A Trekking and Canoeing Adventure at the Ends of the Earth

  • Tierra del Fuego National Park

Prepare for a journey to the Ends of the Earth as we embark on an unforgettable tour in the Tierra del Fuego National Park, located in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. With 63,000 hectares of land this National Park is larger than the city of Chicago! You’ll encounter some of the most pristine and beautiful scenery nature has to offer while experiencing the uniquely remote feeling of truly being...at the ends of the Earth.

In 1520, Magellan was the first European explorer to navigate these southern seas. As he sailed along the coast, he saw dozens of campfires glowing on shore. The fires, used by the Yamana tribes to keep warm, originated the area’s name: Tierra del Fuego - "The Land of Fire".

Our expert guides will help you discover the hidden wonders of the Tierra del Fuego National Park, including its enchanting lakes, forests, lush vegetation, and wildlife while you are surrounded by the peaceful serenity of nature.
We’ll do a 2 and a half hours trek and then embark on a canoeing expedition downriver and across clear water streams while experiencing the calming breeze and the breathtaking landscape surrounding us. Our canoeing journey concludes when we get to Lapataia Bay, where Argentina’s national route #3 ends. This road is the last (and southernmost) stretch of the Pan-American Highway, which runs all the way to Alaska in a network of roads that connect more than 15 countries! According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Pan-American Highway is the world’s longest "motorable road". The distance from that spot to Alaska is a whopping 11,155 miles (17,848 kilometers).

The tour develops as follows: It begins in the morning with a 25 minute ride to the Tierra del Fuego National Park. We’ll start our trek in the available paths which are not covered by ice or much snow, where we’ll be able to enjoy the varying types of trees and plants as well as observe different species of marine and coastal birds. The trek lasts about 2 hours, depending on the group’s pace. After the trek, we’ll enjoy lunch with Patagonian wine to refuel your energy and relax.

After lunch we’ll get ready for our canoe trip. Our guide will give a short informative talk on canoeing. Once we’re ready to go, we’ll hop into our canoe and set off downriver! If you haven’t been canoeing before, that is not a problem, as this activity was designed and planned for beginners with no canoeing experience.

We’ll enjoy a peaceful journey down the Lapataia River while taking in the natural beauty of our surroundings. The Lapataia River is quiet and calm and the first part of the canoeing journey is easy. As we float down the crystal clear waters, our canoe adventure will continue by the Ovando River before getting to the "Laguna Verde" (Green Lagoon). After about 30 minutes, once in Lapataia bay, we may have the chance to observe some of the National Park’s wildlife including petrels, albatrosses, and steamer ducks.

After a fulfilling journey at the ends of the Earth, the tour finishes with a ride back to our hotel.

Important: the tour’s exact itinerary and duration may change subject to weather conditions and decisions of the tour guide to optimize your tour experience.

Difficulty: moderate for the hiking part of the journey, easy for the canoeing part. For travelers looking for an easy hiking experience, we offer an easy level hiking trail for this tour as well. This activity was designed for beginners with no canoeing experience at all. Canoes have a capacity for 4 to 5 travelers and this part of the tour is easy to complete. The minimum age required for this tour is 5 years old.

Duration: full day (approximately 6 hours and a half from the time you leave your hotel until you return).

Guide: group guide. The maximum group size for this tour is approximately 15 travelers.

Vehicle: group vehicle.

Includes: lunch with non-alcoholic beverages & wine. Entrance ticket to Tierra del Fuego National Park.