Full day Tour in Punta Arenas and the surroundings
City Tour in Punta Arenas (2 1/2 hours)
Punta Arenas with a population of 135. 000 inhabitants is the capital city of the Region known as Magallanes after the Strait. The most spectacular places to visit are doubtless the Mirador Cross Hill, the Museums, the cementery of the city where we can find perfect avenues of cipress trees and also mausoleums showing part of the history of Punta Arenas, which was the first city in Chile to have electricity as well as telephone service due to all the European inmigrants who migrated to this, the southernmost city in the world, attracted by the wide range of economic activities once offered by the chilean government.
Penguin colony at Magdalena Island (4 hours)
Every year, thousands of Magellanic Penguins return to this colony in Magdalena Island, to nest and breed their chicks until the end of the summer season when the young ones are ready to swim on their own and mature enough to start the long journey back to northern areas with their parents
09:00 am pick up from the pier in Punta Arenas
09:00 to 10:00 Cross Hill overview and visit the Main Square of Punta Arenas
10:15 Check in for the boats excursion
10:20 to 10:45 Transfer to Laredo where the tour departs from
11:00 Tour departure to Magdalena Island
12:00 Arrival at the Island where the penguin colony is
13:00 Departure towards Marta Island to have the chance to see from the boat the Sea lions colony
13:30 The boat leaves to Laredo
14:30 The boat docks at Laredo and then you will be transferred to Punta Arenas
15:00 Lunch or inmediately we leave towards the Nao Victoria Museum
16:00 Once at the Cemetery National Monument in Chile you will be introduced to the local history regarding the times when the inmigrants arrived in Punta Arenas and all the different comunities of inmigrants in the City nowadays.
16:30 Back to the pier in Punta Arenas
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: You will be met at the dock or airport of Punta Arenas.
End location: Drop off at the dock in Punta Arenas/airport or hotel as required.
Duration: 7 hours
This is a 7 hours full day tour. Time for a break for a nice local meal is also considered.
Van for 4 people. 2007 model air conditiones, modern.
Please inquire for larger groups.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10000 Chilean Pesos - Some local currency would be good for your meals in the break (that is per person)
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Maritza was a great tour guide. As I was preparing to book this excursion, she was willing to answer all my questions in a quick and timely manner. Once she picked us up, she gave us a great tour of the Punta Arenas and told us lots about the city. She explained everything about the day and so we were well prepared. We wanted to purchase some very specific items and Maritza helped us to find them.