Capital of Tierra del Fuego Province, Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the planet. Ushuaia -which in the yámana language means “bay overlooking the West”- is surrounded by Mount Martial to the West and by Mounts Olivia and Cinco Hermanos to the East. Located on the shores of the Beagle Channel, it offers a unique landscape, which combines mountains, sea, glaciers and forests. With a whimsical geography, Ushuaia has adapted it’s features to modern construction, thus developing a very quaint city. It has a very good hotel and gastronomy infrastructure which pleases the expectations of international visitors. As a result of its location, close to the South Pole, in the summer it has approximately eighteen hours of light , whereas in the winter, it only has seven or eight. An emblematic tourist destination, Ushuaia allows the practice of adventure travel: hiking, horse-riding excursions, mountain biking, sport fishing and the most spectacular voyages along the Beagle Channel and across the Tierra del Fuego National Park in the Lapataia Bay. In the winter, the landscape changes its physiognomy and the days are generally bright and clear. Among its winter resorts, Mount Castor stands out, where Nordic and Alpine skiing can be practiced. With its modern lifts, it has one of the best schools in the country. Its people, its origins, its mysticism and its nature are discovered in every step we make. Ushuaia: the end of the world, the beginning of everything.
In the city the tourists can opt for interesting walks, Ushuaia offers a wide range of shops, with local products and imports, a tour of the city will give the opportunity to learn more thoroughly all styles and forms of a city that is in constant increase in population. The Fuegian landscape is complemented by an interesting route, highlighting, panoramic point Mirardor The Beeches, Ushuaia Bay, Anglican Mission District, Enclosed Bay, San Martin Avenue (shopping), Church of Our Lady of Mercy, Museum of the End World and the Maritime Museum (former Presidio). Note: The museum does not stop, in any case they are left at the end of exc. The End of the World Museum tenes remains of a ship, references to the former prison, a sample of stuffed birds and some of the Yamana (arrowheads and some objects but very few). Nearby is the Museum of Yamana has a sample that is based on models, which cunetan the lives of Aborigines. The latter is the Maritime Museum (Ex. Jail).
Represents the southernmost protected area, the only National Park that has coastlines, covering a stretch of 6 km. Wide over the Beagle Channel and an area of 63,000 hectares. It is reached by the National Highway No. 3 to N.A. Ushuaia, met along the way Pipo River, Monte Susana, Ensenada Bay, Redonda Island sighting, lake Roca Casita del Bosque, Laguna Verde and Negra, beaver dam, Lapataia Bay, marking the end of the route, to 3,242 km. Federal Capital. The topography of the park is extremely varied, everything is a series of craggy mountains, rivers, valleys and lakes, resulting in varied landscapes from the picturesque and lively stream to the mass of towering mountains, or the extraordinary spectacle of the majestic Canal Beagle . During the spring and summer, you can admire varied and colorful flowers: mutillas, violet, primrose, white orchids, armories, white and yellow daisies, and the various tree species: Cinnamon, Wood Dura Notros Lenga Ñire, Burgundy presenting as Misodendro parasites and the Llao Llao, observing lichens, which hang in the form of a beard. The most common mammals are foxes and rabbits, living in the Park also muskrat and beaver. Among birds, Upland Goose and gray-headed, steamer ducks and great grebe, the black carpenter and rayadito giant, as the Park presents exclusive marine birds such as albatross, the oystercatcher overo the white Cauquen and mammals such as seals and otters sea.
At the Pipo River´s valley, we can find the Sothern Fuegian Railway Station, after a brief visit of its buildings we will start the train tour that will take us visiting part of the old railway used by the prisoners of the Old Prison. We will cross bridges and peat bogs and we will stop at the Macarena Cascade. After a small description of the zone that we visited we will continue our trip, entering the National Park Tierra del Fuego, towards where the old Lombardich sawmill and to the end of the railway we meet the National route #3 ending our train tour.
