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Pacific Treasures Private Tour: Penguins and Alpacas

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    Stop At: Chile Dream Tours, Hernando de Aguirre 496, Suite 121A, Providencia, Santiago, Chile, Santiago 7500000 Chile

    One of our most popular tours! 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 art crafts that successfully 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 stop for lunch in the quiet seaside resort town of Zapallar. This tour is a “must do” for anyone wanting to experience the essence of Chile!

    NOTE: Penguin sightings from the shore are most common during the summer months of December – February. Between March and November, the penguins tend to move inland to their burrows. Therefore, please be aware that during these months it may not be possible to see the penguins from the shore. You will have the option of taking a one-hour private boat ride around the island 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. This is highly recommended anytime during the year (weather permitting). Please note your interest in taking this optional boat ride when you complete the reservation form.

    Duration: 9 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up from any location in Santiago
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    • Multilingual Guide
    • Private Transport
    • Bottled water
    • Entrance to Alpaca Farm
    • Optional Gratuity for Guide
    • Lunch
    • Optional One-Hour Private Boat Ride Around Penguin Island - $60.000 CLP per group to be paid on-site
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum of 2 guests per booking is required
    • Free airport pick-up/drop-off on tour date
    • Infant seats available
    • 8:00 a.m. Departure Time
    • NOTE: Penguin sightings are most common during the summer months of December - February.  Between March and November, the penguins tend to hide in the burrows which makes them less visible.  Therefore, please be aware that during these months there may be no penguins visible.  Nonetheless, this is a wonderful tour exploring a beautiful part of the Chilean coastline.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    It was really a wonderful trip for me and my husband. I was not expecting such a beutifull trip. Our guide Genevieve is such a kind and toughtful person. She showed us unexpected points of the land and provided a lot of information. And Maria,...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Fatma D
    chiledreamtours, Customer Service at Chile Dream Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you Fatima! So glad you enjoyed yourselves visiting the alpacas and spotting penguins. Hope to you see you back in Chile someday! - Sean and Genevieve

    Reviewed 15 August 2019

    We had such a great time with a great guide! Genevieve was so accommodating and made sure our day was super special. We recommend this tour to anyone visiting the Santiago area.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank rguerrina
    chiledreamtours, Customer Service at Chile Dream Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2019

    Thanks so much Ryan and Alexis! We appreciate the review. Hope to see you back in Chile someday for more adventures! - Sean, Tour Coordinator, Chile Dream Tours

    Reviewed 10 July 2019 via mobile

    Very warm and affectionate guide. Knew his facts and could converse fluently in english. Big advantage. Cistom made our itinerary.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Rachna P
    chiledreamtours, Customer Service at Chile Dream Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2019

    Thanks, Rachna! It was a pleasure serving as your guide during the two tours. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your vacation in Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. We hope to see you back in Chile someday for more exploring! - Sean

    Reviewed 2 July 2019

    This was a wonderful tour. Our tour guide Sean went out of his way to find us great locations for taking photos and provided interesting information about Chile. The alpaca farm was great. We saw a few new borns and were surprised at the differences...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    chiledreamtours, Customer Service at Chile Dream Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2019

    Thank you so much, Lois, for such a wonderful review. I am so glad you and Sue enjoyed yourselves watching the alpacas, penguins....and the hummingbirds!! Have a great rest of your trip in Chile! - Sean

    Reviewed 26 May 2019

    The trip has couple of main parts, as advertised: Penguins, which you watch from a distance, and Alpaca farm. The alpacas were definitely a highlight. It's several hours in car though, the last stretch quite long, so consider that if you're prone to be carsick.

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank SDTripping
    chiledreamtours, Customer Service at Chile Dream Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2019

    Thanks Steve! We appreciate your review and hope to see you in Chile someday again in the future for more sightseeing and adventures! All the best, Sean

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    14 January 2019|
    Response from chiledreamtours | Property representative |
    Hi, Thank you for contacting us about the Pacific Treasures Tour. The penguins on Cachagua Island are a year-round permanent colony. However, there seems to be more visible during the summer months (November-March... More
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