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Cape Horn National Park: Full of History and Sheer Wonder
SANTIAGO, Chile; December 7, 2009 -- Cape Horn, is a sheer, 425-meter (1,394-foot) high rocky promontory, and in the past it was the only entrance ships could use to reach the Pacific Ocean. This place is known as the “End of the Earth”, and it’s the last territory before Antarctica. The park was declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO – protecting the area and creating harmony between man and nature -- in June 2005. A Cruceros Australis cruise can you get there. Go ashore in historic Wulaia Bay, once the site of one of the region’s largest Yamana aboriginal settlements. Charles Darwin landed here on January 23rd, 1833, during the voyage of the HMS Beagle. This area is also renowned for the mesmerizing beauty of its vegetation and geography. Guests walk through a Magellanic forest of Lengas, Coihues, Canelos, ferns, and other native vegetation to reach a look-out point for a trip to remember. Media Contact: Jessi Stafford, 970.568.7423, jessi@atmstravelnews.com, www.australis.com. Photos available. Click here for media kit.
 

 

 

 

 

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