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Tierra del Fuego National Park

Tierra del Fuego National Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

End of the World Train & Tierra del Fuego National Park

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

Visit Tierra del Fuego National Park and ride the End of the World train. Enjoy the comfort of transportation from your hotel in Ushuaia, and take in the incredible views as you learn the history of the park. Depart from Ushuaia and head towards Tierra del Fuego National Park. On the way, you will be able to appreciate the wonderful views of lakes, lagoons, and rivers as you travel along National Route 3. There will be a stop to enjoy the panoramic views of the Beagle Channel, the Ushuaia Peninsula, and the Bridges, Willie, and Les Eclaireurs archipelagos. After crossing the Pipo River Bridge, arrive at the End of the World Station. Here, board the train to travel the last 7 km of the original 25 km that the prisoners traveled 100 years ago. While crossing the Toro Canyon and the Pipo River by the Quemado Bridge, be enchanted by the extraordinary landscape. In Lapataia Bay, besides the sea coast, rich in molluscs and mussels, we will find traces of the ancient native people who inhabited the region. There we will have time to walk along the footbridge from which we will be able to take pictures and enjoy the feeling of being at the end of the world. From this place, end of National Route No. 3, we will start our return to the city of Ushuaia.

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. 

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.

Ushuaia: Tierra del Fuego National Park Shore Excursion

4. Ushuaia: Tierra del Fuego National Park Shore Excursion

Visit the unmissable Tierra del Fuego National Park on this shore excursion in Ushuaia. Get picked up from the cruise terminal early in the morning and meet your tour guide next to your ship. From there, drive 12 kilometers (about 7.5 miles) to the national park. Once there, discover spectacular places surrounded by sub-Antarctic forest and the marine coast of the Beagle Channel, like Ensenada Zaratiegui, where the southernmost post office in the world is located. Pay a visit to Acigami/Roca Lake, a dazzling lake of glacial origin located on the border between Argentina and Chile. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to admire native animals like black-necked swans, geese, and foxes, as well as the flora of the Fuegian forest. Round off your tour by heading to Lapataia Bay, where the Panamerican highway ends, and delight in being in the southernmost place you can reach by car. After the tour, you will be returned to the cruise terminal.

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

5. 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: Winter Tierra del Fuego Hiking and Canoeing Tour

6. 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 National Park

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 190 reviews

Our trip got off to a great start when our guide contacted us on the evening before to confirm our arrangements and collection time. We were collected the next morning for our tour of the Tierra del Fuego National Park Our guide proved to be very friendly and knowledgeable about the history, geography , flora and fauna of the National Park.

Coco was a very friendly and knowledgeable guide. Our party of four all had a fantastic time. A highlight was a coffee break in a beautiful spot along a river with coffee and delicious Argentinian sweets.

Great guiding service! Just the prefect amount of information. Trip was tailored to our desires and was very well done!!

Nicolas is an excellent guide, funny, caring and very interesting. The park is beautiful. Don't miss it!

Excellent guide. Highly recommend this experience.