The only city in Chilean Patagonia, Puerto Natales sits on the bleakly named but beautiful Ultima Esperanza (Last Hope) Sound. Originally settled by Germans, British, Italians and Spanish, there is a distinctly European feel mixed in with the slow pace of life that pervades in Puerto Natales. Add to that the plentiful boutique hotels and restaurants and it’s a delightful place to relax pre- and post-exploring the area’s most spectacular sight, the Torres Del Paine National Park. From Puerto Natales’ waterfront, there are spectacular views over the sound to the mountains beyond, some of which are home to magnificent glaciers.
With us you’ll have a front row seat for one of the universe’s most spectacular shows.
You'll be joined on tour by astronomer Colin Stuart, who will give informative lectures before and during the eclipse.
Our private viewing point in the Elqui Valley is the perfect place to witness the eclipse. Travel there comfortably by chartered plane, saving 10 hours of coach travel each way.
We couldn’t have an event in Chile without featuring plenty of the local wine, so sit back, enjoy the eclipse and sip on delicious Chilean vintages.
We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about Puerto Natales:
Puerto Natales offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?