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Excursions in Punta Arenas
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Exclusive service for cruise passengers for better enjoy your visit to our city. Get to know and admire the city, historical places, its fauna, ranches and much more. Passengers might choose 1 or 2 excursions depending on time available.

Check out the following tours list and ask for rates (rates vary depending on number of passengers)

PANORAMIC CITY TOUR

Lenght: 1½ – 2 hours / Minimum 2 passengers

Discover the charm of this southern city through a sightseeing drive to see the Plaza de Armas (main square) surrounded by historical buildings,  the imposing monument to Hernando de Magallanes, the Municipal Cemetery lined by cypresses and mausoleums, the Shepherd monument , the Costanera Avenue and Cerro de la Cruz, a look out point with spectacular panorámic view of the downtown, of the Strait and the Tierra del Fuego Island.

Includes: Pick up and drop off at local pier, private transportation, english speaking guide, entrance ticket to cemetery.

Not included: Visit and entrance tickets to museums.

CLASSIC CITY TOUR

Lenght: 2 ½ – 3 hours / Minimum 2 passengers

An attractive sightseeing tour by the Plaza de Armas (main square) surrounded by historical buildings, the imposing monument to Hernando de Magallanes . This tour also includes a visit to one of museum of the city (depending on day of the tour) such as Maggiorino Borgatello museum with a very interesting overview of culture, history, religion, art , flora and fauna or Braun Menendez Palace to get know the life style at begginings of XX century. Visit the Municipal Cemetery lined by cypresses and mausoleums, the Shepherd monument , the Costanera Avenue and Cerro de la Cruz, a look out point with spectacular panoramic view of the downtown, of the Strait and the Tierra del Fuego Island.

Includes: Pick up and drop off at local pier, private transportation, english speaking guide, entrace tickets to cemetery and museum.

CITY TOUR + NAO VICTORIA

Lenght: 3 – 3 ½ hours  /  Minimum 2 passengers

This option includes the same route of Panoramic City Tour adding the Nao Victoria Ship Museum located at  4 ½ miles of the city by the shores of the Strait of Magellan.  Its a full-size replica of the ship leaded by Hernando de Magallanes rebuilt with historical certainty. It is an interactive proposal museum that allows to relive the history of the great navigators and explorers of our region . It is possible to see some life-size mannequins on their daily activities as well as clothing and weapons of the age. Visitors can also know the replic of HMS Beagle and Goleta Ancud a simple schooner that arrived in 1843 beggining the colonization of this austral lands in name of by the Chilean government of the time.

Includes: Pick up and drop off at local pier, private transportation, english speaking guide, entrace tickets to cemetery and Nao Victoria Ship Museum.

Not included: Visit and entrance tickets to others museums,

PARK OF THE STRAIT

Lenght: 3 ½ – 4 hours  /  Minimum 2 passengers

It located at 37 miles away south from Punta Arenas by a route bordering the Strait of Magellan. Almost next to the park , there is monolith indicating the Geographical Center of Chile (from the north limit of country to South Pole) . The place provides an excellent scenario in which to discover the processes that shaped the landscape, the flora & fauna that inhabits it, and the miles-tones that mark the presence of man in Patagonia´s far south. Its main attractions are: Visitor Center: host an interpretative display about the natural and human history of the Strait of Magellan. The Center´s terrace offers unmatching views of “Port Famine”. Fort Bulnes: Historical reconstruction of the original Fort founded in 1843. Del Estrecho viewpoint: An easy 20-minute walk through the “Windy Forest” leads to main viewpoint to observe panoramically to north and south of the Strait.

Includes: Pick up and drop off at local pier, private transportation, english speaking guide, entrance ticket.

CLUB ANDINO - TREKKING

Lenght: 3 ½ hours  /  Minimum 15 passengers

The Club Andino (Andean Club) is a ski center in winter time and it is located at 5½ miles of Punta Arenas only and it is one of the very few in the world with a view to the ocean. During summer time is the perfect place for nature lovers. Upon arrival at club,passengers get on a chairlift that covers a distance of approximately 1 mile, until reach the look-out point that offers a great panoramic view of the city , Strait of Magellan, and Tierra del Fuego Island.  After a short rest, the downhill trek begin following a trailpath through the woods where is posible to observe several kind of birds. All ends with comforting snack at the coffetery of the club.