Once we have boarded at the tourist port “Don Eduardo Arturo Brisighelli”, we start the navigation on the Beagle Channel, watching the panoramic views of the city, the bay and the Andes Range from the sea. We continue the navigation passing by the pioneer “estancias” where we will observe the unusual trees with the branches leaning entirely to one side, this shape is the result of the strong wind. We continue the navigation toward the lighthouse of Les Eclaireurs. On our way back, we visit the Island of the Seals and the Island of the Birds, where we approach the coast and make a stop in order to watch them and photograph them from the ship. We continue through the Bridges Islands until the Paso Chico which marks the entry to the Ushuaia bay, where the excursion ends.
The tour starts very early in the morning. We depart from the cit and take national route 3, heding north. During the trip, we will pass by several mountains ranges and part of the Andes where we will discover sphagnum bog valleys, glaciers and cascades in the middle of the Patagonian Forest. Once in Paso Garibaldi (450 mts on the level of the sea), we will be able to see spectacular views of the lakes Escondido and Fagano. After that, we will make a short stop at Lake Escondido so as to see the esmerald-green waters and such beautiful landscape. We will begin the decrease up to coming to the zone of the sawmills, especially to the sawmill Martínez, today deactivated, on the coast of the Lake Fagnano, located 100 Km north from Ushuaia; one of the biggest lakes in South America. From there we will initiate the return to the city, stopping before to taste the typical roast of lamb fueguino.
We began sailing out of Puerto Tourist our city, towards the center of the Beagle Channel, enjoying, as we move away from the panoramic view of the coast of Ushuaia, overlooking the most important buildings, Museum (old prison), Museum End of the World, the industrial area, and Mounts Olivia and Cinco Hermanos. We sailed to the southwest, approaching the island of Los Lobos, where, from the boat, we enjoy the view of specimens of sea lions, watching their permanent habitat, in a wonderful setting. During the afternoon, we drive to the Island of Birds, Habitat and Imperial Cormorants Magellanic Cormorants, and privileged sector to spot examples of marine birds The farthest point of navigation is the Lighthouse Eclaireurs in the archipelago of the same name. In these islands you can see parts of the Monte Cervantes, boat which sank in 1930. Across the Beagle Channel in North-South descry Gable Island Naval Base and Puerto Williams (located on Navarino Island, Republic of Chile). Upon reaching the island we will stop to observe Hammer colony of Magellanic penguins that nest during the summer. We continue to La Estancia Harberton inviting us to visit the first Fueguina stay with his building brought from England. Belonging to the family originated Bridge to settle there after the close of the Anglican Mission in Ushuaia. The tour of the ranch includes the nature reserve, the family cemetery Bridge, the shearing shed and housing facilities From here we return to the local port, overlooking the road, Tunnel and Fique stays.Frequency: Tuesday – Thursday – Saturday – Between October and April Duration: 9.00 hours. Departures: from tourist wharf Additional charges: Port rate is payable
Lagos Off-Road is our fun and intense to know the secrets hidden behind the southern Andes. It is suitable for all types of travelers and away from the routine of conventional tours. Take a day to relax, explore and have fun on this tour, where off-road experience is serious! Venture, as the naturalist and photographer who find happiness in a landscape. From the mountains, sight the Hidden Lake, a small wonder hidden in the bottom of a valley. Then the giant lake Fagnano, imposing and grand, will be the focus of our day. The fun and enjoyment not ever depend on the weather: aboard a Land Rover Defender will cross the forest and rivers of mud impossible paths, trees and along the edge of a lake with unique views. The company’s guidance, food and Argentine Malbec shared with travelers from around the world will be memorable. All these feelings adds a view from our shelter in the Lake Fagnano reserved for only a few. This is an adventure accessible to anyone wanting to have fun and be free of any limits deep into the woods beyond any narrative. Itinerary: 8:00 / 8:30 Pick Up by hotels. 9:30 Step Garibaldi. Crossing the Andes. 10:30 Hidden Lake. 11:30 Off-Road -1 hours 12:30 Lake Fagnano. Arrival at the Lodge. 14:00 Return to Ushuaia 15:00 Arrival to Ushuaia. Length: 7 hours Lunch: Grilled Choripan + Salad, Dessert. Drinks included: Wine, Soft Drinks, Mineral Water. Vegetarian menu: advance notice. Capacity: 1 to 40 passengers. Ask for larger groups. Season: All year. Attractive: Caravajal and Tierra Mayor Valley, Paso Garibaldi, Hidden Lake, Sawmill Bronzovich, beaver ponds, Lake Fagnano. Includes: Guide: Spanish / English. Consult other languages. Transportation: Land Rover Defender. 8 passengers + guide x vehicle.
