Tortel Community Visit






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Discover the isolated community of Tortel, sample local empanadas and test the famous pisco sour.
  • Explore the little isolated village of Tortel

  • Enjoy a community visit with traditional music, local empanadas and the famous pisco sour.

Remote communities seldom visited by travellers don’t have the typical tourist-related infrastructure common on bigger ports.   

Off the beaten track don’t expect professional guides, tour buses, or fancy souvenir shops, but this is precisely the charm of these isolated settlements.  In these places, we will likely land in small expedition boats, meet the representatives of the community at the landing site, and be guided by locals eager to show us the best of their villages.   

We may get the chance to enjoy a singing or dance performance, a taste of local food, or a craft demonstration, visit a small museum, enter a church, see the social centre, or stroll through the local market. Whatever they prepare for us, be sure that it will be a unique experience prepared from the bottom of their hearts.

Practical information

Practical information: 

  • Language: English and Spanish.

  • Included: Traditional music, handicraft stalls, empanadas and pisco sour. 

  • Remarks/requirements: It is recommendable to wear layered clothing, a windbreaker, rain jacket and good walking shoes. Rain showers are common and unpredictable.   

  • Walking information: Walking over unpaved terrain and boardwalks. 

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.

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