A Trekking and Canoeing Adventure at the Ends of the Earth

  • Getting ready to trek the coastal path

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 trek the coastal path (undoubtedly one of the most beautiful areas in the entire National Park) 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 11,090 miles (17,745 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 park’s coastal path, 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 is approximately 4.5 mile long (7 kilometers) and lasts about 3 to 3 and half hours, depending on the group’s pace. Right before finishing our trek, we’ll have the chance to enjoy a beautiful view of the "Cordillera Darwin" (Darwin mountain range), named after the naturalist Charles Darwin. In 2011 French military mountaineers made history by becoming the first climbers to fully cross the Cordillera Darwin, conquering one of the most remote and uncompromising mountain regions in the world.
After the trek, we’ll be taken to Lake Roca, a 6 mile (9.6 kilometers) long lake where we’ll behold a view of some of the park’s mountains while relaxing and enjoying lunch with Patagonian wine to refuel your energy.

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 45 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.
Trek distance: 4.4 miles (7 kilometers). Elevation gain: 560 feet (170 meters) with a maximum altitude of 230 feet (70 meters).
For travelers looking for an easy hiking experience, we also offer an easy level hiking trail for this tour as well (if you want an easier hiking, please let us know when booking your trip). This tour 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 8 hours 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.