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Tortel Community Visit



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Discover the isolated community of Tortel and sample local empanadas.
  • Explore the small and isolated village of Tortel and learn how people live here

  • Join us on a ride in our expedition boats and land in remote village Tortel

  • Enjoy a community visit with traditional music and local empanadas

Explore Tortel

Remote communities seldom visited by travellers don’t have the typical tourist-related infrastructure common in bigger ports.  We may get the chance to enjoy a singing or dance performance, a taste of local food, or a craft demonstration, visit a small museum, enter a church, see the social centre, or stroll through the local market. Whatever they prepare for us, be sure that it will be a unique experience prepared from the bottom of their hearts.

*While we're excited to share the unique flavours of this region with you, it’s important to note that allergy awareness and hygiene standards can vary widely across the world. The local community providing food for this tour may not be as familiar with allergy concerns or preparation standards as suppliers in your home country or the expert chefs onboard our ships. As a precaution, we advise anyone with a severe food allergy to contact a member of the onboard Expedition Team before booking this excursion.

Practical information

  • Language: English and Spanish.

  • Included: Traditional music, handicraft stalls, empanadas.

  • Remarks/requirements: It is recommendable to wear layered clothing, a windbreaker, rain jacket and good walking shoes. Rain showers are common and unpredictable.   

  • Walking information: Walking over unpaved terrain and boardwalks. 

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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