OPTION Nº 2
CITY TOUR + SALESIAN MUSEUM ( 3 hours)
Punta Arenas is the capital of Chilean Patagonia and the starting point of numerous expeditions to the Antarctic continent. Founded in 1848 at the southern tip of the American continent, Punta Arenas was initially a penal colony and then became an important pole of inmigration for Europeans and people from Chiloé.
this tour, we will visit Cerro de la Cruz viewpoint, to enjoy the colorful sights of the city, the Strait of Magellan and Tierra del Fuego Island. Later, we will visit the Muñoz Gamero Main Square , the heart of Punta Arenas since the end of the 19th century, which has great activity and handicraft stalls where it is possible to acquire local souvenirs, as well as appreciate the monument to Hernando de Magallanes and the neoclassical buildings from the magnates of livestock from the past century.
The tour continues at the Maggiorino Borgatello Salesian Museum, one of the oldest museums in Chile, whose permanent exhibition offers collections of local flora and fauna, colonial artifacts, ethnography, Antarctica, cartography, industry, and pieces from the Salesian missions of the Dawson Island and Río Grande.
Before returning to the hotel, the tour also allows you to get to know the northern sector of the city and its monuments, such as “The Sheepherder”, the one dedicated to the Croatian immigrant and the Oil Statue.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: In case there is a last minute cancellation of the ship the 50 % of the tour is NON REFUNDABLE.
- Salesian Musem entrance fee
- Port pick up and drop off
- Professional Local Guide (English).