TIERRA DEL FUEGO NATIONAL PARK - CLASSIC

DEPARTURE: 8:15 / RETURN: 13:30
NATURAL HIGH-LIGHTS: ENSENADA ZARATIEGUI, ROCA LAKE, LAPATAIA BAY


Description:
The excursion starts when we pick up our passengers at their hotels to take them to the Tierra del Fuego National Park, which is just 12 km away from the city. Before we get to the park, there is a previous stop: The Train of the End of the World.
Those who wish to take this optional ride will be making the same way prisoners made many years ago, logging down trees and collecting firewood for the small old town of Ushuaia. The train goes through magnificent scenery: the woods, rivers, peat bogs and the ruins of a native settlement. There is also a stop at Macarena cascade before going into the Tierra del Fuego National Park.
It is important to bear in mind that The Train of the End of the World tour is optional from the excursion to the Park, and must be taken one-way only since when the ride finishes, at the National Park station, our guide will be waiting for you to continue the excursion in our vehicle.
Once at Tierra del Fuego National Park we will visit Ensenada Zaratiegui, where you can observe the most typical species of this sub-antartic wood, such as: Lengas, Ñires, Coihues, some bushes like Calafate and Michay, Canelos and the so- called "Old man’s beard".
There will be some stops during the trip to enjoy the panoramic views and take pictures.
Then, we will continue towards Verde Lagoon and Lapataia Bay, where some peat bogs and beaver dams can be watched.
There will be a final stop at Roca Lake (or Acigami Lake) and, from there, we will go back to the city.
Note: National Park fee and lunch NOT included.






TIERRA DEL FUEGO NATIONAL PARK - WITH HIKE

DEPARTURE: 8:15 / RETURN: 15:00
NATURAL HIGH-LIGHTS: ENSENADA ZARATIEGUI, ROCA LAKE, LAPATAIA BAY


Description:
It’s a low-difficulty excursion planned for everyone.
It starts when we pick up our passengers at their hotels to take them to the Tierra del Fuego National Park, which is just 12 km away from the city.
Before we get to the park, there is a previous stop: The Train of the End of the World.
Those who wish to take this optional ride will be making the same way prisoners made many years ago, logging down trees and collecting firewood for the small old town of Ushuaia. The train goes through magnificent scenery: the woods, rivers, peat bogs and the ruins of a native settlement. There is also a stop at Macarena cascade before going into the Tierra del Fuego National Park.
It is important to bear in mind that The Train of the End of the World tour is optional from the excursion to the Park, and must be taken only one-way since when the ride finishes, at the National Park station, our guide will be waiting for you to continue the excursion in our vehicle.
Once at Tierra del Fuego National Park we will visit Ensenada Zaratiegui, where you can observe the most typical species of this sub-antartic wood, such as: Lengas, Ñires, Coihues, some bushes like Calafate and Michay, Canelos and the so- called "Old man’s beard".
There will be some stops during the trip to enjoy the panoramic views and take pictures.
Then, we will continue towards Verde Lagoon and Lapataia Bay, where some peat bogs and beaver dams can be watched.
There will be a final stop at Roca Lake (or Acigami Lake) and, from there, we will go back to the city.
Note: National Park fee and lunch NOT included.






ESCONDIDO AND FAGNANO LAKES - CLASSIC

DEPARTURE: 9:00 / RETURN: 16:00
NATURAL HIGH-LIGHTS: CARBAJAL VALLEY, GARIBALDI PASS, ESCONDIDO AND FAGNANO LAKES


Description:
The trip starts when we pick up the passengers at their hotel around 9:00am.
All on board, we take the National Route 3 heading north.
Going away from the Beagle Channel, Olivia and Cinco Hermanos mountains can be spotted in the horizon, as well as the Carbajal Valley where the economic exploitation of peat takes place. The road takes us towards Tierra Mayor Valley; from there we can see the Cerros Bonete, Alvear and some cirque glaciers.
Then we go through Cerro Castor ski centre, in winter thousands of tourists and local people practice their favorite winter sports: cross-country or alpine ski, snowboard, dog-sled racing, etc
We continue along the road until we reach the Garibaldi Pass, 450 meters above sea-level, where people can admire the breath-taking panoramic view of Escondido and Fagnano Lakes.
After that we head to the Bronsovich sawmill and then to Fagnano Lake, here passengers can go down to take a closer look and enjoy its beauty.
Fagnano Lake is more than 100 kilometers long, being considered one of the biggest lakes in South America.
Before going back to Ushuaia there is a stop at one of the winter sport resorts to try the delicious fuegian lamb.
When lunch finishes we return to Ushuaia.
Note: Lunch NOT included.






