What to do and see in Magallanes Region, Magallanes Region: The Best Walking Tours

October 14, 2021 Enedina Augsburger

Discover the best top things to do in Magallanes Region, Chile including Puerto Natales Escapada, 4-Days Trip to Puerto Natales & Torres del Paine National Park, Excursion to Isla Magdalena Penguin Colony: Navigation and walking in the island, Full day tour Torres del Paine, Full-day experience in Chilean Antártica, Full Day Paine (Minimum 2 pax), Full-Day Tour to Torres del Paine National Park from Puerto Natales(First Class), Best of Patagonia: Forest Hike + City Tour, Self Drive Experience in Torres del Paine National Park - 6 Days, 3-Day Small Group Guided Tour W Trekking -Torres del Paine Highlights Fast track.

1. Puerto Natales Escapada

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If you have only a few days to visit Torres del Paine, this program is perfect to you.

Inclusions: Transfer Punta Arenas airport/Bus Station (Private without guide), Transfer Bus station/Hotel (Private without guide), Full Day Torres del Paine First Class (regular), Local Guide english/Spanish day 2, Transfer Hotel/Bus Station (private without guide), Accommodation in Casa Patagonia

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Reviewed By 818pen

The tour itself was pretty good. The guide was knowledgeable with adequate English. The park is the must see & best approached from a stay in Puerto Natales.. We were picked up just after 7am but since we were back by 4, surely you could make the start & finish an hour later, rather than getting started so early. Secondly it's absurd to run a tour to the Milodon caves & the National park without including the admissions - what would you do if someone didn't have the 25,000 pesos to get into the National park? Leave them at the gate?. Be honest, passengers should have the Chilean equivalent of about $42 each US in cash to fully participate in this tour. We would still have taken the tour - but we wouldn't have been worrying whether we has enough cash left for dinner.

2. 4-Days Trip to Puerto Natales & Torres del Paine National Park

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This is a unique experience to get to know a little bit of Chilean Patagonia! Get to know this place full of pure nature and dreamy landscapes.  Enjoy breathtaking landscapes with mountains, rivers, valleys, lakes and glaciers, all in one place in this package of 4 days and 3 nights.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Breakfast, Breakfast, Transfer from/to Punta Arenas Airport to Bus Station, Transfer from/to Puerto Natales to Hotel, Small-Group Torres del Paine Excursion with Bilingual Guide, Small-Group Glaciers Navigation with Bilingual Guide

Exclusions: Entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park, Air ticket and Airport taxes

Reviewed By bigfin2016

Did this trip in February. To sum it up it consists of 11 hours in a minivan to visit three churches in Chiloe, none of them is interesting unless you are an academic interested in the technical details of wooden church building in the mid 19th century. However good the guides are (and our guide was excellent) this piece of Chile is not worth visiting. The drive to Castro in Chiloe island comprises a 70km motorway run to a ferry and then more than two hours driving along a scruffy, semi industrialised road with no redeeming features to Castro. On arrival the only logical question is "why bother". There are so many beautiful places in Chile I would suggest that people give this excursion a swerve and prevent the total waste of a day of their lives.

3. Excursion to Isla Magdalena Penguin Colony: Navigation and walking in the island

Muelle Prat, Av. Costanera del Estrecho de Magallanes 1398, Punta Arenas, Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena, Chile Puerto Natales Tours by Say Hueque
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Experience a unique trip to a particular penguin Colony located in Isla Magdalena. The island is located in the centre of the Strait of Magellan, north of Punta Arenas and it hosts one of the largest Magellan Penguin colonies in Chile, exceeding 150,000 specimens. Cross the waters of the mythical Strait for approximately 2 hours. If you are lucky, you will discover the 'Australes' Dolphins and Commerson's dolphins swimming in the waters. Disembark on the island and take a walk interacting with hundreds of penguins that will appear while you walk, also, don't miss the opportunity to get to the particular white and red Lighthouse that is located in the same place. The time of stay on the island is one hour, and after that, you will return to Puntas Arenas pier.

Inclusions: Catamaran Tickets - Standard Cabin , Bilingual local guide assistance , Penguin Colony entrance fees

Exclusions: Gratuities, Transfers to / from Punta Arenas Pier, Snacks

4. Full day tour Torres del Paine

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The Full day tour Torres del Paine is a good way to explore different areas of the park without having to make great physical efforts, we visit the viewpoints Mirador Lago Sarmiento, Mirador a la Laguna Amarga where you can see the Torres del Paine and the Mirador al Lago Noderhold. You’ll also see the Casadas Salto Grande, the Lengas forest and Lake Pehoé. Once you get to the park you’ll walk 5 kilometers in total with only little unevenness, so it’s a tour suitable for all types of travelers. On the way back to Puerto Natales you’ll make a stop to see the Milodon cave. The minibus with which you will move through the park contains 15 seats.

