Punta Arenas is located on the Brunswick Peninsula north of the Strait of Magellan. The area was originally established by the Chilean government in 1848 as a tiny penal colony to assert sovereignty over the Strait. Punta Arenas flourished as a port of call and coaling station until the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914 and the replacement of coal by fuel oil as maritime oil. The area is internationally famous for its magnificent mausoleums, European architecture and shaped cypress tree. Some top sights in Punta Arenas include; Cemetery of Punta Arenas, Palacio Sara Braun, Plaza Armas Punta Arenas, Monumento Hernando De Magallanes, Austral Mall Area, Monumento al Ovejero and several others.
On walking and biking tours in the city, visitors can tour through significant natural landscapes and enjoy the most spectacular views from elevated points and other strategic viewing angles. Famous landmarks in the city can be explored on sightseeing tours, and visitors can learn of the city's history and religious culture on cultural and theme tours. Other fun activities like scuba diving, snorkelling and more water sports can be enjoyed on the city's beautiful water bodies, and with boat cruises, and sailing tours, visitors can explore the depths of the city's waters. On food and wine tasting tours, visitors will gain an insight into the city's culinary culture and can enjoy a personalised experience of the city on private custom tours.
For those who want to extend their tour scape, day trips and excursions to Punta Arenas’ neighbouring cities and towns available, and visitors will enjoy several other outdoor activities and airport transfers with Tripindicator's vast tour options. These tour activities and more are available on Tripindicator at very affordable prices compared to other top tour teams. Visitors are assured of the best experiences as the tour team provides them with tour activities selected from packages with the best user ratings and feedback.