TRAIN OF THE END OF THE WORLD AND ENSENADA BAY
Sightseeing, Nature excursion
An original excursion aboard the historic train once used to transport wood and Ushuaia prisoners. Nowadays restored to take tourists on a journey towards the end of the world.
What we will see
• Train of the end of the world, panoramic views, ancient Yàmana settlement • Coach transfer to Bahia Ensenada
What we will do
• A penitentiary was open in Ushuaia between 1902 and 1947 for the most dangerous criminals and political detainees. The railway line used to transport wood was built straight after its inauguration. After the prison was closed, the train continued to run to supply a sawmill until its destruction by an earthquake in 1949. The new train was restored in 1994 to recount the history of the journey of detainees, albeit with an entirely new structure. The locomotives are faithful reconstructions of those used in the old times. • The train of the end of the world departs from a station 8 km from Ushuaia and covers 7 of the original 25 km in the Pipo river valley. Once at the Macarena waterfall station, the train stops to enable passengers to take in the marvellous panoramic views as well as the reconstruction of a settlement of one of the native peoples in the area, the Yàmanas. Along the way, our guide will provide information about the history of the train. • The train stops at the National Park station, where a coach awaits us to take us to Bahia Ensenada, on the northern coast of the Beagle channel inside Tierra del Fuego national park, where we can admire the area's natural beauties.
What you need to know
• We recommend that you book early because only a limited number of places are available. • We recommend wearing comfortable shoes and bringing a jacket.