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Trek at Chiloe National park


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5 hours
Available all year
Min. number
20 travellers
Booking code

Take a slow scenic ride to Chiloe National Park. Stop at the visitors centre for vast information and then a 450m trail up to an observation point, and continue on the trek on Tepual path.
  • Learn about the local flora and fauna, and the history of the primitive settlements

  • Chiloe National Park has an area of 43,000 hectares

  • Enjoy great views over Cucao Lake and the Pacific Ocean

A park with a view

Chiloe National Park is located by the Pacific Ocean, 58 km South from Castro town. The road is paved, however with many curves, so the driving is quite slow.

Leave the pier to head south passing next to Chonchi town. Only 9 km before reaching the Park, we will drive along Huillinco and Cucao Lakes. Throughout this trip, we will learn about the local flora, fauna and the history of the primitive settlements visited by Charles Darwin in the 1800s.

Upon arrival to the Park, which has 43.000 hectares, we will visit its Visitor's Center, where we will receive the first instructions and get ready to start the wonderful trek.

Our first portion of the trail consists of 450 meters of easy walk up to the first view point, from where we will observe Cucao Lake and also the Pacific Ocean. After some minutes, we will continue other 500 meters to reach the start point to the “Educational El Tepual Trail”.

This trail is a circuit of 770 meters on mostly flat terrain but with many wooden gangplanks and steps along the path. Along the walk, we will see many different species of trees, such as coihües, mañios and cipreses. Drive back to the pier to join the ship.

Walking information: Total walking is nearly 2.8 km at a slow pace, with around 80 steps in total and many wooden gangways along the trail.

*While we're excited to share the unique flavours of this region with you, it’s important to note that allergy awareness and hygiene standards can vary widely across the world. The local community providing food for this tour may not be as familiar with allergy concerns or preparation standards as suppliers in your home country or the expert chefs onboard our ships. As a precaution, we advise anyone with a severe food allergy to contact a member of the onboard Expedition Team before booking this excursion.

Practical information

  • Booking code: A-WCA2

  • Included: Light lunch

  • Remarks/requirements: We recommend waterproof non-slippery trekking shoes and a water resistant coat in case of rain.

  • Weather in Chiloe is unpredictable; guests should be prepared for possible showers during the day. 3h total driving time

  • Walking information: Total walking is nearly 2.8 km at a slow pace, with around 80 steps in total and many wooden gangways along the trail.

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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