King Penguin Park - Full Day Tierra del Fuego
Full day - per person in double room - Code GHI001
This tour starts at 07:30 am with the pick-up at the hotel. At 09:00 am departure by ferry from the Tres Puentes Dock in Punta Arenas, heading Porvenir in the Tierra del Fuego Island, sailing the Magellan Strait, being received by the beautiful toninas, escorting our ship.
After visiting the tranquil city of Porvenir and its special architecture, we will have time to visit the Museum, continuing at 1:30 pm to Inútil Bay. 96 km away from Porvenir, throughout the International Highway leading to San Sebastián Boarding Crossing, we will get to the ONAISIN Crossing, taking the right way to CAMERON. 14,5 kms more we will arrive in King Penguin Park. Here we will be received by the park ranger who will be with us during the visit to answer any question we may have about this barely known penguin specie, set in this place just a few years ago.
Nowadays, during the high season, up to 80 specimen can be seen, from 15 or 20 meters from the limit line. In this place, we will be able to watch some archaeological sites, showing us the coexistence of humans and King Penguin is older than we think. The EMA Lagoon, close to the Park, is regarded as an important wetland and place for nesting, and allow us to watch a great variety of birds of different species. When we get to the Onaisín Crossing, the English Cemetery can be visited.
After one hour and a half in the park, we will continue to the Sombrero Hill, crossing through iconic stockbreeder estancias of Tierra del Fuego and it will be possible to watch sheep, rheas, guanacos, foxes, skunks, flamingos and many other bird species. Cerro Sombrero is a small town, home of the Oil workers of the Island and a reflection of the golden days of this region. 30 km away from Cerro Sombrero it is located the 1° Angostura Station, the narrowest passage of the Magellan Strait, where after a 25-minute sailing, we will return to the continent. At 10:30 pm we will arrive in Punta Arenas.