TIERRA DEL FUEGO NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing, Nature excursion, Lunch not included
The Tierra del Fuego National Park is the southernmost national park in Argentina, a unique and magical setting where nature has been able to express itself without restrictions combining different environments. An unmissable and thrilling excursion.
What we will see
• Río Pipo Valley • Tierra del Fuego National Park • Roca Lake, Lapataia bay
What we will do
• We leave the port of Ushuaia by coach and we cross the Rìo Pipo Valley on our way to the Tierra del Fuego National Park, a unique landscape full of lakes, rivers, mountains. It extends following the Chilean border by the west, from the Beagle Channel at the south, up to the northern areas on Lake Fagnano. The Park was founded in 1960 in order to protect and preserve the fauna and flora of this sub-Antarctic territory which covers a total area of 63,000 hectares of which only 2,000 hectares is accessible to the public. The Park embraces thick forests with dense undergrowth and is inhabited by many species of birds, including the Andean condor, the upland goose and the great cormorant and mammals such as the Southern river otter, the Magellan red fox and species that were introduced here such as the North American beaver, and the european rabbit and the mink. Sections of the forest were destroyed by fire a long time ago and the remaining grey tree trunks stand out like ghosts in contrast to the surrounding lush vegetation. • The coach takes us to various panoramic spots, where we can observe the Park's endless landscapes. We reach the beautiful glacial Roca Lake, where we stop for a break and take some photographs. We then proceed to Lapataia Bay, a fjord in the northern part of the Beagle Channel, at the south-western extremity of the Argentinian part of the Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego, where the famous panamerican road ends, after crossing the whole continent with its starting point in Alaska.
What you need to know
• We recommend wearing comfortable shoes and bringing a jacket.