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Puerto Natales, Chile

Puerto Natales



Puerto Natales is a city in Chilean Patagonia. It is the capital of both the commune of Natales and the province of Última Esperanza, one of the four provinces that make up the Magallanes and Antartica Chilena Region in the southernmost part of Chile. Puerto Natales is the only city in the province[4] it is located 247 km (153 mi) lying northwest of Punta Arenas. It is the final passenger port of call for the Navimag ferry sailing from Puerto Montt into the Señoret Channel as well as the primary transit point for travellers to Torres del Paine National Park, Chile.

It is located at the opening of Última Esperanza Sound and was originally inhabited by the Kawésqar or Alacaluf people and the Aoniken or Tehuelche people. The first European to discover the area where the city is located was Juan Ladrillero, a Spanish exploerer who was looking for the Strait of Magellan's western passage in 1557. Almost losing his religion, when he finds a narrow passage (what nowadays is known as Señoret Channel) continues sailing across what he thought was the Strait. Unfortunately, he discovers it is an inlet he named as Seno de Última Esperanza, translated as Last Hope Sound.

The city was later settled by European immigrants, primarily Germans, British, including English, Welsh and Scots, Croats, Greeks, Italians and Spaniards. It was then settled by Chilean people, with a substantial number coming from the island of Chiloé, all attracted by the sheep breeding industry.

The city was formally founded under the government of Ramón Barros Luco on May 31, 1911. Nowadays, one of its most important industries is tourism although the cattle and aquaculture industries are also significant.


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Puerto Natales by the numbers:
Puerto Natales by the numbers:
  • Population (2017):
    • 19,023 inhabitants
  • Location:
    • Lat, Long: 51.7309° S, 72.4977° W
    • GPS Coordinates: 51º 43' 51.24" S, 72º 29' 51.72" W
    • +/- 2,810 km (1,746.1 mi) south of Santiago
  • Elevation:
    • 19 m (62 ft 4")
  • Timezone:
    • CLST – Chile Summer Time (Current offset: UTC -3 hrs)

Torres del Paine Park
Torres del Paine National Park

Torres del Paine National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Torres del Paine) is a national park encompassing mountains, glaciers, lakes, and rivers in southern Chilean Patagonia. The Cordillera del Paine is the centerpiece of the park. It lies in a transition area between the Magellanic subpolar forests and the Patagonian Steppes. The park is located 112 km (70 mi) north of Puerto Natales and 312 km (194 mi) north of Punta Arenas. The park borders Bernardo O'Higgins National Park to the west and the Los Glaciares National Park to the north in Argentine territory.Paine means "blue" in the native Tehuelche (Aonikenk) language and is pronounced PIE-nay.

Torres del Paine National Park is part of the Sistema Nacional de Áreas Silvestres Protegidas del Estado de Chile(National System of Protected Forested Areas of Chile). In 2003, it measured approximately 242,242 hectares. It is one of the largest and most visited parks in Chile. The park averages around 150,000 visitors a year, of which 60% are foreign tourists,who come from all over the world.

The park is one of the 11 protected areas of the Magallanes Region and Chilean Antarctica (together with four national parks, three national reserves, and three national monuments). Together, the protected forested areas comprise about 51% of the land of the region (6,728,744 hectares).

The Torres del Paine are the distinctive three granite peaks of the Paine mountain range or Paine Massif. They extend up to 2,500 meters above sea level, and are joined by the Cuernos del Paine. The area also boasts valleys, rivers such as the Paine, lakes, and glaciers. The well-known lakes include Grey, Pehoé, Nordenskiöld, and Sarmiento. The glaciers, including Grey, Pingo and Tyndall, belong to the Southern Patagonia Ice Field.


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Climate, Weather & Forecasts:

According to the Köppen climate classification, the park lies in the “temperate climate of cold rain without a dry season." The meteorological conditions of the park are variable due to the complex orography.

Temperatures
The zone is characterized by cool summers, with temperatures lower than 16 °C (61 °F) during the warmest month (January).
Winter is relatively cold, with an average high temperature in July of 5 °C (41 °F), and an average low of −3 °C (27 °F).
Precipitation
The rainiest months are March and April, with a monthly average rainfall of 80 mm.
This represents double the July–October (winter) rainfall, which are the drier months.

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Historical values:
MinMax
January6ºC/43ºF14ºC/57ºF
February9ºC/48ºF17ºC/63ºF
March7ºC/45ºF14ºC/57ºF
April4ºC/39ºF9ºC/48ºF
May1ºC/34ºF6ºC/43ºF
June-2ºC/28ºF4ºC/39ºF
July1ºC/34ºF3ºC/37ºF
August0ºC/32ºF2ºC/36ºF
September-1ºC/30ºF8ºC/46ºF
October6ºC/43ºF9ºC/48ºF
November5ºC/41ºF12ºC/54ºF
December8ºC/46ºF16ºC/61ºF

Skorpios Cruises
Patagonia, Magellanes

Patagonia & Magellanes

Our mission is to turn Chile and Patagonia into a great international tourist destination, by offering top-level professional tourist cruise services, while faithfully conserving the hospitality of the people of Patagonia and giving added value to the service we offer our clients.


