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Ushuaia Day Tours

Beagle Channel Navigation

In 1833 Charles Darwin sailed the Beagle Channel and discovered something great. Today is the day; become another explorer of this historic channel.

Make your way to the tourist pier (located downtown) to embark on a 4-hour Beagle Channel navigation on a fully equipped boat with a capacity for up to 26 people. Argentina standing at your left and Chile at your right, you’ll sail this natural border until reaching the iconic Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, which is still in operation.

On the way, enjoy uplifting panoramic views of Ushuaia Bay, crowned by the Martial Glacier’s diverse marine wildlife, such as cormorants (flying birds, closely related to penguins) and fur seals. Hop off on Bridges Island to explore its vegetation and visit the archeological remains of the Yámanas (the native inhabitants) accompanied by a specialized bilingual guide.

During the trip, enjoy bottomless hot cocoa and cookies, or try the maté (loose herbal tea), which is every Argentinian’s favorite drink.

 

Duration: Half day (3-4 hours)
Services Inclueded: snacks and drinks
Services Not Inclueded: Transfer from/to the pier. Local port tax: USD 4 per person.

Martillo’s Island with Penguins – Estancia Harberton

Walk with penguins at the end of the world and discover the secrets of marine biology at Estancia Haberton. Travel through the landscape of the Southern tip of Argentine Patagonia until you reach the estancia. From there, you’ll board a small boat that will carry you out to Martillo Island. This island is the natural nesting grounds of two penguin species. On the tour, you will learn more about the life cycle, diet and habits of penguins and even find yourself walking alongside them. As you walk around the island learning as much as you can about these fun animals.
 

Duration: 9 hours
Services Included: Guide, Transfer from port to Estancia Haberton
Services Not Included: Entrance to Estancia Harberton, Port fee

 

Note: Tour only valid from October to April.

FROM USD 104

Half Day Tierra del Fuego National Park

Hike the trails at the national park at the end of the world in this half day excursion that will take you to the end of the panamerican highway or to expansive views of Chile. Enjoy your time in the national park, surrounded by mountains and a relaxing natural environment where you can see beaver damns and the post office at the end of the world. Hike through the diverse landscapes of Tierra del Fuego by foot, but also move through the massive national park faster with the help of car to take you to the easy to moderate trails you want to hike.

 

Duration: Half Day
Services Not Included: National Park entrance fee
Difficulty: Low

 

Additional: End of the World Train
Established to carry prisoners to labor camps, the Train at the End of the World is an interesting historical addition to a tour of the Tierra del Fuego National Park. Experience the same journey that prisoners were forced to do decades ago while providing lovely views of the landscape at the end of the world.
Duration: 1 hour (to be combined with a tour to Tierra del Fuego National Park)

FROM USD 68

4WR Off Road Adventure

An off-road vehicle will pick you up at your hotel to take you through the Fuegian Mountain Range to visit three special viewpoints. Snap your best photo of Escondido Lake!

Take an old woodcutter’s path across the forest and down a hill until reaching Escondido Lake. Receive a technical briefing from your guide and grab the oars with your paddle buddy to start your 45-minute canoe excursion.

Back on shore, start the 1-hour off-road adventure around the coastline of Lake Escondido, crossing the native forest until reaching Fagnano Lake, where you’ll enjoy a hot coffee and a delicious piece of cake before starting a 30-minute trek through the forest or around the shore.

At the end of your Fagnano experience, prepare to taste a traditional asado (barbecue) in a cottage in the woods. While the meat sizzles in the fire, enjoy a classic ‘picada’ (meat and cheese board) for an appetizer (beverages included) and visit the nearby Husky breeding center. Return to Ushuaia after a 2-hour lunch.

 

Duration: Full Day (8 hours)
Services Included: Guide, Lunch and snack (no beverages)
Difficulty: Easy, anyway it is not allow pregnant women and passengers with back pain.

FROM USD 128

White Adventure

 

Enjoy a dog sled journey over the great snowy valley of Tierra Mayor Ski Resort. From there, you will cross a value that will take you into the forest. Once inside of the forest, follow an old lumberjack’s trail that cuts through the thick lenga forest. This trail will lead you to the lumberjack’s house where you’ll let the dogs rest and throw on snowshoes. Adorned in the proper snow exploration gear, you will snowshoe to the Alvear icefalls and be privy to a breathtaking panoramic overlook of the Tierra Mayor Valley. Recover with hot chocolate and homemade cake before returning.


Duration: Half day (5 hours)
Services Included: Guides and related equipment, Snack
Difficulty: Moderate

FROM USD 84

4WD Lake Adventure

Venture deep into the lands of Tierra del Fuego on board of Land Rover vehicles. You will drive through forest, mud and rocks in this exhilarating adventure. On your adventure, you will come across Lago Fagnano, which has a surprising size and absolutely breathtaking scenery. Slow the adventure speed as you come to a stop for lunch at a remote campsite, complete with warm and welcoming owners sharing a traditional barbeque with you. With your stomach full, travel onward to impressive views of the Lake Escondido (Hidden Lake). During spring-summer season, enjoy an hour canoeing session to further discover the great beauty of this lake.


