Punta Arenas Sights & Fitz Roy Farm

  • Port

    Punta Arenas, Chile

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Excursion Type

    Information not currently available.

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD USD USD

    Price over $151
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 8¾ Hours

  • Meals Included

    Yes

This city sightseeing overview begins with a visit to the La Cruz Hill observation point for a panoramic view over Tierra del Fuego and the Straits of Magellan.
Visit the Maggiorino Borgatello Museum kept by the Salesian Friars, with exhibits of the magnificent flora and fauna of the region, and relics of the folklore and handicraft of Native tribes such as the Yaganes, Onas and Alacalufes.
Driving to the town center, you’ll stop at Plaza de Armas Square to view and photograph the Hernando de Magallanes Monument and browse among the souvenir stalls.
The Patagonia Institute welcomes you on a tour of the open-air Museum of Memories. You'll see a collection of antique farm and industrial machinery imported from Europe, a typical pioneer house and shearing shed (reconstructed), and a wooden-wheeled trailer that served as shelter for shepherds.
Your next stop will be at the beautifully-landscaped cemetery to admire the splendid mausoleums of pioneer families. Don’t miss the gravestone marking where the last Onas, extinct Fireland Natives, are buried.
Board a ferry for a quick ride, taking just a few minutes to get to Fitz Roy Farm, located on Isla Riesco. The farmer’s bus will meet you and drive you up to the farm itself. This typical Magellan-country farm offers the chance to watch a sheep-shearing demonstration. In the farm’s museum, you’ll see tools and machinery that were used by the pioneers in Isla Riesco’s cattle, forest and mining industries. The kindness of the owners will make your visit a memorable experience.
End your stay with a typical Magellan-country barbecue of succulent lamb. In the afternoon, you will drive approximately 50 miles back to the ship in Punta Arenas.