Private tour

From Santiago: Private Zapallar & Cachagua Island Experience

Activity provider: Servitour Chile

From Santiago: Private Zapallar & Cachagua Island Experience

Activity provider: Servitour Chile

Interact with the flora and fauna of the Chilean coast on an unforgettable full-day experience. Marvel at the picturesque landscapes and architecture in Zapallar, see Humboldt penguins on a 1-hour boat tour to Cachagua Island, and enjoy a seafood lunch.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Prepare to be captivated by the beautiful landscapes in Zappalar
  • Cruise to Cachagua Island on a 1-hour boat ride with a local fisherman
  • Marvel at Humboldt penguins and other seafaring birds
  • Sample local gastronomy with a fresh seafood lunch at a traditional restaurant (not included)
  • Enjoy a private tour with included hotel pickup and drop-off
Full description

Discover the captivating landscapes of Zappalar ("place of pumpkins" in Mapudungun) just 1.5 hours from Santiago and 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of Valparaíso. Take a 1-hour boat ride to Cachagua Island, a reserve for the Humboldt penguin, and savor a fresh seafood lunch afterward. Begin your private tour with pickup at your hotel in Santiago. Upon arrival in Zapallar, understand why a number of European architects were attracted to the area in the 1960s and see the legacy they left in the houses.

Just meters away from the white sand beach and crystal clear waters, classic Italian and German architecture will blow you away to a dreamy place. Go down unpaved streets and among the natural forest in the area with your professional guide. Head along a beautiful bath bordering the resort's rocky coast that was made by the local workers with local resources. Once in the cove where the boat ride starts, a local fisherman with more than 10 years of experience will take you to visit the Natural Monument of Cachagua Island, a place for the preservation of the emblematic Humboldt penguin.

Admire the penguins and other birds — such as herons, swans, and seagulls — as well as the island's diverse flora and fauna. After this approximately 1-hour experience, you'll be invited to taste some typical gastronomy at Chringuito, a restaurant with a long fishing tradition.

Relish the fresh seafood brought directly from the Pacific Ocean (not included in the tour price) before heading back to Santiago for drop-off at your hotel.

  • Private transportation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Bottled water
  • Boat cruise
  • Local taxes
  • Transport insurance
  • Lunch
  • Tips

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Product ID: 374014