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7 Day itinerary in Argentina, South America

Adventure at the End of the World - Ushuaia

Ushuaia, known as the city of the end of the world, stands out due to be nestled on the shores of the Beagle Channel and basis for the departure of cruises to Antarctica. You will visit their beautiful National Park, navigate the Beagle Channel, be in touch with the pure nature. This plan aims to pl... Read More

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Overview

Physical Difficulty

Average
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Recommended Age

Minimum 12

Operated in

English, Spanish

GUIDANCE

On Some Day Trips

starting point

Ushuaia

trip type

Private

trip attributes

Kayaking

Hiking

Meet local people

Historic & cultural landmarks

Travel with Purpose

Outdoors & Nature

Beach & Sea

Start/End

Night

Highlights

1

Hike around Tierra del Fuego National Park

2

Hiking to Esmeralda Lagoon

3

Navigate the Beagle Channel

4

Outdoor activities

Itinerary

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Day 1

place Arrival Ushuaia - End of the World

Arrival in Ushuaia and transfer to your accommodation. Rest of the day at leisure to discover the city and prepare for the next days

Accommodation:

  • Double Basis: Patagonia Jarke
Day 2

place Trekking National Park and Canoeing

After breakfast pick up from the hotel to start this amazing adventure. 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 shorter, 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. Notes: Hiking level: medium. 3:00 - 3:30 hs Cumulative elevation gain: 170 mts. / 560 ft. Altitude gain: 70 mts. / 230 ft. Distance covered: 7 km. / 4,4 miles Optional: “Soft Trekk”: the long hike can be replaced with some short easy paths. Ask availability in advance. Canoeing: low difficulty. If the passenger does not want to take part in the activity, the option is to go reach Lapataia Bay by bus. Basic, recommended attire: trekking boots, waterproof jacket, warm clothing, an extra pair of socks. All descriptions and itineraries are for illustration purposes: the timing of the activities, and their order may vary, and this applies also to the attractions, as the actual development of the tour depends on the guide’s decisions based on the group’s specific conformation and the evaluation of the conditions for the tour.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation:

  • Double Basis: Patagonia Jarke
Day 3

place Lakes Off Road

After the departure from the hotel the tour goes through a glacial valley surrounded by snowy peaks up to the first stop at Garibaldi pass: the only road crossing the Fuegian Andes range. From here, high up the Andes Range, it is beautiful to see Lake Escondido, a small wonder at the bottom of the valley. Near the north end of Lake Escondido, and after leaving the paved road behind, the itinerary continues along a series of old paths that a sawmill opened in the forest, impassable for conventional vehicles, to approach Lake Fagnano, the fifth largest in Argentina. In the forest near the Fagnano coast there will be free time to walk and enjoy the place, while the guide prepares an abundant meal to be enjoyed comfortably in an exclusive refuge located in a natural environment, away from the noise of modern life. Hiking: Optional: easy. 15 minutes. Cumulative elevation gain: - Altitude gain: - Distance covered: 700 meters. Basic, recommended attire: trekking boots, waterproof jacket, warm clothing. Occasionally, if the logistics would make it possible, one of the sections to or from the place where the 4x4 adventure takes place might be done in minibus for added comfort and convenience for the passengers.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation:

  • Double Basis: Patagonia Jarke
Day 4

place Trekking Esmeralda Lagoon

Around 2:30 and 3:30 PM we’ll leave from our office to the starting point for a medium difficulty hike, towards the Emerald lagoon. The hike to Emerald Lagoon does not present a big challenge to passengers who love exercise and have appropriate clothing but, depending on the weather conditions in Tierra Mayor valley, that is crossed on foot, it might be very wet and this may hinder the walk. After around a 3:30 hours hike we’ll arrive to a cottage located in Tierra Mayor valley. As the light fades out a pleasant dinner and a fine red wine shared with travelers from all over the world will be certainly worth to remember. Hiking level: medium. 3:00 - 3:30 hs Cumulative elevation gain: 180 mts. / 580 ft. Altitude gain: 165 mts. / 535 ft. Distance covered: 9 km. / 5,5 miles. Basic, recommended attire: waterproof trekking boots and jacket, warm clothing, an extra pair of socks. All descriptions and itineraries are for illustration purposes: the timing of the activities, and their order may vary, and this applies also to the attractions, as the actual development of the tour depends on the guide’s decisions based on the group’s specific conformation and the evaluation of the conditions for the tour.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Double Basis: Patagonia Jarke
Day 5