We take off, and while we fly over the city, we move towards the eastern section of the island, soon we will be able to see the edgy summit of almost 4350 feet high from our emblematic, Olivia Mountain. We continue through the Olivia River Valley, from which, we can see the Carbajal Valley with its imposing peatlands. Then we fly through the Tierra Mayor Valley until we reach the Emerald lagoon, which as it is formed by melted ice from a glaciar, has a wonderful emerald color, as its name implies. We return to the city, culminating with the charming Bay of Ushuaia.
We began sailing out of Puerto Tourist our city, towards the center of the Beagle Channel, enjoying, as we move away from the panoramic view of the coast of Ushuaia, overlooking the most important buildings, Museum (old prison), Museum End of the World, the industrial area, and mounts Olivia and Cinco Hermanos. We sailed to the southwest, approaching the island of Los Lobos, where, from the boat, we enjoy the view of specimens of sea lions, watching their permanent habitat, in a wonderful setting. During the afternoon, we drive to the Island of Birds, Habitat and Imperial Cormorants Magellanic Cormorants, and privileged sector to spot examples of marine birds The farthest point of navigation is the Lighthouse Eclaireurs in the archipelago of the same name. In these islands you can see parts of the Monte Cervantes, boat which sank in 1930. Following the southern coast of the Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego where descry the Farm Swirl the ship is aground Monte Sarmiento. Across the Beagle Channel in North-South descry Gable Island Naval Base and Puerto Williams (located on Navarino Island, Republic of Chile). Upon reaching the island we will stop to observe Hammer colony of Magellanic penguins that nest during the summer. From here we return to the local port, overlooking the road, Tunnel and Fique stays.Frequency: Daily Tour – Between the months of November to April Duration: 6.00 hours. Departures: from tourist wharf Additional charges: Port rate is payable.
Gable Island excursion is for those who arrive to Ushuaia in search of the end of the world. Far from the tourist crowds and through the Beagle Channel, recommended this place by word of mouth world, offers unspoiled nature and history in the present tense. On this trip the day the traveler walks, sail, walk and discover. You can also paddle down the river to the Beagle Channel and thence eastward with the help of the wind, reached Estancia Harberton. In a context that summarizes the history and natural variety of Tierra del Fuego, was sighted penguins. Our guides, who enjoy enjoy, will explain details of the different species of birds, plants and other landscape elements. On the island are remnants left behind by civilization Yamana and by the early settlers, in an infinite landscape and primordial, magical and extreme. Amid a silence only disturbed by wind and birds, we can experience the feeling of being alone in the world. The tour can be organized as an incomparable adventure in Tierra del Fuego or as a day of peaceful encounter with nature. After looking at Gable Island, more than one wonders if there will be space in your emotions to continue! Itinerary: 8:00 / 8:40 Pick up by hotels. 10:30 Arrival at Rio Lashifashaj, talk technique. and preparing to board the boats. 12:30 End of Remada. Arrive at Estancia Harberton. 13:00 Boarding the Penguins and Isla Gable. Lunch on board. Penguin 14:00 14:45 Arrival to Isla Gable and landing. 15: 00 Walk through the island-two hours- 17:30 Cross and return to the bus 19:00 arrival in Ushuaia. Length: 10/11 hours Meals: Snacks, sandwiches, homemade French style. Drinks included: Wine, soft drinks, mineral water. Vegetarians: advance notice. Capacity: 16 passengers. Ask for larger groups. Season: 15 Octubre/15 April. Attractive: Route J, Tree Flag, Estancia Harberton, Penguin Island Hammer, Isla Gable. Includes: Transportation: Minibus. Maximum 16 passengers. Guide: English / Spanish. Ask for other languages.
