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  • Punta Arenas is always a popular destination while on your Chile vacation

Located on the north shore of the Strait of Magellan, Punta Arenas is a commune and capital city of the country's southernmost region, Magallanes and Antartica Chilena on a Chile vacation.

During the 16th century, there were two attempts to establish settlements along the coast, however both were unsuccessful.  As a result, Punta Arenas wasn’t officially settled until 1848 when it was used as a military garrison and penal colony.  During the rest of the 19th century, Punta Arenas’ location allowed it to grow in both size and importance as maritime traffic increased due to the California gold rush.  The 20th and 21st centuries have seen the city remain significant because of its access to the Antarctic Peninsula.

Today, the city’s port is often used for cruise ships and is a starting point for Antarctic expeditions.  Punta Arenas provides a relatively laid back atmosphere during the day while offering an energetic nightlife.  The area is well known for its proximity to celebrated penguin colonies.  Both Seno Otway and Isla Magdalena colonies are nearby and are popular with tourists.  Seno Otway hosts around 3,000 penguins and visitors can get surprisingly close to these incredible birds.  Isla Magdalena, the larger of the two hosts, an estimated 100,000 penguins.  As well as being a gateway to the Antarctic Peninsula, Punta Arenas is, on Chile vacations, also a good base for exploring Torres del Paine National Park, one of Chile’s most famous national parks.

 


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  • Antarctica Express Cruise: Punta Arenas

    Enjoy Antarctica by flying and then cruising south of the Antarctic Circle. Discover the sheer beauty and wildlife of the area as well as the dramatic landscapes of the white continent.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 17,495
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Antarctica See Trip Details
  • Fly to Antarctica

    Added on to a South America vacation or taken on its own, a visit to Antarctica is an unforgettable adventure. Few Antarctic trips however let you stay on land, making this short excursion a truly unique experience.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,646
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Chile See Trip Details
  • Las Torres Patagonia Torres del Paine Chile

    Experience the dramatic beauty of the Torres del Paine National Park in Chile while staying at an active ranch. Choose from a wide range of half and full day activities while enjoying an all-inclusive experience in Patagonia.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,890
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Lodges & Beach Stays
    Chile See Trip Details
  • Patagonia Cruise: Darwin's Route Punta Arenas to Punta Arenas

    Follow Darwin's route through the incredible natural sights and intriguing history of Patagonia. Round Cape Horn, visit the bottom of the world in Ushuaia, see one of Patagonia's rare advancing glaciers, and surround yourself with nature at its wildest.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,679
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Chile See Trip Details
  • Round the Horn Patagonia Cruise from Punta Arenas

    The southernmost region of the world is where the expedition cruise ships invite you to travel legendary maritime routes to explore this beautiful and untamed region of South America.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,900
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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  • Tierra Chile Top to Bottom

    Chile is a stunning country from one end to the other. Embark on a unique journey from north to south, from top to bottom, seeing some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,456
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Independent Travel Modules
    Chile See Trip Details
  • Tierra Patagonia Hotel: Stay of Distinction

    Tierra Patagonia is friendly and welcoming and our location is sublime.  Set in the uttermost south of Chile, we overlook Lake Sarmiento and the towering peaks of Torres del Paine National Park which was named a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Site in 1978.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,690
    Trip Type:
    Stays of Distinction, VIP Luxury Touring
    Chile See Trip Details
  • Torres Del Paine Explorer: Patagonia Camp Chile

    Escape to Chilean Patagonia to hike the world-famous trails around Torres del Paine National Park. Enjoy breathtaking views of glaciers, rivers, lakes, and forests as you head on excursions throughout the park and enjoy the eco-friendly comforts of Patagonia Camp.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,390
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous
    Chile See Trip Details
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