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Best of Patagonia: Forest Hike + City Tour

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$153.85

Get to know the natural beauty, history, and culture of Patagonia on this exciting full-day small group excursion.
Begin the day submersed in nature with an easy hike through the Reserva Forestal Magallanes. This little-known national park boasts stunning views of the Rio las Minas, mixed Nothofagus forest, and abundant birdlife typical of the region of Magallanes. Get introduced to the wildlife, flora, fauna, geology, and history of the area by your expert guide before finishing your hike at a scenic lookout and enjoying a picnic lunch of Patagonian cuisine.
Then, travel through the city, stopping at historical and cultural points of interest, including the Museo Maggiorino Borgatello, the Municipal Cemetery, and the Plaza, to learn about the story of the people of Patagonia and the unique culture that has come to thrive in this remote land.
Finish with high tea and pastries in a beautiful antique cafe before being returned to your ship, hotel, or other accommodation.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Infants must sit on laps
- Accessible to most guests- please let us know about any mobility issues so that we can make this experience accessible and enjoyable for you!
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Reserva nacional Magallanes, 5 kilometros al oeste de Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas Chile

Take a hike through the gorgeous centenary forest of the Reserva Forestal and learn the secrets that it holds. Get introduced by your guide to the variety of native flora and fauna that live here, and learn about the history and geology of the Region de Magallanes.
Stop at picturesque lookouts over the forest and take a short break to marvel in the beauty of this special place before continuing back under the canopy to finish your hike.
Finish your hike and celebrate your great effort with a picnic lunch of local Patagonian cuisine. Relax and have your food at a scenic lookout with stunning views of Punta Arenas city, the Strait of Magellan, and the trees of the Reserva Forestal.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Mirador Cerro De La Cruz, Punta Arenas Chile

Leave the Reserva and return to the city to get to know Punta Arenas. Start your city tour off with a trip to the Cerro de la Cruz lookout, famous for its beautiful view of Punta Arenas and the Strait of Magellan.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Museo Salesiano / Magiorinno Borgatello, Avenida Presidente Manuel Bulnes 3016, Punta Arenas 6212680 Chile

See artifacts unique to Patagonia by visiting the Museo Maggiorino Borgatello. Here you will find information and displays on Patagonia's first nations, as well as about life during the time that the Salesian missionaries came to Patagonia. Naval artifacts and preserved specimens of local fauna also abound at this comprehensive local museum for you to enjoy.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cementerio Municipal, Punta Arenas Chile

Learn about the deep cultural traditions of Chile and the Region de Magallanes as you walk through the peaceful rows of the Cementerio Municipal de Punta Arenas and see the gorgeous marble tombs and elaborate mausoleums that have earned this cemetery's reputation as being among the most beautiful in the world.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Plaza Munoz Gamero, Punta Arenas Chile

Stop to explore the beautiful Plaza Benjamin Munoz Gamero to learn about the story of Magellan's incredible journey to discover the passage through the Strait of Magellan. Stroll around the perimeter of the square to see the resplendent Palacios of Punta Arenas' boom-time elite and hear the stories of the most powerful families in Patagonia.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Costanera de Punta Arenas, Av. Costanera del Estrecho de Magallanes, Punta Arenas Chile

Visit the Monumento a los Tripulantes de la Goleta Ancud, a gorgeous monument to honour the bravery of the first men and women who travelled south to found the settlement that would become modern-day Punta Arenas. Enjoy views of the strait and learn more about the wildlife that lives there are you walk along the shore of the Strait of Magellan.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kallfucafe, Pdte. Federico Errázuriz 910, Punta Arenas, Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena, Chile

Finish your tour on a high note with a peek inside a traditional Croatian house typical of Punta Arenas to enjoy a Patagonian high tea. Delight in local pastries and Patagonia Blend tea along with views of the bustling city.

Duration: 30 minutes

Departure:

Departure point:

Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up on the morning of your excursion between 9:30 am and 10:00 am from anywhere inside Punta Arenas City. If your accommodation does not appear on the list, please include the address in the details of your booking and we will pick you up there! For cruise passengers, your guide will meet you at the disembarkation area of your ship, and will be holding a sign with your name on it to help you find them!

Ports

  • Muelle Prat
  • Muelle Mardones de los Santos


Departure time:

9:30 AM

Duration:

7 hours

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Terms and Conditions:

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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Daniel B

Jamie our guide, a Canadian young lady, was very knowledgeable and informative. The hike was about 6 km long but not too strenuous. At the end of the hike we got a little tasty snack from Jamie. Some of our group left after the hike and we were the only ones doing the city tour, which we continued with our guide and her driver who turned out to be her husband Manuel. We went to the cemetery and some other city attractions and ended up with coffee and cake in a local coffee shop.
I would highly recommend the this and other tours organized by this delightful young couple.

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John R

Jamie was an excellent tour guide who took us on a beautiful hike through the forest and a complete city tour. We had to wait a bit for all the passengers to arrive via the tender service, but she checked with us often. Our hike was followed by a picnic lunch that included typical fare of Puntas Arenas. We then drove to the city where our city tour began. She took us to all the places of interest, and even a few extra stops! We finished our day at a local cafe for tea and desserts. This was so fun! We got a chance to visit and learn a lot about life in this beautiful area of Chile.


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Best of Patagonia: Forest Hike + City Tour
Overview:

Get to know the natural beauty, history, and culture of Patagonia on this exciting full-day small group excursion.
Begin the day submersed in nature with an easy hike through the Reserva Forestal Magallanes. This little-known national park boasts stunning views of the Rio las Minas, mixed Nothofagus forest, and abundant birdlife typical of the region of Magallanes. Get introduced to the wildlife, flora, fauna, geology, and history of the area by your expert guide before finishing your hike at a scenic lookout and enjoying a picnic lunch of Patagonian cuisine.
Then, travel through the city, stopping at historical and cultural points of interest, including the Museo Maggiorino Borgatello, the Municipal Cemetery, and the Plaza, to learn about the story of the people of Patagonia and the unique culture that has come to thrive in this remote land.
Finish with high tea and pastries in a beautiful antique cafe before being returned to your ship, hotel, or other accommodation.

From USD

$153.85

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