Includes: Pick up and drop off at local pier, private transportation, english speaking guide, entrance ticket, chairlift ticket, snack.

MAGDALENA ISLAND PENGUIN COLONY

Lenght: 5 hours  /  Minimum 2 passengers

Get to know one of the largest Penguin Colony in middle of Strait of Magellan. Upon arrival of Cruise Ship , a private transportation takes all passengers from Cruise pier to embarking dock located at 15 miles away north of the city. After a 45-minutes navigation on speed-boat (covered rigid type) it reach to Magdalena Island, site declared Natural Monument in 1982.  For around 1 hours visitors have the chance of observe the Magellan Penguin in their natural hábitat. Between October and March thousand of them breed and nest in the island. The Light-house of the island can be visited also.  Afterwards, depending on weather conditions and for protection reasons of wild life is posible to navigate surrounding Marta Island to admire and takes best pictures of a Sea Lions Colony and several kind of seabirds. Then return to the dock in Punta Arenas.

Includes: Pick up and drop off at local pier, private transportation, shared navigation, english speaking guide on board,  entrance ticket.

Not included: guide on round trip transfer to shipping dock.

PATAGONIAN RANCH - Cultural Tour & Lunch

Lenght: 5 hours  /  Minimum 20 passengers

The “Estancia El Galpón” is a very good option for visitors and is located just 2.1 miles away the downtown.Upon arrival the service begin with a personalized welcoming with “empanadas” and red wine and passengers can enjoy watching a historical video. Later on, passengers can do an interpretative walk by the farm, visit the “old cars” and “Raices de un Pionero” museum and observe a sheep shearing show. Afterward can enjoy a cocktail and a exquisite “in the stick” stile roasted lamb, grilled meats, buffet of salads, local desserts, chilean wine, tea and coffe. Finally passengers are taken back the pier.

Includes: Pick up and drop off at local pier, private transportation, english speaking guide, patagonian lunch.

PATAGONIAN RANCH (2 options)

Option A) Sheep Field + Lunch                                            Lenght: 7 hours  /  Minimum 6 passengers

Experience a exciting day of country living at a “typical local estancia”. The “Estancia Olga Teresa” is located at 48 miles of Punta Arenas, crossing the vast “patagonian pampas” (three less grassland) where sometimes is posible to observe part of local fauna such as “lesser rheas”, “upland geese”, “foxes”, “cóndors” etc. . Upon arrival passengers are welcomed by the owners and expert farmers. They will show you the Magellan traditions and different activities of the farm like sheep shearing and the demonstration of the well trained dogs. Afterwards visitors can enjoy a exquisite patagonian lunch ” magellan lamb barbacue”, which has been grilled slowly for hours accompanied by potatoes, salad, drinks or chilean wine. After a short break, undertaken the return to pier in Punta Arenas.

Includes: Pick up and drop off at local pier, private transportation, english speaking guide, lunch.

Option B) Sheep Field + Lunch + Condors Whatching   /    Lenght: 8 ½ hrs / Minimum 6 passengers

This alternative includes the same services mentioned at option A, to which is added the possibility of observing and photographing the largest flying bird in the world, the famous and majestic “Andean Condor” (Vultur Gryphus) in an accessible, fast and protected as is the “Condorera” of Cerro Palomares which annually hosts between 60 to 100 copies. After a 10-minute transfer from the estancia, we arrive at the hill where the passengers receive an explanatory talk accompained by a cup of coffee, starting a 1 km walk to the base of the hill to observe this wonderful bird. Later, we begin return trip to Punta Arenas.

Includes: Pick up and drop off at local pier, private transportation, english speaking guide, lunch, binoculars, telescope.

Includes:

Pick up and drop off at the pier terminal.

Private transportation with spanish speaking driver.

Navigation in regular shared service with english speaking guide on board.

Private english speaking guide on land excursions

All entrance fees required.

Lamb barbacue (roasted to the stick) only in Patagonian Ranches.

Snacks or appetizers (only where it is mentioned)

Vehicles: Comfortable vehicles with air conditioning and professional drivers who know the local routes perfectly. All vehicles are authorized by the Chilean Transportation Authority.

Guides: English speaking language guaranteed. (other languages to quote)

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