The entrance to Tierra del Fuego National Park is at about 12 kms from Ushuaia. It is the only Argentine National Park that combines sea, mountains and forests. It occupies a surface of 63.000 hectares where we can find firebushes, beech trees, ñires, boxleafed barberries, and flowers such as orchids, violets and other species. You will have the opportunity to admire Lapataia Bay and the coast of the Beagle Channel, with an incredible flora and fauna including red foxes, woodpeckers, steamer ducks, condors, eagles, beaver dams and peat bogs. All of which cohabit in a spectacular setting.
You will be picked up around 8:00 am in Ushuaia. We will drive out of the city passing by Susana Mount and witnessing the work of the prisoners of the old prison, where the Southern Fuegian Railway is now located. You will be able to go on an optional tour there. We will continue through the valley towards Ensenada Bay, where we will be able to contemplate the Redonda and Estorbo Islands. On the other side of the Beagle Channel, you can admire the snow-white Mountains of the Sampaio Chain (Chile). We will go back to the National Road #3 passing by the Fuegian forest until Roca Lake, where we will take a walk by the lake and the Lapataia river. From this point we can see the Cóndor Hill, a natural border with Chile.
Then we will go towards the other end of the park, where the National Road N. 3 comes to an end, at Lapataia Bay. Along the way, we will have a nice view of Laguna Verde and Laguna Negra. We will have the opportunity to see peat bogs and beaver dams before arriving to Lapataia Bay. Breathe in the fresh clean air before returning to Ushuaia around 14:00 pm, where our trip will come to an end.
Important Note (for travels in Argentina):
Please remember that the Argentine Immigration Office is charging ALL citizens from the United States and Australia a "Reciprocity Fee". You are responsible for paying for this fee online and printing your receipt, which you must present to the Customs Authority upon entering the country. There are no exemptions to this new fee and it must be paid regardless if you are staying for a few hours, making a flight connection or staying for a longer period of time. Please note that for some nationalities, the option to pay for multiple entrances does not exist. You are responsible for having these documents in order prior to arrival.
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