Sights and Bites

Sights and Bites
Price: $82.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeSmall
Shore Excursion TypeCultural, Active, Scenic, Walking
Shore Excursion Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromPlaza Benjamín Muñoz Gamero. A taxi ride will be needed to reach your destination, not included in the tour price. (Full details will be provided with your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage ProvidedSnacks, Beverages
Recommended DressIn Patagonia you can experience four seasons of weather in one day, so we recommend wearing comfortable walking/hiking shoes and multiple layers of clothing, including a rain and or windproof layer. Please remember sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat.
RestrictionsGuests must be able to walk on some uneven surfaces. Minimum age to participate is 6 years old. Guests with any mobility issues should take the walking portions into consideration.
Tour Details

Sights and Bites

You will have a very flavorful introduction to picturesque, windswept Punta Arenas on this action-packed tour that allows you to discover some of the city’s highlights. Channel Ernest Shackleton’s unbreakable spirit as you heroically climb a small hill and be provided a stunning view across the city and then taste a few of the best Patagonian dishes in town. Get acquainted with one of the world’s most southerly cities with a local, friendly guide by your side as they show you what makes the place, they call home so very special.

Your tour begins in the historical center of Punta Arenas, the place where it all began and where settlers and adventurers alike called this city home. Your guide will enlighten you on the history of the city as they lead you to the first stop of the day, experience breakfast like a local with a delicious Choriqueso (bread with chorizo and cheese) and banana milk. This is the breakfast of choice for native Patagonians and you will soon learn why as you taste both at one of your guides favorite local spots.

After this traditional breakfast you will begin a walk with a gentle stroll along the coast, admiring the sweeping and spectacular sea views. Make sure you keep an eye open for dolphins and albatross as you pass by some beautiful local street-art murals and be offered plenty of time to stop to take photos.

Continue walking to one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world. Be introduced to some of the residents and have time to explore this peaceful hidden gem. Begin to make your back to the city center next, either on foot or via public transport, depending on the weather of the day. Along the way you can stop to visit the viewpoint on La Cruz Hill where incredible views await. See across the colorful city of Punta Arenas with the Strait of Magellan as a beautiful backdrop.

Your tour will end with even more delicious local food, this time visiting the local seafood market where quality handicrafts and mouth-watering street food go hand in hand. Your guide will take you to a special spot where you can try the best king crab empanada and a Calafate sour cocktail. Local legend suggests that if you try the Calafate sour, you will without a doubt return to Patagonia again. This South American drink hails from Peru, yet Chile has also claimed this as their national drink. As you have arrived in the deeper south regions of Patagonia, this drink takes on a reddish hue from the regional Calafate berry. The result is a drink made with pisco brandy, lemon juice, Calafate syrup or puree and egg whites.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Active, Scenic, Walking
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Plaza Benjamín Muñoz Gamero. A taxi ride will be needed to reach your destination, not included in the tour price. (Full details will be provided with your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Snacks, Beverages
Recommended Dress
In Patagonia you can experience four seasons of weather in one day, so we recommend wearing comfortable walking/hiking shoes and multiple layers of clothing, including a rain and or windproof layer. Please remember sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to walk on some uneven surfaces. Minimum age to participate is 6 years old. Guests with any mobility issues should take the walking portions into consideration.
5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  3 ReviewsReview This Tour
Great day in Punta Arenas
April 10, 2020
Our guide Geraldo (I think that’s his name) was knowledgeable and very nice. We saw some highlights of the city and had lunch at the market. Exploring the cemetery was interesting. Since there were only 4 of us, we were not rushed. This is the way I like to get a glimpse of a city. All in all, a great day!
Reviewer: Nancy Kursewicz
5 Stars
SIGHTS and BITES- Puerto Arenas
March 31, 2020
We were hesitant to book a tour that wasn't with the cruise ship (Coral Princess), are SO glad we did. It was the best tour of the whole cruise. We are "foodies" & love to try the local cuisine when we can. Our guide, I'm sorry I don't remember her name, a young woman who hadn't been with Shore Excursions very long, was terrific. She was both knowledgeable & personable. We went to all of the stops that were promised and wouldn't hesitant to book with Shore Excursions again. The date was 3/10/20
Reviewer: Karen Britton
5 Stars
Excellent, informative tour
February 22, 2020
My husband and I basically had a private tour with Pierina as our guide. We started on time from the main square in Punta Arenas. We learned a lot about the history and culture of the area. We stopped for breakfast at a small cafe along the waterfront. Coffee and banana cake were wonderful. We then went through other neighborhoods, the scenic vista point and went through the city’s cemetery- very interesting. We finished off at the second floor of the Mercado for made to order shrimp or King crab empanadas-also fabulous. Pierina is an excellent guide and we would strongly recommend this tour to anyone.
Reviewer: Antonietta Hanson
5 Stars