Punta Arenas

  • We start by going to the Main Square (Plaza de Armas) where there is a monument dedicated to Fernando de Magallanes who discovered the Strait of Magellan and from here you can also admire the European-style buildings in the historic city center which evokes the adventures and experiences of its pioneering settlers. After this stop, you will visit the Salesian Museum named ‘Maggiorino Borgatello’ where you can find exhibits of native flora, stuffed animals, the pioneers’ history, maps and original belongings that were collected from the aborigines who lived in these lands. On the way you will see our avenues plenty of monuments. Next, you will get to the General Cemetery that contains luxury marbled mausoleums of immigrant families that came and settled in the region and which is considered one of the most beautiful cemeteries in South America. The Cerro de la Cruz viewpoint is our last stop to get a panoramic view of the whole city, the Strait of Magellan and Tierra del Fuego Island before returning to the pier. (Notes: The museum has three levels and there is no elevator)
    Duration : 3 hrs
    Departure : 9:00
    Includes : Private Tour, Bilingual Tour Guide, Flexibility.
    Does Not include : Lunch.
    Note : Handicap passengers cannot get into museum because has 3 floors and has not elevators. We will replace it with Instituto de la Patagonia or Braun Menendez museum.

  • City tour + Visit to the Austral Brewery. Puerto Montt is the capital of the Lakes District, one of the most spectacular areas of Chile where beautiful lakes and dozens of active volcanoes dominate the landscape.
    In Puerto Montt your city tour includes the picturesque Angelmo Fishing Wharf and colorful Handicraft market. Your tour continues through the wild beauty of Chile’s Lake District, looking the charming city of Puerto Varas and Lake Llanquihue, South America’s third largest lake, and the impressive snow-capped Osorno Volcano. The drive continues along the shore side and passes through the village of Ensenada to the emerald green Lake Todos Los Santos where you will enjoy more breathtaking views of the Osorno Volcano. A stop will be made to walk along the Petrohue River and view the falls cascading over the hard volcanic rocks. A brief stop will be made at a local handicraft market during the tour.
    Tour order may be changed to alleviate congestion.
    Tour concludes at the Airport, Hotel or Pier.

    Duration : 7 hrs
    Departure : 8:30
    Includes : Private Tour, Bilingual Tour Guide, Flexibility, Mineral Water, Petrohué Falls Ticket.
    Does Not include : Lunch, Admissions (museums, etc.)
    Recommendation : Warm Cloth, rain coat, comfortable shoes, sun glasses, sun block cream.

  • We head south of Punta Arenas along the famous Strait of Magellan decorated by boats that have sunk and allow us to imagine how brave sailors fought in their schooners and frigates against the harsh and frigid waters. After advancing about 55kms come to a fork where we can find a monolith showing the middle of Chile from Region I to the Chilean Antarctic territory. From this point we will take the road to the left to revive what was the Rey Don Felipe city now known as Port Famine. By the way, we will visit Bahía Mansa town to watch the work of the fishermen in the cove, and depending on the weather we will also watch the capture of King Crabs, sea urchins and sea weeds. Finally we will go to Fort Bulnes, a place of great historical importance to Magellan and place that we thank the subsequent foundation of Punta Arenas. This actual fort that was reconstructed product of the raging fire that consumed the original fort, shows us how life was forged in this country, the difficulties to survive and the strength of wanting to fulfill the mission of taking possession of the Strait of Magellan on behalf of the Chilean government to prevent the takeover of other nations.
    After touring the fort, we will take a break to enjoy coffee / tea and biscuits.
    Return to your hotel or pier.
    Duration : 4 hrs
    Departure : 9:00
    Includes : Private Tour, Bilingual Tour Guide, Flexibility.
    Does Not include : Lunch.

