Explore the traditional stilt houses, markets and wooden architecture of Chiloe's capital on this half day discovery tour of Castro


The heart of Chiloé lies in the traditional stilt houses, grand churches and local craft markets of Castro. The city of Castro was used as an entry point to capture the island as an extension of the mainland in the 16th century and is filled with history and cultural influences. On this day tour of Castro visit picturesque Yumbel Market, where the area’s products are sold, from chilote potatoes and giant garlic to basketry and fabrics. Chiloe’s colourful stilt houses will then delight as you explore the charming main street with small craft shops and stores that have preserved their traditional wooden tile cladding. Next visit the San Francisco Church, a National Historic Monument and UNESCO World Heritage Site, before continuing to the coastal shipyard. A final stop at Nercón Church is included where you'll learn about the renowned Chilota School of Wood Architecture. This half day experience will have you back at Tierra Chiloe in time for lunch.

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