Arrival at Porvenir – Tierra del Fuego’s capital. We will pick you up from the ferry or from the airport. Next we will travel towards the south of the Island. Throughout the time of the expedition will be accompanied by one of the unique native species of Tierra del Fuego – Guanaco. After 110km we will reach Estancia Onaisin, here we will visit the British cemetery. After short time we will travel at the King Penguin Park, here we will spend about an hour observing and admiring the beauty of these Antarctic birds the second largest penguin species. The tour will continue on to Russfin, where the famous “Draga Aurifera” is located – Golden dredge – reminiscent of the days of gold fever in the early 20th century. Along the way we will be able to observe and marvel a wide variety of indigenous birds like Bandurias and Caiquén and if we are lucky we could observe the delicate elegance of the Chilean Flamingo. After another 100km we will enter Karukinka Natural Park, a wonderful nature reserve which remains an area un-spoilt by human presence. It is the shelter for the Patagonian Guanaco, Andean Condor and endangered Fox Culpeo. Native flora in the park is unique, sub Antarctic forest full of Lengas, Coigües de Magallanes and Ñirres, also deserves special attention Mosses and Lichens. We will also see huge area destroyed by Beavers, it is nearly 300 square miles of forest and peat bogs. Through forest and mountains, we reach Caleta Maria. Breath taking bay between mountain ranges, where glaciers shinning on the top of peaks.
Following breakfast, we begin the second day of expedition by the navigation to Glaciers Fjord Parry.
We will set sail at 09:00 am in the direction of Jackson Bay to observe elephant seals. After 30 minutes observing the fauna and flora of the environment, we’ll navigate between the Albatros and Tres Mogotes islands, to get inside the Parry Fjord, where our next stop will be in Bahía Pared, where we will appreciate the first imposing wall of the Parry Glacier. Later we will continue sailing through the Fuegian fjords, enjoying the mosaic of landscapes that the Darwin Mountain Range offers us, to stop at the beach of the New Zealand glacier, where we will disembark in our auxiliary boat and begin our trekking route bordering an iceberg lagoon, on the way we will pass through old lenga forests, we will enjoy the calafate and chaira fruit, among others, so that after an hour we reach the end of the road, to the imposing wall of the New Zealand Glacier, where we can also observe the remains of the fuselage of a bomber plane Argentine fallen in 1950. Later we will undertake the return enjoying the landscapes with evening light. Estimated time according to weather conditions 7-8 hrs.
After breakfast departure. We will say goodbye to the wonders of Southern Corner of Tierra del Fuego. Drop off at Ferry terminal or airport.
11:00 app. pick up from ferry or Airport to start by car toward the South of the Island
13:30 app. Estancia Onaisin, short stop for visiting the British cemetery.
14:00 app. King Penguin Reserve stop of two hours observing these subantartic birds
17:00 app. Estancia Russfin, short stop for visiting “Draga Aurifera” (gold fever)
20:00 app. Arriving at Lodge Cordillera Darwin
09:00 app. Start Navigation toward Jackson Bay to reach elephant seals colony
11:00 app. In Tres Mogotes islands, observing the Albatros colony
11:30 app. Getting inside the Parry Fjord
13:00 app. Stop at Bahía Pared, for observing first imposing wall of Parry Glacier.
15:00 app. New Zealand glacier, disembark in our auxiliary boat for trekking route
16:00 app. Contact with remains of the fuselage of an Argentine plane from 1950.
18:00 app. Coming back to Caleta Maria Dock
19:00 app. Arriving at Lodge Cordillera Darwin