Patagonia – Daytours4u http://www.daytours4u.com/en Tours, activities and travel tips in South America Tue, 19 Jun 2018 20:29:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.8 96832869 Excursions in Argentina for cruise passengers: local experts advice http://www.daytours4u.com/en/daytours4u/excursions-in-south-america-for-cruise-passengers/ Thu, 02 Nov 2017 03:22:06 +0000 http://www.daytours4u.com/en/?p=11874 If you are looking for shore excursions in Argentina for cruise passengers we have some local experts advice. If you decided that South America will be your next cruise destination, you will most likely do the classic route that includes Uruguay, Brazil, Chile and Argentina or a more extensive trip that includes Colombia. Regardless of the [...]

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If you are looking for shore excursions in Argentina for cruise passengers we have some local experts advice. If you decided that South America will be your next cruise destination, you will most likely do the classic route that includes Uruguay, Brazil, Chile and Argentina or a more extensive trip that includes Colombia. Regardless of the final itinerary, if the land of tango and asado is on your list of countries to discover on your next cruise, this is the information you will need to know to ensure a great travel experience with the best tours and activities in Argentina.

Cruise travel has many advantages: an all-inclusive service (accommodation, meals and transfers), an itinerary with several destinations and luxury service. Now, traveling on a cruise through South America implies other great benefits such as the weather that is opposite of the northern hemisphere, the undisputed charm of its cities and the perception of safety that travelers have of the cities of this American continent.

The cruise ports in Argentina known for excellence are the Port of Buenos Aires, the Piedra Buena Pier in Puerto Madryn and the Port of Ushuaia. Once your cruise arrives at any of these cities, you can’t miss the opportunity to visit the most important tourist sites and enjoy the classic excursions planned by the tourist agencies so that you can abide by the strict schedules of arrival and departure of the cruise ships and enjoy the best available excursions in Argentina for cruise passengers.

Excursions in Buenos Aires for cruise passengers

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The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus is the ideal sightseeing tour to see the most important attractions of Buenos Aires. It includes a general view of the most important neighborhoods such as San Telmo, Palermo, La Boca, Recoleta, among others, as well as the chance to observe the landmarks of the city such as the Obelisk, the Cathedral or the Planetarium.

Then, take advantage of the nightlife in Buenos Aires with a traditional tango show, whose spectacles perfectly combine the sound and sensuality of yesterday together with modern performances that dazzle the audience. Also live an authentic gaucho experience by visiting Santa Susana Ranch and do not miss for anything in the world a professional wine tasting that will allow you to discover the secrets of the Argentine Malbec.

Travel Tip: Keep in mind that to book these tours on a regular basis you must confirm with the travel agency that you select the availability. Once the time of arrival and departure of the cruise is scheduled, it is only necessary to define the meeting point to start the routes you have chosen. However, you can opt for private tours that simplify the logistics.

Excursions in Puerto Madryn for cruise passengers

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Upon disembarking in the Patagonian city of Puerto Madryn you will have at least three options of tours to choose from that you cannot miss in your itinerary: the Peninsula Valdes Tour, the Punta Tombo Tour with Penguins and the Punta Loma Tour with Sealions. In all cases you will be able to admire the splendor of this unique landscape in South America, as well as the most interesting aspects of its biodiversity.

The Valdes Peninsula was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and during the tour that will take you to see it, you will observe how the wide variety of local animals that include whales, sea lions and penguins live.

The Punta Tombo Tour with Penguins, on the other hand, includes a more intimate experience with these peculiar animals that many of us could only see in Happy Feet. In addition to appreciating the more than 500,000 Magellanic penguins that live here, you can enjoy the spectacle offered by other species such as seagulls and armadillos.

The third option that combines the Tour to Punta Loma and the Welsh Villages is ideal for those who want to appreciate the wildlife of Puerto Madryn and, in turn, learn a little about the culture and history of the city. Prepare your camera to closely portray the charming sea lions that rest on the shores of the Patagonian beaches and finish the day participating in the traditional Tea ritual in this city built by Welsh settlers.

See: Shore excursions in Puerto Madryn

Excursions in Ushuaia for cruise passengers

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When you arrive to the southernmost city in the world, do not waste time and take a tour that will take you directly to the Tierra del Fuego National Park. There are 68,909 hectares of preserved Patagonian forests to safeguard the species that inhabit it and offer tourists an unforgettable experience.

