Puerto Natales is located on the Señoret Canal, between Almirante Montt Gulf and Seno Última Esperanza. It is the capital of the Natales commune and the Última Esperanza province, named after the navigator Juan Ladrillero.

The bosom of Última Esperanza, originally inhabited by Kawéskar and Aonikenk tribes, was discovered in 1557 by navigator Juan Ladrillero in search of a route to the Strait of Magellan. Three centuries passed since the discovery of Ladrillero before it was incursioned again in the zone of Última Esperanza. Towards 1830, the expedition of the frigate HMS Beagle, sent by the British admiralty, explores all the sector covered by Ladrillero. The names of some members of that expedition are now familiar in the area: Robert Fitz Roy, William Skyring, James Kirke and the naturalist Charles Darwin. Around 1870, interest in the lands of Última Esperanza was renewed. Among the adventurous travelers who ventured through these desolate territories is Santiago Zamora, who went down in history as the Baqueano Zamora and who is due to discover the Paine lake region and large herds of wild or bagual horses.

Departure: 3:00 pm (app)
Retorno: 6:00 pm (app)
Rate: CLP $30.000 p/p

SERVICE INCLUDES:
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, SAFETY HELMET, GLOVES, KIDNEY BAG, BINOCULARS, SNACK, LOCAL BILINGUAL GUIDE.

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