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  • Tierra del Fuego National Park & The End of the World Train

    1. Tierra del Fuego National Park & The End of the World Train

    After pickup in Ushuaia, travel towards Tierra del Fuego National Park. Along the way, stop to admire the panoramic views over the Beagle Channel. Cross the river and arrive at the End of the World Station. Choose to ride along the embankment used by the old convict train. Passengers who do not wish to ride the train will wait at the end of the train line.  Continue to the national park, an area reserved to protect the native subantarctic flora and fauna. Follow the path through the forest to Lake Roca, a glacial lake framed by mountains and forest. Look out for different native bird species, and spend 30 minutes in this beautiful place. Cross Cormorants Island and visit a beaver dam on the way to Lapataia Bay. See the beautiful coast, and traces of the ancient native settlers that used to live in the region. Walk along the footbridge, take photographs, and enjoy the feeling of being a...

    Very nice relaxing pace tour. Luciano the tour guide was well spoken and provided great commentary. , Everything was well organized and informative.

  • Ushuaia: Full-Day Penguin Watching & Estancia Harberton Tour

    2. Ushuaia: Full-Day Penguin Watching & Estancia Harberton Tour

    Start your full-day tour from the tourist pier and cross Ushuaia Bay to reach the Beagle Channel. Sail around Bird’s Island and appreciate the rich bird life of Tierra del Fuego, including skuas, black-browed albatrosses, steam ducks, and more. Continue to Sea Lion’s Island and see the 2 species that inhabit the island. Arrive at Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse and see the cormorant colonies that live there. Sail eastward, enjoying the wonderful landscape of the channel and the mountains that surround it. See Puerto Almanza and the Puerto Williams Naval Base, then continue to Isla Martillo to admire a penguin colony. Disembark at Harberton Ranch to enjoy a tour of the shearing shed, the carpentry, the boat house, and the house garden. Then relax in the Manacatush tea house, or visit the Acatushún Austral Marine Mammal and Birds Museum (not included). At the end of the tour, board the bus and...

    What we got is exactly was what was written in the detailed program. We were absolutely satisfied. The tourist guides on the ship and on the Estancia were were well prepared. Absolutely recommended program!

  • Ushuaia: Beagle Channel & Sea Wolves Island Catamaran Cruise

    3. Ushuaia: Beagle Channel & Sea Wolves Island Catamaran Cruise

    Start the tour in the local tourist dock and board a modern and comfortable boat. Set sail and cross the wide Ushuaia Bay until you reach the Beagle Channel through Paso Chico. Then, navigate around the Bird's Island where you can appreciate species of the Tierra del Fuego's seabirds such as skuas, black-browed albatross, steam ducks, cauquenes, cook seagulls, and gray seagulls. After that, reach Sea Lion Island which also belongs to the Bridges Archipelago and is inhabited by 2 different species of sea lion. Arrive at the Les Eclaireurs (The Illuminators) Lighthouse where you will find imperial and rocky cormorants colonies. Hear the story of the collapse of the SS Monte Cervantes in 1930. Next, descend into Puerto Karelo to see the authentic shelly deposits (conchero's) of Yamana peoples. Enjoy a guided hike here which lasts takes approximately 20 minutes, finishing at a panoramic vi...

    Very nice tour and everything was good organised ! The boat is comfortable, guides speaks spanish and english. We saw a lot of birds and sea lions !

  • Ushuaia: Off-Road 4X4 Lakes Tour

    4. Ushuaia: Off-Road 4X4 Lakes Tour

    During this full-day tour, explore the landscape of Tierra del Fuego on exciting off-road trails in a 4x4 vehicle. Discover the natural beauty of the area on routes that are not frequented by tourists. High up from the Andes Range, see Lake Escondido, a small wonder hidden in the bottom of a valley. Then discover the gigantic and imposing Lake Fagnano, which will be the highlight of the day. Cross the forest and the rivers through challenging mud roads, between trees, passing the coast of the lakes with an experienced driver-guide. Complete your experience with an authentic Argentinian lunch in the Fuegian forest, with a bottle of Malbec.

    Nawel (i know i am spelling it wrong) was really wonderful, pleasant, and overall my dad and I had a blast. The driver knew exactly what he was doing and it was impressive! Nawel knew a lot about everything- he pretty much was able to answer all of our questions. We saw amazing lakes in the area, had one of the best Lunch i’ve had in Ushuaia (better than a restaurant) and our group was very social and we all were buddies by the end of it. Would definitely recommend!

  • Ushuaia: Helicopter Scenic Flight

    5. Ushuaia: Helicopter Scenic Flight

    Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the mountains, islands, glaciers, city, and harbor. You will be able to choose from 3 different tours: Ushuaia Scenic Tour (7 min): This flight will give you an excellent view of the city, Golondrina Bay, Susana Mount, Martial Glacier, Presidio and Ushuaia Port harbor and bay. Emerald Lagoon (15 min): Fly over Ushuaia city, and get a clear view of Olivia Mountain. From there, continue on to Cinco Hermanos Mount, the peatlands of Carbajal Valley, Tierra Mayor Valley, Emerald Lagoon, and finishes off over Ushuaia Bay. Landing at the Andes (30 min): Fly over Ushuaia and then be taken east to see Olivia Mountain’s summit of almost 4,350 feet. You'll be driven through the Carbajal Valley with its imposing peatlands until you'll reach the Esmeralda Lagoon, a high mountain lagoon. After flying around the mountains you'll get to a stop area, where you'll get t...