The first attraction that you should visit is the End of the World Train, where you will travel the last 7 kilometers of the prisoner’s train who lived in the Ushuaia prison. During the outing you will learn about the history of the place, visit the Pipo River and you will enter one of the areas where you can not access the park by foot because of environmental restrictions. It is a fascinating journey in time aboard a luxurious steam locomotive in the middle of a majestic landscape.

The experience of this excursion in Ushuaia also includes a short walk along the trails of the national park until you reach the Redonda and Estorbo Islands. Immediately you will be transferred to the Lapataia Bay where you will explore with a local guide the Magellanic forests and you will learn about the history of the Yámanas, ancient indigenous settlers of the area.

The last section of the tour corresponds to Roca Lake, of glacial origin, and you will return your cruise on time after having visited the main attractions of the beautiful city of Ushuaia.

Travel Tip: In case you are only interested in taking the End of the World Train, you can get to the train station on your own or purchase a private car through a travel agency. The rest of the excursions, both in Ushuaia and in Puerto Madryn, are only reserved privately to comply with the schedules of the cruises.

See: Shore excursions in Ushuaia

Expedition cruise through Antarctica

If your idea of a cruise is more inclined towards a researcher experience and you want to visit inhospitable places in South America out of the ordinary and beyond tourism, you must reserve your spot on an expedition cruise through Antarctica. The excursions are made on smaller boats and you will always be accompanied by an expert who will reveal to you the secrets of this cold, dry and unexplored continent, unparalleled on the planet.

In addition to witnessing how colonies of seals, penguins, whales, orcas and more live in their natural habitat, you can admire the imposing icebergs that stand out through the crystalline waters and the length of the beautiful Andes Mountain Range.

Those who will most enjoy this trip will undoubtedly be scientists and photographers. The first for all the information that this place offers about the origin of the planet and global warming; and the second for the spectacle of the light offered by Antarctica where the sunset lasts for hours instead of minutes during the austral summer.

Useful Information for cruise passengers

  • The tours and activities that are booked through tourist agencies usually have much lower prices than those offered by the cruise lines.
  • Private excursions always include transfers of passengers to and from the port.
    Tours are conducted with bilingual English-Spanish guides. Requesting a guide in another language, usually involves an extra cost.
  • Cruise excursions include the port fee in case you take the tour leaving from the port.
    The operators of the services are coordinated with the schedules of boarding and departure of the cruises to guarantee the return to be on time so as to not miss the ship.
  • In the case of excursions in Ushuaia and Puerto Madryn, only regular tours can be taken as long as the ship arrives at 7:00 am or earlier and has a departure time of 6:00 pm, otherwise, the services must be taken in private.

Although the regions that lead tourism in cruises are the Caribbean, Mediterranean Europe, Alaska, Northern Europe and Asian-Pacific, South America continues to consolidate as a holiday destination for cruise passengers and those who choose this region will be guaranteed a experience that is worthy of being categorized as once in a lifetime.

See and quote all Shore Excursions in Argentina for Cruise Liners. If you are planning to take a cruise to other destinations in South America Contact usand get a quote for available shore excursions in Uruguay, Rio de Janeiro or Colombia,.

By: Keilma Rojas
Venezuelan journalist, specialized in travel, culture and current affairs. Translated to English by: Anna Englund

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Things to Do in Puerto Madryn [Infographic] http://www.daytours4u.com/en/argentina4u/things-to-do-in-puerto-madryn-infographic/ Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:00:22 +0000 http://daytours4u.com/en/?p=8127 There are many reasons to visit Puerto Madryn – whale watching, walking with penguins, snorkeling with sea lions, dinosaur skeletons, a unique Welsh heritage, and the vast Patagonian landscapes. If you enjoy immersing yourself in nature, here is a list of things to do in Puerto Madryn and places to visit to arrange your travel itinerary. We’ve put [...]

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There are many reasons to visit Puerto Madryn – whale watching, walking with penguins, snorkeling with sea lions, dinosaur skeletons, a unique Welsh heritage, and the vast Patagonian landscapes. If you enjoy immersing yourself in nature, here is a list of things to do in Puerto Madryn and places to visit to arrange your travel itinerary.

