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Destination - Robinson Crusoe Island

Robinson Crusoe Island is part of the Juan Fernandez Islands which were discovered by Juan Fernandez, a Portuguese sailor in 1575. The islands are said to be where Alexander Selkirk the Scottish sailor was marooned for 4 years and 4 months. Selkirk’s experiences are said to have inspired the book “Robinson Crusoe” by Daniel Dafoe published in 1719. The Island is also a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve with many unique species including the Hummingbird and Fur Seal. f you want to indulge in the fantasy world of Robinson Crusoe and enjoy the outstanding natural beauty of the islands then this is a trip not to miss.


Hotels and Accommodation

Accommodation on the Juan Fernandez Islands is very limited with only a hotel and hostel to choose from. Please refer to our hotel links at the bottom of this page for more details.

Tours
It is recommended that you get a private guide when on any of the Juan Fernandez Islands as they are extremely remote. Some of the highlights include:
Watching the endemic hummingbirds and fur seals
Hiking on all the islands
Scuba driving
Snorkeling
Fishing

Things to do on the islands include visits to:
Santa Barbara fortres
Ports
Juan Fernandez National Park
The highest point on the island
Yunque Square
Cerro Centine
la Mirador de Alexander Selkirk (Selkirk’s lookout point)
Robinson Crusoe’s Cave

Getting There
There are daily flights departing from Los Cerrillos and Tobalaba Airport in Santiago taking around 2 and half hours and also the opportunity to travel by Chilean Navy Ship to the islands.

Sample Itinerary

Robinson Crusoe Island

Day 1: Tuesday or Friday - Santiago-Robinson Crusoe Island (Ecolodge)
Transfer from the hotel in Santiago to airport. Departure flight to Robinson Crusoe Island. Arrival and short walk to the pier to get in the boat that will take you to Crusoe Island Ecolodge. During this 1:30 hours journey you will get a magnificent view of the island. Excursion in the afternoon. Dinner and lodging.

Day 2: Wednesday Or Saturday - Robinson Crusoe Island (Ecolodge)
On this day of your holiday you are free to choose your tours.
Tours include, guided group Village Tour, bicycle hire, game hire, night entertainment, guided excursion to Puerto Ingles, sea kayak. Alternatively, navigation on el Pangal Bay, diving to underwater cellars, snorkeling in el Pangal Bay, open air heated seawater bathtubs, Sauna. Dinner and lodging.

Day 3: Thursday Or Sunday - Robinson Crusoe Island (Ecolodge)
On this day of your holiday you are free to choose your tours.
Tours include, guided group Village Tour, bicycle hire, game hire, night entertainment, guided excursion to Puerto Ingles, sea kayak. Alternatively, navigation on el Pangal Bay, diving to underwater cellars, snorkeling in el Pangal Bay, open air heated seawater bathtubs, Sauna. Dinner and lodging.

Day 4: Friday Or Tuesday - Robinson Crusoe Island (Ecolodge)-Santiago
Breakfast. Transfer on a boat back to the airport at the agreed time, to take the flight back to Santiago. Reception in Santiago and transfer to hotel. Dinner and lodging.

Hotels

Crusoe Island Lodge

Villa Green Hosteria

Crusoe Island Lodge








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