Discover the charm of Punta Arenas on this comprehensive city tour. Drive through the main square, Plaza de Armas, to Cerro La Cruz for a panoramic view over the city, the Magellan Strait and the legendary Tierra del Fuego Island. Your guide will offer an explanation of the Magallanes region. Continue to the Maggiorino Borgatello Museum, founded by Salesian missionaries and
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noted for excellent exhibits illustrating the habitat and history of Patagonia’s Aboriginal people, as well as the region’s natural history.
Stop at the open-air Patagonian Institute depicting pioneer life with a collection of antique trains, machinery and other items from the Colonial period. You’ll also visit Pioneer Cemetery, lined by tall cypresses and grand mausoleums and the burial place of the last now extinct Ona Indians.
Note: Tour involves approximately 1/2 mile of walking over even and paved terrain and about 50 steps to manage. At the museum, you must climb a flight of stairs to reach some of the displays, and most explanations are written in Spanish only. Weather in Punta Arenas is unpredictable. Please dress in layers and bring a windbreaker or waterproof jacket.
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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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