We’ve put together an infographic to help you plan your travels to this part of Patagonia. Our guide to the things to do in Puerto Madryn will show you where to go to see different animals and what activities are available. Check it out and start putting together your perfect vacation in Argentina!

Things to do in Puerto Madryn – Infographic

Things to do in Puerto Madryn - Infographic

From whale watching tours, and exploring Peninsula Valdes, to snorkelling with sea lions and tucking into a traditional Welsh tea ceremony in one of Chubut’s Welsh towns, Puerto Madryn has a lot of things to do for nature lover travellers.

Whether you’re arriving by cruise ship, by land or by air, Argentina4u has the perfect tours and activities in Puerto Madryn for you. If you need help putting together your itinerary, please contact us. We’re happy to answer any questions you have about this exciting destination.

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Winter activities in Patagonia: the best things to do in the key destinations of Argentina http://www.daytours4u.com/en/argentina4u/winter-activities-in-patagonia/ Mon, 05 Jun 2017 14:55:06 +0000 http://argentina4u.com/blog/en/?p=2346 Planning a trip to Argentina this winter? You could do worse than visiting Patagonia, for although it may be cold, this part of the country is home to some unique landscapes which dazzle in the snow. Below we’ve listed the key destinations in the Argentinean Patagonia, along with the best winter activities in Patagonia to carry out [...]

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Planning a trip to Argentina this winter? You could do worse than visiting Patagonia, for although it may be cold, this part of the country is home to some unique landscapes which dazzle in the snow. Below we’ve listed the key destinations in the Argentinean Patagonia, along with the best winter activities in Patagonia to carry out in each one.


Winter activities in Bariloche

Skiing is one of the most popular tourist activites in Bariloche

Skiing is the most popular winter activity in Bariloche / Source

Skiing in Bariloche

Cerro Catedral, located around half an hour from the city centre, is probably the most popular destination during winter in Bariloche, primarily due to the fantastic skiing available. Likewise, Cerro Chapelco, located just outside of San Martin de Los Andes, is another famous ski centre of the region of the region thanks to its artificial ski slopes.

If you are a beginner or that you have never skied before, do not worry! You can take a first ski or snowboard lesson with professional instructors, and there are even ski lessons available for children and a ski excursion to Piedras Blancas, one of the top ski centres of Patagonia where you can glide using a sledge in its 3 km of slopes.

Hot Springs

Looking to warm up after a day in the snow? You’ll also find hot springs here, one of which is in the in Llao Llao Hotel, and the others in Apart y Spa Costa Serena and La Posada Spa, both located near Villa La Angostura. Caviahue, a ski resort slightly further north of the city, also offers a ski in-out option that will enable you to get out of the hotel with your skis on so that you can immediately begin a fun day in the snow!

Hot springs lovers can go as far as Chile, very close to the Argentinian border where you will find the Hot Springs Route: the hot water comes from the bottom of the volcanos there. You can choose amongst more than 15 establishments in the circuit between Liquiñe and Coñaripe. You can access it easily enough from Bariloche and they have top-notch hotels and installations such as the Puyehue Wellness and Spa Resort.

Travelling tip

Be sure to check the weather forecast before booking your tour, as you may experience problems with some services when there is snow. The 7 Lakes Route, for example, takes you down one road which isn’t a highway and becomes dangerous to drive along in snowy conditions.

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Winter activities in Puerto Madryn

It’s whale-watching season in Puerto Madryn! / Source

The main reason people visit Puerto Madryn is for the chance to spot the famous Southern right whale, anytime between June and December. Click here to see the maritime wildlife calendar in Puerto Madryn.

Whales and sea lions watching

There is a wide range of watching activities in Puerto Madryn, from a boat ride where you can sight the whales from a distance or the yellow submarine whale watching tour that offers a magical watching experience if you are into the maritime wildlife.

Another activity nature lovers cannot get enough of is the snorkelling with sea lions activity. It offers a wonderful experience that enables you to directly interact with those wonderful mamifers. This snorkelling tour does not require any kind of experience in diving or snorkelling; only the will to go on an adventure below water. Experienced guides will be here to help you as you dive with the sea lions!

Madryn al Plato

One event that takes place every winter in Puerto Madryn is Madryn al Plato, a gastronomic event which features tastings, cooking classes and promotions in various restaurants across the town. Visit the Puerto Madryn website for more information.

