FULL DAY KING PENGUIN COLONY (private tours)

This is a full-day excursion to see the northern part of the big island of Tierra del Fuego, the little town of Porvenir; and the impressive King penguin colony along Useless Bay. These penguins are found all year round!
-13 hours in duration
-Navigation Tierra del Fuego by Ferry,
-Visit to the city museum and Selknam square
-Stops at Cerro Sombrero and Estancia San Gregorio.

per adult from

$568

NZD

Duration

13 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
    • Professional guide
    • Snacks
    • Transport by private vehicle
    What's excluded :
    • Program :

      The day begins at the Tres Puentes ferry terminal where we board the ship for the two-hour trip to Porvenir, on the main island of Tierra del Fuego. We will be crossing the legendary Straits of Magellan, a channel 583 km long thet connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. In Porvenir we will visit the Fernando Cordero Rusque Museum with its exhibits covering the local fauna, the first movie theater on the island, the 19th-century gold rush, and the material about the early indigenous inhabitants, the Selknams.

      After lunch we will continue along the edge of Useless Bay, then enter a section of seemingly endless open pampa. Along the way we may see several species of birds as well as guanacos, a South American camelid that is related to the llamas, vicuñas, and alpacas. After traveling 114 km we reach the King Penguin Park. The king penguins, which are second largest after the emperor penguins, have a permanent colony here. Of all penguins these are considered the best divers and they can reach considerble depth, where schools of squids are found. During the summer season it may be possible to see the penguin chicks.

      We'll then leave the park and head for La Primera Angostura ("the First Narrows") where it is only 5 km across the Straits of Magellan. Here we take a ferry for about 20 minutes to retur to the continent and then continue another 200 km to return to Punta Arenas.

      Itinerary :

      7:30 AM ,Pick-up hotel or airport, port

      8:00 AM Tres Puentes' ferry terminal Navegation to Tierra del Fuego

      12:00 PM Arrival at Porvenir,Visit to the city museum and plaza

      1:30 PM Lunch-

      14:30 PM Transfer to Parque Pinguino Rey

      17:30 PM Return to Punta Arenas,Stops at Cerro Sombrero and Estancia San Gregorio

      21:00 PM ,Arrival at Punta Arenas

       
    • Departure Point :
      The exit is from the town of Punta Arenas 7:30 a 08:00 AM Pick-up hotel 08:30 Navegation to Tierra del Fuego Arrival at Porvenir city
      Departure Time :
      8:00 AM
      Return Detail :
      9:00 PM Arrival at Punta Arenas / Hotel
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
      • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
      • Infant meals not included
      • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
      • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

    Language

    English - Guide

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    15

    Organised by TOURS PUNTA ARENAS

    Activity ID: V-31414P10

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