Experience Isla Navarino from Comfort

From a comfy lodge on the shores of the Beagle Channel, you can hike, bike and kayak the most southern tip of South America. In addition, there's the opportunity to fly over Cape Horn and cruise past glaciers cascading through mountain gullies. You'll be accompanied by experienced local guides who will open your eyes to the beautiful and extraordinary bio-diversity of the sub-Antarctic.

5 Days

$1,865

Experience Isla Navarino from Comfort - 5 - $1,865

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Day hike to see the jagged Dientes Range
  • Immerse yourself among magnificent black-browed albatross
  • Horse-back ride through the wilds of Tierra del Fuego
  • Take the opportunity to fly over Cape Horn
  • Return in the evening to a comfy cosy lodge for hearty meals and roaring open fires

Start from Punta Arenas and end at Punta Arenas

Landmarks visited on Experience Isla Navarino from Comfort

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Puerto Williams:

Transfer to the lodge from either Punta Arenas (by plane) or Ushuaia (by boat)

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Lakutaia Lodge


Days 2, 3 & 4 - Excursions:

Choose from any of the excursions below:

• Omora Etno-Botanical Park

This excursion will lead you to discover the wonders of the miniature forests of the Cape Horn archipelago. This is an educational activity sponsored by Omora Foundation which is a bio-cultural conservation initiative started by the local communities living in the last sub-Antarctic forests, and with the active commitment of the Yagan community living in Puerto Williams. Omora Park is located 3km (2 miles) west of Puerto Williams. Within the park the main habitats of the region are found: coigüe, lenga and ñirre forests, sphagnum peatlands, beaver wetlands and alpine areas. During the excursion you will be led by a specialized tour guide. Trail signs describe the biological and cultural features of the island in Spanish, Yagan, English and also include Latin names. The park is an Omora Foundation project, dedicated to bio-cultural conservation at the southernmost tip of South America and is named after the Yagan word for hummingbird.

Difficulty: Easy, 2.5 - 3hrs

• Trek to Dientes de Navarino viewpoint (Bandera Hill)

This excursion will lead you to the base of the Dientes de Navarino massif, where you will enjoy an overwhelming view of the Beagle Channel and Puerto Williams, surrounded by nature in its greatest splendour. Among forests and grasslands, you can walk the well-marked 3.5km (2 mile) trail, noticing the changes in habitat; the initial dense and wooded environment becomes an alpine ecosystem, mostly populated by lichens, mosses and other species adapted to wind and low temperatures. During this excursion you will also learn about native flora such as orchids and local wild fruits. A light snack is included.

Difficulty: Moderate, 4.5 - 5hrs

• Horseback ride

Experience horseback riding at the southernmost edge of the world for 2 hours (or longer if desired), passing by sub-Antarctic forests and bordering the Beagle Channel. (This excursion includes all equipment, and is suitable for participants with previous basic experience.) 

Difficulty: Easy, 2hrs

• Hike to Los Bronces waterfall

Enjoy a hike towards Los Bronces river. Along the route, you will walk up through forests of lenga and calafate bush prairies, in the middle of Cerro Róbalo. Upon arrival at the Los Bronces waterfall, enjoy the amazing scenery and a revitalizing snack. At agreed time, hike down the hill to continue along the coast, enjoying the landscapes around the Beagle Channel, and observing the different habitats, each with its own flora and fauna species.

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate, 2.5 - 3hrs

• Puerto Williams City Tour

Visit the village of Puerto Williams, the southernmost town in the world, named after Juan Williams, the founder of Fort Bulnes. Puerto Williams is the most populated area on Navarino Island, located at the end of the American continent, opposite the southern coast of Tierra del Fuego and north of Cape Horn. Puerto Williams currently has a population of 2,500 inhabitants. The tour includes a visit to the Micalvi pier, landing site of ocean sailboats, and the Martín Gusinde Museum containing the history of the Yagan indigenous peoples and examples of natural resources from the area. Gusinde was a world famous anthropologist and priest of the Order of the Divine Word, who worked with Yagan and Ona communities from 1918 to 1923. (Please note: the museum is closed on Mondays. On Saturdays and Sundays it is open in the afternoons only.) 

Difficulty: Easy, 2hrs

• Kayak

Enjoy a unique kayaking and rowing adventure along the sounds and bays of the Beagle Channel, which has been navigated by canoe nomads since ancient times. Sail along the Lauta and Micalvi sounds, bordering the Punta Gusanos coast, home to thousands of gulls and several species of geese. Pass by a fishing cove and the Micalvi pier, the landing site of many ocean sailboats. All equipment is included (neoprene suit, gloves, ankle boots, waterproof protector, life vest), along with snacks and a certified expedition guide. (Previous kayaking and swimming experience is not required for this excursion.)

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate, 2.5 - 3hrs

• Bird watching hike to Punta Gusano

You will take a brief transfer to the starting point of the hike. The excursion takes in the peninsula at the north end of Puerto Williams Bay, offering exclusive views of Puerto Williams and the Beagle Channel. This narrow piece of land at the end of the peninsula is the nesting site for thousands of Dominican and Austral gulls, pilpilen (oystercatchers), and many geese species. Prepare for an emotional and close encounter with the winged multitudes! (The breeding season runs from the second half of November to the beginning of March.)

Difficulty: Easy, 2hrs

All activities and excursions are subject to weather conditions.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Lakutaia Lodge


Day 5 - Return transfer:

Transfer out by the same method as you arrived, either to Punta Arenas by plane or to Ushuaia by boat.

Meals: Breakfast 

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Prices are based on 2 people sharing a double for 4 nights 

This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $1,865 per person for a complete group. If you are looking to join a group or you are a solo traveller we will help to form likeminded groups of travellers. Please let us know your travel plans.

The trip can also run on a private basis to fit around your plans. Departures may be tailored and can be set up on a date of your choice. Please note that there is a higher price for smaller groups. Please enquire for further details.

Additional Notes

Optional extra excursions: 

Flight over Cape Horn - USD$ 670 per person 

Helicopter flight over Dientes de Navarino - USD$ 230 per person

Boat excursions - quote provided depending on availability

(These excursions are only guaranteed with a minimum of 4 people.)


If you are short of time and would prefer to stay fewer nights:

2 nights - USD$ 1360 per person

3 nights - USD$ 1570 per person

4 nights - USD$ 1865 per person

Includes

  • Accommodation in comfortable single, double or triple rooms.
  • Several excursions during the length of your stay.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the whole program - meals include one beverage per person (mineral water/soft drink, or one glass of wine/one beer).
  • Specialized bilingual guide during excursions  (English/Spanish).
  • Bicycles upon request.
  • International transfer by boat plus land transfer from and to Ushuaia port.
  • Airport taxes and flights from and to Punta Arenas, 20kg max of luggage per person. (If the flight is on a Twin Otter aircraft, the maximum luggage allowance is 10kg due to security reasons. In the event that a passenger has more luggage, it is not possible to transport it on the same day, and it will be taken on the next day flight and delivered in the lodge.)

Excludes

  • Port taxes in Argentina.
  • Any beverages not mentioned in itinerary.
  • Insurance.
  • Tips and gratuities.

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