ESCONDIDO AND FAGNANO LAKES - 4 X 4 - WITH LUNCH

DEPARTURE: 9:00 / RETURN: 16:00
NATURAL HIGH-LIGHTS: CARBAJAL VALLEY, GARIBALDI PASS, ESCONDIDO AND FAGNANO LAKES


Description:
The trip starts when we pick up the passengers at their hotel around 9:00am.
All on board, we take the National Route 3 heading north.
Going away from the Beagle Channel, Olivia and Cinco Hermanos mountains can be spotted in the horizon, as well as the Carbajal Valley where the economic exploitation of peat takes place. The road takes us towards Tierra Mayor Valley; from there we can see the Cerros Bonete, Alvear and some cirque glaciers.
Then we go through Cerro Castor ski centre, in winter thousands of tourists and local people practice their favorite winter sports: cross-country or alpine ski, snowboard, dog-sled racing, etc
We continue along the road until we reach the Garibaldi Pass, 450 meters above sea-level, where people can admire the breath-taking panoramic view of Escondido and Fagnano lakes.
After that we head to the Bronsovich sawmill and, from there, we take the provincial route 119, for about 10 km. We get to our new Off Road, an old loggers path that will lead us through an ancient lenga forest (and some other obstacles!) to the Fagnano Lake.
Finishing the Off Road we go towards Lodge "Sur 54", an amazing place by the lake with one of the most overwhelming views in Tierra del Fuego. Lunch will be served by the owners of the place.
After enjoying this wonderful site, which is really MAGIC, we go back to the city.
Note: Lunch included






BEAGLE CHANNEL - ON A CATAMARAN

DEPARTURE: 9:30 / RETURN: 12:00 --- DEPARTURE: 15:30 / RETURN: 18:00
NATURAL HIGH-LIGHTS: BEAGLE CHANNEL, SEA LIONS AND BIRDS ISLANDS, LES ECLAIREURS LIGHTHOUSE


Description:
In terms of history and landscape this is a very relevant tour, in which very interesting and worth seeing spots are visited during the whole journey.
We sail from the local touristic pier going across the wide Ushuaia bay until reaching the Beagle Channel through Paso Chico.
We navigate around The Birds Island where we can observe the typical fuegian birds: Skuas, Albatross, Steamer-Duck, Cauquen Birds and Seagulls. We also visit The Sea Lions Island where a large colony of sea lions can be seen.
Both islands belong to the Bridges archipelago.
At the Les Eclaireurs lighthouse (Los Iluminadores), we can watch the Imperial cormorants; and we will also listen to the story of the SS Monte Cervantes wreck that took place in 1930. Finishing the journey you will be overwhelmed by the mountainous chains and the extraordinary nature that surrounds the city.
Note: Transfer to the pier and boarding fee NOT included.






BEAGLE CHANNEL - ON YACHT

DEPARTURE: 9:30 / RETURN: 13:30 --- DEPARTURE: 15:00 / RETURN: 19:00
NATURAL HIGH-LIGHTS: BEAGLE CHANNEL, SEA LIONS AND BIRDS ISLANDS, LES ECLAIREURS LIGHTHOUSE


Description:
We sail from the local pier towards Alicia Island, where we will visit a sea lions colony.
Then we head to Birds Island, where we can find the King Cormorants colonies; their nests and chicks can be seen from spring until fall.
After that we go to another small island where, depending on the time of the year, sea lions can be watched.
The Les Eclaireurs lighthouse, built in 1919 and considered one of the authentic symbols of the city, can be also be visited.
On the way back we disembark on Bridges Island and follow a path of interpretation of flora and fauna of the place, learning also about the Yamanas history.
Here we can find the biggest Yamana shelly deposits of the region.
For being the biggest island, we stop in the highest panoramic spot, from where the magnificence of the Beagle Channel and the city can be admired.
During the journey we share some coffee, different varieties of tea, a delicious hot chocolate with cookies and, of course, the typical argentine "mate".
Note: Transfers to the pier and boarding fee NOT included.






HUSKIE EXPERIENCE

DEPARTURE: 8:30 / RETURN: 14:30
ENJOY THE UNIQUE SENSATION OF BEING PART OF A MAN-DOG TEAM IN THE MIDST OF NATURE


Description:
Difficulty:Moderate. Passengers participating in this activity should be fit and like dogs as well as being good at team work. Dog sledding as a physical activity is comparable to Nordic skiing; therefore passengers should be reasonably fit.
Activities involved: Transfer to Tierra Mayor / Introductory explanation on the art of mushing / Visit to the breeding area / Instruction on managing a dog sled/ 9 Km dog sled ride / Refreshments at base camp / Return to Tierra Mayor. Passengers will manage their own sleds; there is going to be one wooden sled with a padded seat, pulled by a team of four dogs, every two passengers.
We provide: Snack: hot chocolate and homemade cake.
Maximum of passengers: 10 (in 5 sleds).
We shall leave from the hotel and star our way towards Tierra Mayor Valley where our musher and instructor will welcome us with a talk where he will give us an overview of the world of dogs sled and take us to visit the breeding area. He will explain us how to manage a dog sled, from putting it together to driving it. We shall harness the dogs and hook them up to the sled and at the yell of SIGA! Our experience will begin. This adventure is intense and fun at the same time, as our caravan of sleds advances through the snowy valley. Finally, we will arrive at "Woodcutters Shelter" where we shall have a chance to replenish lost calories and enjoy the magical white silence…
Once our calories have been replenished we shall get the dogs ready and return to Tierra Mayor.






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