King Penguin colony - Tierra del Fuego / 11 Hours
The morning begins by going to the Tres Puentes terminal to board a two-hour ferry that will take us to Porvenir on Tierra del Fuego Island. From Tres Puentes we will cross the Strait of Magellan, a 583 km long historic canal that connects the waters of the Pacific Ocean with the Atlantic. In Porvenir we will visit the Fernando Cordero Rusque Museum with samples of fauna, of the pioneer cinema in Chile, of the gold mining and a collection of archeology and ethnography of the selknam, ancient inhabitants of the territory. After lunch, we will continue skirting Bahía Inútil bay, crossing this island that surprises with its endless pampas and the sight of infinity ahead on the horizon. On the way, we can see various birds, sheep ranches and herds of guanacos, a South American camelid related to the llama and the alpaca. After about 114 km of route we will arrive at the King Penguin Park, where a permanent colony of this species resides, the largest in size after the emperor penguin. We will leave the park in the direction of Primera Angostura, the narrowest point of the strait of only 5 km wide. There we will cross back to the mainland in a ferry that takes 20 minutes, after which we will take a route of about 200 km until we reach Punta Arenas.