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About Punta Arenas

Whether you head to this far-flung Patagonian town in search of ski fields at Cerro Mirador or hiking in the Torres del Paine, tourHQ’s local Punta Arenas guides can help plan your itinerary.

Once a backwater penal colony in the wilds of southern Chile, Punta Arenas boomed with Patagonia—becoming a haven for gold prospectors and migrant sheep breeders eager to draw wealth from its rugged and verdant surroundings. Today, it still bears all of the lingering relics you’d expect of a 19th century industry town, and not least of all that sprawling port district. However, Punta has also met the new millennium with tricks up its sleeve, and its once more rising under the patronage of oil conglomerates and mass tourism, both—perhaps a little ironically—drawn by the untouched wilds that dominate the greater Magallanes and Antarctica province all around.

So, once you’re done sipping your southernmost beer at the Austral Brewery, checking out the viewing spots on La Cruz Hill, and exploring the exhibitions of the Museo del Recuerdo, be sure to quiz your Punta Arenas tour guide about breaking out into the Patagonian wilderness. Here, the legendary ski fields of Cerro Mirador and the craggy summits of the Torres del Paine National Park await in earnest.

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Top Tour Guides in Punta Arenas

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Jaime Liebrecht

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Jorge Barbero

Jorge Barbero

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Shai Bitton

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We offer a range of experiences relating to the night sky, amateur observations to astronomy and even astrophotography! Managed and guided by professionals with education and ... More more

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Mountain Travel Peru

Mountain Travel Peru, trekking climbing tour company run by fully certified professional Mountain Trekking Guide.We offers the best holidays and adventures travel trekking ... More more

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Ilovechile Tours

ilovechile Tours is a Chilean Sustainable Tourism Agency looking to connect tourists around the world with local people, non-conventional places, and ... More more

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Tour & Activities in Punta Arenas

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Full Day Tierra del Fuego

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