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Address: Balmaceda 753, Punta Arenas 00000062, Chile
Phone Number: 5661249001
Description: We have a help desk located in the arrival sector of Punta Arenas main...
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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Drive South of Punta Arenas!

True, this road goes to Torres del Paine but it is also a Fin del Mundo road. Beautiful and educational 1 hour drive South of Punta Arenas. You will see many fishing villages, you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Portland, OR
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132 reviews 132 reviews
54 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

True, this road goes to Torres del Paine but it is also a Fin del Mundo road. Beautiful and educational 1 hour drive South of Punta Arenas. You will see many fishing villages, you will pass Fort Bulnes and Puerto Humbre. Also, you will see the monument of the Middle of the COuntry, since Chileans consider Antarctica part of their... More 

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Paris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We drove from Punta Arenas to Hotel Explora, in the Torres del Paine park, about 4 hours away; and then on the way back by bus from Puerto Natales to Punta Arena airport. The road is long, straight, windy. It is very desolated. It was a very interesting drive in an area most people are not familiar with.

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Scandihouligan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Road is fantastic and smooth driving all along. Peaceful and quiet traffic through the scenic route. Enjoyable!

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London
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89 reviews 89 reviews
47 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This scenic drive links Punta Arenas with Puerto Natale's and Torres del Paine. We enjoyed the scenic drive up through southern Patagonia. There aren't many places to stop for coffee etc. It is very exposed in places and vulnerable to strong winds. Petrol can be bought in Puerto Natale's, so top up before you leave PA.

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Orlando, Florida
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

You can travel to Puerto Natales using this route. Really good condition, good signs and the view during those 3 hours was awesome! They have parking spaces where you can stop to rest or take pictures.

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São Paulo
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81 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

take your time, go slowly, enjoy the view, do not rush, stop for pics. take water, food, good clothes, and drive away. even where there is ripio, it's fine, don't need a 4wd car, unless u intend to cross rivers or get into some trails. an empty road, not frequently gas station, but an incredible road to cross with joy!

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Tampa, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Chicago
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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232 attraction reviews
274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
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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Australia
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565 helpful votes 565 helpful votes
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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