Here we took Princess’s shore excursion to the 6,000-foot Poas volcano and town of Sarchi. There's little to see in Punta Arenas, so you either need to take a tour or stay on the ship. Our guide on the bus was Daniel, who was very good - informative and humorous without being overbearing. The bus driver spotted a three-toed sloth hanging from the wires by the road, so stopped so we could take photos. Everywhere there were coffee fields, even on the steep sides of hills and between houses. When we got to the volcano’s visitor center, it was raining and about 60F. Most people bought plastic ponchos, as we weren’t warned about the climate. I brought an umbrella, but was still cold. The fauna was spectacular, with huge gunnera leaves along the trail. At the viewpoint, we could see nothing but clouds, so that was disappointing. Daniel said we had a 50-50 chance of seeing the crater. If we had known that we would have taken a different tour. Coming down we stopped for lunch, a nice buffet that included strawberry drink, salad, plantain, beans, rice, bread, and dessert. There were a few stores where we bought some souvenirs. We then traveled to Sarchi, where we first went to a building that housed a lot of crafts and souvenirs. After this quick stop we then went to the largest ox cart in the world, in front of the cathedral. Then it was back to the ship, returning at 4:20 p.m., giving us just 10 minutes to stop at the few booths and stores at the end of the pier in town.