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Fuerte Bulnes

Half day Code: EPS006

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We invite you to travel to South Brunswick Peninsula and come to Fort Bulnes, entering the beginning of the peopling of Patagonia. Interesting excursion for family and friends.

Itinerary

The road borders the mythical Strait of Magellan, where is possible to watch several species of marine birds such us Oyster catchers, geese, different species of ducks, cormorants, and in a lucky day probably dolphins and sea lions. Fuerte Bulnes is located 45 miles south of Punta Arenas and nowadays is a reconstruction of the first Chilean fortification on southern lands. During the government of Manuel Bulnes, the expedition of scooner Ancud commanded by Juan Williams founded the Bulnes Fort in October 30th 1843. In 1848 the colony was moved to the current location of Punta Arenas.

In the surrounding areas were found the ruins of Spanish city of King Phillip (Ciudad Del Rey Felipe), founded by Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa in 1584, where most of the settlers died of starvation. Since then, this place is known as “Port Famine”. In the other side is located “San Juan Bay”, place used as base for the geographic expeditions leaded by Phillip Parker King, Robert Fitz-Roy and Charles Darwin between 1826 and 1834.

On the way is found the monument that shows the geographic centre of Chile.

Length: 3,5 Hours.

Level of demand: Low.

Physical demand: Soft walk visiting the fortification.

Activities

  • Cultural
Includes:
- Tour in private service.
- Spanish - English Guide.
Does not includes:
- Entrance ticket.
- Personal travel insurance.
- Tips.
- Lunch.
- Extras not mentioned.

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