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Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Punta Arenas and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Punta Arenas activities? We have 39 tour ideas.


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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Mega Combo Turubari Adventure Park from Puntarenas

Punta Arenas, Costa Rica
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 120.00


It consists of a guided tour that is carried out accompanied by a naturalist guide, is developed in the Tropical Garden, this Mega Combo consists to choose Option A with 2 activities to do or Option B with 3 activites to do.

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Nature Tour Turubari Adventure Park from Puntarenas

Punta Arenas, Costa Rica
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 85.00


An excellent opportunity to enjoy nature!

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Gulf Islands Tortuga - San Lucas from dock of Puntarenas

Punta Arenas, Costa Rica
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 135.00


San Lucas Island and Tortuga Island get together in a day full of history, culture, fun and many adventures, complemented by the majestic landscapes that encircle the great Gulf of Nicoya.

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Attraction Tickets

Manuel Antonio National Park from Puntarenas for Small Group

Punta Arenas, Costa Rica
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 115.00


Costa Rica's Manuel Antonio National Park is notably one of the most popular places to visit with its variety of flora and fauna and beautiful beaches.  Make your visit to Costa Rica complete by exploring this gorgeous park rich with its wildlife inhabitants of the beautiful evergreen forests,... Read More

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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Mountain Bike Adventure in Punta Arenas

Punta Arenas, Chile
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 187.99


Enjoy a full-day mountain bike adventure in Punta Arenas and have a true Patagonian experience. As you bike, you will be able to see the beautiful Patagonian outdoors and landscapes including protected forests, unique trails, outstanding views and a very special climate. Your tour includes a professional guide, equipment and transportation.

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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Patagonia Small Group Mountain Bike Tour from Punta Arenas

Punta Arenas, Chile
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 186.00


Mountain Bike in Patagonia, Small Groups, Local Guide<br />This track has it all! It is a challenging adventure across an a fairy-tale landscape of fissures, old forest and moss. The start is less than 20 minutes  drive from downtown Punta Arenas sets in front of the Mallelans strait and... Read More

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City Tours

Punta Arenas City Tour

Punta Arenas, Chile
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 33.00


Punta Arenas is history itself. Every corner reminds us about the adventures and experiences of the pioneers.<br><br>Enjoy a panoramic view of the Strait of Magellan and the city. This is a tour on the well outlined and well-designed avenues and squares that house more than 30 monuments.

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Punta Arenas City tour

Punta Arenas, Chile
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 140.00


Enjoy a day of sightseeing and a historical tour. It's just you, your companions, and your personal guide and driver for this wonderful 4 hours tour of all major attractions in the city of Punta Arenas. This tour will take you to <em>Cerro Mirador La Cruz, </em>where you can get a fantastic panoramic view of all the city. You will also visit the main square (Muñoz Gamero Square) surrounded by... Read More

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Punta Arenas Historical Classic City Tour with Salesian Museum

Punta Arenas, Chile
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 100.99


Panoramic views, monuments, straight of Magellan and Salesian Museum are a must do in Punta Arenas City. Discover in this cultural classic city tour the main city attractions.

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Cultural Tours

Punta Arenas Classic City Tour Including Nao Victoria Museum

Punta Arenas, Chile
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 106.00


Take this cultural and historic Punta Arenas classic city tour. We'll discover the main city cultural attractions with a full explanation provided by our bilingual English &amp; Spanish speaking guide. After that we'll visit the Nao Victoria Museum were we'll find ship, weapons, navigation... Read More

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Day Cruises

Magdalena Island Penguin Tour by Boat from Punta Arenas

Punta Arenas, Chile
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 160.00


Experience your own 'March of the Penguins' on Magdalena Island during a morning tour by boat from Punta Arenas. After cruising across the Strait of Magellan, land on this protected nature reserve and marvel at the thousands of Magellanic penguins milling about on the pebbly terrain that serves as... Read More

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Day Trips

Full-Day Punta Arenas and Magellan Strait Tour

Punta Arenas, Chile
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 140.00


Enjoy this day tour to the Magellan Strait Park and the city of Punta Arenas departing from either your hotel or from Punta Arena's port!

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Day Trips

Crocodiles Safari Tour from Puntarenas

Punta Arenas, Costa Rica
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 80.00


Without driving far, the “Puntarenas Highlights” sightseeing tour is going to give you a taste of the Central Pacific Region by taking you around the mountains, country side, and downtown Puntarenas.

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Day Trips

Jaco Natural from Puntarenas

Punta Arenas, Costa Rica
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 107.00


Transportation<br />Tour guide<br />Equipment<br />Monkey place<br />Stop to buy souvenirs <br />Fruits.

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Day Trips

Tortuga Island from Puntarenas

Punta Arenas, Costa Rica
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 130.00


A catamaran boat ride along the central Pacific starting in Puntarenas province and ahead to Tortuga Island, a place where you are going to enjoy of the beach with clear waters, nature, relax and swin.

