One day in Patagonia visiting an Estancia with typical lunch barbacue
Early in the morning you will be picked up from your hotel/pier and then we will take you for the most interesting spots in the city. After that ready to drive through patagonian pampas with chances to see a lot of the local fauna of the area. One and half hours driving to get to the ferry boat that will take us to the Riesco Island. Then a complete introduction of the local history of the area going back to the times the Beagle commanded by the Captain Fitz Roy and the naturalist Charles Darwin were in a voyage around this scattered landscape collecting information about the area.
Ready for the Estancia to enjoy a wonderful pisco sour and a wonderful introduction of the area and the several activities that take place in ranches in the Chilean Patagonia. Then lunch is going to be served with a tasty lamb barbacue and salad buffet and yummy desserts. Chilean wine and all kinds of beverages will be included.
After that delicious break, here we go for the tour around and then back to the pier on time to board
08:00 Departure from the Hotel/pier in Punta Arenas
08:15 The Cross Hill lookout for a panoramic photo of Punta Arenas
08:30 Half an hour stop in the Main Square
09:00 Cementery of Punta Arenas
09:20 Driving towards Isla Riesco with several stops for pictures of nature
11:15 arrival to board the ferry to Isla Riesco
12:00 We get to the Estancia
12:30 Time to enjoy a pisco sour and get ready for the lecture about the estancia
13:45 We start to tour around the estancia
15:15 Departure for the ferry back to the continent and then 1. 5 hrs. drive to Punta Arenas
16:45 time to be back in the pier
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: You will be met at the dock in Punta Arenas or any one of the hotels in the city by me personaly.
End location: You are the one who will let us know where you want to be dropped of. The same hotel, back at the dock or any one of the local restaurants in the city.
Duration: 9 hours
Since the time we will meet you at the port till the time you will be back.
Air conditioned, clean, modern 2014 van, capacity 8 passengers. Microphone for your guide.
Private transportation, English and Spanish local guide services, lunch in the estancia with all the beverages included. City tour in Punta Arenas plus one bottle of mineral water per person.
For larger groups please send a message and I will be very happy to quote a van or coach max. pax 46, also this tour might be in German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish or French (other guide instead).
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10000 pesos and US$ are accepted - There is a souvenirs shop in the estancia in case you want to purchase local handicraft, yarn, etc.
We want you to enjoy as much as possible of your visit in the estancia but a visit to one of the museums in Punta Arenas is also considered.
Any other item not mentioned above is considered extra.
Lunch at the estancia is considered in this price. Not vegetarians or vegans menu are available. Only upon request.