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Price Per Person

USD 2,850
Country: Chile
City: Robinson Crusoe
Duration: 5 Day(s) - 4 Night(s)
Tour Category: Eco Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

 

 
Day 1, Arrival
We fly to Robinson Crusoe island, nestled in the Juan Fernandez archipelago 600 km off the Chilean coast, arriving at approximately 11am. Driving along El Arenal beach we enjoy views of the coast and the South American fur seals. We pass by El Padre bay and continue onwards to Cumberland bay, arriving at our exclusive lodge in time for a gourmet lunch featuring traditional island dishes like lobster and golden crab. The afternoon is free to relax and explore the hotel grounds, with a buffet supper in the dining room in the evening. 
Overnight: Robinson Crusoe Island Lodge by NOi - Pangal double
 
 
Day 2, Selkirk viewpoint & San Juan Bautista village
After our buffet breakfast we begin our 4km trek to Selkirk viewpoint where Alexander Selkirk (who is said to have inspired Daniel Defoe’s novel Robinson Crusoe) looked out into the distance searching for a ship on the horizon to rescue him. The trek is fairly tough going and lasts about 4.5 hours, but the views make it worthwhile! We also see the remains of a shack he used to protect himself from weather changes during his long walks. Lunch is served in Mirador de Selkirk hostel - delicious golden crab and lobster empanadas. Mid afternoon we embark on a 2.5km walk visiting the historical landmarks in the village of San Juan Bautista including the Patriotic Caves, Santa Barbara Fort, the remains of Acorazado Dresden and the artisan shops on the island selling black coral and fish leather. After an approximate 3.5 hour excursion we enjoy a buffet supper back at the hotel. 
Overnight: Robinson Crusoe Island Lodge by NOi - Pangal double
 
 
Day 3, Sailing & Scuba Diving
We enjoy breakfast at the hotel then head off on a sea adventure to observe the island’s traditional marine fauna and lobster fishing along the coast. After lunch back at the hotel it’s time for scuba diving! There are options for both beginners and experienced scuba divers, all run by qualified PADI instructors. The activity lasts approximately 4 hours, with a maximum depth of 15m below surface level. In the evening we dine on the hotel terrace enjoying traditional island food including lobster and fresh fish.
Overnight: Robinson Crusoe Island Lodge by NOi - Pangal double 
 
 
Day 4, Horse Riding & Forest Walking
After our buffet breakfast we head off on horseback to Plazoleta del Yunque along the trail at the foot of the island’s highest peak, in the middle of a native forest. The 2.6km trail is very scenic and lasts approximately 3.5 hours, after which we return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon we walk to Centinela hill, walking through an endemic forest lined with luma (Chilean myrtle), cinnamon trees and naranjillos (similar to oranges). We return to the lodge for our final dinner.
Overnight: Robinson Crusoe Island Lodge by NOi - Pangal double
 
 
Day 5, Departure
We say goodbye to the lodge after breakfast and drive to the island’s aerodrome for our flight back to Santiago, mainland Chile.
 
 
Included:
Maritime journeys Bahía del Padre - Bahía Cumberland
4 nights accommodation at NOI's Crusoe Island Lodge, in a Pangal Double Room
American buffet breakfasts
Gourmet lunches and dinners based on island cuisine (fresh crab & lobsters)
Soft drinks and glass of house wine (reserva) with lunch & dinner
Land journeys on Robinson Crusoe island
Excursions with bilingual guide and box lunch, for all activities
Pool, sauna and hot hubs in hotel
 
Excluded:
Flight tickets (ticket Santiago – Robinson Crusoe Island - Santiago USD (Aerolíneas Ata) USD 1300
Insurance (it is mandatory you purchase appropriate insurance for this trip)
Voluntary tipping of guides and staff
Items of a personal nature
 
Weather
The Juan Fernandez archipelago has a subtropical climate, made cooler by the cold Humbolt current flowing to the islands’ east. Expect more rain in winter (and occasional frosts on Robinson Crusoe) with an average annual rainfall of 1000m. The western side of Robinson Crusoe remains quite dry in winter. Temperatures peak at 34 °C (93 °F) in summer, with an annual temperature average of 15.4 °C (60 °F). Minimum temperatures at night never dip below 3 °C(37 °F).
 
Physical Demands
This trip is not physically intense although does require a sufficient level of fitness to do a 4.5 hour hike on day 2. Walking round the city is paced according to preference and horse riding on day 4 is not demanding. Scuba diving has levels for both beginners & experts and fitness & general state of health should factor into the decision when choosing your level.
 
What You Need to Bring
You need to bring appropriate clothes for your 5 day trip, depending on the season in which you are travelling. You should bring sun cream and a hat as well as suitable clothes for horse riding (any comfortable trousers will do), for trekking, and for walking around a town. For scuba diving you will be given a wetsuit.  
 
Itinerary Modifications
We reserve the right to change the order of the days in any itinerary at the discretion of the trip guide and based on operational considerations. The trip guide can modify, change or eliminate part of the itinerary based on safety/weather considerations.
 
Highlights: 
Exclusive accommodation in Crusoe Island Lodge
Traditional Island Seafood
Guided tours of the island’s landmarks
Horse riding through native forest
Scuba diving at Pangal bay
Trekking in the footsteps of the real Robinson Crusoe
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