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Tierra del Fuego National Park & The End of the World Train

1. Tierra del Fuego National Park & The End of the World Train

After pickup in Ushuaia, travel towards Tierra del Fuego National Park. Along the way, stop to admire the panoramic views over the Beagle Channel. Cross the river and arrive at the End of the World Station. Choose to ride along the embankment used by the old convict train. Passengers who do not wish to ride the train will wait at the end of the train line.  Continue to the national park, an area reserved to protect the native subantarctic flora and fauna. Follow the path through the forest to Lake Roca, a glacial lake framed by mountains and forest. Look out for different native bird species, and spend 30 minutes in this beautiful place. Cross Cormorants Island and visit a beaver dam on the way to Lapataia Bay. See the beautiful coast, and traces of the ancient native settlers that used to live in the region. Walk along the footbridge, take photographs, and enjoy the feeling of being at the end of the world. Return to Ushuaia, where your tour will end.

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Ushuaia: Private Tour Tierra del Fuego National Park

2. Ushuaia: Private Tour Tierra del Fuego National Park

Start the day with the pick-up from your hotel in Ushuaia. Once in the car, you´ll head west in the direction of the National Park. While you leave Ushuaia city, you´ll start to have nice views of the Beagle Channel and the Andes Mountain Range. After 20 minutes, you´ll be driving along the historical and beautiful Pipo River Valley, where the prisoners from the Old Penal Colony of Ushuaia were harvesting wood for over 50 years with the aid of a narrow gauge train. At only 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Ushuaia, you´ll find the famous train "The End of the World", which is a reconstruction of the old train of the prison and were you´ll spend some time discovering this wonderful attraction. Then it will be time to go inside the park either by car or by train (one hour ride). Once in the national park, you´ll continue west for about 25 minutes to reach its end at the coast of Lapataia Bay. This gorgeous bay of the Beagle Channel has a big symbolic value because the end of the route 3 is also the southern end of the Pan-American Highway. After spending some time walking and discovering the coast of the bay and taking pictures, there´s no other choice but to start driving in the other direction. Departing from the end of the Pan-American Highway, you´ll go to visit the stunning Roca Lake, which was carved and formed by the action of glaciers for over 10,000 years. After enjoying a cup of tea or coffee with the great scenario this lake offers, you´ll start heading east on the route 3, getting closer to the city. But before leaving the park, you´ll reach the coast of the Beagle Channel again to visit Zaratiegui Bay this time. This gorgeous bay with a magnificent landscape holds a special sub Antarctic evergreen forest as well as the typical "End of the World" post office. In this cozy and traditional post office you will be able to stamp your passport with special stamps and also send postcards from the furthermost point of America to anywhere in the world. From here, you´ll return to Ushuaia which lays 20 minutes driving from this bay. 

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Ushuaia: Tierra del Fuego National Park Tour with Lunch

3. 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.

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Full Day Trekking to Emerald Lagoon with Lunch

4. Full Day Trekking to Emerald Lagoon with Lunch

Be collected at your accommodation in a minivan and start your adventure with up to 18 other people. 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.

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Tierra del Fuego Park with Optional End of the World Train

5. Tierra del Fuego Park with Optional End of the World Train

Lose yourself in pristine nature, silence, the sounds of flying birds, the clarity of water, native trees, local stories, and much more on a visit to the impressive and historical Tierra del Fuego National Park. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up at your hotel in Ushuaia and choose whether to take an optional ride on the End of the World train. After pickup, start your journey to the End of the World National Park. Along the way, stop to admire the panoramic views over the Beagle Channel before crossing the river and arriving at the End of the World Station. If you choose the option with the train, take a 40-minute ride on this iconic route; if not, spend some free time exploring the national park. Once inside the park, walk along different interpretive trails, getting to know the place and local history. Visit Lake Roca (also known as Lake Errazuriz) to appreciate its waters, the surrounding forest formed by trees over 300-years-old, and the borders with Chile. In the vicinity, stop off at the Alakush Visitor Center to explore the fauna, flora, and zoology, as well as the human occupation, of the park. Continue along the connecting trails until you reach the end of National Route #3 in Lapataia Bay. Only in summer, when it's open, stop at Ensenada Zaratiegui where you'll find the most southerly post office. After about 4-5 hours, finish your adventure with the feeling of having been part of the history and nature of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago as you return to Ushuaia.

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From Ushuaia: Escondido Lake 4x4 Off-Road Trip with Canoeing

6. From Ushuaia: Escondido Lake 4x4 Off-Road Trip with Canoeing

An off-road vehicle will pick you up at your hotel to take you through the Fuegian Andes Mountain Range to visit three special viewpoints. Take an opportunity to snap your best photo of Escondido Lake. Head down an old woodcutter's path across the forest and down a hill until reaching the lake. You then receive a technical briefing from your guide and grab the oars with your paddle buddy to start your 45-minute canoe excursion. Back on shore, start a 1-hour off-road adventure around the coastline of Lake Escondido, crossing the native forest until reaching Fagnano Lake, where you’ll enjoy a hot coffee and a delicious piece of cake before starting a 30-minute trek through the forest or around the shore. At the end of your Fagnano experience, prepare to taste a traditional asado (barbecue) in a cottage in the woods. While the meat sizzles in the fire, enjoy a classic picada (meat and cheese board) for an appetizer (beverages included) and visit the nearby Husky breeding center. You will then be dropped off at your hotel in Ushuaia at the end of the tour.

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

7. 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 to the Lighthouse at the End of the World with a stop for photos at a Panoramic Point. Hike in Tierra del Fuego through the dense green forest with 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, you 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.

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What people are saying about Tierra del Fuego

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 15 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 relaxing pace tour. Luciano the tour guide was well spoken and provided great commentary. , Everything was well organized and informative.

Coco did a great job getting us to the train and showing us the amazing sights in the national park. Very worthwhile experience!

Absolutely fabulous time! Our guide was very knowledgeable and got us to all the important sites. The train ride is a must!

The tour was fantastic and our English speaking guide was very informative. And we had a safe driver also.