Small Group Punta Arenas Shore Excursion: Fort Bulnes and City Tour
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Stop At: Mirador Cerro De La Cruz, Punta Arenas Chile
Head to Cerro de La Cruz to get a panoramic view of the entire city. The hills are good places to enjoy the landscape anywhere. Punta Arenas looks amazing from The Cross Hill; from here you can also see Tierra del Fuego, the Brunswick Peninsula and the Sarmiento Mountain in the middle of an amazing scenery.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Plaza Munoz Gamero, Punta Arenas Chile
View key landmarks and monuments including the statue of “The Indian” where tourists go and rub its foot for good luck. Just two blocks from the Plaza is where we will find the Magallanes Regional Museum (Braun-Menendez Palace), one of the city’s former mansions, built in 1903.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Palacio Sara Braun, Plaza Munoz Gamero, 716, Punta Arenas Chile
The Museum houses important collections of furniture and objects that represent the golden age of Magallanes, which are exhibited in its Vintage Rooms, as well as a renewed Historical Exhibition that shows the process of human settlement in the austral territory until the consolidation of the city.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Cementerio Municipal, Punta Arenas Chile
This cemetery was ranked as one of the most beautiful in the world by CNN, and you will see for yourself fascinating tombs of the founders of the city.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Nao Victoria Museo, km 7,5 norte sitio 2A,, Punta Arenas Chile
Here you can travel back in time and experience the real-life thrill of a 16th-century sailing experience with a look at replicas of ships that once plied the Strait of Magellan. Here you’ll find weapons, navigation tools and copies of historical documents. Then we head to a beautiful restaurant located in the city and enjoy a southern Chilean lunch with delicious Chilean wine or beer (lunch excluded in price).
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Secreto de la Patagonia, Capitán Ignacio Carrera Pinto 245 Avenida Bulnes - 5 norte, Km 3, Punta Arenas, Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena, Chile
Enjoy a complimentary homemade "alfajor" on us! You can choose from three different kinds.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes, Ruta Y-621, s/n 52 Km South From Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas 6200000 Chile
Head approximately 37 miles (60 km) to the historic site of Fort Bulnes, where you’ll embark on a tour through Chile’s first settlement on a rocky hill at Punta Santa Ana.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
- Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
- Local bilingual guide
- Lunch - a hearty baked beef Chilean empanada (vegetarian option available).
- Glass of wine
- Transport by private vehicle
- Fuel surcharge
- Entrance fees (approximately 23 USD if you go to Fort Bulnes)
- Entry/Admission - Cementerio Municipal
- Entry/Admission - Nao Victoria Museo
- Entry/Admission - Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- It is recommended to wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
The tour provided a good overview of the region, including the Straits of Magellan and the city. The tour included stops at local sites, like the chocolate store, cemetery and ship museum. Our particular tour was delayed based on the docking of a cruise ship. It would be recommended that the tour is designed for those that are beginning on land or those that are joining from other tours to avoid delays. Fort Bulnes was rather pricey and should be either built into the tour price or the tour redesigned to provide clearer options, as once you are there you have no other option but to pay the entrance fee. We found this somewhat misleading as the fort is a reproduction.
We had to be tendered in and was 20 minutes early, but our guide was already there with a sign. It's the 500th year anniversary of the first circumnavigation of the Earth accomplished by Ferdinand Magellan so this was an appropriate tour! Though the Victoria ship is a replica, but a very good one, going inside the ship put me in awe as to how how these men survived to finish their trip in 3 years. Made me feel so spoiled in our cruise ship! This tour also included a cemetery, city tour, and a delicious wine and empanada for lunch in a house which looked over the Strait of Magellan. They even gave us a delicious snack into the tour. Our guide was excellent, thank you!! Learned a lot about the city and it's history.