USHUAIA SAN PABLO CAPE + ROLITO – FULL DAY
A day in a fisherman village
Holiday TypeAdventure, Budget, Charming, Classic, Family-friendly, Forest, Hiking, Lake, Local Food, Local People, Mountain, National Park, Photograph, Quiet, Romantic, Rural, Seaside, Tasting, Trendy, Walking Tour, Wild Life, Wines
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Medium Group
Every land has its own secrets but not everyone is chosen to know them.
A lighthouse in a lonely cape, a mysterious sunken ship for 40 years, and a distinguished antique estancia are some of the icons that reveal the unknown stories of Tierra del Fuego. Are you ready?
Our treasure hunters John and Martha immersed themselves in this voyage to discover some of the unique pearls buried in this land.
In this exclusive experience our couple discover a diverse geography and the labors of the people in Tierra del Fuego.
Very early in the morning, we will pick you up in Ushuaia with our guests following National Route 3 and crossing The Andes through the Garibaldi Pass. Standing at 450 meters above sea level, this was one of the most interesting points of the trip. They had traveled about 60 kilometers when Lake Escondido surprised us in the middle of the high rocky walls. As they continues, they observed the ecosystem gradually transforming from the woods to the steppe at the northern part of the island, a region known for breeding the best lambs in the world.
We stopped by the little town of Tolhuin, heart of the island, to visit La Unión Bakery. This is a traditional meeting point for both locals and visitors and it is part of the charm of this village. Here John and Martha took a delicious coffee break among the aroma of pastries and the perfume of the hot chocolate.
By midday we came to the Provincial Route “A”, where we took a gravel road heading toward the Atlantic Ocean and the San Pablo Cape. At this point, we hiked up to an isolated mountain with an abandoned lighthouse at the end. Martha was captivated by this extraordinary solitary scene.
Climbing to the top of this beacon, our guests could appreciate The Desdemona, an abandoned ship for almost 40 years ago which invites us to sail through time. It happened on a cold winter morning in 1983; when this enormous craft ran aground on the shores of the Argentine Sea. Long ago it carried many different cargoes, this time it was hundreds of cement bags that fell, resting like petrified mummies.
After exploring this mysterious giant, we visited the Estancia Rolito. This lovely ranch, that keeps the spirit of a family business based on sheep farming tradition, is the first ranch to open its gates to rural tourism. It is here that we paused for a delightful tea with home-made cakes, cookies and marmalades.
Our travelers also took some time to walk around part of the gorgeous 500-hectare ancient lenga forest, taking thick green pathways with the smell of wild mint and the chirping of birds dwelling in the foliage. They visited the shearing shed, where there were already some wool bales from the first shearing.
As the sun started to set, we made the last stop in a local micro-brewery in Tolhuin. There we will learn about the craft beer production and of course, we tasted its different varieties.
This excursion may suffer variations due to weather conditions. Snack included. Lunch Box it is included + beverages.
Tour available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Also it is available in Private tour.
We recommend taking:
Water – comfortable shoes –rain coat– camera –sun glasses
- Box Lunch + beverage
- Both of them Includes Pick up and Drop Off at your hotel.
- English/Spanish Speaking guide
Pick up from hotel
Technical Stop at Tolhuin
Arrival at Cabo San Pablo Cape
Departure to The Desdemona
Departure to Estancia Rolito
Arrival at Rolito + Tea + Estancia visit
Departure to Ushuaia
Arrival at the city