CULTURAL TOUR IN TIERRA DEL FUEGO
Season: October to April
Program: 4 days-3 nights
Day 1: Reception in the airport and transport to the hotel. The dinner is not included.
In the afternoon: City Tour. Some of the points of interest that will be seen include the housed of the low and high Mission, the “sledge houses” and the first concrete buildings in town, the centennial monument and the museum of the End of the World. Of interest is also the prison, called the relapsing jail, for it held second offenders that were sent to this inhospitable place. A highlight here is the viewpoint from Hotel Las Hayas, where the entire town can be seen at the base of the hills. A number of birds can be found just around town, most notably along the shores of the Beagle Channel, including the Kelp Goose, Fuegian Steamer Duck, Dolphin Gull, South American Tern, and even seabirds like Common Giant Petrel and Black-browed Albatross. We visit the End of the World Museum.
Day 2: Ushuaia. We drive from hotel to the docks and board a boat or catamaran for a Full-day cruise along the Beagle Channel. Boat tour in the Beagle Channel up to the Magellanic Penguin colony situated at the Martillo Island and Harberton ranch.
Different kind of marine birds will accompany us along all the sailing. We visit of the ACATUSHUN BONE MUSEUM, will offer an interesting exhibition of skeletons of marine birds and mammals of the South Atlantic Ocean and we visit Harberton ranch. Lodging in Harberton. The Dinner is included.
Birds: Black-browed Albatross, Common Giant Petrel, Southern Fulmar, Magellanic Diving-Petrel, Magellanic Penguin, Gentoo Penguin, Rock Shag, Imperial Shag, Fuegian Steamer-Duck, Blackish Oystercatcher, Snowy sheathbill, Chilean Skua, Dolphin Gull, South American Tern, etc.
Day 3: Breakfast. Harberton This excursion offers the chance to experience even more of Tierra del Fuego’s immense natural beauty than most visitors usually have the opportunity to enjoy. An extraordinary insight into the island’s hidden secrets, with different scenery, local tales, and a chance to meet the some of the islanders.
The journey begins in Harberton, before traveling northeastward through valleys and peat bogs. We then visit the Garibaldi Pass, the highest point of National Route 3, where we will go across the Fuegian Andes and get a spectacular view of Lakes Escondido and Fagnano. We continued the journey to Tolhuin, heart of the island and particular place in the life of Tierra del Fuego and see the transition to the Steppe. The change of scenery: low deciduous beech forests, peat lands and grasslands, show us the way to Cabo San Pablo, near the Atlantic Ocean and all its immensity. It is the ideal place for a hike to a viewpoint and enjoys the different scenery and it is time to a glass wine.
The way to reward you for choosing to visit this place, which shows evidence of its mystery but without revealed. We return in the direction of Tolhuin. We visit a Fueguin Ranch, where we enjoy a lunch with his people. We come back to the city of Ushuaia; it is good time to contemplation and observation of the landscape. Lodging in Ushuaia.
Day 4: Breakfast. Near Ushuaia, the Tierra del Fuego National Park offers beautiful landscape displaying some of the most representative flora and fauna of the region. Created in 1960, this National Park protects 63.000 hectares of the southernmost portion of the Sub-Antarctic Forest, from the high Andean steppe and peat bogs, down to the maritime coast of the Beagle Channel. We will visit Ensenada Zaratiegui bay, Roca Lake and Lapataia bay, walking short trails to observe the Park’s nature.
In the afternoon: Transport to the airport. End of our services.