PUNTA ARENAS -

      

     CHILE

 

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TOUR # 1:    City Tour + Fort Bulnes + Cemetery ( 7 hs )

TOUR # 2:  

City Tour + Salesian Museum + El Galpon farm ( 5,5 hs )

***Minimum of 20 pax***

 

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CITY TOUR + FORT BULNES + CEMETERY

                                         

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OPTION Nº 1   

             

       CITY TOUR + FORT BULNES + CEMETERY ( 7 hours)                  

 

 DESCRIPTION:

 

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.

 Later we visit its main streets and avenues to appreciate the traditional Memorial Shepherd, the mansions of the suburbs and the Costanera Avenue, until the Regional Cemetery, where We will travel the streets of beautiful gardens and luxurious mausoleums.

 

Traveling to the South of the Brunswick Peninsula and arriving at the Strait of Magellan Park, is to take a trip through the natural and human history of the Strait of Magellan. The route skirts the mythical Strait, where it is possible to appreciate large numbers of sea birds as oystercatchers, wild geese, several species of ducks, cormorants, and on a lucky day, perhaps, dolphins and sea lions. The Park is located 60 kilometers south of the city of Punta Arenas and is currently newly renovated. Here, you´ll find attractions such as: 

Visitors Center 

This is the entrance door to know the Strait. The Center hosts an interpretive exhibition about the natural and human history of the Strait of Magellan. Also, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Puerto del Hambre from its terrace.

Fort Bulnes (National Historic Landmark) 

Historical reconstruction of the fort founded in 1843, when the young Republic of Chile took possession of the Strait. The Fort today remembers the origin of Punta Arenas and is also a traditional Sunday getaway for the Magellan community.

Viewpoint of the Strait

An easy walk of about 20 minutes through the Wind Forest leads to the main viewpoint of the Park, from where you can observe towards north and south of the Strait.

Path of the Coast

 

A tour through the landscape, flora and fauna of the Strait of Magellan among the viewpoints of San Juan, Sarmiento, Parque del Estrecho, Tierra del Fuego and Brunswick.

 

INCLUDED:

 

 - Cemetery entrance fee

- Salesian Museum entrance fee

- Museo Nao Victoria entrance fee

- Fort Bulnes entrance fee

- Port pick up and drop off

- Professional Local Guide (English).

 

NOT INCLUDED:

 

- Lunch

 

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OPTION Nº 2   

             

                  CITY TOUR & EL GALPON FARM ( 5,5 hours)

                           ****Minimum of 20 pax***                  

 

 DESCRIPTION:

 

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.

 Later we visit its main streets and avenues to appreciate the traditional Memorial Shepherd, the mansions of the suburbs and the Costanera Avenue, until the Regional Cemetery, where We will travel the streets of beautiful gardens and luxurious mausoleums.

After the city tour we start the trip up to 3 km to the south of Punta Arenas, where we will find this beautiful place (Estancia El Galpon) with incomparable views of the Strait of Magellan and the city. Once there, we will be welcome by the owners and the exhibition of a short video, whick instruct us about the relationship between the pioneers and the breeding of the sheep, and the importance of this activity for this region.

After this, from the main house, we will walk through a path where you can observe different types of local flora

 

Later we will visit the shearing shed, where we can observe the demonstration of the shearing of a pair of sheep and we also have the opportunity to learn about wool production and export processes. At the end of this interesting activity, you can go through the garage and see a small collection of old cars that belong to the family, finally we´ll visit a small family museum with the history of this old family

 

INCLUDED:

 

- Salesian Museum entrance fee

- Shearing Show

- Lunch: Empanadas and wine

- Port pick up and drop off

- Professional Local Guide (English).

 

 

Contact

email: transportetrasandino@gmail.com

Web: www.tourguideushuaia.net

COMFORTABLE VANS

ROOM FOR 18 PASSENGERS PLUS THE GUIDE AND THE DRIVER.

***CONSULT FOR SMALL VEHICLES ( vans, mini vans and cars )***

 

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