Robinson Crusoe - Pacific Island Adventure US$2,629

Highlights: 
  • Exclusive accommodation in Robinson Crusoe Island Lodge by NOi
  • 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
Brief Itinerary: 
Day 1: Arrival
Day 2: Selkirk viewpoint & San Juan Bautista village
Day 3: Sailing & Scuba Diving
Day 4: Horse Riding & Forest Walking
Day 5: Departure

 

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.


Accommodation

Our accommodation will be Robinson Crusoe Island Lodge by NOI which is a brand new property located in the picturesque Pangal Bay on Robinson Crusoe Island.

The lodge has 15 rooms and comes fully equipped with a spa, pool, sauna and hot tubs. You can also enjoy the bar, lounge, library, video salon (special interest endemic flora & fauna), boutique outdoor articles and local artisan crafts. 

Best Secret Islands on Earth

Crusoe Island Lodge is included in the prestigious list of destinations Travel + Leisure 2012 which recognizes the 50 most innovative new hotels and resorts inspiring the world, located in places that are transforming travel with their landscapes.


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 1100
  • Insurance (it is mandatory you purchase appropriate insurance for this trip)
  • Voluntary tipping of guides and staff
  • Items of a personal nature

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