A group of experienced patagonic pilots which enjoy the adventure of flying one of the most spectacular geographies in Argentina and want to share the experience with you. Hellicopter tours are the best alternative to appreciate the diverse and majestic scenery of Ushuaia ant Tierra del Fuego.
Flying options go from 7 min to 24 hours
Tours: Ushuaia, Lago Esmeralda, Estancia Harberton, Great Lakes, Peninsula Mitre, la Mesita de Almanza, Peninsula Mitre, Isla de los Estados y Faro del Fin del Mundo, Bahia Torito.
The jorney starts al 9AM when all wheel trucks will pick you up at your hotel. We head north to the north center of the island of Tierra del Fuego, in a journey of adventure and amusement for the whole family, from babies to seniors.
First stop will be on the Winter Resorts at Valle Mayor where we will visit a Siberian Huskies Kennel Club, and learn about the winter activites with the dog sleighs and the motor sleighs. Even thou there is no snow in the summer, dogs are trained the entire year and we have the possibility of meeting them training and eventualy ride with them in the training sleigh.
Later we go under the tunnels of Cerro Castor winter ski resort and start climbing the Andes reaching Paso Garibaldi the highest point in our route where we can appreciate Lago Escondido -Hidden Lake- name given by the fact that when the days are foggy it is impossible to sight the lake from the route.
We descend with the National Route #3 , the first ground access to Ushuaia from the north and the continent. We continue our journey visiting the old sawmills in the trail of the lumberjacks. The guides will direct you through hidden trails, in lengas forests where it is possible to sight numerous kinds of birds and red foxes. We walk through beaver dikes where the guide will explain how the exotic beaver population progresses as they have no natural predator and the damage they are causing to the natural environment.
The final goal of the excursion is to get to the coast of Lago Fagnano, where our cabins are located, where we enjoy a complete lunch, with grilled cuts of delicious argentine meat, salads, wine and refreshments. While the guides prepare the feast, we walk the coast of Lago Fagnano or walk to the Palacios Lagoon at 800 mts walking distance. After lunch, you will enjoy some rest and contemplate the magnificent spectacle or walk around and try delicious "alfajores" with tea, coffee or mate, the local infusion. The departure back to the city will be about 4:30 to 5:00 PM.
The Tour starts at your hotel, as a minibus with a tour guide will pick you up at your residence. We then drive to the National Park, distant 9 miles from Ushuaia city.
First stop will be the Fin del Mundo Train Station (End of the World). There you will be able to enjoy a 60 min travel by train, along the course of the famous original stepway made by the prisoners. With the train we travel the old trail the prisoners did when looking for wood. The train travels through wonderful natural scenarios with deep forests, rivers, peatbogs, and the remnants of an ancient Yamana settlement, the first natives that inhabited the area. Before entering the National Park, we will stop at the Macarena waterfall.
Bear in mind that the travel by train is optional, one way, since at the end of the railway we will be waiting for you with the minibus and the Tour Guide to start our visit to the Park. Once at the Park you will be able to observe at the more typical species of the Fueguino Forest, mainly Beeches, Nires, Lengas, Barba de Indio, and Farolitos Chinos, all among a surface extension of 63,000 Hectares (aprox 650.000 acres)
The first place to visit is the southernmost end of National Route Nbr 3, at Lapataia Bay, where we will be able to look at the famous sign FIN DEL MUNDO, symbolizing the connection between Alaska and Tierra del Fuego, the extremes of the American continent united by the famous Pan American Highway.
We continue then towards Green Lake (Laguna Verde) wher we will be able to sight one of the faces of Cerro Condor (Condor Hill), which forms part of the border with Chile. Next stop will be Lake Roca, which originally received the indian name of ACIGAMI, or long basket case. At this viewing point we will be able to sight the typical patagonic view of mountain, lakes and forests.
The last place to visit, and eventually the most pretty is Ensenada Zaratiegui (Cove). At the place you will be able to to admire Isla Redonda and visit the last Post Office of the Correo Argentino where foreign visitors use to stamp their passports and send postcards to places all over the world with the stamp fin del mundo.
At all stops we get down from the bus to take advantage of panoramic views, take photos and receive descriptions of the tour guide.
Excursión con salidas todo el año.
Salida por la mañana: 10:00hs - Regreso: 13:30hs
Salidas por la tarde: 15:00hs - Regreso: 18:30hs
Tiempo de duración :2:30hs
We sail from the Ushuaia harbour where the visit starts travelling the Ushuaia Bay towards the Beagle Channel.
With the Catamaran we round the Isla de los Pajaros where he passengers will be able to sight the diverse flora and fauna, in particular big sea birds such as Skuas, Black Eyebrow Albatross, Cauquenes, Cook Seagulls and Grey Seagulls.
We later visit Isla de los Lobos where the main attraction are the seawolves of one and two furs. Isla de los Pajaros and Isla de los Lobos are part of the Bridges archpelago. At the Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, we will stop to take those typical potos that we want to keep as souvenirs. At the island we will be able to sight Imperial and Rock Cormorans, and we will be lectured about the shipwreck of the SS monte Cervantes in the thirties.
During the return to Ushuaia, we will enjoy beatiful scenery, in particular the mountainous cord of Martial.
The jouney starts with the travel from the Ushuaia Bay towards the Beagle Channel. We visit Bird Island, were we will sight the flora and fauna, in particular some interesting sea birds like skuas, black eyebrow albatross, cauquenes, cook gulls, and grey gulls. We continue to the Island of Seawolves, were the main atraccion are seawolves of one and two furs. These two islands are part of the Bridges archpelago. At the Lighthouse Les Eclaireures , in the middle of the Beagle Channel, we stop for a typical photo with the lighthouse in the backstage, that symbolic photo of the harbour and bay of Ushuaia that we all want to keep as souvenir. At the same place you will apreciate the imperial and rock cormorants as well as learn about the shipwreck of the SS Monte Cervantes in the 30's . From there we head east where after a few minutes we will sight Puerto Almanza on the Argentine side and the chilean navy base Puerto Williams on the other side of the channel. A few minutes later we stop for half an hour at the Martillo Island were we will visit a penguin colony with Magellan , Papua and King penguin families
Afterwards we start the journey back to the city. We travel close to the coast of the channel allowing us to take a look at the flora and fauna from close range until we sight Estancia Tunel and Estancia Remolino, where since 1912 lays the submerged hull of the Monte Sarmiento steamer.
The final view of the journey back to the Ushuaia dock is the mountainous Andes cord that surrounds Ushuaia. Its a journey full of richness both from the historic as well as natural standpoints.
Season: the entire year, green in summer, red in the fall, white in winter.
Requirements: total length of the trekking is 6 miles, while the the distance by car to the lake is 25 miles. You start from a height of 260 meters above sea while lake Emerald is 450 meters above sea, that is a 200 mts climb.
Itinerary: either via an Agency transfer or your own rented car you drive to a Siberian and Alaskan Huskies Kennel, 12 miles away from the city. There is where the stepway starts. First stage of the trekking is under the woods and allow us to enjoy incredible sights of the Valley of Tierra Mayor and Carvajal. The rest of the walk carries us through lengas forests, mountains, hanging glaciers, turbals, and allows to enjoy close views of the flora and fauna of the place, specially the huge diversity of birds that fly over the territory. Such is the travel until you reach the magnificent Laguna Esmeralda, which name perfectly describes the tonality of its waters.
The lake is rounded by the Albino Glacier , the Torres and the Toribio cords, and it is precisely this spot the place to enjoy the views of the landscape and the lake. After resting a while, the trekking back to the transport starts.