La Minga is a traditional Chilota celebration in which a house is thrown by the inhabitants of a town to its final land. This route will take you to know houses that lived this process, as well as beautiful places like Dalcahue and Mechuque Island!

  • Departure: 09:00
  • Duration: Full day
  • Includes: Lunch
  • Pickup / Dropoff: Hotel in Castro

What you will visit:

  • 1 Castro
  • 2 Dalcahue
  • 3 Mechuque Island

We will leave from your hotel in Castro towards the village of the Shipyards sector. There is the church of Tey, which was moved by the residents of that town 8 kilometers to reach the place where it is currently, during a minga of church pulling.

Then we will continue in Dalcahue, to know its church that is a World Heritage Site, the museum and the craft fair, where you can buy souvenirs. Then, depending on the time of the year, we will travel by land or sea to the fishing cove of Tenaún, known for its house throwing mingas, in addition to its heritage church.

After that we will sail to Mechuque Island, which we will visit to know its houses, its palafitos and its particular bridge. Right there we will enjoy a lunch that will be a curanto a hole or pulmay, a classic chilota preparation in which food is cooked in a hole made in the ground. In the afternoon we can navigate through the Chauques archipelago, then return to Tenaún. There we will board our vehicle again, which will take us to the beautiful waterfall of Tocoihue.

This tour is custom quoted. Please write to

  • Transfer to and from your hotel in Castro
  • Lunch from curanto to pit or pulmay
  • Navigation ticket
  • Donation to the churches
  • Bilingual guide (Spanish / English)
NOT Included
  • Accomodation
  • Everything not mentioned