Ushuaia Department
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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: Beagle Channel & Sea Wolves Island Catamaran Cruise

    2. 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: Gable Island and Penguin Colony with Canoeing

    3. 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.

  • Ushuaia: Walking with Penguins Experience and Marine Museum

    4. 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: Beagle Channel Boat Tour and Bridges Island Trek

    5. 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.

  • Ushuaia: Penguin Watching Tour by Catamaran

    6. Ushuaia: Penguin Watching Tour by Catamaran

    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, continue sailing East into the wonderful landscapes of the Beagle Channel surrounded by stunning mountain ranges. Admire both Puerto Almanza on the Argentina coast and the Puerto Williams Nava...

    It was an amazing experience. We got up close to the Penguins and Sea Lions. The scenery was breathtaking. I highly recommend this tour. You see so much.

  • Full Day Trekking to Emerald Lagoon with Lunch

    7. Full Day Trekking to Emerald Lagoon with Lunch

    Be collected at your accommodation in a minivan and start your adventure with up to 18 other people. Spend 1-hour on a scenic drive through Lengas and Cohiues, the ancient trees of Fueguian forests, then reach the welcoming refuge.  Once inside Tierra del Fuego National Park begin your 2.5-hour trek to the Emerald Lagoon. This is a moderately difficult trek over 7 miles with 700 feet of uneven terrain, which leads you across streams and through dense forests until reaching the lagoon. This beautiful spot is hidden between immense snow-capped mountains. It is an excellent place for spotting foxes, condors, and beavers. Marvel at the turquoise water while you take a 45-minute break to enjoy a delicious packed lunch. After lunch, enjoy the 1.5-hour trek to return to the refuge where you will be picked up and driven back to Ushuaia.

    It's a long trek ( if you are not a trekker) and requires waterproof boots, most of the trek is on damp and Marsh soli. The alternative you are offered of cheap rubber boots is not very good. The ones my wife used were ruptured and they don't give you a good support. You will need trekking poles, but they are provided by the operator. Other than these operating issues it was very nice trek with very beautiful scenary.

  • Ushuaia: Two-day Trip to National Park and Beagle Channel

    8. Ushuaia: Two-day Trip to National Park and Beagle Channel

    Enjoy the natural wonders of the Beagle Channel and the impressive landscapes of the Tierra del Fuego National Park in this two-day trip from Ushuaia.

    Meet your driver from the comfort of your accommodation in Ushuaia at 8:00 am to a start scenic drive through the national park to the Lighthouse at the End of the World with a stop for photos at a Panoramic Point. Hike in Tierra del Fuego through the dense green forest with professional guide. See the forest along the shore at Lapataia Bay and enjoy a hearty lunch with a glass of red wine next to Acigami Lake. At the end of the outing, you be taken back to your hotel.

    On day 2, sail the Beagle Channel and view panoramas of Ushuaia Bay, and take in the rich marine life like fur seals. Stand between Argentina and Chile at Les Eclaireurs lighthouse, and stop at Bridges Island for a wildlife excursion with a delicio...

  • Ushuaia: Tierra del Fuego Trekking and Canoeing

    9. Ushuaia: Tierra del Fuego Trekking and Canoeing

    Enjoy being immersed in nature at Tierra del Fuego National Park. Enjoy an intense walk a ride in inflatable canoes, across an incredible landscape with rivers, sea, mountains, and forests.  Inside the Tierra del Fuego National Park walk a 7-kilometer path, considered of medium difficulty, to discover a recovered paradise where the mountains can be reached from near the sea, and freshwater rivers and lakes coexist with the marine coast. Near the Acigami Lake, enjoy lunch in a dining tent out of the wind or rain. Afterwards, grab your provided rubber boots, pants, and life jackets and get aboard very safe and stable inflatable canoes. Reach Lapataia Bay following the slow flow of the Lapataia and Ovando rivers. For about an hour, you will see the transition from the freshwater environment to the sea at Lapataia Bay.

    A must do!! We had the chance to take this tour with my wife and we absolutely loved it. The guides were funny and whitty. Knowledgable and with a genuine love and interest for their work. The places we visited were great. It was a trully lovely visit and a great experience at the end of the world!!

  • From Ushuaia: Fagnano and Escondido Lakes Tour

    10. From Ushuaia: Fagnano and Escondido Lakes Tour

    Leaving Ushuaia, travel along National Route 3, northeast towards the mountain peaks of Mounts Olivia and Cinco Hermanos. Through the journey along Carabajal Valley, see “circus” glaciers, suspended valleys, and peats. Your next stop will be the Valle de Lobos Winter Center, a breeding center for dog sleds, Syberian Huskies, and Alaskan Huskies.   Continue your trip to find peat valleys, small glaciers, cross-country skiing centers, the alpine skiing center of Beaver Mountain, cascades and natural habitats that have been modified by the beavers. Make your way up to the Garibaldi Crossing through the winding road, surrounded by forests full of Lengas and Ñires. Take some time to enjoy the panoramic views of Lakes Escondido, Fagnano, and their surroundings from Garibaldi’s Viewpoint. On the way to Lake Fagnano, see the Bronzovich Sawmill, Entre Rios Rural School, and Kaiken Lodging House...

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What people are saying about Ushuaia Department

A must do!! We had the chance to take this tour with my wife and we absolutely loved it. The guides were funny and whitty. Knowledgable and with a genuine love and interest for their work. The places we visited were great. It was a trully lovely visit and a great experience at the end of the world!!

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.

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 !

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

Our guide was very dynamic. The boat being small the group is of reasonable size, it does not make mass tourism. The cruise will be a great memory.