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Ushuaia: Beagle Channel & Sea Wolves Island Catamaran Cruise

1. 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.

Ushuaia: 8-Hour Vinciguerra Glacier Trek

2. 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. 

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.

Ushuaia: Esmeralda Lagoon Hiking Tour with Dinner and Drinks

4. 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.

From Ushuaia: Full Day Trekking to Emerald Lagoon with Lunch

5. From Ushuaia: Full Day Trekking to Emerald Lagoon with Lunch

You will be picked up at the meeting point in a minivan to start your adventure. Spend 1-hour on a scenic drive through Lengas and Cohiues, the ancient trees of Fueguian forests, then reach the welcoming refuge.  Once inside Tierra del Fuego National Park begin your 2.5-hour trek to the Emerald Lagoon. This is a moderately difficult trek over 7 miles with 700 feet of uneven terrain, which leads you across streams and through dense forests until reaching the lagoon. This beautiful spot is hidden between immense snow-capped mountains. It is an excellent place for spotting foxes, condors, and beavers. Marvel at the turquoise water while you take a 45-minute break to enjoy a delicious packed lunch. After lunch, enjoy the 1.5-hour trek to return to the refuge where you will be picked up and driven back to Ushuaia.

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. Meet your driver from the comfort of your accommodation in Ushuaia at 8:00 am to a start scenic drive through the national park with a stop for photos at a Panoramic Point. Hike in Tierra del Fuego through the dense green forest with a professional guide. See the forest along the shore at Lapataia Bay and enjoy a hearty lunch with a glass of red wine next to Acigami Lake. At the end of the outing, be taken back to your hotel. On day 2, sail the Beagle Channel and view panoramas of Ushuaia Bay, and take in the rich marine life like fur seals. Stand between Argentina and Chile at Les Eclaireurs lighthouse, and stop at Bridges Island for a wildlife excursion with a delicious hot chocolate or mate tea with cookies.

From Ushuaia: Private Esmeralda Lagoon Sightseeing Tour

7. 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 Ushuaia

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 11 reviews

The tour was great, hicking, trecking, it was awesome all the way. The walk starts with a great landscape, the forest is also amazing but the very best part is getting to the top. The view, together with the feeling you made it is worth the effort. Our guide, Lucia, was an awesome walking companion, she explained us a lot about the mountain and it’s history, about flora and about the glacier. She was funny and helped us completely. A huge thank to her, without her contribute it might not be as great as it has been!

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.