Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza), Puerto Natales
(4.3/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
Not as intimidating as it sounds, Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza) is a glacier-carved inlet filled with blue waters. The channel was named by the 16th-century Spanish explorer Juan Ladrillero, who felt the inlet was his last chance to reach the Strait of Magellan. Take a boat tour to see small glaciers, sea lions, and local birds. Note that a boat trip will take up most of your day and unpredictable weather may cause cancellations. Put Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza) into our Puerto Natales travel itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Navigation on the Canal of Ultima Esperanza is definitely a trip must for those who come to Puerto Natales. You can see colonies of cormorants, condor nests ... and a lot of breathtaking nature! With the boat reaches the Glacier Balmaceda. Then with a walk of about half an hour you arrive at the foot of Serrano. After that, the tour includes a stop for lunch at an estancia, where you need a very good Asada ... all with the hope of finding good weather (I unfortunately I did it in a day with wind at 60 km/h and gusts to 100!!) because otherwise the navigation is a little complicated and enjoy less the scenery!
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  • I really liked the boat ride, we had the opportunity to see the glaciers Balmaceda and Serrano, as well as other points of interest such as a waterfall, and a nest of condors (they are, but as the condors are far away). The only thing that I could not see, think seasonally, they were sea lions.
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  • Nice walk through the channel where you can see several waterfalls on the sides of the channel and end up coming to the Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers.
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  • Rich food, well served and fast. When you enter the restaurant, the atmosphere feels smell of fish and sea things. When we went the clothes had impregnated with the smell.
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  • Delicious food
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  • Distinguished, elegant, beautiful and rich
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  • Restaurante muito bom! Jantamos duas noites e fomos muito bem atendidos!
  • Comida de qualidade mas preços altos como tudo na localidade.