8-Day Darwin's Route - Chiloé Island

Chiloé Island

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11 reviews
Nov 1, 2023 - Apr 1, 2024
Group size: 2 - 999
8-Day Darwin's Route - Chiloé Island
Chiloé Island

  • Email address verified
11 reviews

Nov 1, 2023 - Apr 1, 2024
Group size: 2 - 999

About this trip

Discover the wonders that Charles Darwin saw on his journey to the south of Chile. Explore this fascinating territory of the Chilean Rainforest, and watch the same species of flora and fauna described by one of the Fathers of Modern Science.​


For flight quotes (international and domestic), please contact our partner Exito Travel.   

Before we kick off our conservation tour in Chiloé Island, you should take a day or two to adjust to local time and recover from your travels, and allow for any flight or luggage delays. You should fly into Puerto Montt airport (PMC).

In Chile, domestic flights are operated by 3 local airline companies: Latam, Sky Airline and JetSmart.


Official Airport Transfer

The official shuttle company at Puerto Montt's Airport is called Andres Tour.

They are the only authorized shuttle company at the airport, and their staff wears a green uniform. By contract with the airport, they must have available transport based in the domestic flights arriving every day.

They have a counter at the airport, next to the automatic doors (from the baggage carrousel).

They offer regular shuttles to Puerto Varas at $10.000 pesos (USD $15 per person), and they need a minimum of 4 people. If they don’t have the 4 minimum passengers, or if you want to have a private shuttle, with the same company you can do it at $18.000 (USD $25 per vehicle).

You don’t need reservations and you can pay in Credit Card or Cash. The ATM is on ground floor.

All their shuttle services will drop you off at the hotel or address you are staying in Puerto Varas. Driving time is approximately 30 minutes.

Arrival in Chile - Getting your bearings

 For the pre-night stay,  we recommend staying at Cumbres Puerto Varas Hotel in the city, which is well-located with lots of restaurants and other facilities just a short walk away.

Suggested Hotels in Puerto Varas

Our meeting hotel address is AVENIDA IMPERIAL #0561, PUERTO VARAS. 

What’s included

  • Professional tour guide
    English-Spanish speaking
  • Private transportation
  • Accommodation
    As per itinerary
  • All meals
    As per itinerary
  • Gratuities
    At restaurants and hotels
  • Accident insurance
  • All activities
    As per itinerary
  • Entrance fees
    To national parks
  • US $50 donation
    For conservation actions in Ahuenco Park

What’s not included

  • Flights
    International & Domestic
  • Extras
    Beverages & cocktails
  • Laundry

Available Packages

Trip Price
Deposit: $1,665

Available options


Day 1
Puerto Montt Airport - Transfer to Chiloé Island

Upon arrival at Puerto Montt Airport, shuttle to Ancud. We’ll have a 1 hour transfer to ferry crossing, first birdwatching from ferry.

Then we arrive at Chacao, where the Spanish colons arrived in 1567. Our local guides greet us with a welcome dinner and a technical briefing about the tour.

Accommodation: Ancud Hotel
Meals: Lunch and welcome dinner

Your Organizer

11 reviews
Amity Tours is an Adventure Travel Company founded in 2003. We are a boutique inbound tour operator specializing in Family Adventures - Cycling – Skiing – Hiking & Conservation Tours in Chile and Argentina. Our key elements are ADVENTURE - PEOPLE - NATURE.


Our self-guided bike tour around Lago Llanquihue was truly the trip of a lifetime. The bike ride itself offered challenging hills, varied terrain (beaches, countryside, small towns, forests, etc), and incredible lake and volcano views the whole time. We also very much enjoyed biking up to the waterfalls and Lago Todos los Santos, where we took a boat across the river for a fun lunch. The accommodations (Casa Ayacara, Entre Volcanes Lodge, and Hotel Awa) were all great in different ways, and everyone was extremely friendly. We also enjoyed the food and restaurants in the region a lot as well. From a logistics standpoint, the RideWithGPS maps were very helpful and the luggage transport service was always on time and reliable. We arrived to each hotel after biking to find our bags had already been moved into our room, which was so nice. Caitlin with Amity Tours was SO SO helpful in making this trip as incredible as it was. She helped us by suggesting an itinerary, and then listening to what we wanted and making adjustments and customizations to the trip to make it absolutely perfect. I cannot thank her enough for helping us think through every little detail. A few of the great things she did was help us book a private hot tub experience at Cancagua Day Spa near Fruitillar (which was a highlight of our trip, for sure) as well as adjust our itinerary to allow us to lodge in a different area and have a dedicated bike day to go to the waterfalls/Lago Todos los Santos. She was patient, flexible, understanding, professional, and, above all, absolutely nailed it! Thanks Caitlin!
By Patrick K for Megan & Patrick's Milestone Birthday Adventure! on Feb 18, 2024
we had great food, met wonderful people, and learned a lot and kept safe by our enthusiastic guides.
By Gail H N for (2) 6-Day Patagonia Experience in Torres del Paine Gail on Dec 24, 2023
Even though concerned about the lack of internet, this made the experience even better! The standard dome was a bit chilly but so comfortable once in the well blanketed bed. The yoga was a great addition and the food couldn't have been better. I liked the choice of activities every day and loved the guides. Great trip!
By Betsy B for 6-Day Patagonia Experience in Torres del Paine Betsy Barrett on Dec 23, 2023
The Eco Domes are fantastic. We had a Superior Suite Dome which was large with lots of storage. It had both a wood stove and a bathroom heater. The bed was very comfortable. The food at Eco Camp is plentiful and delicious. Our guides were great--so knowledgeable about Chile and the local flora and fauna. Lots of little surprises each day. It was great having a yoga option. The logistics of getting to and from Eco Camp were perfect. Highly recommend this trip.
By Joan S for 6-Day Patagonia Experience in Torres del Paine Joan and Robert on Dec 22, 2023
Thanks for a great Chilean hiking trip. We enjoyed every minute of it. David was a wonderful guide. He was very knowledgeable about the areas we hiked, always organized, and took us through all that the volcanoes had to offer……Wind, rain, snow, sun, and some amazing views. A big thank you to Eduardo our driver for safely getting us to and from all our hikes. It was an excellent few days of hikes, delicious food, beautiful accommodations and fun with David and Eduardo.
By Terry K for PRIVATE HIKING TOUR CHILE L&V - TOM EBBERN NOV2023 on Dec 01, 2023
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