Inclusions: Transport in private minibus, Bilingual guide, First aid kit

Exclusions: Entrance to Torres del Paine National Park (between 11.000 - 25.000 CLP / 15 USD - 35 USD), Entrance to the Milodon Cave Natural Monument (8.000 CLP/ 11 USD), Food (you can buy a lunch box at the campsite for 12 USD/ unit)

5. Full-day experience in Chilean Antártica

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You will be part of an unforgettable experience that will take you to one of the farthest points on Earth. The coldest, highest, windiest, driest and less populated continent. A continent that has been completely sunk by ice, which has not only shaped its topography but also influenced its evolution. On 1989, DAP began flying to King George Island in Antarctica and now is the private airline with more experience in flying there. This place is one of the only places on earth that is still pristine, It is, therefore, why, it has become an important reserve for the biosphere. Its unique beauty contrasted with its extreme weather conditions, make it an exotic and enchanting destination for all those privileged travelers who are planning a visit to the end of the world. On the aircraft, you will fly over the Magellan Strait, Tierra del Fuego Island, Darwin Mountain Range, mythical Cape Horn and the raft Drake Passage to finally arrive at King George Island, Gateway to the White Continent.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch or a snack during the expedition depending on the place and time of arrival, Half board included per person during the four consecutive nights in hotel, DAP Plane tickets, Insurance of civil liability covers all passengers against risks while they are on the airplane, Insurance of civil liability covers all passengers when boarding or disembarking via the stairs, Special jacket and a pair of boots for the tour in case you do not have the adequate equipment

Exclusions: Gratuities, Insurance to cover civil liability derived from any injuries or illnesses while being outside plane, Appropiate gloves, shoes, waterproof jackets, hat and scarf

Reviewed By bigfin2016

Did this trip in February. To sum it up it consists of 11 hours in a minivan to visit three churches in Chiloe, none of them is interesting unless you are an academic interested in the technical details of wooden church building in the mid 19th century. However good the guides are (and our guide was excellent) this piece of Chile is not worth visiting. The drive to Castro in Chiloe island comprises a 70km motorway run to a ferry and then more than two hours driving along a scruffy, semi industrialised road with no redeeming features to Castro. On arrival the only logical question is "why bother". There are so many beautiful places in Chile I would suggest that people give this excursion a swerve and prevent the total waste of a day of their lives.

6. Full Day Paine (Minimum 2 pax)

Hotel del Paine, Lote N°17, Sector Río Serrano Torres Del Paine, Torres de Paine, Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena, Chile Hotel del Paine "excursiones"
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We are the only one company that offer fly fishing experiences.Come to be part of the best fishing experience in Patagonia. You will find a great team of guides who bring years of experience on the rivers, lagoons and lakes, and who can provide you with all necessary to make your fishing time on the water enjoyable and successful.

Inclusions: Trekking sticks, Accredited Guide, Private transportation, Lunch consists of an exquisite picnic (cheese boards, creams, sweet and savory biscuits, vegetables and cold cuts to prepare sandwitch of choice, Drinks, beers, wine and homemade pisco sour are part of our snack

Exclusions: Tickets to Torres del Paine National Park, Tips

7. Full-Day Tour to Torres del Paine National Park from Puerto Natales(First Class)

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Depart from your hotel in Puerto Natales to discover the wonders of Torres del Paine National Park. This full-day tour brings visitors to the most scenic panoramas of the park that are accessible by vehicle. Visit its most famous attractions, while learning about the flora and fauna of the mountains that characterize the zone. As you ride through the park you'll have the opportunity to enjoy its amazing views, to discover a beautiful waterfall, to gaze at its beautiful lakes and lagoons from the lookout points, and to further explore as you go on short hikes for some even better perspectives.

Inclusions: Snacks, Professional bilingual guide (English-Spanish), Hotel pickup and drop-off, Air-conditioned vehicle, Seat Insurance

Exclusions: Lunch, Gratuities, Entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park, Entrance fee to Milodon Cave

Reviewed By Steve A

The dramatically shaped mountains in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park, may have been what I most wanted to see when I booked a trip to Patagonia. Then reality struck. Was it worth an early alarm, a 3 + hour bus trip each way with a burdensome Argentina Chile border crossing? An emphatic YES.! My wife and I loved the guided tour bus trip which included a short ( one and a half hour) hike. The scenery is as dramatic and beautiful as anything I have seen anywhere in the world. Any photographs you have seen do not do it justice. Make Torres del Paine a must visit in any trip to Patagonia. Wonderful!

8. Best of Patagonia: Forest Hike + City Tour

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Get to know the natural beauty, history, and culture of Patagonia on this exciting full-day small group excursion. Begin the day submersed in nature with an easy hike through the Reserva Forestal Magallanes. This little-known national park boasts stunning views of the Rio las Minas, mixed Nothofagus forest, and abundant birdlife typical of the region of Magallanes. Get introduced to the wildlife, flora, fauna, geology, and history of the area by your expert guide before finishing your hike at a scenic lookout and enjoying a picnic lunch of Patagonian cuisine. Then, travel through the city, stopping at historical and cultural points of interest, including the Museo Maggiorino Borgatello, the Municipal Cemetery, and the Plaza, to learn about the story of the people of Patagonia and the unique culture that has come to thrive in this remote land. Finish with high tea and pastries in a beautiful antique cafe before being returned to your ship, hotel, or other accommodation.

