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2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT
In just two days traveling across the Island of Tierra del Fuego in south direction you will find everything, never-ending magellanic steppe, lush subantarctic forest, amazing wildlife, mountains and beautiful fiords where seal elephants have them home.
The South of the Island
Arrival in Porvenir-Tierra del Fuego. The pick-up is from the ferry terminal or airport in the city of Porvenir. On our first stop we enjoy a short walk through the Laguna de Los Cisnes-Parque Estromatolitos (The Swan Lagoon Park stromatolites), to contemplate the extraordinary landscape of its exotic limestone-stromatolite formations. Next, the excursion heads towards the southern end of this large Island to visit one of the southernmost parks on the planet, Alberto de Agostini National Park, which is part of an extensive network of protected and adjacent national parks, covering more than 1,700 miles, from the city of Puerto Montt to the mythical Cape Horn at the end of the world, through “The Route of the Parks of Patagonia”. Before entering the pristine landscape at the end of the world, just 110 km of walking, and after leaving the city of Porvenir, we arrived at Estancia Onaisin, where we visited the British cemetery by means of a short walk within the limits of this mythical Fuegian ranch. We continue only for a couple of more kilometers, to reach the King Penguin Nature Reserve. In this place we spend about an hour observing and admiring the beauty of this wonderful sub-Antarctic bird. The tour continues until arriving at Estancia Russfin, where there is a famous “Gold Dredger”, Draga del oro, which recalls the days of the gold rush at the beginning of the 20th century. Continuing our journey toward the Darwin Mountain range it is possible to observe and marvel at a great variety of native birds such as the Bandurria and the Caiquén, and perhaps with a little luck we will be able to observe the delicate elegance of the Chilean Flamenco. After traveling another 100 km we enter the Karukinka Natural Park, a wonderful natural reserve that remains an area not intervened by human presence and is a refuge for the Guanaco the Condor and the Culpeo Fox, the latter in danger of extinction. The native flora of this park is unique, the sub-Antarctic Forest of Lengas, Coigües de Magallanes and Ñirres, where mosses and lichens also deserve special attention. During our tour it is also possible to observe large areas destroyed by beavers, which in total cover almost 300 square miles of forests and peatlands. Passing through forests and mountains we arrive at Estancia Caleta María, an impressive bay sheltered by the foothills of the Fuegian Andes, where its resplendent glaciers welcome us to the Alberto de Agostini National Park.
Overnight at Lodge Cordillera Darwin
Navigation to Bahia Jackson
We begin the second day of the expedition with a navigation through the Almirantazgo Sound, setting sail at 09:00 am in the direction of Jackson Bay, to observe the colony of elephant seals that remains in this place. After spending around 40 minutes observing the flora and fauna of the environment, we sail back to Caleta Maria to relax for a moment, drink and eat something and then take a short walk to a nearby viewpoint to connect with one of the purest and pristine valleys in Yendegaia National Park-La Fontaine Valley.
After the walk we prepare to start our way back to the city of Porvenir. We say goodbye to the wonders in this corner of southern Tierra del Fuego and the world.
Upon arrival in the city of Porvenir, passengers are dropped off at the Ferry terminal, airport, hotel, etc.
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