Robinson Crusoe Island Cruises
This Island belongs to Juan Fernandez Archipelago, which has been a passing place for explorers and sailors, hiding place for pirates and their treasures, shelter for Alexander Selkirk, the sailor who inspired Robinson Crusoe novel, and prison during the Chilean Independence War.
It is actually a National Park and Unesco World Biosphere Reserve. Robinson Crusoe Island, separated from Valparaiso by 670 km of the open Pacific ocean, is not a major holiday destination. The archipelago consists of three islands with extraordinary rugged and mountainous topography, and distinctly Mediterranean climate. Rainfall varies greatly over very short distances, allowing dense rainforest with many endemic species, in contrast with other Atacama-like areas. The island has actually a population of 500 inhabitants, for whom fishing is the main activity. Transportation to the island consist of two and a half hours flight from Santiago by private charter flight (two engine aircraft). The accommodations are not luxurious, but in beautiful locations, mainly consisting in small hostels and cabins.