Travelling Tip

You can combine several watching activities. Check with the Customer Service as soon as you can, that way you will be able to plan your trip to the South of Argentina and make the most of your trip according to your disponibility.

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Winter activities in El Calafate

Winter activities in Patagonia

Footbridge inside the National Park Los Glaciares in the Perito Moreno tour: enjoy the winter snows of Patagonia! / Source: Argentina4u

Due to the difficult climatic conditions of the area and the strong Patagonian winds, the classical activities and excursions in El Calafate such as the Minitrekking in Perito Moreno, the one-day tour in Torres del Plaine or  Estancia Cristina Day Tour are closed almost all winter (from the end of the until Septembre).

Snow day and 4×4 excursion

If you wish to admire the magical landscapes of El Calafate as you are comfortably sitting in a 4×4 truck, the Rivera del Lago 4×4 Tour is just what you need. Do not forget to bring your camera since this experience will enable you to bring back home the most amazing of shots! Another fun option is to witness the dazzling sights of El Calafate is the Balcony Winter Tour. Aboard a 4×4 Landrover, you will be taken to viewpoints 900 meters high. The frozen ground of the winter makes for an interesting challenge if you are feeling adventurous. Since the disponibility of the activities depends on the climatic conditions, you should first check if those activities are available during your trip in Patagonia and what are the prices.

Ice-skating & Ice Festival

Bahía Redonda, a shallow part of Lago Argentino, freezes during the winter and becomes the largest natural ice-skating rink on the continent.  The El Calafate Ice Festival is held here over a three-week period in July and August when skating, ice hockey and sledging take place, as well as Chueca, a popular regional sport. At the eastern edge of the bay, there’s a pretty impressive bird reserve, which is also worth visiting.

Travelling tip

The Ice River Express tour is available all year round, but weather close to the glacier can make it unpleasant. Make sure you bring plenty of warm clothing as well as food since meals are not included.You can carry out a wide range of activities in Calafate Mountain Park.

One of the most famous destinations of El Calafate is the Moutain Park. Unfortunately, those activities are no longer available.

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Winter activities in Ushuaia

Ushuaia offers may activities all year long. The city has developed its infrastructure and services in order to adapt to all climatic conditions and its ski centre, the Cerro Castor is one of the most exclusive sites for ski lovers such as the ski season is the longest – more than 100 days of constant snow.

Winter excursions in Ushuaia

The Ushuaia Maritime Excursion is the only one of our sailing tours that are available during the winter months. During the trip, you’ll be able to enjoy stunning views over Ushuaia’s famous Beagle Channel and the mountains that tower above the shoreline. However, if the weather is really bad, or if there isn’t enough wind, this tour will not be able to go ahead so be sure to check in advance.

The Complete Winter Tour in Ushuaia is a mega tour that includes the main attractions of the area in a single day. It includes the visit of the National Park Tierra del Fuego, the visit of the Martial Glacier and ice skating. This day will be filled with adventures as you travel around the most authentic landscapes of the region. If you are the adventurer type and are looking for nature and a break from the winter centre, a visit to the Fuegunia Estancia will enable you to enjoy the Patagonian landscapes with a horse ride and a quad ride – contemplate the most dazzling sights Patagonia has to offer and taste typicical Patagonian meals!

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Travelling tip

 Wake up early! This is the only way you’ll get to make the best of your time in Ushuaia, as it gets dark extremely early here in winter (around 4 or 5).

Discover the magic of Patagonia during the Austral Winter. Be informed about the best winter activities in Patagonia and plan your trip and it will doubtlessly be an experience you will never forget!

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What to Do in El Chaltén (When You’re Not Hiking) http://www.daytours4u.com/en/daytours4u/el-chalten-youre-not-hiking/ Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:00:39 +0000 http://www.daytours4u.com/en/?p=11271 When in El Chaltén, hike. But, let’s face it, you’re not going to spend all your time in the mountains. Maybe that inescapable Patagonian wind is howling, or you just want to get a feel for more of this incredible area in Patagonia, Argentina. Luckily, there’s more to do in El Chaltén than conquer Mount [...]

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When in El Chaltén, hike. But, let’s face it, you’re not going to spend all your time in the mountains. Maybe that inescapable Patagonian wind is howling, or you just want to get a feel for more of this incredible area in Patagonia, Argentina. Luckily, there’s more to do in El Chaltén than conquer Mount Fitz Roy. Here are 5 great things to do in El Chalten beyond the hiking trails.

