Along the Shore, across the Forest and into the Mud:
a 4x4 Off-Road Adventure at the Ends of the Earth!

  • From atop the mountains: the view of "Lago Escondido" (Hidden Lake)

Prepare for a thrilling and scenic 4x4 off-road experience where natural beauty and amazing driving skills will nourish your spirit of adventure while enjoying the best 4x4 tour done at the Ends of the Earth!

On this one-of-a-kind 4x4 tour, we’ll discover the hidden secrets of the Southern Andes, one of the world’s largest mountain ranges, while enjoying awe-inspiring scenic views of "Lago Escondido" (Hidden Lake) and then literally immerse our vehicle into the shores Fagnano lake. As we drive through the splashing waters on the lake’s shore, we’ll enjoy the views and experience an absolutely memorable adventure. This off-road experience through deep forests and across rivers, while defying muddy tracks along the shore of the lake, will end with one of the most precious meals of Argentine cuisine: an Argentine asado (meat barbeque) accompanied with Patagonian wines.

Our tour starts in the morning with a one and a half hour drive to the starting point of our off-road adventure. The journey will take us through the Carbajal and Tierra Mayor Valleys, which offer some dramatic sights of the mountainous landscape. Next we’ll reach the high, rocky walls of the Garibaldi Pass, which is the highest point on Argentina’s Road #3. Here we’ll stop to enjoy a beautiful panoramic view. As you look from the pass you will see the large Fagnano lake to the north and, to the south, the smaller Escondido lake nestled among the mountains. Lago Escondido means "hidden lake,” and you’ll certainly understand its name as you behold the lush forests and steep mountains that surround it.

Once at the starting point of our off-road experience, we start our adventure engines as we get ready for a thrilling 1 hour 4x4 off-road ride inside the vast Patagonian forest and along the shores of Fagnano Lake. Afterwards, we’ll have the chance to do a short 10-15 minute walk by the lakeshore to the refuge (where we’ll have lunch), or you can stay in the vehicle to get to the refuge.

The day finishes with tasty "asado" (meat barbeque) at our refuge in the forest. While lunch is being prepared you’ll have time to wander along the shore of the lake, seeing the vibrant blue color that radiates off its water. After you’ve enjoyed a bit of fresh air and lakeside scenery you will enjoy the acclaimed Argentine meat, accompanied by Patagonian wine.

After lunch and relaxing for a while in this beautifully remote corner of the planet, we’ll begin our journey back to Ushuaia. During our 2-hour ride back to your hotel you can reminisce about the wonderful memories you made during this 4x4 adventure at the Ends of the Earth!

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: easy. The minimum age required for this tour is 5 years old.

Duration: full day (approximately 8 hours from the time you leave your hotel until you return).

Guide: group guide. The maximum group size per 4x4 vehicle is 8 travelers. The total group size is larger as up to five 4x4 vehicle can do this tour together.

Vehicle: For this tour we use either a Land Rover Defender with a capacity of up to 8 passengers + 1 tour guide or an Agrale Marrua (a vehicle developed especially for military applications which is extremely agile and can take on any kind of terrain with ease) for 7 passengers + 1 tour guide. Occasionally, if the logistics allow, one of the sections to or from the place where the 4x4 adventure takes place might be done in a minibus for added comfort and convenience for the travelers. In these cases, we will do an easy 15-minute hike through the forest to reach the vehicle that will bring us back to Ushuaia.

Includes: lunch with non-alcoholic beverages & wine.