Inclusions: Enjoy delicious Patagonia Blend Tea at Kallfu Cafe., Enjoy a delicious picnic boxed lunch of local cuisine after your hike. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions in advance., Sample delicious local pastries along with your tea at Kallfu Cafe., Use of a Trekking Pole, Use of Binoculars, Air-conditioned vehicle, All Fees and Taxes

Exclusions: Please help us reduce plastic waste by bringing your reuseable water bottle for hydration on the trail.

Reviewed By BIERHAND

It was a beautiful and varied hike through the Patagonian forest. Our extremely charming and competent hiking guide entertained us with little anecdotes and conveyed many interesting facts about the different ecosystems. In a relaxed atmosphere we walked through the forest where we learned a lot about the different mushrooms and other plants. At the end we had local specialities which were really delicious. And I was lucky: although I hadn't announced it, there was a gluten-free version for me. Altogether a nice excursion, especially because of the nice hiking guide.

9. Self Drive Experience in Torres del Paine National Park - 6 Days

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Everyone agrees that the best time to visit Patagonia is during the summer months of December to February but you can also travel through many areas of northern Chile throughout the year. The main season is in September - March when average daytime ranges from 65°F in the sun to the low 40°s. We highly recommend visiting Patagonia during summer (December to March), since it´s the warmest time of year, of course, with average high temperatures of around 15°C but in this time winds are at their strongest and can reach over 74 miles an hour. During Fall: March, April and May, is a pleasant time to go photographing wildlife and landscapes and marvel on the Patagonia's changing plant life. Winds are not as strong as they are in the spring. Daily highs fall into the 40's and 50's, making comfortable conditions for exploration. REQUIREMENTS: Meet the minimum age 25 years old A valid driver’s license and passport for each driver. (An international permit is not necessary to drive in Chile)

Inclusions: Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, 1 night accommodation at Hotel Cabo de Hornos, 2 nights accommodation at Hotel Martin Gusinde, 2 nights accommodation at Hotel Rio Serrano, Free Parking at the hotels , 6 days car rental, category D (Nissan XTrail 4x2 automatic or similar), Unlimited Kilometers, local taxes, Pick-Up and Drop-Off at Punta Arenas around 12:00 PM, CWD, PAI and SACA insurances, Tailor-Made Itinerary featuring a day-by-day breakdown, Activities and museums schedule, suggested restaurants, etc

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Reviewed By bigfin2016

Did this trip in February. To sum it up it consists of 11 hours in a minivan to visit three churches in Chiloe, none of them is interesting unless you are an academic interested in the technical details of wooden church building in the mid 19th century. However good the guides are (and our guide was excellent) this piece of Chile is not worth visiting. The drive to Castro in Chiloe island comprises a 70km motorway run to a ferry and then more than two hours driving along a scruffy, semi industrialised road with no redeeming features to Castro. On arrival the only logical question is "why bother". There are so many beautiful places in Chile I would suggest that people give this excursion a swerve and prevent the total waste of a day of their lives.

10. 3-Day Small Group Guided Tour W Trekking -Torres del Paine Highlights Fast track

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Explore the three main valleys of Torres del Paine National park and marvel at the majestic scenery on this 3-day tour departing from Puerto Natales. This is the fastest way to visit the best of this breath-taking National Park! On this tour, you will sail across Pehoe Lake, hike the French Valley, hike the less visited Pingo Valley, which is wonderful for the Huemul deer, navigate to the front wall of Glacier Grey and hike to the lookout point of the towers. You will sleep in a Riverside camp located at the shores of the Serrano River in domes of 4 meters diameter each (for 2 people) with 2 double inflatable mattresses. We have hot tubs, which are exclusive for our guests used to relax after our outdoor activities and we use a Mountain Hardwear domo-dining tent and a kitchen tent with our own chef. There are 2 shared male and 2 shared female bathrooms on site with hot water (from 8am to 8pm), with electricity for device charging and an area with grill for barbecues and for campfire.

Inclusions: Dinner, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Lunch, Breakfast, 2 nights accommodation in Riverside Domes (comfortable domes with 2 inflatable matresses and shared bathroom - bedding included), All the private transportation indicated in the schedule, Catamaran to cross the Pehoe Lake (RT), Boat at Lake Grey (RT), Guide (English-Spanish languages), Bottled water, 2 shared male and 2 shared female bathrooms with hot water from 8.00am to 8.00pm, Hot Tub

Exclusions: Any additional nights, Medical expenses, Insurance of any kind, Personal expenses, Any alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, Gratuities for Guide & Driver, Accommodation in Puerto Natales (ask for additional cost)

Reviewed By Steve A

The dramatically shaped mountains in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park, may have been what I most wanted to see when I booked a trip to Patagonia. Then reality struck. Was it worth an early alarm, a 3 + hour bus trip each way with a burdensome Argentina Chile border crossing? An emphatic YES.! My wife and I loved the guided tour bus trip which included a short ( one and a half hour) hike. The scenery is as dramatic and beautiful as anything I have seen anywhere in the world. Any photographs you have seen do not do it justice. Make Torres del Paine a must visit in any trip to Patagonia. Wonderful!

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