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Seno Ultima Esperanza

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With amazing geography, Ultima Esperanza Inlet connects the Balmaceda and Serrano snowcaps with Puerto Natales city.

It was baptized by Juan Ladrilleros in 1557, who believed the inlet was an exit to the Magellian Strait. The inlet features incredible visual attractions like fjords, channels ans snowcaps.

Its favorable weather in summer season varies between the 10°C and the 18°C, which turn it into a perfect place for ecotourism and flora and fauna contemplation.


Flora and fauna. Interesting geography. Sea entrance that connects Puerto Natales with two snowcaps of the region.


Navigation, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.


Twelfth region. Located in Puerto Natales.

How to get there?

Santiago-Punta Arenas: Airway.

Punta Arenas-Puerto Natales: Land route, by Route 9 north.

Puerto Natales-Ultima Esperanza Inlet: Seaway

Santiago- Puerto Montt: Land route and airway.

Puerto Montt-Puerto Natales: Seaway.

When to go?

All year long.


Cold moderate rainy weather, without dry season but with microclimates. The annual media temperature is 8°C, meanwhile during summer time the temperature goes from 10° to 18°C. The annual media rain is 450 milimiters.


Housing, food, transportation.


Las Montañas Channel, Castillo Hill, W Network: Torres del Paine Base- Valle del Frances-Grey Lake, network: Cordillera Paine Lake, Puerto Natales seashort, Dos Lagunas, Calvo Fjord, Bories cold-storage plant, Balmaceda Glaciar, Gulf of Almirante Montt, Balmaceda Lake, Azul Lagoon, Verde Lagoon, Paine Mountain, Cueva del Milodon Natural Monument, Bernardo O´Higgins National Park, Torres del Paine National Park, Antonio Varas Peninsula, Puerto Natales, Alacalufe National Reserve, Serrano River, Ultima Esperanza Inlet.

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