  • Ushuaia: Gable Island and Penguin Colony with Canoeing

    6. Ushuaia: Gable Island and Penguin Colony with Canoeing

    Join this active excursion to take part in the most comprehensive day tour of Tierra del Fuego. In addition to Gable Island, visit the Harberton Ranch and the penguin colony on Martillo Island. Leave Ushuaia toward the east until you arrive at Lasifashaj River. There, preparations will begin to paddle inflatable canoes along the river and the Beagle Channel. You will be provided with rubber boots, trousers, and life jackets to paddle downstream and to the sea in the Beagle Channel. At the sea, you will see wildlife, including a variety of seabirds and maybe even some sea lions. Then, arrive at the Harberton Ranch and take a motorboat towards the Isla Martillo. From the boat, you can see penguins at their breeding site. Continue on your motorboat to the main attraction of the day, the huge Gable Island, where a hot lunch awaits you with Patagonian wine, soft drinks, and mineral water. N...

    Fantastic day. Great guides. Good food. Appropriate time to rest and be active. Unique experience.

  • From Ushuaia: Escondido Lake 4x4 Off-Road Trip with Canoeing

    7. From Ushuaia: Escondido Lake 4x4 Off-Road Trip with Canoeing

    An off-road vehicle will pick you up at your hotel to take you through the Fuegian Andes Mountain Range to visit three special viewpoints. Take an opportunity to snap your best photo of Escondido Lake. Head down an old woodcutter's path across the forest and down a hill until reaching the lake. You then receive a technical briefing from your guide and grab the oars with your paddle buddy to start your 45-minute canoe excursion. Back on shore, start a 1-hour off-road adventure around the coastline of Lake Escondido, crossing the native forest until reaching Fagnano Lake, where you’ll enjoy a hot coffee and a delicious piece of cake before starting a 30-minute trek through the forest or around the shore. At the end of your Fagnano experience, prepare to taste a traditional asado (barbecue) in a cottage in the woods. While the meat sizzles in the fire, enjoy a classic picada

  • Ushuaia: Walking with Penguins Experience and Marine Museum

    8. Ushuaia: Walking with Penguins Experience and Marine Museum

    Meet your guide in the port of Ushuaia, then admire scenic views as you travel by bus and boat to Martillo Island on the mystical Beagle Channel. Visit the famous Harberton Ranch, which was founded in 1886 by the Anglican missionary Thomas Bridges, and learn about the unique history of the location. Then it’s time to explore the island, home to a colony of Papúa (Gentoo) and Magellanic penguins. Wander along the island’s many nature trails as you get up close and personal to these friendly and charismatic penguins. Take photos and admire the penguins in their natural habitat, which they also share with other birds including cormorants, petrels, vultures and skúas. After a 1-hour walk across the island, head back to the ranch and enjoy some free time to explore the historical buildings as well as visit the Marine Mammals and Sea Birds Museum. At the end of the experience, return to the ...

  • Ushuaia: Panoramic City Train Tour

    9. Ushuaia: Panoramic City Train Tour

    Take a train tour of the streets, landscapes, and stories of the southernmost city in the world. Travel for 1 hour through Ushuaia and visit its neighborhoods from end to end. Stop at two panoramic scenes to observe and photograph the city looking toward the mountain and from the mountain, and marvel at these unforgettable looks at the End of the World. During this unmissable tour, discover the history of a disturbing, beautiful, and unique city, which owes its present to each of the tourists who visit it every year, from all over the world. Listen to interesting facts and stories about all the places you see with a useful audio guide, available in Spanish and English, and enjoy taking photos at the two stops: Missión Barra (Ushuaia's first town) and the Beagle Channel Viewpoint.

    excellent activity being so unexpensive it is a must for anyone interested in an introduction to Ushuaia. The guide is very kind and knowledgeable.

  • Ushuaia: Beagle Channel Boat Tour and Bridges Island Trek

    10. Ushuaia: Beagle Channel Boat Tour and Bridges Island Trek

    Meet your friendly crew and board your boat for the day in the local port of Ushuaia, then set sail towards Alicia Island where you can observe a colony of sea lions. Head towards Bird Island next, and watch out for the array of royal and imperial cormorants, which nest their chicks here from spring to autumn. After a bit of bird watching, travel east to another small island where you can find fur seals, depending on the time of year. Arrive at Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, an iconic symbol of Ushuaia that was built in 1919. Learn about the fascinating history of the lighthouse as you admire the view, then sail on to Bridges Island. Disembark from the boat and set out on a mini trek in search of native flora and fauna. Follow your guide along the path and learn about the local wildlife as well as the history of the island’s natives. At the highest point along the trek, take a moment to adm...

    We mostly went on the trip to watch seabirds and it was amazing for that. We brought binoculars and were able to see a number of species. Our guide was incredibly knowledgable and helpful and enthusiastic and we had a great time. Also we saw whales.

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What people are saying about Ushuaia Department

We really liked that. We went to the museum, we went for a walk with the penguin. The tour guide was able to explain a lot about the animals, the country. It is worth seeing!