Lima (Callao) to Buenos Aires JOURNEY TO TIERRA DEL FUEGO 21 Nights Departs Nov 16, 2019 Seven Seas Mariner

  • Punta Arenas or ‘Sandy Point,’ is the most prominent settlement on the Strait of Magellan and the capital of Chile’s Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena Region. Founded in 1848, Punta Arenas was originally a remote military garrison and penal colony. Today, it is the charming gateway for a number of exhilarating experiences viewing the awesome majesty of Torres del Paine with its soaring peaks and rugged beauty .

As shore excursions to be offered in this port are not yet confirmed, below is a list of those offered previously. We make every effort to have excursions finalized at least 240 days in advance of sailing, and often sooner, so please check back regularly.

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  • Executive Collection Half Day Van

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 6 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      4 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      PUQ-V04
    • Activity Level

      Seated Tour Regent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Van

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 6 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      8 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      PUQ-V08
    • Activity Level

      Seated Tour Regent Choice
  • A View Into Pioneering Punta Arenas

    Experience Punta Arena's historic beauty without a lot of walking during this scenic and relaxing half-day city tour via coach, and a visit to a pioneer family's home.

    Depart the pier for the scenic drive through Punta Arenas, the capital of the Magallanes Region. Located near the Strait of Magellan, Punta Arenas is the world's most southerly city. Your first stop will be at Cerro la Cruz, where you will take in spectacular views and photo opportunities of the city, Magellan Strait, the port and legendary Tierra del Fuego Island.

    Next, you will continue on for a visit to the pioneer cemetery, which features avenues lined by tall cypress and splendid mausoleums. A solemn tombstone indicates the place where the last of the now-extinct Ona Indians are buried. A brief photo stop will then be made at the main square, or Plaza de Armas, where some time will also be made available to browse through the handicraft market.

    Your drive will then proceed south of Punta Arenas towards Estancia Rio Los Ciervos, located just three miles from the city. Upon arrival, a visit will be made to the spacious home of one of the city's pioneering families. The walls of the ground floor display ancestral photos and Colonial-style furniture. In the home's garage, you will find a few old cars, the blacksmith and a cellar. Finally, you will view dioramas and a video depicting the lives of the first pioneers in this isolated part of the world.

    After your visit, some time will be made available for some shopping in an old-fashioned grocery store, or pulperia, before stopping for refreshments at a quincho (a typical chilean country-style dining room).

    Following your tour, you will re-board your coach for the return drive to the pier.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      4 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      PUQ-002
    • Activity Level

      Light Activity /Walking Regent Choice
  • Punta Arenas and Fort Bulnes

    Explore the capital of the Magallanes Region during this picturesque sightseeing tour of Punta Arenas, and a visit to Fort Bulnes.

    Depart the pier for the scenic drive through Punta Arenas, the capital of the Magallanes Region. Located near the Strait of Magellan, Punta Arenas is the world's most southerly city. You will visit the Plaza de Armas and Cerro la Cruz, where you will take in spectacular views and photo opportunities of the city, Magellan Strait, the port and legendary Tierra del Fuego Island. A visit will also be made at the Maggiorino Borgatello Museum. Founded by Salesian missionaries, the museum provides a comprehensive overview of the region's history, flora and fauna, and the habitat of its indigenous people.

    Next, you will continue on for a visit to the Museum of Memories, or Museo del Recuerdo. This open-air museum is located on the grounds of the Patagonian Institute, the research center of the University of Magallanes. Here, you will find antique trains, machinery and relics of the European emigrants who first settled in this remote part of the world. A visit will also be made to the pioneer cemetery, which features avenues lined by tall cypress and splendid mausoleums. A solemn tombstone indicates the place where the last of the now-extinct Ona Indians are buried.

    Your scenic journey continues southward past the Strait of Magellan to a small hosteria for a refreshing Pisco sour, then take in a sheering show followed by a typical lamb barbecue. After lunch, you will proceed for a visit to Fort Bulnes. Founded in 1843, it was Patagonia's first Chilean settlement. The first colonists of Fort Bulnes consisted of only 21 inhabitants. Five years later, it was moved due to a lack of fresh water and bad pastures. This reconstruction shows how these first men and women survived in the rugged land of a new frontier.

