Patagonian Forest Half-day Hike

Duration: 4 Hours

Difficulty: Moderate

Experience the wild beauty of the Patagonian wilderness on this 4-hour hike through the Reserva Forestal Magallanes. 

Learn about local flora, fauna, geology, and culture while taking a scenic hike through the Native Magellanic forest.


Enjoy a picnic of Patagonian food surrounded by the century-old Nothofagus trees before we return you to your ship or hotel happy and relaxed. 


  • Max Passengers: 10

  • Public Tour Cost: $85 USD 

  • Pick-Up: 09:30

  • Drop-Off: 14:00

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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


  • 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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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. 

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.