Things to do

  • Pull on your hiking boots and get out into the elements to explore the national parks
  • Take an adventure cruise and sail past glacier after glacier, stepping onto land only reachable by boat
  • Discover secluded lakes on the challenging Dientes de Navarino trail
  • Sail some of the most famous waters in the world around Cape Horn
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Things to do

Trekking

Forests, glaciers, mountains, peat bog, steppe-land, Tierra del Fuego has a lot of different scenery to explore. But of one thing you can be certain, this is a wild and rugged land. Brace yourself against swirling winds, hike through cool rain and mist, find your own path through largely unexplored lands: the trekking here is adventure at its most exciting. 

There are day hikes from Ushuaia in the Tierra del Fuego National Park, or challenge yourself with a multi-day trek where you'll be wild camping under the stars.

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Adventure cruises

Chilean Tierra del Fuego is a maze of fjords, glaciers and waterways that can only be explored by boat. To get out and about exploring this secluded terrain, join an adventure cruise. You'll sail from highlight to highlight, zooming out on small zodiac boats each day to explore the shore or hike up to hidden glaciers.

Adventure cruises are also the best way to make the most of your time travelling in Tierra del Fuego - the region is vast, so rather than flying over it or taking an 11-hour bus, cruises will take you direct from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas, and you get to see the best of the scenery and wildlife on the way.

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Wildlife

In conditions that cause us to wrap up warm and brace against the wind and rain, colonies of penguins and sealions have been thriving happily for thousands of years. Visit them on a short boat trip from Ushuaia, so close the curious penguins will nibble your shoelaces. Just outside of Porvenir, take a trip to see the only colony of King Penguins outside the Antarctic subcontinent.

Tierra del Fuego is also a haven for bird-watchers, with a number of waders and waterfowl, along with the chance to see huge colonies of cormorants and maybe the magnificent albatross. Other animals be found here are dolphins, guanacos, nandus, and a huge beaver population.

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Trekking trips in Tierra del Fuego

Adventure cruises in Tierra del Fuego

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Sailing

It is many a sailor's lifetime dream to sail to and in the vicinity of Cape Horn. Follow in the footsteps of Joshua Slocum and other sailing pathfinders: this is an opportunity for anyone with modest sailing experience to test the waters at the end of the earth.

Sailing trips take a maximum of four crew members, who join a skipper to sail around the end of the world. On board your 40ft boat, you'll be sleeping in one of two double cabins, sometimes camping on shore depending on the trip. Crew members are expected to have a little sailing experience, but your skipper will be your expert guide, helping you read the conditions and directing you to some of the most impressive hidden gems in this wild landscape. Although the Chilean navy doesn't allow commercial vessels to sail to Cape Horn, you'll be an honorary member of a sailing club for your time there.

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Getting to Antarctica

For some, reaching the end of the world is just the beginning of the adventure, for south of here lies one of the remotest, wildest territories on earth: Antarctica. Almost all voyages to the white continent sail from Ushuaia, travelling across the Drake Passage and exploring the many islands and iceberg filled waters around Antarctica. Adding on Antarctica to your Patagonian adventure requires time and budget, but is a once in a lifetime experience that will never be forgotten.

Our polar specialists in our sister company Swoop Antarctica can help you plan the perfect addition to your trip. 

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