    Following your visit, you will re-board your coach for the return drive to the pier and ship.

    Please note: There is a long flight of stairs to reach some of the displays at the Maggiorino Borgatello Museum, and most explanations are written in Spanish only.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      7 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      PUN-5672
    • Activity Level

      Light Activity /Walking Regent Choice
  • Highlights of Punta Arenas

    Discover the highlights of Punta Arenas during a scenic and informative tour of this historic city.

    Depart the pier for the scenic drive through Punta Arenas, the capital of the Magallanes Region. Located near the Strait of Magellan, Punta Arenas is the world's most southerly city. Your first stop will be at Cerro la Cruz, where you will take in spectacular views and photo opportunities of the city, Magellan Strait, the port and legendary Tierra del Fuego Island. A visit will also be made at the Maggiorino Borgatello Museum. Founded by Salesian missionaries, the museum provides a comprehensive overview of the region's history, flora and fauna, and the habitat of its indigenous people.

    Next, you will continue on for a visit to the Museum of Memories, or Museo del Recuerdo. This open-air museum is located on the grounds of the Patagonian Institute, the research center of the University of Magallanes. Here, you will find antique trains, machinery and relics of the European emigrants who first settled in this remote part of the world. During the drive back towards town, you will pass by a pioneer cemetery featuring avenues of tall cypress and splendid mausoleums. A solemn tombstone marks the place where the last of the now-extinct Ona Indians is buried.

    Following your visit, you will re-board your coach for the return drive to the pier.

    Please note: There is a long flight of stairs to reach some of the displays at the Maggiorino Borgatello Museum, and most explanations are written in Spanish only.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      3 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      PUN-1716
    • Activity Level

      Light Activity /Walking
  • Visit to the Olga Teresa Estancia

    Experience a taste of farm living on the Patagonian pampas during this memorable visit and barbecue at the Olga Teresa Estancia.

    Depart the pier for the 50-mile, 2-hour drive north to the Olga Teresa Farm, or Estancia, which was founded in the early-20th century by French-Irish immigrants who established themselves as sheep farmers in the middle of the vast Patagonian pampas. Today, the farm has opened its doors to a limited number of visitors to demonstrate how these staunch farmers lived and conquered the land.

    The farm is located in the shadow of the Palomares Mountains, which are home to an impressive colony of condors nesting in the upper reaches of caves. Upon arrival at the farm, you will be welcomed by a hospitable English-speaking family and taken on a tour highlighting the different activities on the farm. Chilean cowboys, or huasos, will then demonstrate their skill in rounding up a herd of sheep with their well-trained horses and dogs, and provide excellent photo opportunities by bringing the herd to a stop in front of you. You will then be taken into the barn for an expert demonstration of sheep shearing, followed by a visit to the rodeo arena to watch huasos on horseback demonstrate their skills in rounding up and controlling young cows.

    After the rodeo, you will proceed to a semi-covered farm shed for a refreshing Pisco sour, followed by a lunch of baked empanadas and barbecued Patagonian lamb that has been slow-grilled for hours on stakes around the fire.

    Following your visit, you will re-board your coach for the 2-hour return drive to the pier.

    Please note: The drive between the pier and the estancia is approximately 2 hours in each direction. Lunch will include wine or soft drinks. Warm clothing is recommended, as the weather can be rather chilly.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      6 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      PUN-5135
    • Activity Level

      Light Activity /Walking Regent Choice
  • Highlights of Punta Arenas

    Discover the highlights of Punta Arenas during a scenic and informative tour of this historic city.

    Depart the pier for the scenic drive through Punta Arenas, the capital of the Magallanes Region. Located near the Strait of Magellan, Punta Arenas is the world's most southerly city. Your first stop will be at Cerro la Cruz, where you will take in spectacular views and photo opportunities of the city, Magellan Strait, the port and legendary Tierra del Fuego Island. A visit will also be made at the Maggiorino Borgatello Museum. Founded by Salesian missionaries, the museum provides a comprehensive overview of the region's history, flora and fauna, and the habitat of its indigenous people.

