Getting to and from your trip

Getting to/from Ushuaia from Argentina

There are up to five daily flights from Buenos Aires (AEP) to Ushuaia Airport, taking approximately 3 hours and 40 minutes. 

You can also fly from El Calafate which generally takes 1 hour and 15 minutes. 

From Ushuaia Airport, it's a short 15-minute drive into the town centre.

Getting to/from Ushuaia from Punta Arenas, Chile

From Torres del Paine - It is a 5-hour drive to Punta Arenas, on the edge of Chilean Tierra del Fuego. From here, you can travel to Ushuaia by several different modes of transport.

Fly: There are a few flights a week between Punta Arenas and Ushuaia, but they're not recommended. Instead, fly to Puerto Williams on Isla Navarino, from where you can take a short 2-hour ferry to Ushuaia.

Bus: Departs to Ushuaia nearly every day, taking approximately 11 hours.

Ferry: The ferry to Ushuaia takes 24 hours and allows you to see some of the fjords, glaciers and wildlife along the way

Preparing for your Trekking Deep into Tierra del Fuego trip

Packing List

Please be prepared for four seasons in one day during your hikes. Read all our tips about what to pack.

Required equipment

  • 55 to 65 litres backpack
  • Sleeping bag for -12 degrees celsius comfort min. (synthetic or duvet filling)
  • Therma-Rest mat (inflatable better)
  • Trekking poles
  • Sunglasses for snow and ice and googles
  • Headlamp with new batteries and spare batteries
  • 1-litre bottle (Nalgene ideally)
  • Sunblock (35+ or more)
  • Lips sunblock
  • Minimum personal hygiene items
  • Dry bags to protect your staff
  • Vacuum bottle 0.5L
  • Cup, plate, spoon

Clothes

  • Medium trekking/mountain boots with Gore-Tex ideally
  • Crocs (for resting at the camps and river wading)
  • Gore-Tex waterproof jacket with hood
  • Softshell jacket with hood (2nd layer)
  • Waterproof light over pants
  • Softshell trekking trousers
  • Underwear synthetic fabric t-shirt and trousers (2)
  • Spare underwear
  • Three pairs of trekking socks
  • Wind-stopper gloves
  • Liner gloves
  • Waterproof over gloves
  • Warm hut and cap
  • Neckerchief or Buff for neck protection (optional) 
  • Light feather or synthetic warm jacket for the night

You can also read all our tips about what to pack.

Your Accommodation

Inside the cabin domes at Los Renos

Your first night will be camping at the remote Beban Domes (an unassisted dome set on a wooden platform). Or you could choose to pitch your tent outside. Cooking is done with your camping stove. 

Then you'll be staying at Bahia de Los Renos either camping or inside the domes. 

For your last night of the trip, your guide will find a suitable spot for wild camping in the forests of the Carbajal Valley.