Solo Expediciones, Punta Arenas

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Two islands off the coast of the city, Solo Expediciones feature prime viewing spots for penguins and sea lions. Several boat tour companies offer different options to visit the islands together, or you can choose to see just one or the other. Alternatively, for a lower price tourists can board the regular ferry for a five-hour round-trip, including one hour on the island. On Magdalena Island, scope out the sight of a large Magellanic penguin colony--you can get really close to them on designated paths. On Marta Island, you’ll see a large population of sea lions, as well as cormorants, Antarctic pigeons, and sea elephants. As you travel, you may even be lucky enough to spot a few whales. Bring snacks or a picnic lunch if you wish. Put Solo Expediciones into our Punta Arenas driving holiday website and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • This is not a joke or conspiracy. We were among the 30+ persons affected by the cancellation on Jan 2, 2018. Still no explanation from the company that holds TripAdvisor #1 position in Punta Arenas. I...  more »
  • Although we had booked many months in advance to see the penguins on the Magdalena and Marta Island excursion, Solo Expediciones canceled the tour two nights before we arrived in Punta Arenas. They di...  more »
  • We had booked a tour to Magdalena Island with Solo Expediciones *months* prior to our cruise. Three (3) days prior to arriving in Punta Arenas, our group [~ 35 people], received an email cancelling ou...  more »

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Punta Arenas boasts a huge selection of hotel options within its bustling sprawl, which range from low-key restored manors and homes to modern lodges and high-rises packed with amenities. You'll find an array of mid-range accommodations in the city's downtown area, within a few blocks of the waterfront and river. This gives you easy access to many of the city's most popular attractions and places to visit. However, Punta Arenas features very few true budget accommodations due to the large tourist industry and huge influx of cruise ship passengers that frequent town.
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