    Next, you will continue on for a visit to the Museum of Memories, or Museo del Recuerdo. This open-air museum is located on the grounds of the Patagonian Institute, the research center of the University of Magallanes. Here, you will find antique trains, machinery and relics of the European emigrants who first settled in this remote part of the world. During the drive back towards town, you will pass by a pioneer cemetery featuring avenues of tall cypress and splendid mausoleums. A solemn tombstone marks the place where the last of the now-extinct Ona Indians is buried.

    Following your visit, you will re-board your coach for the return drive to the pier.

    Please note: There is a long flight of stairs to reach some of the displays at the Maggiorino Borgatello Museum, and most explanations are written in Spanish only.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      3 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      PUQ-001
  • Visit to the Olga Teresa Estancia

    Experience a taste of farm living on the Patagonian pampas during this memorable visit and barbecue at the Olga Teresa Estancia.

    Depart the pier for the 50-mile, 2-hour drive north to the Olga Teresa Farm, or Estancia, which was founded in the early-20th century by French-Irish immigrants who established themselves as sheep farmers in the middle of the vast Patagonian pampas. Today, the farm has opened its doors to a limited number of visitors to demonstrate how these staunch farmers lived and conquered the land.

    The farm is located in the shadow of the Palomares Mountains, which are home to an impressive colony of condors nesting in the upper reaches of caves. Upon arrival at the farm, you will be welcomed by a hospitable English-speaking family and taken on a tour highlighting the different activities on the farm. Chilean cowboys, or huasos, will then demonstrate their skill in rounding up a herd of sheep with their well-trained horses and dogs, and provide excellent photo opportunities by bringing the herd to a stop in front of you. You will then be taken into the barn for an expert demonstration of sheep shearing.

    Next you will proceed to a semi-covered farm shed for a refreshing Pisco sour, followed by a lunch of baked empanadas and barbecued Patagonian lamb that has been slow-grilled for hours on stakes around the fire.

    Following your visit, you will re-board your coach for the 2-hour return drive to the pier.

    Please note: The drive between the pier and the estancia is approximately 2 hours in each direction. Lunch will include wine or soft drinks. Warm clothing is recommended, as the weather can be rather chilly.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      7 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      PUQ-004
    • Activity Level

      Regent Choice
  • Punta Arenas and Fort Bulnes

    Explore the capital of the Magallanes Region during this picturesque sightseeing tour of Punta Arenas, and a visit to Fort Bulnes.

    Depart the pier for the scenic drive through Punta Arenas, the capital of the Magallanes Region. Located near the Strait of Magellan, Punta Arenas is the world's most southerly city. You will visit the Plaza de Armas and Cerro la Cruz, where you will take in spectacular views and photo opportunities of the city, Magellan Strait, the port and legendary Tierra del Fuego Island. A visit will also be made at the Maggiorino Borgatello Museum. Founded by Salesian missionaries, the museum provides a comprehensive overview of the region's history, flora and fauna, and the habitat of its indigenous people.

    Next, you will continue on for a visit to the Museum of Memories, or Museo del Recuerdo. This open-air museum is located on the grounds of the Patagonian Institute, the research center of the University of Magallanes. Here, you will find antique trains, machinery and relics of the European emigrants who first settled in this remote part of the world. A visit will also be made to the pioneer cemetery, which features avenues lined by tall cypress and splendid mausoleums. A solemn tombstone indicates the place where the last of the now-extinct Ona Indians are buried.

    Your scenic journey continues southward past the Strait of Magellan to a small hosteria for a refreshing Pisco sour, then take in a sheering show followed by a typical lamb barbecue. After lunch, you will proceed for a visit to Fort Bulnes. Founded in 1843, it was Patagonia's first Chilean settlement. The first colonists of Fort Bulnes consisted of only 21 inhabitants. Five years later, it was moved due to a lack of fresh water and bad pastures. This reconstruction shows how these first men and women survived in the rugged land of a new frontier.

    Following your visit, you will re-board your coach for the return drive to the pier and ship.

