USHUAIA INTO THE HEART OF THE ISLAND – 2 DAYS 1 NIGHT
Holiday TypeAdventure, Bird Watching, Camping, National Park, Navigation, Photograph, Seaside, Trekking, Wild Life
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Large Group
We leave Ushuaia heading east and towards the coast of the Beagle Channel, on one of our most active excursions in Tierra del Fuego. In a location removed from the areas saturated by tourism, during the first part of this day we will go rowing in canoes down the river to enter the Beagle Channel and, by sea, accompanied by the wind, reach a panoramic point of the Beagle Channel.
We will arrive at Gable Island in a motor boat. We will continue the day with a hike in one of the wildest and most beautiful places of the Beagle Channel. We will also see penguins on a nearby island. On the way back from the estancia, we will change vehicles.
The second part of the day takes us beyond the Cordillera de los Andes, through the forest and through Lake Fagnano. We will spend the night in our refuge located on the coast of this 100 km long lake, after a relaxed dinner by the fire in a magnificent environment.
The next morning we leave towards the lake Yehuin, behind the northern margin of Lake Fagnano. After a visit to Tolhuin we enter an area where it the change in the environment is noticeable: the steppe begins to prevail over the sub-Antarctic forest. In the area of estancias, we will see many birds and guanacos on our 3-hour walk in the Corazón de la Isla Provincial Park.
We will have lunch near the source of the Indio River. In the afternoon, we will ascend the Cabras hill in a strong walk of almost 4 hours to see an intact and infinite landscape: fords, wetlands, beaver dams, lakes and lagoons, endless horizon and mountains.
After the descent, we will return to Ushuaia towards the end of the afternoon.
Suggested clothing: Waterproof jacket + fleece jacket. Waterproof walking shoes/trainers with good traction. Trekking poles. Thermal interiors. Extra socks to change, T-shirts and other casual warm weather clothes for layering Lightweight sweaters. Short and long-sleeved t-shirts. A small backpack or similar bag with shoulder straps, for carrying camera and other gear. Sunglasses with UV protection. Sunscreen. skin care: Personal toiletries, including sun block, moisturizing lotion and lip balm. One pair of waterproof pants (made of waterproof, breathable fabric), that would be loose enough to wear over a regular pair of trousers. Zip-lock plastic bags as added protection for camera, batteries, etc. Optional: wool ski cap, scarf. Please let us know if you are not bringing your own sleeping bag and pad.
-Regular tour departs every day at 08.00 am from Canal Fun's Office (October to April).
-Private tour route, spots to visit and departure schedule is coordinated previously with the passenger depending on their availability.
- Pick Up & Drop Off at your hotel;
- Drinks (bottled water, soft-drinks, Patagonian red wine);
- All the meals. Vegetarians and coeliacs: menus available by reservation;
- English speaking guide.
- Haberton Ranch entrence fee;
USHUAIA - LASHIFASHAJ RIVER - BEAGL CHANNEL - HANBERTON RANCH - MARTILLO ISLAND - GABLE ISLAND - FAGNANO LAKE
08:00 Departure from Canal Fun’s office at Roca 136 08:45 Road trip through glacial valleys, forest, along Routes 3 and “J”. 10:30 Arrival to the Lashifashaj river, technical and safety talk. Canoeing down the river and on the Beagle Channel. 12:30 End of the paddling activity. Arrival at Estancia Harberton. 13:00 Boarding the motorboat to reach the penguin colony at Isla Martillo. 13:20 Penguin watching. Navigation to Gable Island. 13:45 Arrival at Gable Island, disembarkation and lunch. 14:30 Hike through Gable Island. Medium difficulty. Slope: less than 100 meters. Duration 2.5 hours. 17:00 Motor boat navigation to reach the vehicle to go to Lake Fagnano. 18:30 Arrival to our refuge in Lake Fagnano. 20:30 Dinner.
HEART OF THE ISLAND PROVINCE PARK - LAKE YEHUIN - CABRAS HILL - USHUAIA
08:00 Breakfast. 09:00 Departure to the Heart of the Island. 11:30 Arrival at Lake Yehuin. 12:30 Lunch. 13:30 Hike to reach the top of Cerro Cabras. Difficulty: High. Altitude of 400 meters Duration. 3.5 hs 15:30 Summit of Cerro Cabras. 17:00 Return to the vehicle. Snack. 19:00 Arrival in Ushuaia.