King Penguin & Tierra del Fuego Tour

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Explore the King Penguin community near Punta Arenas and marvel with the incredible nature of Tierra del Fuego

Highlights

  • Navigate through the legendary Strait of Magellan
  • Contemplate the local wildlife
  • Meet the King Penguin nearby Punta Arenas

Inclusions

  • Transfer from/to Punta Arenas Hotel.
  • English/Spanish tour guide
  • Ferry tickets
  • Entrance fee to Porvenir museum

Exclusions

  • Airport transfers
  • Optional Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Penguin park entrance ($12.000 CLP)

Please Note

  • Wear comfortable, warm clothes and trekking shoes or boots
  • Please bring a jacket or sweater, a scarf, hat, sunglasses and water
  • 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 which you have to pay directly on the destination, which cost $12.000 CLP.
  • There'll be time for lunch (meals not included)

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ITINERARY

The day begins by pick up approximately from 7:00AM from your Hotel in Punta Arenas and then, we go to the Tres Puentes terminal to take the ferry that in 2 hours of navigation crosses the Strait of Magellan to the Island of Tierra del Fuego. The disembarkation is in Chilota Bay and from there it's a 5-kilometer trip where you will reach the city of Porvenir; to see its Plaza de Armas Selknam's main square. Later we will visit their small but very interesting museum, where we can find a viewpoint of the city.

Later, we continue the trip to the King Penguin Park, 114 km away from the city. This trip takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes and a large part of it is skirting Bahía Inútil. The Park is a unique sighting place where following the path we can observe a group of about 30 to 40 specimens of this species at a distance of between 15 to 20 meters approximately. After 1 hour in the place, we will continue our trip observing from the route the helmet of the Estancia Josefina, one of the most important of the island.

We will also visit the Cerro Sombrero oil town. Finally, we will cross again the Strait of Magellan, this time for its narrowest part (Primera Angostura, only 20 minutes of navigation). Depending on the date of travel, 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.
The day begins by pick up approximately from 7:00AM from your Hotel in Punta Arenas and then, we go to the Tres Puentes terminal to take the ferry that in 2 hours of navigation crosses the Strait of Magellan to the Island of Tierra del Fuego. The disembarkation is in Chilota Bay and from there it's a 5-kilometer trip where you will reach the city of Porvenir; to see its Plaza de Armas Selknam's main square. Later we will visit their small but very interesting museum, where we can find a viewpoint of the city.

Later, we continue the trip to the King Penguin Park, 114 km away from the city. This trip takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes and a large part of it is skirting Bahía Inútil. The Park is a unique sighting place where following the path we can observe a group of about 30 to 40 specimens of this species at a distance of between 15 to 20 meters approximately. After 1 hour in the place, we will continue our trip observing from the route the helmet of the Estancia Josefina, one of the most important of the island.

We will also visit the Cerro Sombrero oil town. Finally, we will cross again the Strait of Magellan, this time for its narrowest part (Primera Angostura, only 20 minutes of navigation). Depending on the date of travel, 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.
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