Tierra del Fuego
Tierra del Fuego
Pre or Post Tour
Southwards, the Cordillera de los Andes sinks into the Pacific Ocean forming a large archipelago. It is a group of islands, both Argentine and Chilean, where there is a variety of channels, fiords and bays, outlined by the rugged shape of the end of the Andes, with its glaciers, lakes, peat bog valleys and lush forests. Tierra del Fuego, limited by both Oceans, the Magellan's Strait, and the legendary Beagle Channel, is the archipelago’s biggest island. Humidity increases, and the forest becomes again exuberant with likens, ferns and mosses that covers everything, particularly the sphagnum moss that form huge peats of red bogs.
Departures: Every Saturdays and Wednesday from November to April connecting from Rio Gallegos.
NOTE : The hikes in this program have no difficulty except for the ascent to Albino Glacier which can be done at the passenger’s choice.
Day 1 – Saturday Or Wednesday - Ushuaia
Reception at Ushuaia International Airport and transfer to the city. Regular Beagle Channel Catamaran Excursion visiting Isla de Los Lobos and Isla de Los Pájaros. Transfer to "Solar del Bosque", a Lodge 20 km far from Ushuaia. Accommodation at the Lodge.
Day 2 – Sunday Or Thursday - Laguna Esmeralda Trek
Full day hike ascending to a circus valley, where lays a singularly colored lake called Laguna Esmeralda. Depending on the shape and the willingness of the group, we could continue up to the limit of the vegetation line approaching glacier Albino. We return to the Lodge.
Day 3 – Monday Or Friday – Senda De Los Hacheros Trek
Half day hike focused on flora and fauna understanding. Transfer to the city. Accommodation at Hotel.
Day 4 – Tuesday Of Saturday - Lapataia hike and transfer out
Half day hiking tour in the Tierra del Fuego National Park up to Lapataia Bay. Transfer to the Airport.
Note: The hikes in this program have no difficulty except for the ascent to Albino glacier which can be done at the passenger’s choice.