Come and visit Damas Island, one of the three islands that form part of the Penguin National Reserve of Humboldt. It has two beaches, La Poza and Las Tijeras, with white sand and emerald green waters, used for diving.
- Departure: 06:30,07:30
- Duration: 10 hours
- Includes: Lunch
- Pickup / Dropoff: Hotel in La Serena
What you will visit:
- 1 Pingüino de Humboldt National Reserve
- 2 La Serena
We will leave from your hotel in La Serena at approximately 9:00am and we will take the Panamericana where we will cross a semidesert area with little vegetation dominated by cactus. The route continues by a slope, from where we can appreciate numerous perspectives of the rocky coast.
From the route we will have the opportunity to observe in the coast sector a permanent and dense fog characteristic of the sector, denominated "camanchaca", that originates in the ocean by the proximity of the cold current of Humboldt in contact with the warm continental mass, which rises to the peak of the coastal hills. Humidity favors a microclimate and the existence of trees and bushes in an essentially semi-desert zone.
If we are lucky, we can see the "flowery desert" (which only blooms some months of the year) because it needs enough rain to germinate wild flowers.
After traveling 120 kilometers, we will arrive at Caleta Los Choros, where you will be able to observe the Gaviota Islands, Choros and Damas Island. This sector is part of the National Penguin Reserve of Humboldt administered by the National Forestry Corporation (CONAF).
We will embark on a boat and during the navigation to Damas Island we will have the opportunity to circumnavigate through the Gaviota and Choros Islands where we will observe sea lions, penguins, pelicans, seagulls and a great variety of birds. Maybe you can see colonies of bottlenose dolphins that jumps and pirouettes.
We will land to Damas Island about 30 minutes which is characterized by its white sand beaches. Return to the coast and lunch in a typical restaurant based on seafood and fish.
17:00 hours: We will be back at your hotel.
- NatureVery high
- Pick up at the hotel
- Ticket entrance to Humboldt Penguin National Reserve.
- Navigation Tickets.
- All tours in shared service with bilingual tour guide (spanish-english)
- Everything that was not mentioned in the Itinerary.
Bring photographic camera and clothing in layers.
Due to weather conditions this tour can be cancelled at any time and will be considered as forced majeure.