place Gable Island & Penguin Colony + Estancia Harberton

This program is a beautiful journey into the almost uninhabited, peaceful location of the first "estancia" in Tierra del Fuego: Harberton Ranch. This full-day, active tour takes passengers for a ride, to navigate, to walk and to make discoveries in one of the roughest and most beautiful places in the Beagle Channel. From the hotel, we leave Ushuaia Eastbound along National Route No. 3 and Route "J". Once at Harberton Ranch we propose to visit the Marine Mammal Museum, and the surroundings of one of the first white men settlements in Tierra del Fuego. On board a motorboat we will leave towards Martillo Island. From the boat, we'll have the chance to see penguins in their breeding lair. Navigation on the motorboat continues up to the main attraction of the day: the enormous Gable Island, where lunch with a good Patagonian wine, soft drink and mineral water awaits. After coffee, we’ll go for a hike to know more abut this gorgeous island, crossing over beaver dams and through the forest to reach the Beagle Channel shore. From there we’ll take the boat to reach Puerto Harberton, and to hop on the bus back to Ushuaia. 1- Hiking level: medium. 2:30 hs. 2- Hiking level: medium/low. 2:15 hs. 1-Cumulative elevation gain: 90 mts/295 ft. 2-Cumulative elevation gain: 37 mts./120 ft. 1- Altitude gain: 50 mts. / 165 ft. 2- Altitude gain: 30 mts. / 100 ft. 1- Distance covered: 4,5 km. / 2,8 miles 2- Distance covered: 2,5 km. / 1,5 miles Basic, recommended attire: trekking boots, waterproof jacket, warm clothing. The itineraries are for illustration purposes: the timing of the activities, and their order may vary, as the actual development of the tour depends on the guide’s decisions based on the group’s specific conformation and the evaluation of the conditions for the tour.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation:

  • Double Basis: Patagonia Jarke
Day 6

place Beagle Channel Navigation

Pick up from the hotel to the pier. We will enjoy a catamaran sailing through the historic and challenging Beagle Channel, the cradle of innumerable historical shipwrecks in these icy waters south of the Strait of Magellan. One of the objectives will be to obtain the typical postcard with the lighthouse behind us. We sailed from the local tourist dock crossing the wide Ushuaia Bay, observing from another perspective the profile of the city of Ushuaia and the geographic distribution at the foot of the Andes Mountain Range; until reaching the Beagle Channel through Paso Chico. There we sailed around the Isla de los Pájaros where we appreciate the birds of Tierra del Fuego watching Skuas, Black-browed Albatrosses, Steam Ducks, Cauquenes, Cook Seagulls and Gray Seagulls; and of the Isla de los Lobos where we can observe specimens of sea lions of one and two hairs. Both islands belong to the Bridges archipelago. When arriving at the Lighthouse Les Eclaireurs (The Illuminators or also the badly called colloquially the Lighthouse of the End of the World), we will be able to appreciate the colonies of Imperial Cormorants and Rocky Cormorants (of aspect similar to the penguins but of different species); and also listen to the story of the collapse of the SS Monte Cervantes that he starred in in 1930. At the end of the journey you will be amazed by the view of the mountain range that surrounds the city of Ushuaia and its sumptuous nature that surrounds it. It is a tour of great historical and scenic value that we carry out, visiting privileged and interesting points along the entire trip, which you can discover by navigating the waters of the Beagle Channel. In a pleasant and calm route.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Double Basis: Patagonia Jarke
Day 7

place End of the Journey

At the informed time transfer to the airport in Ushuaia to take your departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast

What’s Included

Accommodation expand_less

  • Patagonia Jarke

Meals expand_less

  • Breakfast (6)
  • Lunch (3)
  • Dinner (1)

Transport expand_less

  • Transfer Airport - Hotel - Airport in each destination

Activities expand_less

  • All mentioned excursiones with English/Spanish speaking guide
  • Tours mentioned in the itinerary

Extras expand_less

  • Optional Tours - Ask us for them
  • Meals that are not mentioned

Not Included expand_less

  • International and domestic flights
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Harberton entrance ticket
  • Personal Expenses
  • Travel Insurance

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$2,300.00 USD