Duration: Full Day
Services Included: Lunch, Guide, Snack, related equipment
Services Not Included: National Park entrance fee

FROM USD 95

Trekking & Canoeing in the National Park

A minibus will pick you up at your hotel in the morning to start your trip to Tierra del Fuego National Park, just 7 miles away from the city and spanning the shore of Beagle Channel, which was sailed by the the famous naturalist Charles Darwin.

Enter Tierra del Fuego National Park and make a stop at Ensenada Bay, where you’ll take a moment to enjoy the view over the Channel before starting a hike along the coast — 4 miles of wild trail await, full of native flora and wildlife. Discover the remains and relics of the Yamanas, the native inhabitants of the area. After this 3-hour hike, reach Lake Roca, where lunch will be served!

After a full homemade picnic, grab your oar and plunge into a 1 hr 30 min canoeing trip along Lapataia River. Make it all the way to Lapataia Bay, where the Panamerican Highway and National Route 3 end at the true end-of-the-world. Here, the adventure comes to a close, and  your transportation will drive you back to your hotel.

 

Duration: Full Day (8 hours)
Services Included: Lunch, guides, equipment
Services Not Included: National Park entrance fee

 

Note: Trekking will be around 3 hours, Canoeing will be around 1 ½ hours / Minimum 2 passengers / For the canoeing, children must be older than 5. Valid from October to April.

FROM USD 85

Trekking Esmeralda Lagoon

You’ll be picked up at your hotel in a minivan (up to 18 people) to start this trek adventure. Take a 1-hour scenic drive through lengas and cohiues, the ancient trees of Fueguian forests, until reaching the welcoming refuge.

Once inside Tierra del Fuego National Park, start your 2hr 30min trek to the Emerald Lagoon. This is a moderately difficult trek (7 miles and 700 feet of uneven terrain) which will lead you across streams and through dense forests until reaching a lagoon; a beautiful spot hidden between immense snow-capped mountains. This 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 boxed lunch. After lunch, enjoy one last 1hr 30min trek to return to the refuge, from where you will be picked up and driven back to Ushuaia.

 

Duration: Full day (6 hours)
Services Included: Guide, lunch
Difficulty: Moderate

 

Note: The Trekking will be 3-4 hours. This excursion is only valid from October to Mid-April. 

FROM USD 113

Park & Nature Experience

 

This is the best way to get to know the most southern national park in the Argentina, Tierra del Fuego. Find yourself reconnecting with nature and discovering new flora and fauna in the national park. With your knowledgable guide leading the way, learn about the flora and fauna of the region as you walk some of the most famous trails. During your visit, you will come across some of the most stunning views and incredibly diverse landscapes.  The national park’s ecosystems and stunning views of Lapataia Bay, Roca Lake and Ensenada Bay will leave you impressed during this unforgettable excursion.

Duration: Half day (4 hours) 
Services Included: Guide
Services Not Included: National Park entrance fee
Difficulty: Low

 

FROM USD 68

Gable Island & Penguin Rookery & Canoeing

Embark on this rewarding adventure in the Beagle Channel on this canoeing excursion on choppy waters at the end of the world. Hop in a canoe, heading down river toward the Beagle Channel  where you will pass incredible wildlife, native to the region. From there, you’ll let someone else take control aboard a motorboat to Martillo Island to observe the penguins nesting. From there, you’ll head to the top attraction of your tour: Gable Island. On the island, your lunch awaits you.

 

Duration: Full Day
Services Included: Entrance fee to Haberton Ranch, lunch
Services Not Included: National Park entrance fee, walking with the penguins (you will view them from a boat)
Departures: Monday, Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays

 

Note: Canoeing allowed for children over 5 years old. Valid from October to April.

FROM USD 213

Gable Island & Penguin Rookery

 

Join a great journey into the almost uninhabited, peaceful location of the first “estancia” in Tierra del Fuego: Harberton Ranch. Visit the Marine Mammal Museum “Acatushún”, and the surroundings of one of the first white men settlements in Tierra del Fuego: The Yamanas. Towards Martillo Island on a motor boat, prepare your camera and lens to portrey penguis in the breeding lair. Once in Gable Island, enjoy a delicious lunch before adventuring yourself into this gorgeous island, crossing over beaver damms and through the impressive forest that leads to the Beagle Channel shore.This area shows an infinite and primal landscape, both magic and extreme, surrounded by the enigmatic sound and silence of nature.

 

Duration: Full Day
Services Included: Entrance fee to Harberton Ranch.
Services Not Included: National Park entrance fee, desembarkation to walk with penguins.

 

Note: You will be viewing penguins from a boat. This excursion is only valid from October to April on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. 

FROM USD 213