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Ushuaia: Off-Road 4X4 Lakes Tour

1. Ushuaia: Off-Road 4X4 Lakes Tour

During this full-day tour, explore the landscape of Tierra del Fuego on exciting off-road trails in a 4x4 vehicle. Discover the natural beauty of the area on routes that are not frequented by tourists. High up from the Andes Range, see Lake Escondido, a small wonder hidden in the bottom of a valley. Then discover the gigantic and imposing Lake Fagnano, which will be the highlight of the day. Cross the forest and the rivers through challenging mud roads, between trees, passing the coast of the lakes with an experienced driver-guide. Complete your experience with an authentic Argentinian lunch in the Fuegian forest, with a bottle of Malbec.

From Ushuaia: Fagnano and Escondido Lakes Tour

2. 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: Escondido Lake 4x4 Off-Road Trip with Canoeing

3. 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.

From Ushuaia: Private Esmeralda Lagoon Sightseeing Tour

4. 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 Escondido Lake

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 42 reviews

Nawel (i know i am spelling it wrong) was really wonderful, pleasant, and overall my dad and I had a blast. The driver knew exactly what he was doing and it was impressive! Nawel knew a lot about everything- he pretty much was able to answer all of our questions. We saw amazing lakes in the area, had one of the best Lunch i’ve had in Ushuaia (better than a restaurant) and our group was very social and we all were buddies by the end of it. Would definitely recommend!

A spectacular tour We leave with the 4x4 they will tell you the history of Ushuaia and its habitat When you arrive at the Garibaldi pass, you go down to the viewpoint then start the trio in the middle of lakes and untraced routes, very fun It ends with an excellent barbecue, with chopped salad, wine and dessert. Excellent

Well arranged with very nice guides. Food and drink absolutely met expectations. A great way to get a taste of nature and the surroundings.

Excellent proposal, both the 4x4 journey and the attention of the drivers at all times. Super recommendable

The best 4x4 experience in Ushuaia, highly suggested!