Park of the Strait of Magellan

Fort Bulnes, Port Famine
The first city-fort of the region. An fascinating trip bordering the Strait of Magellan
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Itinerary :

Two National Historical Monuments situated on 130 hectares of grassland, scrub and native forests spanning just over 3 miles of coastline give life to “Park of the Strait of Magellan ” (Fort Bulnes – Port Famine). The park, located across from Tierra del Fuego and only 37 miles south of Patagonia´s historical capital, the city of Punta Arenas, 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 mankind in Patagonia´s far south.

As a historical place has several attractions, being the most important:

Visitor Center: The gate to the Strait. The Visitor Center hosts an interpretative an multimedia display about the natural and human history of the Strait of Magellan. The Center’s terrace offers unmatching views of Port Famine.

 

Fort Bulnes (National Historical Monument): Historical reconstruction of the original Fort built by a young Chilean Republic when it claimed possession of the Strait in 1843. The fort explains the origins of the City of Punta Arenas and it’s also a traditional field day for the magellanic community.

 

Del Estrecho viewpoint: an easy 20-minute-walk through the “Windy Forest” leads to our main viewpoint, strategically located at the end of the park’s peninsula and almost 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) within the Strait.

 

Coastal Trail: a 1-hour-walk by the landscape, flora and fauna of the Strait of Magellan through the San Juan, Sarmiento, Del Estrecho, Tierra del Fuego and Brunswick viewpoints.

 

Port Famine (National Historical Monument): access restricted due to conservation efforts. We recommend to observe this area from the Visitor Center’s terrace.

 

“Del Estrecho” Cafe & Souvenirs: Located at Visitors Center . Enjoy a break and recall the best memories of your visit.

 

Roundabout: Half of Chile : This roundabout is located outside of the protected park area, yet you cannot miss the chance of visiting it. Located at the end of the paved road, it is less than 1 kilometer away from the park access; in which you can find a monolith known as “the half of Chile”. Which pointed out the half of the national territory considering the north limit of the country to the south pole.

 

Cancellation Policy: 5 DAYS

Operation and Minimum passengers

  • April up to September 2019: Departures to be confirmed.
• October 2019 up to March 2020: Daily departures (except December 25th and January 1st)

Departure

Pick up: 9:00 to 9:30 am approx   /  Return: 1:00 to 1:30 pm approx.

Includes
Pick up at hotels, shared transportation from and to the hotel with spanish speaking driver only, tour guide at the park
Not Includes:

Entrance fees

ENTRANCE FARES (Payment in cash and chilean pesos only)

Park of the Strait of Magellan Rate per person
Adults (18 years and over) $ 16.000
Children (6 to 17 years) $ 6.000
Infant (1 to 5 years) Free of charge

season

APRIL 2019 up to September 2019
(except May 1, Dec 25 and Jan 1)

Price per person:
US$ 25
CLP $ 15.000

season

October 2019  up to March 2020

(except May 1, Dec 25 and Jan 1)

Price per person:
To confirm

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