What to do in el chaltén Viedma Glacier / Argentina4u

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1. Observe the Viedma Glacier

Perito Moreno might be the most famous glacier in the Los Glaciares National Park, but it’s certainly not the only impressive glacier you can get up close to. If you’re looking for an incredible glacier experience without the massive crowds, consider visiting the spectacular Viedma Glacier close to El Chaltén. You can take a relaxing boat cruise up to the glacier or be adventurous with an ice trek, with both mini-trekking and full day trekking options

Click here to visit El Chaltén if you are in El Calafate!

2. Refresh with a Beer

The craft beer scene in Patagonia is strong, and even the tiny town of El Chaltén has a few great options to chug a local brew. The cosy La Cerveceria serves their own handcrafted beers, along with great food. Two other great options in town are Don Guerra and La Vineria. Not only will you get to enjoy some local flavours, but these local joints are great places to meet like-minded fellow travellers and exchanges tips on El Chaltén’s famous trails.

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3. Visit Desert Lake

For a day out in nature that requires less effort on your part, take an excursion to Desert Lake, or Lago del Desierto. This stunning, secluded lake makes the perfect setting for a day out in nature. You can enjoy a leisurely cruise on the lake, or combine it with a bit of walking if you just can’t get enough of the trekking opportunities around El Chaltén.

4. Rent a Bike

While travelling around Patagonia, you’re sure to meet a few adventurous people cycling the famous Carretera Austral. If you’re inspired, rent a bicycle and hit some mountain bike trails or just cycle around the area for unique views of the breathtaking mountains and Patagonian Steppe. Walking around the town, you’ll find a few options for rentals during high season.

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Just cycle around the area for unique views of the breathtaking mountains / Picture by: Nicole Eberhard


5. Go Fishing

Avid fishermen will know that Patagonia is a top destination for fishing. In El Chaltén, fly fishing in particular is quite popular and a number of companies run fishing excursions. If you’re keen on fishing, there are few spots as memorable as southern Patagonia to cast a line.

El Chaltén’s remote beauty, prime location in the Los Glaciares National Park, and incredible mountain ranges make it a magical place to visit. When you want to give your hiking boots a rest, be sure to explore further with this great things to do in El Chaltén.

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By: Nicole Eberhard, travel writer and avid explorer, with a Masters in English Literature.

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5 Travel Experiences in Ushuaia Beyond the Beagle Channel http://www.daytours4u.com/en/argentina4u/5-travel-experiences-in-ushuaia-beyond-the-beagle-channel/ Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:00:32 +0000 http://daytours4u.com/en/?p=9489 There’s more to do in Ushuaia than just cruise on the Beagle Channel and tour Tierra del Fuego National Park. Here are five alternative things to experience.

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Most travellers come to Ushuaia to experience the iconic Beagle Channel and Tierra del Fuego National Park. These classic activities capture the long-held appeal of the southernmost city in the world, as explored by Charles Darwin and Captain Fitz Roy on the HMS Beagle, but Ushuaia has a lot more to offer. If you have time beyond exploring the wild, windswept landscapes of Tierra del Fuego, here are some alternative things to do in Ushuaia away from the usual tours and activities.

experiences in ushuaiaSee the stunning landscapes surrounding Ushuaia from a different perspective / Image Source

1. TAKE A SIGHTSEEING FLIGHT

To really appreciate the untamed landscapes of southern Patagonia, you need to get a bit higher. A sightseeing flight will give you a unique view of the dramatic snow-capped mountains, the famous Beagle Channel, the sparkling lakes, and the pretty port city. With Argentina4u, you can choose between a helicopter flight or an panoramic tour in a light aircraft.