This is one of the most visited Ushuaia is close and accessible from the city and does not impose a way of approaching it. It says it can go either way, but the truth is that it can not reveal his secret to it not to embark on its landscape or not sufficiently repair the wonders it holds. We propose to discover the true secret of Tierra del Fuego National Park. With our guides (and out of range) is possible to know in detail the Paradise Regained, where the mountains are accessible from near the sea, and freshwater rivers and lakes live with the sea coast. On this tour you walk through the woods and he rides a motor boat for the very panoramic Lapataia to Round Island, in front of Ensenada Bay. Fun & Nature Channel is fun and nature, and proposed a walk in the National Park of the hand of ornithology, geology, ecology, hiking, boating and photography. Our experience, our service and interest in the detail so that you come to terms with this special place. Not far from Ushuaia and getting there is easy, do not miss the opportunity to see the Park as it can only do with us. Itinerary: 8:00 / 8:40 Pick up by hotels. 9:15 Arrive at National Park 9:30 Walk the Path to Pampa High ½ -2 hours, or Coastal Path -3 hours. 12:00 Arrival at Lago Roca and lunch. 13:00 Transfer to Lapatia Bay Round Island and boarding 13:30 Round Island. 15:30 Cross yRegreso to Ushuaia. 16:00 Arrival to Ushuaia. Duration: 7 Hours Meals: Snacks + Picnic (Chopped Creole chicken Brochetes, choripanes). Drinks included: mineral water, wines and soft drinks. Vegetarians: advance notice. Season: November 1/15 April Attractive: Ensenada Bay, Beagle Channel, Lapataia Bay, Lake Roca Redonda Island. Includes: Transportation: Minibus. Maximum 15 people. Guide: English / Spanish. Ask for other languages.
(Español) Trekking a la Laguna Esmeralda Duración: 7 hs Horas de caminata: 3/4 hs. Desarrollo: Trekking Régimen de alimentación: Box Lunch Partida desde el hotel por vía terrestre (20 kms) hasta el valle Tierra Mayor. Desde el refugio Nunatak se inicia la caminata durante la cual atravesamos túrbales y centenarios bosques de Lengas y Cohiues. La posibilidad de avistar zorros, cóndores y castores está siempre latente. Nos encontramos en el corazón de la Reserva Natural y Paisajística Tierra del Fuego, en la Laguna Perdida, el color de sus aguas y su ubicación geográfica en plena cordillera fueguina nos invita a detenernos, descansar mientras comemos un box lunch a sus orillas. Finalmente emprendemos el regreso al refugio y posteriormente regresamos al hotel. Incluye box lunch que consiste en 1 sándwich Jamón y queso + 1 sándwich jamón queso tomate y lechuga + Bebidas + 1 fruta 1 alfajor. Avisar en caso que sean vegetarianos. Solicitar el número de calzado de los pasajeros para proveerles las botas de goma.
On this tour we will depart from the pier and will navigate Beagle Channel to visit the Sea Lions Island, the Birds Island and Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse. We will walk among magellanic and gentoo penguins for an hour on Martillo Island.
After that, we will enjoy the Acatashún Museum at Harberton Ranch and finally we will discover the iconic flag trees in the Route J, coming back to the city of Ushuaia along the Route 3.
Departures: Daily at 9am. from our Touristic Pier Office .
Duration: 8 hours. approx.
Includes: Navigation by Beagle Channel (Sea Lions, Birds and Lighthouse Les Eclaireurs); walk with Penguin and return by Bus.
