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Punta Arenas-Parque Nandu

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Punta Arenas-Parque Nandu

We'll be in PA on a Sunday in Dec. aboard a cruise ship for one day. We have already planned to see the Magellanic penquins in Puerto Madryn, so I can't imagine that the ones in PA are a lot different, are they? I read about a place outside of PA that is a sanctuary for the Rhea, a flightless bird, that sounded really interesting. However I haven't been able to find any tours to go there. It may even be closed.

This may be the place to walk around town, have lunch, go to the handicraft market (which I'm assuming will be open on a Sunday since there is a cruise ship in town?). Just wondered if the Destination Experts have any thoughts on this...

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If you've already fulfilled your minimum lifetime penguin quota at Puerto Madryn in Argentina, you can probably skip the ones near Punta Arenas. Don't know a thing about the un-named rhea sanctuary, but maybe someone else can tell you if it's worth visiting. Otherwise, there's a new museum with a replica of Magellan's ship "Victoria" which opened since my last visit, so I don't know if it's worth a visit. I'll find out on my next trip (on a Saturday in Punta Arenas, this December). In the meantime, check out their website, here:


Also, the Salesian museum, cemetery across the street (one of the top 3 in S. America) and, time permitting, excursions down to Port Famine, the English Cemetery, Fuerte Bulnes, etc. Depending on the ship you're on, maybe someone can make some more suggestions, and/or arrange something for you.

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Check with them if the tour is still on. A couple of agencies have dropped it as an option but have not said why:


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