Bulnes Fort and Private City Tour
Punta Arenas, Chile
Starting at the port bordering the Strait of Magellan, we will visit Fuerte Bulnes; reconstruction of that first Chilean garrison in southern lands, opened by issuing the Goleta Ancud in 1843, then we will have lunch and before that we ...
What to expect
We begin our journey bordering the Strait of Magellan 60 km south towards the historic Fort Bulnes (ticket not included US$ 26).
We stop at the geographic landmark that represents the center of Chile Continental, Insular and Antarctic, which is strategically located to indicate departures from the ruins of the city Rey Don Felipe or Port Famine, to Fuerte Bulnes and the San Juan River picnic area and fishing.
Afterwards we will travel through forests of Lenga and Coihue to Punta Santa Ana, where the Fuerte Bulnes; reconstruction of that first Chilean garrison in southern lands, opened by issuing the Goleta Ancud in 1843, during the government of Don Manuel Bulnes and was later abandoned to move to the "Sandy Point" where is now the city area Punta Arenas.
There will visit the various buildings such as the chapel, the prison, the Court of cannons, stables, dining rooms, built in native wood with an ax and grass huts.
Lunch (not included)
After an hour we continue with the city tour visiting the Plaza de Armas, home of a monument to Ferdinand Magellan. Around the Plaza are beautiful buildings such as the Cathedral, the Government, the Horn Hotel, Sara Braun Palace and Braun Menendez Jose residence where the latter remind us of the historical past of this city and life nineteenth and early twentieth century in the southernmost continental city in the world.
Visit museums; Braun Menendez Palace showing the lifestyle of a family pioneer in Patagonia in the early twentieth century and Nao Victoria Museum that it´s great.
Later we visit its main streets and avenues to appreciate the traditional Memorial Shepherd, the mansions of the suburbs, until the Regional Cemetery, where we will travel the streets of beautiful gardens and luxurious mausoleums.
Finally we will go to the Mirador del Cerro de la Cruz, where you can see the colorful roofs of the city of Punta Arenas, the Strait of Magellan, Tierra del Fuego Island and Dawson Island, a must order.
Know before you book
- Prices given per PERSON and in American dollars
- Lowest Price Guarantee
- No booking fees
- Full refund if port stop is cancelled or ship can't dock.
Inclusions & Exclusions
- Bulnes Fort Ticket
- Nao Victoria Museum
- Instituto de la Patagonia Museum
- Port pick up and drop off
- Professional Local Guide (spanish, english or portuguese).
- Private Tour
- Gratuites (recommended)
- If your ship can´t dock due to inclement weather conditions there is no cancellation fee.
- If you cancel at least 7 calendar days in advance, there is no cancellation fee too.
- If you cancel between 3 and 6 calendar days in advance, you will be charged a 50% cancellation fee.
- If you cancel within 2 calendar days in advance, you will be charged a 100% cancellation fee.