  • Penguin colony (10,000 examples).Penguins Natural Reserve, Otway Sound. We head to the northwest of Punta Arenas for a few minutes along the famous Strait of Magellan. After advancing about 25kms ride to an unpaved road to begin to see the steppe landscape characteristic of the zone and native trees as ñires that are embraced by the wind. Upon reaching the entrance of the colony of penguins we will begin a walk on wooden walkways that guide us on track to reach the vicinity of the burrows and where we can see about a thousand penguins in the watchtowers and along the banks of the Otway Sound. This colony has to almost 10,000 examples each year but because the colony is 42 hectares penguins spread easily. Gradually, these cute birds arrive in September to Magellan and later migrate to the coast of Brazil or Folkland Islands (Malvinas) in mid-March. We will walk around a little over an hour (roundtrip) and it is probably that the windy weather of this kind of open areas impedes our way. Before embarking on the return to Punta Arenas, we will enjoy a coffee or hot tea to recover the body temperature. On our return, landscape usually shows part of the Patagonian fauna with beautiful rheas, condors, foxes, skunks, caiquenes, owls, among others. Return to your hotel or pier.
    Duration : 3.5 hrs
    Departure : 9:00
    Includes : Private Tour, Bilingual Tour Guide, Ticket to Penguin Natural Reserve
    Does Not include : Lunch.
    Recommendation : Wear warm cloth, Gloves, cap. We recommend you to visit Otway Sound between middle of October until Beginning of March.
    Note : This tour could be modified by weather conditions.

  • Penguin colony (120,000 examples). It is a paradise of bird watchers. Magdalena Island, together with Marta small island, make up the natural monument Los Pingüinos, natural habitat of more than 120,000 Magellanic penguins and one of the largest penguin colonies in southern Chile.
    Reach the island is a spectacle. Two hours of sailing through the Straits of Magellan where you can see spectacular panoramic of Punta Arenas, the plains of Tierra del Fuego and oilfields of Cabo Negro or Bahía Laredo. Once there, the landscape is even more beautiful, where penguins, cormorants and sea lions, among others, are the protagonists. During an hour you will see thousands of penguins and nests on a walk through the trails that go from the coast to the top of the island where a lighthouse which is the Environmental Interpretation Center with the history of the Strait and the local fauna. The island has rangers who take care of the ecosystem and guide the visitor if necessary. The group will be accompanied at all times by a local guide. Help us preserve the environment without throwing waste and avoid disturbing the birds. Magdalena is possible to land in an hour and interact with the penguin colony.
    Duration : 4 hrs
    Departure : FLEXIBLE
    Includes : Regular tour in the motor boat, Bilingual Tour Guide, Ticket to Penguin Natural Reserve
    Does Not include : Lunch.
    Recommendation : Wear warm cloth, Gloves, cap. This tour could be modified by weather conditions.
    Note : Photo flashing is not allowed. The island has no commerce. There is snack and restroom service in the motorboat.

  • We head to the northwest of Punta Arenas for a few minutes along the famous Strait of Magellan. After advancing about 25kms ride to an unpaved road to begin to see the steppe landscape characteristic of the zone and native trees as ñires that are embraced by the wind. Upon reaching the entrance of the colony of penguins we will begin a walk on wooden walkways that guide us on track to reach the vicinity of the burrows and where we can see about a thousand penguins in the watchtowers and along the banks of the Otway Sound.
    We will take the same route back and at one point we will detour by a path that goes up to the Rhea Park where at our arrival we will be receiving with a delicious and typical lunch consisting of roast lamb with Chilean salads .After lunch, we tour the park to see ostriches and part of the Patagonian fauna of the beautiful guanacos and llamas, condors, foxes, King Penguins, Magellanic Penguins and diverse birds like Sheldgeese, Southern Caracaras among others. The parting of our trip will be with the presentation of a small shearing show that will show the technique used by the shepherds of the area. Return to your hotel or pier.
    Duration : 7 hrs
    Departure : 9:00
    Includes : Regular tour in the motor boat, Bilingual Tour Guide, Ticket to Penguin Natural Reserve
    Does Not include : Lunch.
    Recommendation : Wear warm cloth, Gloves, cap. We recommend you to visit Otway Sound between middle of October until Beginning of March.
    Note : This tour could be modified by weather conditions.

