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Ushuaia: Gable Island and Penguin Colony with Canoeing

1. Ushuaia: Gable Island and Penguin Colony with Canoeing

Join this active excursion to take part in the most comprehensive day tour of Tierra del Fuego. In addition to Gable Island, visit the Harberton Ranch and the penguin colony on Martillo Island. Leave Ushuaia toward the east until you arrive at Lasifashaj River. There, preparations will begin to paddle inflatable canoes along the river and the Beagle Channel. You will be provided with rubber boots, trousers, and life jackets to paddle downstream and to the sea in the Beagle Channel. At the sea, you will see wildlife, including a variety of seabirds and maybe even some sea lions. Then, arrive at the Harberton Ranch and take a motorboat towards the Isla Martillo. From the boat, you can see penguins at their breeding site. Continue on your motorboat to the main attraction of the day, the huge Gable Island, where a hot lunch awaits you with Patagonian wine, soft drinks, and mineral water. Next, hike to explore this wonderful island along beaver dams, through the forest, and along the marine coast until you reach the boat that will take you back to Puerto Harberton. Then, take the bus to Ushuaia.

Ushuaia: 8-Hour Vinciguerra Glacier Trek

2. Ushuaia: 8-Hour Vinciguerra Glacier Trek

Your trek to the Vinciguerra Glaciar begins with a morning transfer from your hotel to the Valley of Andorra. Leave the vehicle behind and challenge the wet and slippery ground as you follow a meandering river that cuts across peat bogs that line the valley.    Arrive at the forest and prepare for an initially demanding ascent that becomes easier once reaching the treeline some 600-meters above sea level. Once above the treeline have views of the surrounding mountain range's craggy peaks that enclose the valley. Continue along a stream that feeds from a glacial lagoon and arrive at the Vinciguerra Glaciar only a few dozen meters ahead.  During your trek enjoy a boxed lunch with drinks. Your arrival time back at your hotel is approximately 4:30 PM. 

From Ushuaia: Fagnano and Escondido Lakes Tour

3. From Ushuaia: Fagnano and Escondido Lakes Tour

Leaving Ushuaia, travel along National Route 3, northeast towards the mountain peaks of Mounts Olivia and Cinco Hermanos. Through the journey along Carabajal Valley, see “circus” glaciers, suspended valleys, and peats. Your next stop will be the Valle de Lobos Winter Center, a breeding center for dog sleds, Syberian Huskies, and Alaskan Huskies.   Continue your trip to find peat valleys, small glaciers, cross-country skiing centers, the alpine skiing center of Beaver Mountain, cascades and natural habitats that have been modified by the beavers. Make your way up to the Garibaldi Crossing through the winding road, surrounded by forests full of Lengas and Ñires. Take some time to enjoy the panoramic views of Lakes Escondido, Fagnano, and their surroundings from Garibaldi’s Viewpoint. On the way to Lake Fagnano, see the Bronzovich Sawmill, Entre Rios Rural School, and Kaiken Lodging House at the headwaters of the lake. After this last stop, begin your journey back towards the Winter Centers, where you can stop for lunch and even try typical Fuegian lamb. After, return to your hotel in Ushuaia.  

From Ushuaia: King Crab Fishing Day Trip with Lunch

4. From Ushuaia: King Crab Fishing Day Trip with Lunch

Feel like a local as you catch your own crab in the Beagle Channel and learn the culinary secrets of Patagonian-style crab. Explore a native forest and a traditional fishing village on a guided trip. After pick-up from your hotel, head to your first stop, a dense native forest by the coast. Walk through the woods to visit an impressive waterfall before returning to the vehicle. Next, see Puerto Almanza, the southernmost fishing port in Argentina. From there, drive to a small fishing village, where nearly everyone fishes, catching crab, mussels, and other typical mollusks. Meet your local host family and board their boat. Sail to where they lay their traps and pull them up. Hopefully, they’ll be full of crabs.  On the return to shore, your hosts will prepare a crab in the Patagonian style, boiled in salty seawater, and teach you how to eat it. After lunch, you will head back to your hotel.

Ushuaia: Esmeralda Lagoon Hiking Tour with Dinner and Drinks

5. Ushuaia: Esmeralda Lagoon Hiking Tour with Dinner and Drinks

This is the perfect tour for those who love walking and being outdoors. Departing at 2:30 PM, transfer to the Valle de Tierra Mayor, the starting point for this medium intensity walk to visit the Emerald Lagoon. The difficulty is defined by the type of terrain and not by the slope.  This route will take you through a forest and then through a peat zone, which can be very wet. The lagoon is incredibly beautiful and so are the mountains that surround it. After you return from the 4-hour walk to the lagoon, enjoy a delicious Patagonian dinner with red wine in a wooden cottage that overlooks the Valle de Tierra Mayor.

