December 7, 2021

Trip to Patagonia – Dec 30, 2014 – Fly to Punta Arenas; Walking Tour

– from the Itinerary: Today we rise early and take a ferry back to the mainland. Then we fly to Punta Arenas, a bustling port overlooking the Strait of Magellan. Founded in 1848 as a military penal colony, Punta Arenas leapt to international prominence in the late 19th century because of its sheep and wool industry and the discovery of gold nearby. On our way into town, we’ll stop at the Nao Victoria Museum, which has a replica of one of Ferdinand Magellan’s ships complete with original furniture and hardware. After lunch your own in Punta Arenas, we’ll take a …

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