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Day Trips

Shore Excursion: Puntarenas Highlights

Punta Arenas, Costa Rica
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 80.00


This tour will allow you to really take a glimpse of a fantastic Costa Rica. It encompasses wildlife, great food, rainforest, fruit tasting, affordable and diverse shopping and a close and personal encounter with the Costa Ricans, famed to be the happiest people in the world.

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Dolphin & Whale Watching

Whale-Watching Day Trip from Punta Arenas

Punta Arenas, Chile
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 540.00


Journey through Chile's Francisco Coloane Marine Park on a nature-filled 12-hour boat trip from Punta Arena. Cruise through the Strait of Magellan, past Tierra del Fuego and hanging glaciers in search of humpback whales. Magellanic penguins, elephant seals, sea lions, and more. Relax on board with a provided box lunch.

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Eco Tours

Adventure Park High Ropes Course from Puntarenas

Punta Arenas, Costa Rica
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 59.99


Experience this really fun activity for families and friends on this 2-hour, small-group high ropes tour at Adventure Park Costa Rica, the biggest and longest high ropes course in Costa Rica. Featuring 33 different elements, the park enables you to climb high above the trees for an aerial view of the beautiful Costa Rican rain forest and mountains. A refreshing fruit platter is included afterwards.... Read More

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Hiking & Camping

Marino Ballena National Park Hike and Wildlife Watching Tour at Puntarenas

Punta Arenas, Costa Rica
Duration: 3 to 4 hrs
Priced From: USD 68.00


The Marino Ballena National Park is home to one of the most biologically diverse marine habitats in Costa Rica. Within the park, there are several habitats including coral reef, rain forest, and beach habitats. <br />Enjoy a hike through the trails of the beautiful Marino... Read More

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Hiking & Camping

Baldi Thermal waters and Waterfall from Puntarenas

Punta Arenas, Costa Rica
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 127.00


Transportation<br />Tour guide<br />Entrance fee to the Thermal waters <br />Lunch

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Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding with Waterfall Included from Jac

Punta Arenas, Costa Rica
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 70.00


This is perhaps one of the best ways to discover the wonders of the rainforest; come and discover nature at its best, where you will also enjoy your own private waterfall.

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Multi-day Tours

4-Day Chilean Patagonia Tour: Puerto Natales, Serrano Glacier and Torres del Paine National Park

Punta Arenas, Chile
Duration: 4 days
Priced From: USD 877.00


Explore the lakes, glaciers and snow-covered mountains of Chilean Patagonia on a four-day excursion based in Puerto Natales. Take a day cruise among the glaciers and ice floes of Ultima Esperanza Fjord, visit a traditional cattle ranch and take a drive through Patagonia's scenic steppe country in... Read More

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Punta Arenas Shore Excursion: Fort Bulnes and City Tour

Punta Arenas, Chile
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 79.00


Relive history with an exploration of the Punta Arenas city on a day tour from the cruise port or your hotel. Select from 3-hour and 6-hour options at booking. (6-hour option includes a trip to the first Chilean settlement, Fort Bulnes). Your guide will bring you between the sites and tell... Read More

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Best of Puntarenas

Punta Arenas, Costa Rica
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 75.00


The best value shore excursion for a fist time visitors to Puntarenas Costa Rica. On this excursion you will enjoy a nice and pleasant driving around Puntarenas Provice and visit small and picturesque towns along the way. Enjoy the diverse fruit stands and taste the fresh and sweet fruits are grow in Orotina Town. After it, have a close contact with the huge crocodiles that are common in Tarcoles River during our 1 hour boat... Read More

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Panoramic view of the town in Telesilla

Punta Arenas, Chile
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 120.00


With the thaw and the arrival of spring, they open new and multiple options of sports activities or simply outdoor recreation.<br /><br />In Punta Arenas it is possible to enjoy strolls in Telesilla, an activity that is enjoyed by hundreds of tourists from all over the world when the ships in which they sail dock in the ports of our city, also acceding to walks on the innumerable paths that cross forests and... Read More

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Turtle island

Punta Arenas, Costa Rica
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 169.00


Isla Tortuga is a beautiful tropical island located in the province of North Puntarenas. A favorite destination for many tourists, cruises are very popular for those who wish to visit the island from other cities in the country.<br /><br />The peaceful Isla Tortuga is situated just off the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, pristine beaches, and beautiful wildlife reserves and refuges.

