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We have been offering holidays to Latin America since 2002 and are established as one of the UK’s leading operators to the region.
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Established in 2002, we are one of the UK's leading specialist tour operators, providing high quality holidays at the lowest possible prices.
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Punta Arenas is located in the south of Chile and is the capital of Chile's Magallanes y Antártica Region. Punta Arenas was originally established by the Chilean government in 1848 as a penal colony.
During the remainder of the 1800s, Punta Arenas grew in size and importance due to increasing maritime traffic, and experienced waves of immigration in the gold rush and sheep farming booms of the 1880s and early 1900s. Today, Punta Arenas is a bustling shipping port best known for its beautiful setting on the Brunswick Peninsula and also for its unpredictable weather (it’s not unusual to get a hail storm in high summer). Easy connections to Tierra del Fuego and Torres del Paine, as well comfortable accommodation and lots of convenience stores, also make Punta Arenas a great stop-over destination for those exploring the region.
- Population: 130,000
- Altitude: Sea level
- Climate: The warmest months in southern Patagonia are from October to April, when daytime temperatures average 15°C and night-time temperatures are just above freezing. Winds can be strong both in Punta Arenas and when sailing between the islands of Tierra del Fuego: the wind chill factor can make temperatures feel significantly cooler. It can also be rather wet, and weather conditions are unpredictable.