EL CALAFATE & USHUAIA
7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS
The charming town of Ushuaia, on the island of Tierra del Fuego, is the southernmost city in the world, earning it the title “World’s End”. It is the jumping off point for cruises and tours to Antarctica and there are numerous seasonal outdoor activities to take advantage of, from hiking to bird watching and from to skiing.
DAY 01: USHUAIA, PATAGONIA
Arrive in Ushuaia, the end of the world, and then transfer to your hotel.
DAY 02: USHUAIA, TREKKING AND CANOEING IN THE TIERRA DEL FUEGO NATIONAL PARK
You will be collected at your hotel (shared service) and brought to the Tierra del Fuego National Park. Once in Ensenada Bay, you’ll have time to enjoy the view over the Beagle Channel before starting the walk along the coast.
This six kilometer route allows you to observe the flora and wildlife as well as discovering traces of the area’s ancient indigenous people, the Yamana. After 3 hours you will arrive at Lake Roca, where lunch will be served
After a picnic there is a canoe trip down the river Lapataia, which will take you to Lapataia in the Beagle Channel where the Panamerican Highway and the National Highway No. 3 end.
Duration total: 8/10 hours.
Trail: 3 hours.
Canoeing: 1 hours.
If this seems like too much of an adventure, let us know and we can offer a more traditional tour excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park, with an option to take the End of the World Train.
DAY 03: USHUAIA, NAVIGATING THE BEAGLE CHANNEL
After breakfast, make your way to the tourist wharf where you will board a boat to sail through the Beagle Channel. The tour offers panoramic views of the city of Ushuaia, and of the diverse marine fauna, such as cormorants and sea lions and the islands of Lobo and De los Pajaros.
If the winds permits, land on one of the islands bridges, where you can see the remains of giant shells and enjoy views of Chile and Argentina.
Next you can explore Les Eclaireurs, known as the “Lighthouse at the end of the world”.
Duration: 3-4 hours.
You will have to pay a local tax in the port of Us $ 4.
DAY 04: USHUAIA – EL CALAFATE
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Calafate.
Arrive at Calafate, the capital of the glaciers and gateway to the Perito Moreno Glacier.
Upon arrival you will be taken to the hotel and have the rest of the day to relax or explore the city. You could also walk to Laguna Nimez in time for the beautiful Patagonian sunset.
DAY 05: EL CALAFATE, PERITO MORENO GLACIER
After breakfast you will start the full day excursion to Perito Moreno. In Glacier National Park, you will take the route along Lake Argentino where, 80km from El Calafate, the Perito Moreno is revealed by its 70m high walls of ice. Numerous walkways leading to the front of the glacier (there are approximately 5 km gateways) offer both a visual and audio experience, with each different view soundtracked by the constant ruptures and echoes of the iceberg. The tour also includes a short boat trip past the glacier.
You will return to the hotel in the evening.
Duration: 6 hours
For the more adventurous, glacier hiking tours with Big Ice or Minitrekking are also available as an addition. For more information on these excursions, just ask!
DAY 06: EL CALAFATE, PATAGONIA
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport or bus terminal in time for your departure.
** This itinerary can be started in El Calafate or Ushuaia.