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Exclusive Highlights of Punta Arenas
Punta Arenas | Chile |
 
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Discover the special charm of this extreme town, formed with the contribution of different cultures that left a deep impression full of rich history and traditions. Its inhabitants are descendants mostly 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 “Antartica Chilena” and has just under 120,000 inhabitants. 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 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 Muñoz 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.

Please Note: Museums in Punta Arenas are closed on Mondays. On Mondays, the museum will be replaced with another venue or more sightseeing at the guide’s discretion.

Tour Size
Standard
Tour Type
Cultural, Scenic
Tour Duration
3 Hours
Tour Departs From
Custom pick-up is provided for this tour. Please enter your desired pick-up location above.
Activity Level
Easy
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
Dress in layers and sensible walking / hiking shoes. We also suggest a windbreaker, cap or hat, and sunglasses.
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.

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