Exclusive Highlights of Punta Arenas

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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 3 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided None
Recommended Dress As the weather in this area is often windy with potential rain, we recommend dressing in layers with the top layer being waterproof. Comfortable, sensible walking shoes are also recommended. Sun glasses, hats and gloves are also suggested.
Restrictions Guests must be able to walk over paved, gravel and packed dirt surfaces. There are steps at several sites but not ramps. To reach the second floor of the museum, guests must climb stairs. Restroom stops are limited.

Exclusive Highlights of Punta Arenas

Punta Arenas in Chile is the first human settlement that has remained permanently in Austral Patagonia. Now that's something truly special.

Discover the special charm of this extreme town, formed from the contribution of different cultures that left a deep impression full of rich history and traditions. Today, its citizens are primarily descendants of immigrants from Croatia, Spain, Italy, Germany, England and the Isle of Chiloe in southern Chile.

Punta Arenas ("Sandy Point'') is a commune and the capital city of Chile's southernmost region, Magallanes and Antarctica Chilena, and has a population of just under 120,000. The city was officially renamed Magallanes in 1927, but in 1938 it was changed back to Punta Arenas. It is the largest city below the southern 46th parallel. Sitting by the Strait of Magellan, Punta Arenas was in the past indisputably considered the world's southernmost city.

The Punta Arenas Highlights Tour will take you to Cerro Mirador, where you can get a panoramic view of the city and the strait. You will also visit the ãoz Gamero Square, surrounded by mansions from the times of the great cattle traders, and the Magellan Monument, represented with a group of natives (Onas) surrounding it on its base.

You will also have the opportunity to visit the Maggiorino Borgatello Museum. Founded by Salesian missionaries, the museum provides a comprehensive overview of the region's history, flora and fauna, and the habitat of its indigenous people.

The Punta Arenas tour concludes with a stop on the main square before returning to the port and your ship.

Please Note: On Mondays museums in Punta Arenas are closed, and will be replaced with another venue or more sightseeing, at the guide's discretion.

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4.5 Stars4.5 / 5  |  48 ReviewsReview This Tour
Great Tour
April 16, 2020
First off our guide was Rodrigo and he did a great job. He did an awesome job discussing the city, its history and the current events shaping Chile. Chile was having some issues and Rodrigo did a great job explaining what was happening while remaining objective. We really feel that we walked away with a better understanding of the city and country. He also recommended a perfect lunch spot overlooking the town square - awesome lunch!
Reviewer: John Addy
5 Stars
Highlights of Punta Arenas
March 31, 2020
The tour guide was knowledgeable and informative. The tour was on overview of the city.
Reviewer: Norman
5 Stars
Good tour
March 29, 2020
The tour consisted of driving around Punta Arenas. The tour guide was excellent and avoided crowded areas by modifying the tour on the go. We still saw all that was planned just in a different order. She did an excellent speaking tour of the main square and the museum. I would recommend this tour.
Reviewer: DEBRA DENT
5 Stars
Highlights of Punta Arenas
March 20, 2020
Good tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and first gave us the history of the area right back to the time of the explorers and how the area developed into what it is today. Variety of stops, shoreline viewpoint, museum, and town square. Tour gave us a good overview.
Reviewer: William
4 Stars
Nice excursion well worth it.
March 09, 2020
Cruise line offers same excursions for a lot more money. we enjoyed a nice day of sightseeing.
Reviewer: Victor Dume
5 Stars
Very good
March 08, 2020
Tour gave us a good overview of the area. Anna was lovely and well informed. She guided us through the museum which made better by her interesting and extensive knowledge. Happy to recommend this tour
Reviewer: Faye and Roland Crowder
4 Stars