  • Departure from your hotel or pier. We drive 8 kms. by car to west of Punta Arenas to access the premises of the Club Andino (private site), rather than in winter ski center functions as natural and has the distinction of being the only one in the world with an ocean view. In spring and summer it offers us the possibility to visit its thirteen tracks that are suitable as hiking trails.
    Optionally you can access the Magellanic Forest Reserve by CONAF which is bordered by the Club Andino. In both places we can take a variety of walks from levels that do not require physical demands, and also in the paths of native forests dominated by beech and ñires, many regional shrubs in spring and red fruits are thus up Fenton Mount with its 1200 m so that when we get up, we can surprise us with the beautiful view that we will have our backs to Punta Arenas and the famous Strait of Magellan. If it’s clear, we can also see the Big Island of Tierra del Fuego.
    Descent by the same path we have traveled to return to your hotel in Punta Arenas.
    Duration : 3 hrs
    Departure : 9:00
    Includes : Private Tour, Bilingual Tour Guide, Flexibility, Ticket to Club Andino or Magellan Forest Reserve.
    Does Not include : Lunch.

  • We offer our guests a demonstration of the work done by the sheep dogs and give a brief explanation of the origin and training. The show is given by one of the children of the owners of the estancia.
    Afterward we will visit the sheep shearing shed where we will see a sheep being sheared, together with an explanation about the animal and a brief insight of the treatment of the wool and the wool industry. The shearing is done by a shearer that has trained in New Zealand.
    The last demonstration will be a visit to the “Media Luna” rodeo ring at the estancia where we will see a demo of the training done with a Criollo horse. It will start with the origin of the Chilean horse its evolution and adaptation to the conditions graphically of the country; its use in livestock farming and the Chilean rodeo. After we show the rein movement of the horse and its versatility in the estancia and how one would train the horse for the Chilean rodeo.
    After the last demonstration the guests will be taken to the quincho to enjoy a traditional patagonic barbecue with potatoes and salad prepared with homegrown vegetables. Before the lunch is served we will offer you a traditional Pisco sour or red wine aperitif or non alcoholic refreshment with a home-baked empanada.
    Duración: 7 hrs
    Hora de Inicio: 9:00
    Includes: Private Tour, Bilingual Tour Guide, Flexibility, Breakfast, Appetizer, Sheep and Horse Shows, Lunch
    Does Not include:

  • Departure from the pier heading 5 kilometers north of Punta Arenas. After preparing the kayaks/zodiac and receiving a safety briefing we start kayaking near the shore of the Strait to the northern side (a location called Río Seco). We can continue paddling and admiring the beautiful landscapes of the surroundings. If you are experienced at this, the kayaking can take two hours and then we will go back to Punta Arenas.
    After 2 hrs of kayaking we will return back to base where they will be waiting for us with a kayaking snack (soft drinks, coffee, tea, cookies and biscuits).
    Duration :4 hrs
    Depature: 9:00am
    Includes: Private Tour, Bilingual Tour Guide, Flexibility, Snack (tea/coffee, cookies), Water Suites.
    Does Not include: Lunch
    Recommendation: Bring cloth of change.

  • Departure from your hotel or pier. We drive about 42 kms. approx. south of Punta Arenas along the Strait of Magellan. We invite you to enjoy a new adventure sport that gives you access to the tops of the trees and make a circuit by steel cables, suspension bridges, zip lines and tunnels, passing through 10 platforms in the middle of a forest of Lengas and Coihues Trees. We will always be accompanied by guides and instructors of the estate.
    Duration : 4 hrs
    Depature : 9:00am
    Includes : Private Tour, Bilingual Tour Guide, Flexibility, Canopy Equipment.
    Does not include : Lunch