Navimag Ferries
P. Montt ⊲⊳ P. Natales
(4days/3nights)

Puerto Montt ⊲⊳ Puerto Natales

You could say that we are a hostel that navigates across Patagonia.
Our ferries are cargo ships adapted for the transportation of passengers and vehicles (cars, trucks, camping trailers, motorcycles, lifestock and bicycles).
Each ship has a wide variety of accommodations and ample space for recreation and relaxation.


Chilean Patagonia Option A EKA 042
07 days / 06 nights

The highlight of this trip is Chile's southern point and the nearby Torres del paine National park.
Visits: Santiago - Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales - Torres Paine National Park

Chilean Patagonia Option B EKA 043
07 days / 06 nights

The highlight of this trip is Chile's southern point, Torres del paine National park as well as the Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers.
Visits: Santiago - Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales - Torres Paine National Park - the Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers

Charming Chile EKA 071
12 days / 11 nights

This tour will lead you through the highlights of southern Chile, from the lakes region to the southern tip of Patagonia.
Enjoy the sights of Volcanoes, Glaciers, rapids, Waterfalls, the towers of Paine and much more. Cities: Santiago - Puerto varas - Puerto Montt - Frutillar - Puerto Natales - Punta Arenas

Rent a Car in Puerto Natales:



Category A
City cars for rent in Chile
Kia Morning or similar city car
1000cc gasoline engine, 2 doors, manual shift, and radio. This car is for a maximum of 2 persons, and is only rented in Santiago. You may seat four people inside this vehicle, but then you will much almost nothing of inside space left for your bags
Rate by: Price in USD:
Day $ 49
Week $ 320
Month $ 1.150
Category BHatchbacks  for rent in Chile
Suzuki Swift or similar subcompact car.
This 1200cc gasoline engine hatchback car category comes equipped with 4 doors, manual shift, two airbags, power assisted steering, air conditioning, and radio. Good vehicle for 2 persons and for driving mainly on asphalt roads.
Rate by: Price in USD:
Day $ 59
Week $ 354
Month $ 1.350
Category C
Sedans  for rent in Chile
Nissan Versa, or similar compact sedan.
This 1600cc gasoline engine car category with trunk comes equipped with manual shift, air conditioning, power assisted steering, airbags, ABS brakes,door locks, and radio. (Ideal car up to four persons). A vehicle that can get you almost anywhere in Chile. It's also pretty economical. In this category we can also offer you an automatic transmission at an extra charge.
Rate by: Price in USD:
Day $ 78
Week $ 468
Month $ 1.590
Category D
Roomy sedans  for rent in Chile
Chevrolet Cruze or similar
Fully equipped roomy sedan with a 1800cc to 2000cc gasoline engine and with automatic transmission. This car category comes with ABS brakes, airbags, doors lock, power and rear view mirrors, and radio.brakes
Rate by: Price in USD:
Day $ 118
Week $ 708
Month $ 2.350
Category E
Vans  for rent in Chile
VAN
Could be a Kia Grand Carnival, or similar luxury fully equipped VAN with 7 or 8 seats and automatic transmission. This VAN comes equipped with air bags, electric windows, doors lock, and ABS brakes as well.
Rate by: Price in USD:
Day $ 175
Week $ 1.050
Month $ 3.090
Category F
Pickup trucks (4x2)  for rent in Chile
Double cabin, four doors pickup truck with simple traction (4x2)
This vehicle comes equipped with manual transmission, power assisted steering, air conditioning, and radio (good vehicle for driving on bad roads due to its high clearance, therefore ideal for Atacama desert and Patagonia)
Rate by: Price in USD:
Day $ 99
Week $ 594
Month $ 1.730
Category G
Pickup trucks (4x4) for rent in Chile
Double cabin (four doors) pickup truck with double traction (4x4)
Comes equipped with manual transmission, power assisted steering, air conditioning, and radio (excellent alternative for off road driving due to its high clearance and four wheel drive option. Excellent for Atacama desert or Patagonia and other off road places)
Rate by: Price in USD:
Day $ 145
Week $ 870
Month $ 2.500
Category H
Small Jeeps  for rent in Chile
Suzuki Vitara 1.600cc, 4x4, 3 doors jeep
Comes equipped with manual transmission, power assisted steering, air condition, and a radio with a CD player (Good vehicle for maximum 3 persons that like off road fun driving).
Rate by: Price in USD:
Day $ 89
Week $ 490
Month $ 1.730
Category I
SUVs  for rent in Chile
SUV 4x4 (Toyota 4 Runner or similar).
Fully equipped, automatic transmission. The best car to rent in Chile, because it provides luxury, high clearance, and four wheel drive…all in one vehicle. This vehicle category obviously has ABS brakes, air bags, and everything that a full equipped car should have.
Rate by: Price in USD:
Day $ 175
Week $ 1.050
Month $ 3.090





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