Best of Patagonia: Forest Hike + City Tour

Duration: 7 Hours

Difficulty: Moderate

See the best of Patagonia with a beautiful day hike followed by a tour of historic Punta Arenas city.

Get to know the nature, history, and culture of Patagonia on this exciting full-day excursion. 

Begin the day getting to know the true beauty of Patagonia with a scenic hike through the beautiful Reserva Forestal Magallanes. Be introduced to local wildlife, flora and fauna before finishing your hike at a scenic lookout and enjoying a picnic lunch of local Patagonian cuisine. 

Then, travel through the city, stopping at historical and cultural points of interest, including the Museo Maggiorino Borgatello, the Municipal Cemetery, and the Plaza.

Finish with high tea and pastries in a beautiful antique cafe before being returned to your ship, hotel, or to your next adventure. 

Details:

  • Max Passengers: 10

  • Public Tour Cost: $150 USD 

  • Pick-Up: 09:30

  • Drop-Off: 17:00

  • See Itinerary

What's Included:

  • A boxed lunch, snacks, and beverages typical of the region

  • Transportation from your cruise ship or accommodation

  • Entrance fees

  • Use of a trekking pole & binoculars

  • High tea at Kallfu Cafe

Exclusions:

  • Transportation to/from the airport

  • Gratuities

Please Note:

  • This experience takes place outside. Please come prepared for the weather conditions of the day.

  • This experience takes place over uneven terrain and is not recommended for those with decreased mobility.

  • Passengers should have a moderate physical fitness level.

  • This tour requires a minimum number of passengers to run. In the event that it is cancelled because the minimum is not met, you will be subject to a full refund.

What to Bring:

  •  Please prepare for the weather by dressing in layers and bringing a rain jacket, hat, and warm gloves.

  • Please wear appropriate hiking footwear (no sandals!) to ensure your enjoyment and safety on this hike.

  • Please bring your reusable water bottle for hydration on the trail.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Public Tours cancelled up to 24 hours before the tour date are subject to a full refund. Within 24 hours of the tour date, no refund will be issued 

  • In the unlikely event that we have to cancel your tour, or your cruise ship is unable to tender, a full refund will be applied.  

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Itinerary

Pick- Up
Get picked up in the morning at the pick-up location of your choice by your guide along with your professional driver.

Trail Briefing
Arrive at the Reserva Forestal Magallanes and receive a small briefing before you get hiking. Get outfitted with trekking poles to assist you on the trail, and be given a brief introduction to the activities of the day.  

Patagonian Forest Hike
 

Distance: 5.6km

Elevation Gain: 150m

Take a hike through the gorgeous centenary forest of the Reserva Forestal and learn the secrets that it holds. Get introduced by your guide to the variety of native flora and fauna that live here, and learn about the history and geology of the Region de Magallanes. 

Stop at picturesque lookouts over the forest and take a short break to marvel in the beauty of this special place before continuing back under the canopy to finish your hike. 

Lookout Picnic Celebration
Finish your hike and celebrate your great effort with a picnic lunch of local Patagonian cuisine. Relax and have your food at a scenic lookout with stunning views of Punta Arenas city, the Strait of Magellan, and the trees of the Reserva Forestal. 

Mirador Cerro de la Cruz

Leave the Reserva and return to the city to get to know Punta Arenas. Start your city tour off with a trip to the Cerro de la Cruz lookout, famous for its beautiful view of Punta Arenas and the Strait of Magellan. 

Museo Maggiorino Borgatello

Visit the Museo Maggiorino Borgatello to see artifacts unique to the region that tell the tale of Patagonia's storied past.

Cementerio Municipal

Learn about the deep cultural traditions of Chile with a visit to the gorgeous marble tombs and elaborate mausoleums that have earned this cemetery's reputation as being among the most beautiful in the world. 

Plaza Benjamin Munoz Gamero

 

 

Stop to explore the beautiful Plaza Benjamin Munoz Gamero.  See the resplendent Palacios of Punta Arenas' boom-time elite and hear the stories of the most powerful families in Patagonia. 

Monumento a los Tripulantes de la Goleta Ancud

Visit the Monumento a los Tripulantes de la Goleta Ancud, a monument to honour the bravery of the first settlers of this region.

 

Costanera del Estrecho

Enjoy views of the strait and learn more about the wildlife that lives there are you walk along the shore of the Strait of Magellan. 

Kallfü Cafe

Finish your tour on a high note with a peek inside a traditional Croatian house typical of Punta Arenas to enjoy a Patagonian high tea. Delight in local pastries and Patagonia Blend tea along with views of the bustling city.

Drop-Off

Get dropped off back at your ship or hotel by your guide and say goodbye to your fellow hikers to end your service.

 

For information about what to pack for your hiking excursion, click here.

 

 

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