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Isla Los Pinguinos Cachagua

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Isla Los Pinguinos Cachagua

61 Reviews
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Wild animals, flora, typical Chilean drinks and food! Penguins and sandboarding!
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Wild animals, flora, typical Chilean drinks and food! Penguins and sandboarding!

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Our most popular tour.<br>A combination of very Chilean experiences that one would otherwise search to find separately. Chilean music from pop to folk on the way, typical homemade Chilean food, stories about Chilean nature and geography, the most beautiful places in the area and on top of that - PENGUINS in their natural habitat. In the final of the day we will take you to the top of sand dunes, where you will witness a breathtaking view of the ocean and the amazing coast all the way to Valparaiso, try a super fun sandboarding activity and enjoy Chilean wine. All this in a one day tour, perfect for travellers looking for a great outdoor experience. Our primary goal is to ensure an authentic and memorable experience for each guest. Join our tour to have a day full of laughter and breathtaking action!
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LookingForFamilyFun wrote a review Jan. 2020
Houston, Texas1,447 contributions326 helpful votes
We have a penguin lover among us and they really wanted to check off this last land-based without going to antarctica or a research island species from their list. There was a boat trip option, but it comes not from the beach, but around the 'corner' and it is lengthy and really rough in the swells even on a calm day. You can't go on the island, so your option for closer photos (if you can hold on to your camera) is bouncing up and down in the waves! Definitely not for those prone to motion sickness! We opted for digiscoping with our binoculars and phone from the nearby beach, which is lovely in itself and came out with some discernible photos...although it's not the Falklands! Our stop here was part of the pirates, penguins, and alpaca tour offered by Chile Dreams, which we highly recommend!
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Date of experience: December 2019
Charles W wrote a review Nov. 2019
Huntington Beach, California2,264 contributions395 helpful votes
There really are penguins in Chile not too far from Santiago. They are safe from humans beings on the island. They can be seen by the naked eye from the path on the mainland. It is recommended to have binoculars.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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TEBlaise wrote a review Oct. 2019
Ilion, New York155 contributions32 helpful votes
Surprisingly nice stone and decking path that is close enough to view penguins, especially with binoculars. Scenery is beautiful.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Joseph M wrote a review Sep. 2019
Golden, Colorado73 contributions16 helpful votes
Short walk up "La Rambla" at North end of Cachagua beach. We were able to see Penguins on north-East side of island without having to take a boat. Make sure you take some good binoculars. We used ours to help capture better pictures from shore. Note: nice hike on La Rambla ... from what I understand you can walk all the way to Zapellar.
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Date of experience: September 2019
TravelingDena wrote a review Jun. 2019
Quantico, Virginia108 contributions18 helpful votes
We had a day in Santiago and wanted to see penguins. The drive was easy enough. Parking was free. The beach was pristine. The rocks and shells were amazing. At the end of a short beach walk, there is an Island. It took a while, but eventually, we saw one, and then four Humboldt penguins hopping around. We used telephoto lenses to view them. Totally worth the drive.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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