NOT included: Entrance to Harberton Ranch, Port fee, lunch or pick up from the hotel.
We will go over the National Route 3 to Harberton Ranch and navigate in a semi-rigid boat to Martillo Island (penguin rockery).
We will walk next to the penguins for an hour. later we will return to Harberton ranch to enjoy the Acatashún Museum.
We will return by route to Ushuaia. In the return we will observe the iconic flag trees.
Departures: Daily at 2:30 p.m. from our Touristic Pier Office.
Duration: 6 hours. approx.
Includes: Guide, walk with Penguin and transportation by Bus.
NOT included: Entrance to Harberton Ranch, Port fee, lunch or pick up from the hotel.
We start driving through the National Route 3 upon reaching the intersection with “J” Route, taking a gravel road through a dense native forest. As we reach the coast, we head east and start walking into the woods to a tumbling waterfall. Back in our vehicle we take our travelers to Puerto Almanza, the southernmost fishing port in Argentina.
From there, we take another gravel road 15 kilometers until we arrive to a lovely small fishermen village. Here nearly everyone in this village is dedicated to specialized fishing, catching crab, centollones, mussels, cholgas and other typical mollusks of this area.
A local family receives and invites us to board on their boat, in which we go to special spot. We stop, cast the nests and wait up to we catch good amount of crab! As we return home, the owners of the house teach us how to prepare a crab in a Patagonian style, boiled in salty sea water. We gather the spices directly from the garden and together we cook one of the richest gourmet dishes in memory.
8:00 Pick up from hotel
9:30 Hike starts
12:00 Departure to Puerto Almanza
12:30 Arrival at fishermen village
13:00 Experience in the Village and Lunch
15:00 End of experience
17:00 Back to the city
This excursion may suffer variations due to weather
conditions. Snack included. Lunch included (Beagle Dip +
Crab + dessert) and one none alcoholic beverage per
person + glass of wine or Beagle craft beer.
Tour available on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays.
Regular tours or private.
Lunch site is shared with other passengers.
Ask for private lunch option.
Tour available from October 15th to Mar 31st.
We recommend taking:
Water – comfortable shoes – rain coat – camera – sun
Every land has its own secrets but not everyone is chosen to know them. A lighthouse in a lonely cape, a mysterious sunken ship for 40 years, and a distinguished antique estancia are some of the icons that reveal the unknown stories of Tierra del Fuego.
Very early in the morning, our team left Ushuaia with our guests following National Route 3 and crossing The Andes through the Garibaldi Pass. We stopped by the little town of Tolhuin, heart of the island, to visit La Unión Bakery. This is a traditional meeting point for both locals and visitors and it is part of the charm of this village. By midday we came to the
Provincial Route “A”, where we took a gravel road heading toward the Atlantic Ocean and the San Pablo Cape. At this point, we hiked up to an isolated mountain with an abandoned lighthouse at the end.
Climbing to the top of this beacon, our guests could appreciate The Desdemona, an abandoned ship for almost 40 years ago which invites us to sail through time. It happened on a cold winter morning in 1983; when this enormous craft ran aground on the shores of the Argentine Sea. After exploring this mysterious giant, we visited the Estancia Rolito. This lovely ranch, that keeps the spirit of a family business based on sheep farming tradition, is the first ranch to open its gates to rural tourism.
8:00 Departure from the city
9:15 Technical Stop at Tolhuin
11:00 Arrival at Cabo San Pablo Cape
11:10 Lighthouse Trekking + Alzo Lunch box Three steps
13:45 Departure to The Desdemona
14:00 Desdemona visit
14:45 Departure to Estancia Rolito
15:30 Arrival at Rolito + Tea + Estancia visit
17:00 Departure to Ushuaia
18:30 Arrival at the city
This excursion may suffer variations due to weather conditions. Snack included. Lunch box included + beverages.
Tour available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Regular and Private tours.
Tour available from October 15th to Mar 31st.
We recommend taking:
Water – comfortable shoes – rain coat – camera – sun glasses.