Next, you’ll visit the Maggiorino Borgatello Museum, founded by the Salesian missionaries, for a comprehensive overview of the regional flora and fauna, regional indigenous peoples and regional history. The next stop is the “Museo del Recuerdo” (Museum of Memories) located on the grounds of the Patagonian Institute, the research center of the University of Magallanes. This open-air museum has antique trains, machinery and relics of the European settlers in this remote part of the world.
As you head back towards town, you’ll pass a pioneer cemetery lined by tall cypress trees and splendid mausoleums. A solemn tombstone indicates the place where the last of the now-extinct Ona natives are buried.
On your way back to the pier you will view the Plaza de Armas Square and the statue of Magellan, with a mermaid and two Fuegian Indians at his feet.
Discover the charm of Chile’s largest southernmost city, Punta Arenas.
Departures: 09:00 AM, 01:00 PM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - This excursion requires easy walking over primarily even surfaces, but guests must be capable of navigating a long flight of stairs to reach some of the displays at the Maggorino Borgatello Museum.
- Please note that air-conditioned vehicles cannot be guaranteed.
- Entrance fees are included in the price of this tour.
- Food, beverages, and gratuities are not included.
- Weather is unpredictable in Punta Arenas, so we recommend that you wear comfortable walking shoes, long pants, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen, and bring a jacket.