Casa Penaflor

Casa Penaflor
Price: $125.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeSmall
Shore Excursion TypeCultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration6 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
Shore Excursion Leaves FromThe Cruise Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage ProvidedSnack, Beverage
Recommended DressWe recommend wearing comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and walking shoes. A rain jacket may be necessary.
RestrictionsGuests must be able to get in and out of the transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Tour Details

Casa Penaflor

Spend the day at the edge of the world with this exciting tour of one of the most rugged and least populated areas in Chile.

Your adventure begins as you take a seat in the car and head to Coyhaique, the capital of the Aysen region and a gateway to Patagonia. Along the way you will cross the longest rope bridge in Chile, visit a magical ghost lagoon and see the Rio Simpson, a famous river that is a favorite with the fly fishers.

Soak in the scenery as you pass by verdant plains, huge mountains, and cascading waterfalls. Coyhaique (coy-I-kay) is the capital of Chile's 11th region and its commercial center. It is one of the few cities in Chile which receives regular icefall and snowfall during the fall and winter. Once in Coyhaique, enjoy a piece of rich, flaky Streuselkuchen and a cup of hot, homemade coffee as you learn about the German community and see its influence on the city's architecture, food, and culture. Continue on to some of the city's favelas, or shantytowns, to witness some of the challenges the residents face here.

Conclude your tour back to port with a stop at the Virgin waterfall, the largest one in the area and so named due to the semblance of a crown and veil formed as the water rushes over the rocks.

On your journey, you will be transported to one of the most remote and isolated regions in the world. Learn about the differences in infrastructure between this and other ports you may visit, view life as a local, and enjoy the adventure that awaits as you explore the rugged terrain of one of the most beautiful locations in Chile. Make sure to take a rain jacket with you as the weather in Aysen can be quite unpredictable! This popular tour fills up fast - reserve your spot today and get ready for a unique trip that you will remember for years to come.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
6 Hours
Activity Level
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
The Cruise Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Snack, Beverage
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and walking shoes. A rain jacket may be necessary.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to get in and out of the transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
5 Stars4.9 / 5  |  16 ReviewsReview This Tour
Fun Day
April 10, 2020
What a fun day! Starting with our tour guide, Tina, and meeting Angie and her husband at Casa Penaflor. Angie is a great host and so interesting and funny! Seeing the countryside and spend a little time in Coyhaique was a good taste of the area. Love it!
Reviewer: Nancy Kursewicz
5 Stars
Delightful Day
March 07, 2020
We thoroughly enjoyed our day with our guide Tina and our small group from the ship. The scenery is beautiful - towering mountains and the beautiful Simpson river. A stop at Angelica’s home high in the hills with yummy cake, coffee and tea was the highlight. She and her husband were wonderful hosts as they shared about the meshing of their German heritage with the Chilean culture. One of the best tours we have taken!!
Reviewer: Martha
5 Stars
An Excellent View of life in Chilean Patagonia!
January 07, 2020
We thoroughly enjoyed driving through Patagonia, along Rio Simpson, with stunning scenery and hearing a personal description from our guide, Angelika. This culminated in a visit to her home, where she hosted us along with her husband, Gido. We were served delicious snacks and beverages in a spectacular mountainside setting. A thoroughly enjoyable and personalized small group introduction to this beautiful part of Chile! Highly recommended!
Reviewer: Richard and Linda Edwards
5 Stars
Surprising Casa Penaflor
August 20, 2019
Angie conducts the best excursion we have ever taken. Her insight into the culture of the area is interesting and entertaining. Because of her German heritage, you will have a delightful stop at Casa Penaflor for coffee and cake. I know you will enjoy this tour as much as we did.
Reviewer: Julia Stevenx
5 Stars
A Tour By The Host
April 15, 2019
The owner of this property is also the tour operator.
Reviewer: Peter S Cheung
4 Stars
Puerto Chacabuco
April 10, 2019
Our tour guide at this location was very knowledgeable and willing to talk about the land, the people, and the culture in this port. The views were incredible.
Reviewer: Angela Gradek
5 Stars