Chiloe Island and Northern Archipelago

Discover a faraway land connecting two worlds — Andes and Atlantic — as you survey volcanoes, wildlife, forests and glacial lakes interspersed along the Andean foothills. From the temperate rainforests of pristine Parque Tepuhueico to enormous, 30,000-year-old glaciers radiating from the great Northern Ice Field, International Expeditions new tour to Chiloe and northern Patagonia blends extraordinary wildlife, natural beauty, and expedition cruising with the charming culture of the Chilotes. Hidden from the eyes of mass tourism, Chiloé is a diminutive green isle populated by scattered villages where homes, boats and famed churches are still built using the distinctive techniques taught by generations past that have become characteristic of this tiny corner of the world. A closer look at the Chilote people reveals a rich spiritual culture based on a distinctive mythology of witchcraft, ghost ships and forest gnomes while excursions into the countryside expose wonders such as Puñihuil penguin colony where visitors get a glimpse at the rare combination of nesting Magellanic and Humboldt penguin colonies. Towering at a height of up to 230 feet and ranging to over 2.5 miles wide, San Rafael glacier is the most stunning of the 19 glaciers in the area, with frequent calving into an iceberg-chocked lagoon where black-browed albatross, huala duck, black-necked swan, and cormorant are found. There is no better way to experience these wonders than with a small group under the leadership of a professional naturalist IE Expedition Leader and onboard the vessel Skorpios II. Join us on this matchless and stimulating expedition to experience this striking land of contrast and unspoiled nature.

Uncover Rich Traditions

Discover distinct Chiloé Island, a small, green isle populated by scattered villages where homes, boats and the famed churches are still built using the techniques taught by generations past. A closer look at the Chilote people reveals a rich spiritual culture that is based on a distinctive mythology of witchcraft, ghost ships and forest gnomes.