Ushuaia is the southernmost city of the world. It is the capital of the Province of Tierra del Fuego and South Atlantic Islands. It is a large and modern city on the border of the Beagle Channel, surrounded by forests made up of Lenga, Ñires, and other species, and has a mountain chain with everlasting ice and snow as a backdrop.
Sample Custom Itinerary
DAY 01 Ushuaia
Arrival in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Meet & greet at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Balance of the day at leisure to explore the area on own. We suggest visiting: the interesting museums such as, The End of the World Museum and the Presidium.
DAY 02 Ushuaia
Tierra del Fuego National Park contains a summary of the landscapes in Patagonia: Sea, mountains and forest. Morning meet the guide in the lobby of the hotel. This will be a full day to visit this incredible National Park, one of the nicest in Argentina. Upon arrival in the park, we start a 7 km trek (3.5 hour walk) on a safe but uneven terrain with some slopes on the way, to a wonderful scenic point overlooking Lake Roca, Lagunas Verde and Negra, Rivers Ovando and Lapataia and Lapataia bay. Hiking through this beech forest we will be able to look for the Magellanic woodpecker, largest in South America, Austral parakeets, black-chested buzzard eagles and Andean Condors.
We have lunch by the lake (Lago Roca) and in the afternoon we paddle in the National Park. After an instructive view in Lago Roca, kayak Ovando River, which flows, into the Green Lake, one of the most beautiful views of the Park. During this easy- downstream ride, we will enjoy the crystal-clear, quite waters of Ovando River. We will run into Laguna Verde, one of the most wonderful spots in this part of the Park. As we go on, we will be amazed by the beauty of the scenery. Approaching Lapataia Bay, we may encounter sea birds flying over, looking curiously at us: sea petrels, albatross, and steamer ducks, among others.
Lapataia Bay is our final destination. After we disembark, we just relax and enjoy the early, southern sunset behind the mountains. We are at the end of the southernmost reaches of the Panamerican Road, at the end of the world.
We drive back to Ushuaia and hotel. This paddling is very easy and great fun! It is ideal for families and group of friends!
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
DAY 03 Ushuaia
Morning pick up for full day visit Harberton Ranch, with a navigation to observe The penguin colony at Martillo Island. This excursion is the perfect introduction to Tierra del Fuego, its history, its magnificent natural history and traditions.
We start from Ushuaia driving east towards Estancia Harberton. This estancia belongs to the descendants of the first British Missionaries to reach the area - Rev. Thomas Bridges- and was managed for many years by Ms Natalie Goodall, a foremost naturalist in the area. We visit the estancia and then board a small boat to navigate to Gable Island (the largest in the Beagle Channel) where we stop for lunch. Our base will be a cabin that dates from the beginning of the 19th century, a picturesque shelter adapted to receive visitors preserving its original charm.
After lunch we follow a 2,30 hs hike (between 3- 7 km hike depending upon the passengers physical condition) in the island to try to reach the opposite coast on the Beagle Channel to see the Gables, a rock formation by the coast and then resume our navigation to the Penguin rookery at MARTILLO ISLAND, the domain of the Magellan Penguin and some few Gentoo Penguins. The unique location of this island (close to the point where the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean waters merge) allows for an incredible variety of rich subaquatic life, making it an amazing spot for birdwatching (petrels, skuas, cormorants, sea gulls and albatross). Once in a while some king penguins have been seen there too.
Return to Harberton and back to Ushuaia.
IMPORTANT NOTE: For those who wish, you can do some canoeing before going to Harberton Ranch. You would just spend less time a tthe ranch than the others.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
DAY 04 Ushuaia
Morning at leisure to enjoy the city on own before the transfer to the airport to fly out.
2017-2018 High season rates per person in US$: (prices will be lower at other dates. Other hotels, such as Los Cauquenes, Arakur, etc. available):
The rates include:
*group tours (to be shared with other passengers - maximum 15 people)
Assistance of bilingual guides
* 2 lunches as described on the itinerary without beverages
The rates do not include:
* Airline tickets, airport taxes and local taxes
* Personal expenses and extras
* Tips for baggage handling and optional tips for guides/ drivers
* Meals (except the ones mentioned) and beverages