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Ruta 9

Balmaceda 753, Punta Arenas 00000062, Chile
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Ranked #13 of 31 Attractions in Punta Arenas
Type: Public Transportation Systems, Other
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Owner description: We have a help desk located in the arrival sector of Punta Arenas main airport, We provide free shuttle to the downtown area of Punta Arenas, we provide tourist information, Hotel, Hostels accommodations, local excursions, transfer to Puerto Natales and the National park Torres Del Paine

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Good view, heavy lateral winds, no gas for long distances, some check points but all good and interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This was a nice drive and I saw Guanaco,Rhea, Fox, Flamingo, Condor, Hawks and many other birds. Not many cars on when I went.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

The newly done parts are a dream, cement roads that are like driving on a baby's bum… The still to be completed portions of ruta 9 however are more like a heavy rash!!! Hope this review was helpful!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We drove part of Ruta 9 on the way North from Punta Arenas to Otway Sound. The road was paved and except for semi trucks traffic was at a minimum so the going was good until turning onto the long, long gravel road to Otway! After exiting the city we passed through some rather monotonous flat areas of farmland and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Part of this route was not smooth at all and the ride was quite bumpy. The part which was good was great to drive on.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Rent bikes from an outfitter in town (they likely wont be of high quality) and ask to borrow a patch kit and some spare tubes. Then head south as far as you like. Traffic drops off quickly on the edge of town and you'll have gorgeous views of the strait and old farmhouses. Stop for lunch on the side of... More

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Punta Arenas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

From Punta Arenas to Cerro Castillo the paved route is excellent although there are some minus interruptions (from Punta Arenas to the airport). There will be two ways soon, that's why. Although there are no gas stations between main cities you can find one near the crossroad to Monte Aymond (crossing border).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

We enjoyed our trip down Ruta (Route) 9 from Punta Arenas to Fort (Fuerte) Bulnes. It is paved about 2/3 of the way, then becomes well-packed gravel to the fort. It is a dramatic drive, running along the shore of the Strait of Magellan with Tierra del Fuego in the distance. There are ports with fishing boats, fishing boats beached,... More

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