    Please note: There is a long flight of stairs to reach some of the displays at the Maggiorino Borgatello Museum, and most explanations are written in Spanish only. The order of sites visited may be reversed.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      8 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      PUQ-005
    • Activity Level

      Regent Choice
  • Scenic Torres Del Paine

    Torres del Paine National Park is one of the most spectacular scenic regions in the world; it is certainly one of the major attractions in South America.

    Departing Punta Arenas, transfer to the airport and board your charter plane. The flight will take you to Puerto Natales, and then you'll proceed via motor coach on a journey to the national park. The route travels north through rolling pampa while distant mountain ranges enhance the landscape. As you approach the park, you'll catch your first glimpse of the distinct peaks or torres, from which the area takes its name.

    Established in 1959, the park was granted the status of Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1978. Your drive within the park offers incredible vistas. Across Nordenskjold Lake you have a view of the famous jagged spires, which have graced numerous publications.

    Mid-day, you'll stop for lunch at Hosteria Pehoe, which is renowned for its spectacular location. Then, following lunch you'll continue your sightseeing drive to the Salto Grande Waterfall. A short hike exposes the rugged beauty surrounding this scenic spot.

    All too soon it's time to leave the park behind and make your way back to Puerto Natales for your return flight back to Punta Arenas.

    Please note: This tour is capacity limited. Cancellations made 5 days or less before the tour's operating date will be subject to a 100% penalty.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      11 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      PUQ-007
    • Activity Level

      Most Active or Strenuous Regent Choice
  • Kayaking the Strait of Magellan

    Join the great explorers of centuries past during this memorable kayaking adventure on one of the most scenic waterways in the world, the Strait of Magellan.

    Your adventure begins by taking a scenic route to the Agua Fresca Bay area where you will receive a short briefing on how to use the double kayaks and how to paddle in tandem, along with safety instructions. You will then be given some time to familiarize yourself with the equipment by kayaking on the Santa Maria River. Afterwards it's on to the Straits of Magellan.

    During this adventurous ride you will be immersed in nature. Navigate amongst local birds such as seagulls, ducks, caiquenes, cormoranes and quetros . You may even be joined by the friendly austral dolphins that seasonally migrate to this coastal area.

    After about an hour of kayaking you will have some time to change into dryer clothing and enjoy some hot chocolate before heading back to the pier.

    Please note: This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition. Guests with back and/or neck problems, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilize a wheelchair will not be permitted on this tour. The minimum age to participate is 12 years old; minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Guests must consider the kayak's cockpit width of 18 inches when selecting this tour. Wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with boat or beach shoes, and bring a towel and change of clothing from the ship. A change of dry clothes is recommended, as well as sunglasses and sun block. A life vest and rainsuit will be provided. This tour is subject to the weather conditions.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      3 1/2 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      PUQ-006
    • Activity Level

      Most Active or Strenuous Regent Choice
  • Voyage to the Past

    Immerse yourself in the history of Punta Arenas, with an emphasis on Ferdinand Magellan, by browsing a replica of his ship, visiting an ethnological museum and exploring other sites.

    After departing from the pier, you will soon arrive at the Nao Victoria Museum, where you will see a wonderful replica of the ship that Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan sailed on his epic journey around the world in the early 1500s.

    His ship, the Nao Victoria, fittingly rests on the shore of Magellan Strait, the passageway he discovered that links the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Because the ship is a replica, you are welcome to touch the navigational instruments, artillery and other historically based items.

    A different perspective of the region awaits you at a museum that Salesian missionaries founded in 1893. While browsing the exhibits, you may see fossils, handicrafts, early meteorological instruments and items from the gold rush.

    The best view of the city and surrounding area is from hilltop Cerro de la Cruz, where you can gaze across the strait to the island that Magellan named Tierra del Fuego or Land of Fire. Chances are, he too stood here, as it is one of the highest points and offers sweeping views.