2. EXPLORE ON A 4X4 EXPEDITION

Heading north, away from the Beagle Channel and beyond the mountains that form the backdrop to the city, is where the real hidden gems of Tierra del Fuego lie. Here you’ll discover a set of dazzling lakes, peat bogs, and magical forests. Undisputably, the best way to explore is with a 4X4 tour, taking you off-road and right into the heart of these incredible landscapes.

experiences in ushuaiaA 4X4 off-road expedition is the perfect way to explore Tierra del Fuego / Photo by Brasileiros em Ushuaia 

3. GET HIKING ON THE MOUNTAIN TRAILS

To really get close to nature, you need to lace up your walking boots, for there are some spectacular hiking routes in and around Ushuaia. The trek to Emerald Lagoon is one of the most popular routes, and it is a easy to do alone, or with an experienced guide. Other trails are the one up to Martial Glacier (watch out, it’s not a long walk, but it is steep), the trail up to Vinciguerra Glacier (a more challenging hike), and the more laid-back trails in Tierra del Fuego National Park. Further inland you’ll find plenty of walks around the lakes. If you want a guided hike that is a bit different, you can also do a night hike through the forest, which includes dinner.

4. UNCOVER HISTORICAL USHUAIA

Ushuaia has a fascinating history. It was first inhabited by the Yámana, an indigenous tribe that lived naked, despite the harsh conditions. Then came the British missionaries, and of course Captain Fitz Roy aboard the HMS Beagle. Skipping a few steps ahead, it became a penal colony for a large part of modern Argentine history, and the prisoners built a railway to what is now Tierra del Fuego National Park, in order to transport the wood they cut down. Discover all the secrets of the island’s infamous history by visiting the city’s museums. Start at the museum in the old prison itself, then wander through the town to pop in at the Yámana Museum, the Galeria Tematica Historia Fuegina (Fuegian History Thematic Gallery), and the End of the World Museum.

experiences in ushuaiaThe museums of Ushuaia offer a fascinating insight into the history of the region / Photo by Daytours4u

5. SKI THE SNOWY SLOPES

Skip the crowds in Bariloche and head south to Ushuaia if you’re looking for a really stunning ski experience. With the longest ski season in the country, thanks to its southerly position, Ushuaia has plenty of snow and a large variety of options for skiers and snowboarders of every level. Cerro Castor is the main resort, and you can take lessons here, hire equipment and enjoy a variety of ski passes to suit your itinerary. Those not keen to hit the slopes can still make the most of the snow with one of Ushuaia’s many winter activities on offer.

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So when planning your trip to Ushuaia, make sure you leave yourself time to enjoy the alternative activities on offer, and not just the most famous excursions. Looking for more ideas? Here are some more fun things to do in Ushuaia city.

By: Nicole Eberhard, travel writer and avid explorer, with a Masters in English Literature.

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4 Steps for Planning your Trip to Patagonia http://www.daytours4u.com/en/argentina4u/planning-your-trip-to-patagonia/ Thu, 22 Dec 2016 11:00:20 +0000 http://daytours4u.com/en/?p=9236 If you are you currently planning your trip to Patagonia, be sure to check out our extensive guide that covers pretty much everything you need to know.

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Patagonia is a destination that has reached almost mythical status for travel junkies looking to explore one of the wildest and most beautiful regions in the world. Caught up in the magic of Patagonia, most travellers forget that this region spanning southern Argentina and Chile is simply massive. The logistics of travelling here can be tricky, and a certain amount of planning needs to happen before you pack and go. Before you book your tickets, here are some tips on how to plan the perfect Patagonia travel itinerary.

Planning Your Trip to Patagonia
Plan the trip of a lifetime to Patagonia / Photo by Daytours4u

1. Be realistic about your time frame

Unless you have put aside a number of months to travel, you will not be able to see everything in Patagonia. The area is huge, stretching from the Lake District across both Chile and Argentina all the way down to the southern tip of Ushuaia. You will have to be ruthless in picking what destinations you can realistically fit into your timeframe.

Planning Your Trip to PatagoniaThere are endless places to explore across Patagonia’s vast expanse / Photo by Daytours4u

2. Choose which region to explore

Since time and distance is a big factor, be fussy when it comes to choosing where to go. Patagonia is diverse, which makes it harder but also allows you to hone in on a place based on your interests. If you only have a few days, it is better to choose one area and explore it more thoroughly rather than trying to fit in too many distant destinations.

