USHUAIA, IN TIERRA DEL FUEGO NATIONAL PARK:
TRAIN OF THE END OF THE WORLD:
t his reproduction of the
"prisoner ´s little train", leaves from the station of
the End of the World, placed 8 km away from Ushuaia. It goes through one
of the rails used by the prisoners years ago, so as to provide wood to
the community. Apart from going through centennial forests and beautiful
rivers, valleys and peat-bogs, you can also learn more about the history
of jail. More about Train of the End of the World
FUEGO NATIONAL PARK:
placed 12 km. west of Ushuaia, it is the only national park in our country
that has got maritime coasts (Beagle Channel). Its forest includes: high
and low deciduous beech and evergreen beech trees, its rivers, lakes and
peat-bogs frame beautiful views onto the channel. Footpaths allow you
to enjoy nature at full.
Harberton Ranch: as it the first ranch founded in the province, it is
the evidence of the rich past of Tierra del Fuego. Located 90 km east
from Ushuaia, it is possible to get there by land (N° 3 national road
and secondary road "J") or by sea. Its owners are descendants
of Anglican missionary Thomas Bridges. More about
Tierra del Fuego National Park
ESCONDIDO AND FAGNANO LAKES:
60 km. north of Ushuaia (along N° 3 national road), located in between
the mountains at the base of Garibaldi Path, we find this very picturesque
lake, with a hostelry at its side. Besides walking along the footpaths
around the mountains, it is possible to practice sport fishing here. Fagnano
is an imposing international lake, placed 100 km. north of Ushuaia (N°
3 national road) and it is recognized for offering good fishing possibilities.
A hostelry, campsites and cottages form part of the accommodation options
by the lakeside.
FROM USHUAIA: MARTIAL GLACIAR After going through a winding car road
that climbs from Ushuaia to the Martial chain, you get to the base of
the alpine skiing slope, where a chair lift operates. From this point,
a track begins and takes you up to the glacier. It is necessary to climb
for two and a half hours, approximately, and all along the circuit it
is possible to enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the city, Beagle Channel
and the Chilean islands: Navarino and Hoste.
An interesting option is to reach the mountain chain, following the valley
that goes to the right after reaching the other end of the chair lift.
This walk is not too difficult and gives the possibility to obtain an
excellent view of the Andorra valley (that goes behind the Martial chain),
as well as of Ushuaia city and Beagle Channel . Degree of difficulty:
Medium - Length: 4 km (to the glacier).
PRISON MUSEUM On January 1896
the first group of 14 convicts arrived on board the naval ship "1°
de Mayo". In this way the "reincidents jail" got under
way housed temporarily in wooden and tin hunts.
The idea was to colonize with convicts and they immediately sent 11 more
men and 9 women volunteers. All were ex-convicts who had fallen again.
More about Ushuaia Prison Museum ...
TOLHUIN: At the eastern end of Fagnano
Lake, more than 100 km. north from Ushuaia, the third town of the province
is located, considered capital of the named "Heard of the Island".
You will be able here to take fishing excursions, do some trekking and
picture safaris, rent horses, boats and kayaks.
SAN PABLO CAPE:
Ppicturesque spot 180 km. north-east from Ushuaia, placed at the coast
of Argentinean Sea, at the mouth of Ladrillero and San Pablo rivers, where
there are good fishing possibilities. First it is necessary to travel
along N° 3 national road, and then go through "A" complementary
road, one of the most attractive roads of the province.
About 160 km. north of Ushuaia, going along N°3 national road, first,
and then taking "H" complementary road, we find Yehuin, Chepemut
and Yakush lakes, which are suitable for trout fishing, rowing boats and
watching the local rich fauna. It is possible to stay in a hostelry placed
at the lakeside.
The Shenolsh Hill placed in the area, is the natural habitat of the Andean
Patagonian condor, from where it is possible to enjoy a spectacular panoramic
DAY 1 - Arrival to Ushuaia Airport and transfer to hotel. 03 nts
of accommodation with breakfast
- Excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park. Return to the city and
take a Beagle Channel Navigation to see Isla de los Pàjaros, Isla
de los Lobos and Faro Les Eclareirs.
- Excursion to Fagnano and Escondido Lakes
- Transfer to airport
This is a basic program to visit Ushuaia Area. Please visit our tour list
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