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From Ushuaia: Tierra del Fuego Emerald Lagoon Trekking Tour

1. From Ushuaia: Tierra del Fuego Emerald Lagoon Trekking Tour

Get picked up from your hotel and transferred to the starting point of the walk, about 20 minutes from the city of Ushuaia. Before starting the activity, you will be provided with trekking poles, crampons if necessary, and a box lunch. A water bottle is not included in order to minimize the use of single-use plastics. The walk crosses forests and two different valleys following the Esmeralda River to its source. After five kilometers of walking and about 250 meters of unevenness, reach the Laguna Esmeralda where you'll take a break for lunch and a cup of tea or coffee. The return is made by the same path to the base of the road where a minibus will be waiting to take you back to your hotel. All the activity is carried out with the assistance of a professional guide

Ushuaia: Beagle Channel & Sea Wolves Island Catamaran Cruise

2. Ushuaia: Beagle Channel & Sea Wolves Island Catamaran Cruise

Start the tour in the local tourist dock and board a modern and comfortable boat. Set sail and cross the wide Ushuaia Bay until you reach the Beagle Channel through Paso Chico. Then, navigate around the Bird's Island where you can appreciate species of the Tierra del Fuego's seabirds such as skuas, black-browed albatross, steam ducks, cauquenes, cook seagulls, and gray seagulls. After that, reach Sea Lion Island which also belongs to the Bridges Archipelago and is inhabited by 2 different species of sea lion. Arrive at the Les Eclaireurs (The Illuminators) Lighthouse where you will find imperial and rocky cormorants colonies. Hear the story of the collapse of the SS Monte Cervantes in 1930. Next, descend into Puerto Karelo to see the authentic shelly deposits (conchero's) of Yamana peoples. Enjoy a guided hike here which lasts takes approximately 20 minutes, finishing at a panoramic viewpoint where you can capture excellent photographs. On the return journey, marvel at the incredible views of the surrounding mountain ranges and sumptuous vegetation which surround the city of Ushuaia.

From Ushuaia: King Crab Fishing Day Trip with Lunch

3. 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.

From Ushuaia: Trekking to Emerald Lagoon with Dinner

4. From Ushuaia: Trekking to Emerald Lagoon with Dinner

You will start this tour from the meeting point located in Ushuaia city and then depart towards Tierra Mayor Valley. Once at the begining of the path, you will start your 3-hour hike towards Emerald Lagoon. Most of the year the ground is humid, which gives a medium difficulty to the trek. Enjoy path covered with dense native forests and streams (over 5 miles with cumulative elevation gain of 580 ft.). Emerald Lagoon is hidden and located at the foot of the Ojo de Albino glacier, between Cerro Bonete and Cordón Toribio. It is an excellent place for spotting foxes, condors, and beavers. Once arrival to the shore, marvel at the turquoise water while you take a break. The colors that mix between the emerald green of its waters and the coppery red of the peat bogs, added to the ochers, greens and browns of the mountains that enclose it and the albino white of the glacier achieve a visual charm and a wonderful chromatic amplitude. At the end of the tour, enjoy a quiet dinner in a charming cabin overlooking the Tierra Mayor valley while the sun slowly goes down. Return to Ushuaia is estimated around 10 PM.

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

6. 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. Day 1: On day one, meet your driver from the comfort of your accommodation at 8:00 am and a start scenic drive through Tierra del Fuego National Park. Upon arrival, you will enjoy the views from Ensenada Bay; try to spot some wildlife! Then start a hike through the green forest & coast accompained by a professional guide. Enjoy the amazing landscapes! Walk along Lapataia Bay and get to know Acigami Lake. After some walks, enjoy a hearty lunch with a glass of red wine surounded by nature. At the end of the outing, be driven back to your hotel. Day 2: On day two, sail the Beagle Channel and be amazed by the views of Ushuaia Bay from the water. The Channel is full of marine wildlife; you will spot sea lions, and, If you are lucky, you may spot killer whales. Stand between Argentina and Chile at Les Eclaireurs lighthouse, and stop at Bridges Island for a wildlife excursion. Plus, enjoy a delicious hot chocolate or mate tea.

Ushuaia: 8-Hour Vinciguerra Glacier Trek

7. 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. 

Ushuaia: Beagle Channel by Boat, Hiking, and Seafood

8. Ushuaia: Beagle Channel by Boat, Hiking, and Seafood

After meeting with your guide, you will head towards Brown Bay passing through a glacial valley. From here, you will start your navigation across the landscapes of Beagle Channel. Enjoy the views while crossing Mackinlay pass, then be amazed by the wildlife while sailing along islands with colonies of sea lions, rock shags and magellanic penguins (about 50 minute sail). After reaching the shore, you will find a fresh seafood lunch waiting for you at a local restaurant. Learn more about the way of life of the fishermen and inhabitants from the small village of Almanza. Afterwards, begin your hiking adventure to El Duende Waterfall. As we hike, immerse yourself in nature and listen to the sound of the waterfall. As the ice on the cake, you will visit the most famous flag tree of Tierra del Fuego before heading back to your hotel in Ushuaia.

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.

Ushuaia: Winter Tierra del Fuego Hiking and Canoeing Tour

10. Ushuaia: Winter Tierra del Fuego Hiking and Canoeing Tour

Enjoy being immersed in nature at Tierra del Fuego National Park. Enjoy an intense walk a ride in inflatable canoes, across an incredible landscape with rivers, sea, mountains, and forests. Inside the Tierra del Fuego National Park walk a 7-kilometer path, considered of medium difficulty, to discover a recovered paradise where the mountains can be reached from near the sea, and freshwater rivers and lakes coexist with the marine coast. Near the Acigami Lake, enjoy lunch in a dining tent out of the wind or rain. Afterwards, grab your provided rubber boots, pants, and life jackets and get aboard very safe and stable inflatable canoes. Reach Lapataia Bay following the slow flow of the Lapataia and Ovando rivers. For about an hour, you will see the transition from the freshwater environment to the sea at Lapataia Bay.

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What people are saying about Tierra del Fuego

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Exotic visit just a stone's throw from Ushuaïa. Have seen the marine animals on the rocks and even condors close enough. We even had a whale nearby. Modern and comfortable boat with cafeteria on board.

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.

Very nice tour and everything was good organised ! The boat is comfortable, guides speaks spanish and english. We saw a lot of birds and sea lions !

Very good excursion, excellent guides, very good vibes and predisposition. Beautiful places and good trekking.

The tour was very high quality. They showed us exactly what they showed in their pictures on the website.