Chile

Chiloe Coast
Chiloe Coast | © Alonso Inostrosa / Flickr
Will Lees

No matter if you are the traveller who plans to move through the Chiloe Islands bit-by-bit or plans to take day trips to the nearby attractions, you will be able to do either and create some incredible memories in this unique part of South America. You can take these expeditions on your own or through organized tours, which will efficiently ensure you can see the most of these special islands in any given amount of time.

1. Chiloe National Park

Park

Chiloe National Park
© Eduardo Zarate / Flickr
Castro, the capital of the Chiloe Islands, is a great point to position yourself while exploring the main island due to its central location, and it also happens to be the closest hub to the Chiloe National Park. Straddling the east coast of the largest Chiloe Island, the only national park in the area is great for a casual day of walking as the elevation rarely changes, so you can keep your head up and enjoy your surroundings without having to watch your step.

Churches tour

One of the main attractions on Chiloe is actually split up into 16 individual locations, because many of the interesting yet beautiful Chiloe churches have been labelled UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Unlike towering solid churches, with sweeping arches and pillars you might be accustomed to in Latin America, these worn, faded wood shingle churches are impressive in their own right, and make for a great tour of the island seeking out as many as you can.

Isla Lemuy

Not many people venture away from the main Chiloe Island, which leaves the islands off the coast pristine and uncrowded for those that do. Isla Lemuy is one of the most accessible, has the Pindal Natural Reserve to explore, and also contains one of the Heritage Churches which allows you to tick a couple things off your list during one venture.

Isla Lemuy, Chiloe, Chile

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