    Magellan had such an impact on the local history that a statue of him was erected in Plaza de Armas, the main square of Punta Arenas and your final stop. After seeing it, you will return to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes just over 2 hours of moderate to strenuous walking/standing that will include some steps, uneven and natural terrain. There is a long flight of stairs to reach some of the displays at the Maggiorino Borgatello Salesian museum. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with walking difficulties. Warm, layered clothing to include a windbreaker and scarf; cap; sunglasses; and flat, sturdy walking shoes are recommended. Signage at the museum will be mainly in Spanish. The tour sequence may vary.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      3 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      PUQ-012
    • Activity Level

      Most Active or Strenuous
  • Punta Arenas On Foot

    Delve into the history of southernmost Chile by walking through downtown Punta Arenas, admiring the architectural treasures and browsing a museum.

    After departing from the pier, you will soon begin a walking tour of downtown Punta Arenas, starting at the shepherd monument on Bulnes Avenue. This beautiful sculpture of a shepherd and his dog leading a flock of sheep honors the industrious Patagonians that work on the local ranches. You will delve even deeper into the region’s history and culture at the cemetery, where many of the founders of Punta Arenas rest in ornate mausoleums.

    A different perspective of the region awaits you at a museum that Salesian missionaries founded in 1893. While browsing the exhibits, you may see fossils, handicrafts, early meteorological instruments, and items from the gold rush.

    Still, few figures dominate the history of southern Chile more than Ferdinand Magellan, the first to navigate the strait here in 1520 on his way around the world. You will learn more about his importance in Plaza de Armas, where a statue of Magellan overlooks the square.

    The best view of the city is from hilltop Cerro de la Cruz, where you can gaze across the strait to the island that Magellan named Tierra del Fuego or Land of Fire.

    Then, before transferring back to the pier, you will be treated to a traditional Chilean snack at a pioneer house.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 3 hours of moderate to strenuous walking/standing that will include some steps, uneven and natural terrain. There is a long flight of stairs to reach some of the displays at the museum. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with walking difficulties. Warm, layered clothing to include a windbreaker and scarf; cap; sunglasses; and flat, sturdy walking shoes are recommended. Signage at the museum will be mainly in Spanish. The tour sequence may vary.

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    • Tour Code:

      PUQ-011
    • Activity Level

      Most Active or Strenuous
  • Magdalena Island & Penguin Reserve

    Zip through the Strait of Magellan to an island nature preserve teeming with penguins and then cruise around another island inhabited by various other indigenous creatures.

    After departing from the pier, you will drive up the spectacularly beautiful coast along the Strait of Magellan, a passageway named for Ferdinand Magellan, who navigated the strait in 1520 while circumnavigating the world. In time, you will board a covered speedboat and head to Magdalena Island, a barren, rock-strewn nature preserve that’s home to one of the largest colonies of Magellanic penguins in Chile.

    Approximately 150,000 penguins live on the island, and you will have the opportunity to walk among them. It’s an extraordinary experience. Magellenic penguins are highly social and monogamous for life. The ones looking for mates typically bray loudly like donkeys.

    You can expect to see the penguins tottering about, tending to their young, interacting with each other, and hunting small fish in the strait. A group of penguins floating in the ocean is called a raft; a group on land is sometimes called a waddle because of their awkward walk.

    Afterwards you will return to the pier in Punta Arenas.

    Please note: This tour includes just over 1 hour of moderate to strenuous walking/standing that will include uneven and natural terrain. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with walking difficulties. Guests prone to motion sickness should take the necessary precautions prior to the commencement of the tour as rough sea conditions may be encountered. Warm, layered clothing to include a windbreaker and scarf; cap; sunglasses; and flat, sturdy walking shoes are recommended. Seasonal migration, which is somewhat unpredictable, can affect the operation of this tour in March and April. The circumnavigation of Marta Island depends on weather and sea conditions. Operation of this tour is subject to prevailing weather conditions. Cancellations made within 5 days of the tour’s departure are subject to a 100% cancellation fee.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      5 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      PUQ-009
    • Activity Level

      Most Active or Strenuous Regent Choice
  • Otway Sound and Penguin Reserve

    Experience the pristine natural beauty and wildlife of the Patagonian countryside during this picturesque half-day visit to the penguin reserve at Otway Sound.

    Depart Punta Arenas for the drive 40 miles northwest into the Patagonian countryside. Here, the land has just enough low shrubs to offer camouflage to the guanacos and South American ostriches, or rheas. The last stretch will be on a gravel road past an open-pit coal mine, which ranks among the world's largest coal reserves.

