We’ll have to start the day earlier than common, considering that the Humboldt Penguin National Reserve is two hours away from La Serena, facing the cove of Punta Choros a classic fisherman town, 120 kilometres from our city, in which we’ll visit CONAF information stand about the reserve and different species.
Later, on fisherman boats, with life jackets, we’ll cross the Pacific Ocean toward the Choros Island, where we’ll know the wildlife, such as sea lions, penguins, all kind of beautiful birds and, if we are lucky enough, we’ll be able to see dolphins swimming around the boat. There is an important colony of dolphins living near the reserve. After that, we will land in Dama Island and stay one hour (time is regulated for being a natural reserve). There you will enjoy the beautiful turquoise water beaches and swim if you want, or walk around to know the different kind of endemic flora.
The possibility of seeing penguins in this area, near the Atamaca desert, is something extremely exceptional and it’s because of the Humboldt Current, a cold, low-salinity ocean current that flows north-westward along the west coast of South America from the southern tip of Chile to northern Peru.
After landing back in Punta Choros, our agency will take you to lunch.
The agency will take you from you hotel to the island, will pay tickets, boat and lunch and take you back to your place at finished.
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