HIDDEN LAKE

Duration: 4 hours

We start our day with a breathtaking drive from Ushuaia along the River Olivia Valley, before passing the majestic mountain of the same name. Then, while continuing north into the Andes we will pass the Five Brothers Mountains before entering Garibaldi Pass. Ahead of us will lie our magnificent destination, Lago Escondido (Hidden Lake). This is a lovely, crystal-clear lake hidden deep in the mountains of Tierra del Fuego. Luxuriant greenery and mountain-scapes will surround us while the shimmering waters of Lake Fagnano will be seen afar. Here we will have a chance to enjoy the majestic, pristine scenery.

TIERRA DEL FUEGO NATIONAL PARK

Duration: 4 hours

Just a short drive from Ushuaia finds us in the awesome and wild Tierra del Fuego National Park. Bordering Beagle Channel, our visit here offers us a marvellous opportunity to see some of the world’s most unique and isolated plants and wildlife.

 

The National Park – comprising of lakes and rivers, glaciers and forests, rocks and mountains – is home to a large variety of land birds. These include the Antarctic Giant Petrel, the Southern Fulmar, the Great Glebe, the Kelp Goose, Imperial and Rock Cormorants, Streamer Ducks, Kelp Gulls, the South American Tern, the Black Oyster Catcher, the Snowy Sheatbill and the Antarctic Skua.

 

The stark, grey and angular remains of forests devastated by fires many years ago appear as statues in the green countryside, while perfectly preserved sites hold the history and secrets of native Yaghan Indians, intrepid English missionaries and the inmates of the old penal settlement.

TRAIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD

Duration: 2 ½ - 3 hours

We leave the pier by bus to board the Tierra del Fuego train, pulled by a steam locomotive, at the local railway station. This narrow-gauge steam train retraces the old tracks used by the prison inmates who were incarcerated here until 1947, when the last penal colony was shut down. We will cross the Pipo River and Canadon del Toro, as we head into the National Park and visit a small-reconstructed Yamana Indian camp.

 

We will have time for individual walks and pictures before we return. After the ride, we return to Ushuaia by bus via the lovely Bahia Ensenada.

 

There is some moderate walking and a few steps at the train station. Please note that the scenery may be considered somewhat barren – the actual train journey is the focal point of this tour.

 

The stop at La Macarena fall involves 10 minute walk on a hilly uneven ground – 20 steps approx. but guests can remain seated in the train.

TREKKING AT THE END OF THE WORLD

Duration: 4 hours

Leaving the pier, we drive north-east to Reserva Natural Tierra Mayor (a protected national park), located in the foothills of the Alvear mountain range.

 

Our two-hour trek commences at the Nunatak shelter, offering a splendid view of the thick forest of Lengas (the typical tree of the region), and with luck a variety of birds. We continue across ancient peat bogs before reaching the Alvear Mountains and the panoramic viewpoint of five waterfalls. During the trek, we learn about the life of the resident beavers.

 

There will be time for individual walks and photos prior to transit back to the pier.

THE BEST OF USHUAIA

Duration 6 – 7 hours

This tour gives us a chance to combine a visit to Tierra del Fuego National Park with a catamaran cruise of the Beagle Channel.

 

After we board our bus, we will head towards the National Park where there is a marvellous opportunity to spot some of the worlds most unique and isolated plants and wildlife. The stark, grey and angular remains of forests devastated by fires many years ago appear as statues in the green countryside, while perfectly preserved sites hold the history and secrets of native Yaghan Indians, intrepid English missionaries and the inmates of the old penal settlements.

 

Next we shall board a sightseeing catamaran for a trip along the Beagle Channel. We can enjoy the breathtaking vista of the channel and the surrounding mountains, and soak up spectacular views of Ushuaia, Mount Oliva, the vast Fique and Tunel Estancias, sheep farms, Mount Escarpado, and finally the historic Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, sitting at the end of the world.

 

On the return journey, we’ll have a close-up look at the colonies of Sea Lions and Birds Islands, as we head by the Bridges Islands and finally through Chico Pass back to Ushuaia.

LAKES OFF-ROAD

Duration: 7 hours  

Reach unique areas, only accessible by four-wheel drive vehicles, on this exciting tour.

 

Leaving Ushuaia along the valley of the River Olivia, we pass the mountain of the same name – Mount Olivia – and the group of mountains known as the ‘Five Brothers’. We enter the Garibaldi Pass, which finds us climbing into the mountain range, ending with spectacular views of Lake Escondido and Fagnano.

 

Some ‘off road’ driving will follow, along the coast of Lago Fagnano, through forests and water. A barbecue lunch will be waiting for us at a shelter.

 

After lunch we return to Lago Escondido for further ‘off road’ driving, and some walking in the area, a stop is made at Hosteria Petrel before returning to Ushuaia.

CATAMARAN ON THE BEAGLE CHANNEL

Duration: 2½ - 3 hours

CATAMARAN ON THE BEAGLE CHANNEL

Duration: 2½ - 3 hours

 

Departing our ship we will walk approximately 500 metres to join our catamaran for a ride into the Beagle Channel on this custom-made, sightseeing vessel.

 

We will be able to enjoy breathtaking views of the channel and the surrounding mountains as we get a spectacular look at Ushuaia, Mount Olivia, the vast Fique and Tunel Estancias. Also on view to us will be sheep farms, Mount Escarpado and finally the historic Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, which sits at the end of the world.

 

On our way back we will get a close-up look at the colonies on Sea Lion and Bird Islands as we head by the Bridges Islands and finally through Chico Pass back to Ushuaia.

 

Whilst onboard we will be able to purchase refreshments and snacks.

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 USHUAIA, ARGENTINA

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