    Upon arrival at Otway Sound, you will leave your coach for a 1-mile hike across grassland interspersed with sandy areas and a seaside penguin rookery where a substantial colony of Magellanic penguins nest and breed. These penguins return every year to this spot between October and March to lay eggs and raise their young. They bury their eggs in the sandy burrows and under shrubs; by this time of year, most of the chicks will have hatched.

    While the animals are naturally curious and untamed, if they are approached too quickly they will scamper into their burrows or try to reach the water. Do not attempt to touch them, as their bite can inflict serious wounds. Although a wooden partition with special viewing areas separates the beach from the grassy area and burrows, this is strictly a wildlife preserve without any tourist facilities.

    Following your visit, you will take the 2-mile hike back to your coach, then be transferred back to the pier.

    Please note: This tour involves a 2-mile hike each way from the bus parking area to the penguin reserve. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilize a wheelchair. Wear a windbreaker, scarf and sturdy walking shoes, and bring a camera from the ship.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      4 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      PUN-2807
    • Activity Level

      Most Active or Strenuous
  • Kayaking the Strait of Magellan

    Join the great explorers of centuries past during this memorable kayaking adventure on one of the most scenic waterways in the world, the Strait of Magellan.

    Your adventure begins by taking a scenic route to the Agua Fresca Bay area where you will receive a short briefing on how to use the double kayaks and how to paddle in tandem, along with safety instructions. You will then be given some time to familiarize yourself with the equipment by kayaking on the Santa Maria River. Afterwards it's on to the Straits of Magellan.

    During this adventurous ride you will be immersed in nature. Navigate amongst local birds such as seagulls, ducks, caiquenes, and corcomanes quetros. You may even be joined by the friendly austral dolphins that seasonally migrate to this coastal area.

    After about an hour of kayaking you will have some time to change into dryer clothing and enjoy some hot chocolate before heading back to the pier.

    Please note: This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition. Guests with back and/or neck problems, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilize a wheelchair will not be permitted on this tour. The minimum age to participate is 12 years old; minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Guests must consider the kayak's cockpit width of 18 inches when selecting this tour. Wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with boat or beach shoes, and bring a towel and change of clothing from the ship. A change of dry clothes is recommended, as well as sunglasses and sun block. A life vest and rainsuit will be provided. This tour is subject to the weather conditions.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      3 1/2 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      PUN-7002
    • Activity Level

      Most Active or Strenuous Regent Choice
  • Magellans Strait Park

    Enjoy an historical perspective of southernmost Chile by exploring the very first settlement in the area, a wooden fort that has been declared a national monument.

    After departing from the pier, you will head to Cerro de la Cruz, which means Hill of the Cross. From this wonderful vantage point you can see how the city of Punta Arenas looks today, and can imagine what Ferdinand Magellan saw when he was there. Sweeping views include the port, the beautiful Brunswick Peninsula and Sarmiento Mountain in the distance. Across the strait lies a large triangular island that explorer Ferdinand Magellan named Tierra del Fuego or Land of Fire. The island is two-thirds Chilean and one-third Argentine.

    Continuing on, you will drive south along the gorgeous coast of Magellan Strait to Fort Bulnes, the area’s first settlement. Founded in 1843 to honor President Manuel Bulnes and lay claim to the land, the wooden fort burned down after only six years.

    The existing replica was built about 100 years later and has since been restored. As you stroll about the grounds, you will see the barracks, chapel, stables and jail. You will also learn how the original fort was constructed out of logs, dirt and bricks made with grass.

    Later, you can relax while taking in the spectacular views of Magellan’s Strait before heading back to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 2 hours of moderate to strenuous walking/standing that will include uneven natural terrain and a wooden boardwalk. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with walking difficulties. Warm, layered clothing to include a windbreaker and scarf; cap; sunglasses; and flat, sturdy walking shoes are recommended.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      4 1/2 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      PUQ-008
    • Activity Level

      Most Active or Strenuous Regent Choice

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. Concierge benefits do not apply to Executive Collection private cars or other private arrangements. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children 17 years and under must be accompanied by a an adult 18 years or older on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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