Private Tour of Punta Arenas

Private Tour of Punta Arenas

From (USD)
$ 163

Choose your date

change
change

Choose an available time

Choose your language

change

Traveler(s)

    For Groups of 20 or more, please contact our GoTo Crew.

      $ 0.00

      JavaScript is required to complete booking

      Punta Arenas, Chile
      3 Hours
      Mild
      From (USD)
      $ 163
      • Private tour of Punta Arenas: Friendly, knowledgeable local guides show you the most fascinating things in this historic Chilean port city, at your own pace.
      • La Cruz Hill photo ops: Check out stunning views of Punta Arenas' buildings here, as well as great glimpses of the Magellan Strait and Tierra del Fuego.
      • History lessons: The Maggiorino Borgatello Salesian Museum tells the story of the area's indigenous peoples. It includes a recreation of the Cave of Hands' rock paintings. The Museum of Memories shows implements of pioneer life here. And see the City Cemetery, the final resting place of noteworthy Patagonians.
      • Plaza de Armas: Check out the legendary Magellan statue in this town square and kiss the foot of the Indian for good luck and to bring you safely back to Patagonia one day. The square is a great place to pick up local handicrafts, too.

      Meeting point

      Please proceed pier side and look for our GoBe Representative with the displayed logo sign.�

      Helpful hints

      Air-conditioned transportation can not be guaranteed in this port. Please bring some cash for any purchases you might like to make.

      Getting around

      This tour involves a mild amount of walking over both even and uneven surfaces and cobblestones. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

      Activity type

      Cultural, Family Friendly, Walking Tour

      Transportation used

      Typically a motorcoach, although vans may be used. Air conditioning or toilets onboard cannot be guaranteed.

      Included amenities

      Beverage - Water

      Languages

      English, Spanish

      Tour ID

      TR-SAM-CHL-PUNT-EN-1012

      Tour Participation Requirements

      Activity Level

      This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.

      Age restrictions

      Suitable for all ages.

      Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was looking for fame, fortune, and an easier way to get spices. Back then, spices were used not just to flavor food, but also to preserve it and cover the taste of spoiled meat. It was also believed that spices like cloves were thought to, you guessed it, spice up one's sex life. So, with lofty goals in mind, Magellan set sail from Spain for the New World in 1519 to try to reach Indonesia's Spice Islands. Sadly, he was hit by a poison arrow two years later and died before reaching the islands.

      Still, he did find a way to reach the Pacific Ocean from the Atlantic Ocean and circumnavigate the globe when he discovered the strait located in today's South America. Magellan started with five ships and 270 crew members. Only one boat would return to Europe three years later, with 18 crew members left.

      While Magellan did "discover" the aquatic passageway that bears his name, indigenous people inhabited the region for many thousands of years before his arrival, and many were killed by European invaders, or their diseases. In 1848, Punta Arenas, a city near the strait, was formally founded. European immigrants moved here to try their hand at sheep farming, or to find gold.

      This is the southernmost town on the South American mainland. It became a port and an important path to the Pacific before the Panama Canal was built, and it reflects the diverse people who lived there. Today you can follow in Magellan's footsteps and discover the beauty of this remote Patagonian region for yourself.

      A grave undertaking

      CNN named Punta Arenas' cemetery, replete with manicured cypress trees and stunning mausoleums, one of the 10 most beautiful cemeteries of the world. And the names on the graves are like a United Nations conclave, showing the area's diversity. The official name of it is Cementerio Municipal Sara Braun. She was a wealthy woman who paid for the gateway around it, legendarily on one condition: that she be the only person to go through the main entrance when she died. She has her own mausoleum there. Today, you can only enter the cemetery through a side entrance, with that main gate permanently closed. 

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

      Reviews0

      Write a Review

      Punta Arenas, Chile
      Punta Arenas, Chile
      Great photo opportunities
      Bring money
      Wear sunscreen
      Bring water
      Wear comfortable shoes
      Head covering
      Wear Sunglasses
      Wear shoulder covering

      Looking for other experiences in Punta Arenas?

      General disclaimer

      Your order is subject to TourTrek's Booking Ticket Agreement, including all TourTrek and GoBe policies incorporated therein.