USHUAIA – 4 DAYS 3 NIGHTSfrom
The end of the world
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- Vacation Style Holiday Type
- Activity Level Leisurely
Ushuaia is located in Patagonia, in the province of Tierra del Fuego. Tierra del Fuego’s landscape changes drastically with each season. The late spring brings the first hints of colors that in summer will completely invade grasslands, forests and peatlands. During autumn, lengas and ñires turn into thousand ochre shades that make forests and woods look like fire at sunset. In winter, a long white veil comes from the peaks and covers almost everything. Admiring the southern nature’s beauty is always breathe-taking. Travelers shall wander about lenga and coihue leafy forests; they can go even further where the glaciers leave their scars on the earth. Willing to touch the ice is an irresistible desire. In their way, they will find turquoise water mirror and, at the same time, milk-color water streams.
- All services, transfers and excursions detailed in the itinerary, in regular service with English speaking guide
- Navigations mentioned
- 03 Nights’ accommodation as its described in the itinerary in the mentioned hotel or in similar, according to availability at the moment of the booking request:
- International or domestic flights
- Meals and services not mentioned in the programme
- Early check in/Late check-out at hotels (except where it is specified)
- Optional tours
- Any kind of insurances
- Day 1 USHUAIA
Arrival in Ushuaia and regular transfer from Airport to the hotel with English Speaking Guide. Today we offer a Half Day Navigation to Sea Lion Island and Bird Island.
We start sailing from the Tourist Wharf of our city, towards the Beagle Channel, enjoying as we move away, from the panoramic view of the coast of Ushuaia, spotting the most important buildings, Maritime Museum (former presidio), Museum of the End of the World, the industrial area, and the Olivia and Cinco Hermanos mountains.
We go to the Bridges Islands where we make our stop and descent. It is important to note that the walk that is made during this visit is not difficult and is within the reach of anyone.
In addition to having the experience of walking on a small island in the middle of the Beagle Channel, the objective is to appreciate the following three fundamental attractions:
Concharo Yámanas: archaeological remains of the original inhabitants of the Beagle Channel. A few meters from the dock there are deposits from the Yámanas or Yaganes settlements, we will enter one of them and, based on the guide’s explanations, we will imagine how they lived. In addition, a cut in the wall of the conchero will allow us to better understand and observe the stratification of the discarded mussel shells.
Interpretation of the particular flora of an island in the middle of the Beagle Channel.
Going through the interpretation circuit, we appreciate the particular development that plants, flowers and fruits achieve in this special ecosystem. We return to embark and sail towards the southwest, approaching the island of Los Lobos, where, from the boat, we can enjoy the sight of specimens of sea lions, observing their permanent habitat, in a wonderful scenery. Continuing the navigation, we will head towards the island of Los Pájaros, habitat of Magellanic Cormorants and Imperial Cormorants and privileged sector to see specimens of the marine avifauna. We continue towards the Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, in the archipelago of the same name, where the ship Monte Cervantes was shipwrecked in 1930. The return will be through Paso Chico, spotting Estancias Tunel and Fique, we return to Ushuaia, with a view of the imposing frame that gives the city the Martial Mount and the glacier of the same name.
Departs daily at 09:30am or 03:30pm Duration: 3 hours. Port fee is not included.
Overnight in Ushuaia, standard room.
- Day 2 USHUAIA TREKKING & CANOAS
After breakfast we will go in a walk, where we will combine a trekking and a canoeing Full Day tour by the National Park Tierra del Fuego.
After covering the 10 km from Ushuaia to Tierra del Fuego National Park, this tour visits its most relevant attractions. On foot, and in contact with Nature, along the undulating 8-km-long Coastal Path, this medium-difficulty hike should not pose a big challenge to those passengers used to exercise, and with the appropriate attire.
Those who prefer a less demanding activity may choose to walk along a few horter, and softer trails (please request the “Soft Trekk” option in advance).
Near to the border of Lapataia River, lunch will be served with a great panoramic view from inside a heated dome-tent, to avoid wind or rain.
Afterwards, all participants will be equipped with rubber boots, coverpants and lifejackets: the excursion will continue from Lake Acigami aboard inflatable canoes (duckies) for about an hour through the fresh water of the Lapataia and Ovando rivers until reaching the sea in Lapataia Bay. This canoe activity ends near the point where Route 3 (also called Pan-American Highway) meet its southern end.
Equipment that the passenger must bring: Waterproof jacket + polar jacket. Waterproof shoes or trainers with good traction. Hat. Sunglasses. A pair of extra socks to change after the activity in canoes.
Lunch is included. Entrace fee Tierra del Fuego National Park is not included.
Overnight in Ushuaia, standard room. (B, L)
- Day 3 USHUAIA LAKE FAGNANO & ESCONDIDO
Breakfast. Today we offer a tour to Lake Fagnano and Escondido (SIB).
Leaving the city of Ushuaia, we will travel the national route No. 3, heading northeast, towards the mountain peaks, Monte Olivia and Cinco Hermanos. On the route along the Carvajal Valley, we will see circus glaciers, hanging valleys and bogs in operation. The next stop will be at the Valle de Lobos Winter Center, a sled dog farm, Siberian Huskies and Alaskan Huskies. We continue our tour, we will find peat valleys, small glaciers, cross-country ski centers and snow activities, the Cerro Castor alpine ski complex, waterfalls and environments modified by the actions of the Beavers. Starting at Rancho Hambre, we begin to climb towards Garibaldi Pass, following the winding path, surrounded by forests of Lengas and Ñires. At the Mirador del Paso Garibaldi, we will stop to enjoy panoramic views of Lake Escondido, Lake Fagnano and surroundings. We begin the return to the winter resort area, where we will stop at one of them, with free time for lunch and snow activities. Then we return to the city of Ushuaia.
Lunch is optional. Duration: 8 hours.
Overnight in Ushuaia, standard room. (B, L)
- Day 4 USHUAIA - DEPARTURE
Regular transfer to the airport to take your flight. (B)