Duration of tour: half day.
Operates: All year. Tuesday through Sunday.
Distance Punta Arenas to Fort Bulnes: 120km / 74 miles.
The city of Punta Arenas was founded in 1848 as a result of the migration of people from Fort Bulnes.
Departure from your hotel and the tour continues along the riverside of the Straits of Magellan and Santa Maria bay. At the southern point is Rinconada Bulnes beach. Further along, is the monolith indicating the geographic centre of Chile, the equi-distant point between Arica and the South Pole.
Arrive at Fort Bulnes, located on Santa Ana Hill and dominating the view over the Magellan’s Straits. The fort, built with wooden logs and chunks of grass, has kept a watchful eye over the Straits since 1843. The barracks, jail, north and south batteries, chapel, stables and other buildings are contained within the territory of the Fort. Just steps away from the Fort you will find a panoramic viewpoint from where you can see the Straits of Magellan with a beautiful backdrop. Don't miss the opportunity to walk the coastal route on a path surrounded by rocky cliffs stretching over a mile amid nothofagus, berberis and drimiys forests and displaying the best views of the islands and the mountains that form the Brunswick Peninsula and the Tierra del Fuego archipelago. Finally, before returning to Punta Arenas, you can visit the Port Famine sector, where the largest fleet of Spanish conquistadors chose to build the city of King Don Felipe in 1584. Return to the hotel in Punta Arenas.
Recommendations: warm and comfortable shoes and clothes, windbreaker.