this trip we visit the Otway Sound Magellanic Penguin colony located to
the north-west of the city of Punta Arenas. We drive towards Rio Verde
located some 90 kilometres north-west of Punta Arenas, from the road
will be able to see Andean Condor roosts. From this point we start our
trip to the Patagonian Fjords in search of birds and marine mammals that
are characteristic of this environment. This trip is planned in five
days, so that the best option for weather is taken among that period.
The visit to Noir Island is a day trip and could eventually be cancelled
if there is no window of good weather
to ensure a safe
these five days.
we return from the fjords you may choose to take the Pampas extension,
during this tour we will sail the Straits of Magellan to visit Tierra
del Fuego Island and drive towards the First Narrows.
days, 5 nights
Punta Arenas airport
December to February
on Lan Chile flight (12:00). Transfer with box lunch to Penguin colony
birdwatching along route. Dinner and overnight in Punta Arenas.
Rhea, Magellanic Penguin, Two-banded Plover, Chilean Skua, Austral
Canastero, Grass Wren.
Arenas – Carlos III Island.
weather conditions allows, passengers will be transfer to launch spot at
Rio Verde. On boat passengers will sail to campsite at Carlos III
Island. Overnight at Carlos III Island. This excursion is about one hour
thirty minutes drive and about four hours sailing.
Black-browed Albatross, Magellanic Diving-petrel, Ashy-headed goose,
Black-necked Swan, Magellanic Flightless Steamer Duck, Kelp Goose,
Peale’s Dolphin, Commerson’s Dolphin, Chilean Dolphin.
Day 3 - 5:
Carlos III Island - Noir Island.
permitting, passengers will be transfer from campsite to Noir Island to
spend one whole day. Overnight at Carlos III island eco-lodge
(approximate sailing time: 6 hours).
Rockhopper Penguin, Macaroni Penguin, Striated Caracara, Blackish
Cinclodes, Humpback Whale, Fur Seal, Southern Sea Lyon.
III Island – Punta Arenas.
to Punta Arenas. Box lunch during sailing. Dinner at Punta Arenas.
Overnight in Punta Arenas
- 6 days, 5 nights
- Meet: Punta Arenas airport
- Depart: same
- From December to February
the vast Pampas
2 days, 1 night
Meet: Punta Arenas
From November to February
Day 1: Punta Arenas – First Narrows.
We will sail across the Strait of Magellan on regular ferry. Lunch at
Porvenir. During the afternoon we will transfer to the First Narrow of
the Strait of Magellan. Dinner and overnight in a farm house.
Short-billed Miner, Magellanic Horned Owl, Patagonia Yellow Finch.
Day 2: First Narrows – Punta Arenas.
Birding around the area. Lunch at Hosteria and during the afternoon
transfer to Punta Arenas. Box lunch en route. Dinner and overnight in
Ruddy-headed Goose, Silver Teal, Rufous-chested Dotterel, Tawny-throated
Dotterel, Band-tailed Earthcreeper, Chocolate-vented Tyrant,
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