Experience the wild beauty of the Patagonian wilderness on this 4-hour hike through the Reserva Forestal Magallanes.
Runs October through March
Duration: 4 hours Cost: $85 USD
Max Passengers: 10
Pick-up: 09:30 Drop- Off: 14:00
Learn about local flora, fauna, geology, and paleontology while taking a relaxing 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.
This tour includes:
Meals, snacks, and beverages typical of the region
Transportation from your cruise ship or accommodation
Use of a trekking pole, binoculars, and birding guide
This tour does not include:
Transportation to/from the airport (exceptions may apply)
1. Pick-up: 09:15-09:45
Your guide will pick you up at your accommodation or cruise ship during the indicated time period unless otherwise indicated or arranged. A custom start time can be requested at booking and is subject to availability.
2. Transportation to the Reserva Forestal: 10-15 minutes
3. Briefing and Trail Preparation: 10 minutes
Upon arrival at the Reserva, your group will receive a small briefing, while enjoying maté, tea, or coffee. You will be outfitted with trekking poles, binoculars, and bird identification guides to assist you on the trail, and be given a brief introduction to the flora and fauna you will be experiencing on your adventure.
4. Patagonian Forest Hike Part 1: 1.25 hours
Your guide will lead you through the native Magellanic forest, stopping at points of interest and explaining to your group about the wildlife, flora, geology, and history of this region.
5. Picnic Lunch: 30 minutes
At the halfway point of the hike, you'll take a break to eat some delicious, locally sourced boxed lunches and enjoy refreshments. Please notify us of any dietary requirements at time of booking so that we can be sure to accommodate!
6. Patagonian Forest Hike Part 2: 1.25 hours
Return to your hike rested and well fed and continue to enjoy the secrets of the Patagonian forest.
7. Lookout Celebration: 10 minutes
Finish your hike at a stunning lookout point over the Strait of Magellan and the City of Punta Arenas. Enjoy a small snack and celebrate your hiking success
8: Transportation back to Punta Arenas: 10- 15 minutes
9: Drop off at hotel or cruise ship: 14:00- 14:30
10: End of Service.
For information about what to pack for your hiking excursion, click here.