A spectacular tour of Chile’s beautiful central coastline visiting small villages and coves, an alpaca farm, and on a good day spot some penguins in Cachagua!
Experience Chile’s Pacific Coast on this Cachagua Day Tour
On this unique and eclectic Cachagua Day Tour along the coast of Cachagua and Zapallar, hike along scenic trails with views of Penguin Island, and tour the largest privately-owned alpaca wool farm in the world. Enjoy a wide-ranging look at Chilean culture – from its abundant marine life to its Andean heritage!
Travel with a local, bilingual guide for an in-depth and hassle-free travel experience
Tour Chile’s largest privately owned alpaca farm
Walk along the coast and see Humboldt Penguins and other marine life
A “must do” tour for anyone wanting to experience the essence of Chile!
Destinations: Cachagua, Llay Llay, and Zapallar Duration: 9 hours (8:00 am – 17:00 pm) Start and End Location: Santiago Availability: Year-round (December-February is the best time to see penguins, March-November you may not be able to see penguins) Miscellaneous: This tour has a minimum of 2 people. If you have fewer than 2, contact us at email@example.com and we will try to find a group for you.
After your hotel pick up, we venture to the countryside where we will visit the largest privately-owned alpaca farm in Chile. Indulge in the luxury of nature and discover this beautiful animal up close. You will see the entire alpaca wool production process and enjoy a broad selection of exclusive creations and handmade alpaca wool items that portray the patrimony and spirit of the Andean culture, which is the World of Alpaca.
We then continue to the Pacific coastline to the town of Cachagua. We will be a stone’s throw from “Penguin Island” where on most days we will be able to catch glimpses of penguins by the naked eye or using binoculars. We will walk on a beautifully carved pathway to a small cove with gorgeous views of the ocean.
Afterwards, we will have time for lunch (not included) in the quiet seaside resort town of Zapallar. This tour is a “must do” for anyone wanting to experience the essence of Chile!
Entrance fees and tour of alpaca farm
What’s Not Included
Personal expenses (souvenirs, etc.)
This is a private tour and requires a minimum of two people to run
Free Pick-up and Drop-off from any Hotel, Airbnb, and Residence in Santiago
Free Airport Pick-up or Drop-off on Tour Day
The order of sites visited may vary.
Penguin sightings from the shore are most common during the summer months of November to March. During these months there are several hundred penguins on the island. Between April and October, the penguin population reduces to only a dozen or so. Therefore, please be aware that during these months it may not be possible to see the penguins on the island from the shore. Throughout the year, as an alternative to seeing the penguins on the island as we walk along the shore, you will have the option of taking a one-hour private boat ride around the island (weather permitting) for closer viewing of the penguins. This is an additional $60.000 Chilean Pesos per group (up to 7 people) and payment must be made in cash directly at the dock on the tour date. Please note your interest in taking this optional boat ride when you complete the reservation form. This option is not recommended for those that suffer from motion or sea sickness.
Although this is a private tour with your own vehicle and guide, there may be other visitors at the alpaca farm, which is beyond our control.
In order to sight the penguins it is necessary to walk around 1,500 feet on the beach, so we recommend wearing appropriate footwear.
Please bring a light jacket as the weather may be cooler on the coast even in summertime.
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