An unforgettable experience with King Penguins and the History of Tierra del Fuego
The beautiful, ancient and strange island of Tierra del Fuego, in a past storied with shipwrecks, natives and failed missions. In Tierra del Fuego, the scenery is outstanding, from the scoured plains, rusted peat bogs and mossy lenga forests to the snowy ranges above the Beagle Channel.
The capital city in the Chilean side of the Island, is Porvenir a beautiful settlement in the Island, as a former port for European immigrants during the 1883s gold rush, Porvenir has played host to a diverse mix of residents. After driving along pampas with several stops on the way for photographic spots nature, history and beautiful views of the Strait of Magellan and the continent. We arrive to the King Penguins Reserve. This is where. we will get an interesting speech from one of the park ranges of the colony and after a quite short walk we will be able to watch these magnificent birds and the baby ones in their natural habitat.
08:30 the ferry boat leaves to the Island of Tierra del Fuego. After sailing for two hours across the waters of the Strait of Magellan we reach the small city of Puerto Porvenir. Time enough for a short visit around the most interesting places around including a stop at the famous museum of the city where we will get a wonderful introduction to the local history. Time for lunch on your own and then we will continue towards the King Penguin Reserve. We will be there for at least 2 and half hours and then we will continue our trip back to Porvenir to take the flight back to Punta Arenas. Then we will be met by our driver for a 20 minutes drive back the hotel.
End of the tour!
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: You will be met at the front desk in case of the hotel in Punta Arenas.
The driver will be there with a sign with your name on it waiting for you 15 minutes prior to the meeting time arranged.
End location: You will be dropped off upon request it might be in the same hotel or cruise ship.
Duration: 10 hours
Private van for the transportation during the tour for 6 passengers more pax are welcome upon request.
Transportation in private service during the tour since the morning to catch the ferry to Tierra del Fuego. Tickets included, English Speaking guide, private transport in the island (2017 a/c 4 wheel drive or Ford Transit 2017), Snacks for the trip, Entrance fee to the reserve, city tour in Porvenir, airplane tickets for the way back and private transfer back to the hotel in Punta Arenas.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20000 CLP - For meals during the trip.
Extra money for your late lunch in Porvenir or a souvenir, all the rest is included.
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maritza is great guide will do whatever is necessary. have been all over the world she is one of best guides i have the pleasure to work with