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Tours Of Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile, Reservations and Descriptions.

Every one knows the story of Alexander Selkirk and his man Friday. But surprisingly many don't know it is based on a true story and the island actually exists! And you can visit it.

The island is in the Juan Fernandez island group it has an area of 9.3 square miles and is found 423 miles off the central Chilean coast. Home to 550 inhabitants, this Island possesses grandiose flora and fauna in a spectacular natural setting which led it to be declared a World Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations in 1977 and a National Park by CONAF (National Forestry Board of Chile).

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ROBINSON CRUSOE ISLAND TOUR Code ROB5d/4n

  1. DAY 1:
    Depart from your hotel in Santiago for "Los Cerillos" Airport where our flight to Island will depart. After approximately a 3 hour flight we will land at the Island where we will be met and transferred by boat to the town of San Juan Bautista. Transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day free. Dinner and Overnight. Suggestion: Visit 's cave (3 hours). In the 20 minute boat ride to the north, the first thing that stands out is the Robinson grotto, about 50 m (165 feet) from the shore. On the hill which overlooks the bay we will see the canons of the fortress which used to defend the Island from the English corsairs. 

  2. DAY 2:
    Breakfast, Dinner and Overnight. Suggestion: Take a walk to the Selkirk view point (3hours), where the shipwrecked sailor used to look out for a ship to rescue him. This is a walk of great interest whose trail starts next to the fortress of Santa Barbara and which soon leads into woods of giant ferns. Then we begin a 550 m (1800 feet) climb to get to the spot where we will be rewarded by a panoramic view.

  3. DAY 3:
    Breakfast, Dinner and Overnight. Suggestion: Visit Arenal Beach. This warm beach (the only sand beach on the island) is located on the extreme south east peninsula to the south of the airport. The boat trip takes 2 ½ hours. It's a beautiful trip sailing between small islands, by cliffs and sea wolf colonies. At Arenal beach you can enjoy the warm clear water where you will also find caves which serve as shelter.

  4. DAY 4:

    Breakfast, Dinner and Overnight. Suggestion: Lobster fishing (1 day at sea). Many of the Islanders' daily duties is sailing to check their lobster pots as lobsters are the Island's main source of income. The visitor may accompany a fisherman and learn this craft. At the end of the trip arrange the preparation on board of a Peril (Lobster stew).
  5. DAY 5:

    Breakfast. At the agreed time, transfer by boat to the airport to take the return flight to Santiago. Reception and transfer to the hotel


Minimum 2 pax and maximum 10 pax. Operates from October to April. In December, January and February there are daily flights. Rest of the season flights are 2 to 3 times a week. Any extra costs due to flight delays/cancellations are the passenger's responsibility. We recommend casual clothes and something warm for the evenings. There are no banks on the Island so they don't accept checks nor credit cards. There is only a first aid post on the Island so this excursion is not advisable for people who have ailments that might need urgent attention. The suggested itineraries are not included in the package price and should be arranged by the passenger directly on the island.


Price Per Person from USD 795 - Double Room - Min 2 passengers.

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