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.






MARTILLO ISLAND PENGUIN ROOKERY - WALKING AMONG PENGUINS

DEPARTURE: 8:00 / RETURN: 14:00 --- DEPARTURE: 14:30 / RETURN: 20:30
NATURAL HIGH-LIGHTS: SECONDARY ROUTE J, ESTANCIA HARBERTON, BEAGLE CHANNEL, MARTILLO ISLAND


Description:
Our meeting point is in our office near the touristic pier. From there we head northeast along route 3 and J to the legendary estancia Harberton (the first of the island, founded in 1886 by the Anglican missionary Thomas Bridges; located 90 km away from Ushuaia on the Beagle Channel)
We navigate form the pier at Harberton towards Martillo Island, a fifteen minutes trip, on an inflatable boat (suitable for navigation in this region).
Once on the island, we walk for an hour among Papuas and Magaellanic penguins. You will live a unique experience - only with us!
Penguins settle on the island in summer, sharing their habitat with other birds like squas (their main predator), petrels, cormorants, buzzards y South American seagulls.
When finishing the trek, we go back on the inflatable boat to the Estancia and take some free time to visit its casco and surroundings.
Later we start our trip back to the city of Ushuaia.
Note: Transfer from the hotel and lunch NOT included.






HELITREK
OVERFLIGHT IN HELICOPTER AND TREK TO ESMERALDA LAGOON

DEPARTURE: 11:00 / RETURN: 16:00
NATURAL HIGH-LIGHTS: BEAGLE CHANNEL, CARBAJAL VALLEY, ESMERALDA LAGOON


Description:
Flight in helicopter - 30 minutes (one-way)
After a safety briefing we take off from the former airport of Ushuaia.
We head north to fly you over the Ushuaia bay, the port and the city. When gaining altitude we go into the Río Olivia valley, looking at the majestic and traditional Olivia and Cinco Hermanos mountains.
We look down through the amazing Carbajal valley, with its incredible peatlands formed over thousands of years, due to the previous existence of a vast glacier tongue.
We end the overflight at the Lasifashaj valley, where our mountain guide is waiting to start the hike towards Esmeralda lagoon.
Trek to Esmeralda - 4 hours (there and back)
After leaving the helicopter that brings us to the valley, we start the trek to Esmeralda lagoon.
The first part of the hike is through the woods and allows people to admire the incredible views of Tierra Mayor and Carbajal valleys. The rest of the path leads us through the lenga forest, mountains, hanging glaciers, peat bogs and lets us take a close look at the local flora and wildlife, such as the great variety of birds that can be spotted around the place. In this way we continue our trek until we finally reach the breath-taking Esmeralda lagoon, which takes its name from the intense greenish color of the water.
Surrounded by the Ojo del Albino Glacier, the Towers and the mountainous chain Toribio, the lagoon becomes the chosen scenery to enjoy the long-awaited lunch.
After the break we start the trek back to the departure point, where we get on the vehicle that takes us to the hotel.
Note: Transfer to the heliport and lunch box NOT included






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