King Penguin & Tierra del Fuego Tour

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Explore the beautiful Patagonia, travel on a ferry and meet the King Penguin Colony, also discovering the Tierra del Fuego; origin of the Selknam culture.

Highlights

  • Navigate through the legendary Strait of Magellan
  • Meet the King Penguin nearby Punta Arenas
  • Contemplate the local wildlife
  • Know the origins of the Selk'nam culture

Description

The day begins by picking up tourists at their respective accommodation places in Punta Arenas between 07:00 and 07:45, to go to the Tres Puentes terminal to take the ferry that crosses the Strait of Magellan in 2 hours of navigation, to the Island of Tierra del Fuego, arriving around 11:30 at Bahia Chilota, where we disembark. And from there, in a trip of 5 kilometers approximately 20 minutes, you reach one of the southernmost cities in Patagonia, the city of Porvenir to see its Plaza de Armas, Plaza de los Selknams, explore its waterfront and later its small but interesting museum, as well as the city viewpoint. Then you will stop for lunch and rest at a local and affordable restaurant where you can pay with cash or card. Subsequently, the trip begins to the King Penguin Park, 114 km from the city. This journey takes around 1 hour and a half and much of it is around Bahía Inútil. The Park is a unique sighting place where following the trail we can observe a group of about 40 specimens of this species. After 1 hour in the place we will continue our trip observing the center of the Estancia Josefina, one of the most important on the island. We will also visit the Cerro Sombrero oil town. Finally we will cross the Strait of Magellan again, this time through its narrowest part (First Angostura, only 20 minutes of navigation). Depending on the travel date, times and hours of light we can stop at the abandoned Estancia San Gregorio, one of the first and most historic in the region and then return to Punta Arenas around 9:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. It is important to note that the times are estimated, they may vary depending on weather conditions and ferry schedules for navigation.

Includes

Transfer from/to Punta Arenas Hotel. English/Spanish tour guide Ferry tickets

Important Information

  • * Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants (mandatory) * Tour is subjected to weather conditions * This tour doesn't work on December 25th and January 1st. * There's an entrance fee which you have to pay directly on the destination, which cost $13.000 CLP as entrance for the King Penguin Park.

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