Ushuaia: Tierra del Fuego National Park Tour with Lunch

6. Ushuaia: Tierra del Fuego National Park Tour with Lunch

Start the day with a pickup from your hotel around 8 AM and head for the Tierra del Fuego National Park where you’ll visit the most relevant sites with priority given to the natural attractions away from the tourist-dense locations. Walk some short, low-difficulty trails and make the most of your time with some expert information from your guide with lots of attention to detail. See all of the most popular panoramic points of interest within the national park, and visit Ensenada Bay, Cormorant Archipelago and, of course, Lapataia Bay, the end of all roads in South America. You’ll also see the rivers and lagoons within the national park, including Acigami Lake where lunch will be served in a quiet environment accompanied by drinks. Savor the food, company, and surroundings before returning back to the city around 2:30 PM.

From Ushuaia: Full Day Trekking to Emerald Lagoon with Lunch

7. From Ushuaia: Full Day Trekking to Emerald Lagoon with Lunch

You will be picked up at the meeting point in a minivan to start your adventure. Spend 1-hour on a scenic drive through Lengas and Cohiues, the ancient trees of Fueguian forests, then reach the welcoming refuge.  Once inside Tierra del Fuego National Park begin your 2.5-hour trek to the Emerald Lagoon. This is a moderately difficult trek over 7 miles with 700 feet of uneven terrain, which leads you across streams and through dense forests until reaching the lagoon. This beautiful spot is hidden between immense snow-capped mountains. It is an excellent place for spotting foxes, condors, and beavers. Marvel at the turquoise water while you take a 45-minute break to enjoy a delicious packed lunch. After lunch, enjoy the 1.5-hour trek to return to the refuge where you will be picked up and driven back to Ushuaia.

Ushuaia: Two-Day Trip to Tierra del Fuego & Beagle Channel

8. Ushuaia: Two-Day Trip to Tierra del Fuego & Beagle Channel

Enjoy the natural wonders of the Beagle Channel and the impressive landscapes of the Tierra del Fuego National Park in this two-day trip from Ushuaia. Meet your driver from the comfort of your accommodation in Ushuaia at 8:00 am to a start scenic drive through the national park with a stop for photos at a Panoramic Point. Hike in Tierra del Fuego through the dense green forest with a professional guide. See the forest along the shore at Lapataia Bay and enjoy a hearty lunch with a glass of red wine next to Acigami Lake. At the end of the outing, be taken back to your hotel. On day 2, sail the Beagle Channel and view panoramas of Ushuaia Bay, and take in the rich marine life like fur seals. Stand between Argentina and Chile at Les Eclaireurs lighthouse, and stop at Bridges Island for a wildlife excursion with a delicious hot chocolate or mate tea with cookies.

From Ushuaia: Private Esmeralda Lagoon Sightseeing Tour

9. From Ushuaia: Private Esmeralda Lagoon Sightseeing Tour

Immerse yourself in the incredible nature of Tierra del Fuego on this full-day tour. After getting picked up from your hotel in Ushuaia, head inland, passing by breathtaking scenery on your way to the trailhead of the Esmeralda Lagoon. Here, begin your hike and learn more about the natural history of the area from your guide. Take in panoramic views of the Andes Mountains and Patagonian as you make your way to the lagoon, where, upon arrival, you can enjoy a warm cup of coffee and pastry as you contemplate the natural beauty of the area. Once back at the car, head to a traditional Argentine restaurant located at a cross-country ski center. Sit down to a well-deserved lunch composed of salads, lamb, dessert and coffee. Vegetarian options are available. After lunch, enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Andes. Take in panoramic views of the Garibaldi Mountain Pass, Escondido Lake, and Fagnano Lake, all from the comfort of your private car. After the tour, get dropped off back at your hotel in Ushuaia.

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What people are saying about Ushuaia

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Really enjoyable half day tour. Pick up on time. Very friendly guides. Nice easy walks in the park, all at a gentle pace. Guide was informative. Lovely scenery. I thought the lunchtime food was ok, husband really enjoyed it. The wine flowed. It was a great trip in the Tierra del Fuego.

Very nice excursion, accessible and friendly. The landscapes are magnificent, the arrival at the Laguna Esmeralda is superb! Our guide Santiago was very interesting and introduced us well to the hike.

Our excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park was fantastic from beginning to end! Flor, our guide, was delightful, multilingual and very knowledgeable. Trip exceeded our expectations.

excellent activity being so unexpensive it is a must for anyone interested in an introduction to Ushuaia. The guide is very kind and knowledgeable.

Really well balanced day. Great fun, interesting and never a dull moment!