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Tarcoles river plus Canopy Vistas los sueños

Punta Arenas, Costa Rica
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 179.00


The tour will be start at 8:00am, we pick you up from the hotel<br />First we are gonna start with the tarcoles river famous for its large American Crocodiles, the Tárcoles River forms the Northern border of Carara Biological Reserve on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica., and after that we are gonna do the canopy on Vista de los sueños You'll feel like Tarzan (or Jane!) as you zip through Costa... Read More

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6 in 1 Costa Rica Puntarenas Higlights

Punta Arenas, Costa Rica
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 100.00


It starts by going to a private area where there are well known white faced monkeys to see. <br />After being enchanted by these amazing creatures, you will be taken to the “fruit towns”. An area where the sweetest and best tropical fruits are produced.<br />Once you try the soft and fresh tastes of the tropics you will be taken to the wild side… Getting on a safe and comfortable pontoon you... Read More

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Punta Arenas Shore Excursion: Fort Bulnes Tour

Punta Arenas, Chile
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 83.00


While in port, visit Fort Bulnes on this 4-hour shore excursion from Punta Arenas. See Chile's first settlement – an abandoned site built in 1843 and restored a century later. Learn about the fort's unique construction and its historical importance as you walk around with your guide. Enjoy spectacular views of the Strait of Magellan while you explore the barracks, chapel, log cabins and more!

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Punta Arenas Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tour

Punta Arenas, Chile
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 70.00


While in port in Punta Arenas, see the city's historical highlights on this 2-hour shore excursion. Take in sweeping views of the Strait of Magellan from Cerro Mirador and visit the city's historical cemetery to admire the elaborate tombs. At the Regional Salesian Museum you'll learn about the... Read More

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Punta Arenas Shore Excursion: Otway Sound Penguin Colony Tour

Punta Arenas, Chile
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 78.00


From the Punta Arenas cruise port, visit Otway Sound Penguin Colony (Pingüinera de Seno Otway) on this 3.5-hour shore excursion. Walk around the penguin preserve and watch Magellan penguins return to shore from the sea. You'll enjoy observing the behavior of these unique birds at their nesting... Read More

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Punta Arenas Private City Tour Shore Excursion

Punta Arenas, Chile
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 49.20


This tour will introduce you not only to the local history but the classic style of life of people in a far away country called Patagonia.

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Shore Excursion: Magellan Penguins Natural Reserve in Magdalena Island from Punta Arenas

Punta Arenas, Chile
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 133.40


Sail through the Magellan Strait to Isla Magdalena and Isla Marta, both of them form the Natural Monument Los Pinguinos, which protects more than 120,000 penguins and also a small colony of sea lions.

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Puntarenas Shore Excursion: Superman Zipline Tour

Punta Arenas, Costa Rica
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 60.00


Fly like Superman on the zipline at Adventure Park Costa Rica. Feel the adrenaline rush of safely soaring like a superhero high above the treetops, with breathtaking views over the ocean, mountains and rainforest. This canopy tour — described as 'the  experience of a lifetime' by previous visitors — is led by a professional guide, with all the necessary equipment provided. Healthy snacks included.... Read More

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Puntarenas Shore Excursion: 25 Cables Over 11 waterfalls Zipline Tour

Punta Arenas, Costa Rica
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 98.99


Feel the adrenaline rush of soaring over 11 different waterfalls on this canopy tour at Adventure Park Costa Rica. Enjoy breathtaking views over the ocean, mountains and rainforest on 25 zip line cables, the longest in Costa Rica. Led by a professional guide, this tour emphasizes safety and... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

PRIVATE TOUR CROCODILE SAFARI & PUNTARENAS SIGHTSEEING TOUR FOR PASSENGERS IN WHEELCHAIR

Punta Arenas, Costa Rica
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 160.00


A special private shore excursion from Puntarenas for passengers travelling in a wheelchair and their families. On this tour, you will be able to see the rich and adbundant wildlife of Tarcoles River. See the huge crocodiles living in this habitat during our one hour boat tour. After it, enejoy a... Read More

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Ziplines

Superman Zipline Canopy Tour from Jaco

Punta Arenas, Costa Rica
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 60.00


Fly like Superman on the zip line at Adventure Park Costa Rica. Feel the adrenaline rush of safely soaring like a superhero high above the treetops, with breathtaking views over the ocean, mountains and rainforest. This 2-hour canopy tour — described as 'the  experience of a lifetime' by previous visitors — is led by a professional guide, with all the necessary equipment provided. Healthy snacks... Read More

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Ziplines

Waterfall Zipline Tour from Puntarenas

Punta Arenas, Costa Rica
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 99.00


Feel the adrenaline rush of soaring over 11 different waterfalls on this 3-hour canopy tour at Adventure Park Costa Rica. Enjoy breathtaking views over the ocean, mountains and rainforest on 25 zip line cables, the longest in Costa Rica. Led by a professional guide, this tour emphasizes safety and provides all the necessary equipment. Lunch and bottled water are included. Transportation to and from this Costa Rica zip line... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Arrival Transfer: Punta Arenas Airport to Hotel

Punta Arenas, Chile
Duration: 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 29.99


Enjoy a convenient transfer between Punta Arenas Airport and hotels. Start your trip with a convenient transfer from Punta Arenas Airport to your hotel in just 30 minutes.

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