To help you choose, here is a guide to the most popular regions in Patagonia:

Planning Your Trip to Patagonia
Discover the rich marine life of Argentina’s Atlantic coast / Photo by Daytours4u

ATLANTIC COAST

If you’re a wildlife lover, consider heading to Argentina’s East Coast to the town of Puerto Madryn. Peninsula Valdes and the nearby coastline is teeming with marine wildlife from whales, orcas, dolphins and sea lions, to elephant seals, penguins and a diverse array of birds. If the chance of once-in-a-lifetime animal encounters isn’t enough to tempt you, the region has a pre-historic appeal with a fascinating dinosaur museum and a history of Welsh immigration which has had a fascinating impact on the local culture and customs.

When to visit: Depends on which wildlife you want to see. Whale season is from May to December. Check out the full maritime wildlife calendar here.

Top activities: whale watching; snorkelling with sea lions; excursions to see penguins, sea lions, dolphins and other wildlife; or a tour of the Welsh towns.

Planning Your Trip to PatagoniaExplore the lakes, forests and mountains of picturesque Bariloche / Photo by Daytours4u

LAKE DISTRICT

Bariloche is known as the Switzerland of Argentina. You can expect pristine lakes, snowy mountain peaks, green forests, log cabins, craft beer and delicious chocolate in Bariloche and its surrounding areas. A ski haven in winter, Argentina’s Lake District is magical all year round with great hikes, cycle routes, and leisurely boat trips. For a more German influence, and the thrill of being surrounded by active volcanoes, cross the lakes to the other side of the border to explore the stunning towns of the Chilean Lake District such as idyllic Puerto Varas and adventure capital Pucon.

When to visit: Depends on what activities you enjoy. Ski season runs between June and September.

Top activities: Sightseeing, beer and chocolate tasting, hiking, cycling, lake cruises, skiing.

Planning Your Trip to PatagoniaPerito Moreno Glacier in the Patagonian Ice Field is a true bucket list attraction / Photo by Daytours4u

EL CALAFATE & EL CHALTÈN

If you’re looking for a real wow factor in Patagonia, make a beeline for El Calafate, a city situated close to the Los Glaciares National Park. Here you’ll find not only one of the world’s largest ice fields, but also the spectacular Perito Moreno Glacier. Since it is one of the few non-receding glaciers in the world it is a breathtaking sight that can be enjoyed by land, boat, or by an adventurous ice trek. 3 hours away is the tiny trekking town of El Chaltén where you’ll find the famous peaks of Mount Fitz Roy. There are many incredible walks here to suit all levels of fitness and experience.

When to visit: Popular all year round, although services are more reliable outside of the harsh winter season. For trekking in El Chalten, summer months are best, as most of the town shuts down in winter and conditions are harsh.

Top activities: Visiting the glaciers, boat cruises, ice trekking, 4×4 tours, hiking, mountain biking.

Planning Your Trip to PatagoniaThe towers of Torres del Paine are well worth the hike / Photo by Daytours4u

TORRES DEL PAINE

The Torres del Paine National Park has cemented itself as one of the premier hiking destinations in the world. But it’s not just trekkers who love coming here to do the famous ‘W’ Trek or one of the other scenic walks in the Chilean park. Its location close to the border with Argentina means you can do a day trip from El Calafate to see some of the highlights. Those staying to trek can explore the nearby Chilean town of Puerto Natales, or venture down south to Punta Arenas.

When to visit: Summer. January and February are peak season due to the milder weather. Many trails are closed in winter as the weather is too extreme.

Top activities: Trekking and sightseeing in the park.

Planning Your Trip to PatagoniaVisit the city of Ushuaia, perched on the famed Beagle Channel / Photo by Daytours4u

TIERRA DEL FUEGO

On the other side of the Strait of Magellan is the archipelago of Tierra del Fuego. The most visited place on the island is the city of Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Situated on the legendary Beagle Channel, the landscapes here are wild and the places straight from the pages of Darwin and Chatwin.

When to visit: Year round. Summer months are best for sightseeing, but winter offers an extended ski season.

Top activities: Cruises on the Beagle Channel, Tierra del Fuego National Park, wildlife watching, hiking, 4×4, kayaking, skiing, visiting the Old Prison Museum.

Planning Your Trip to PatagoniaThe peaks of Mount Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre in El Chaltén are waiting for you / Photo by Daytours4u

3. Decide how you want to get around Patagonia

The biggest factor in planning your transport between destinations will be your budget and time constraints. Bear in mind that flying is expensive and most flights in Argentina go via Buenos Aires. We recommend flying to Ushuaia from Buenos Aires as the bus journey is more than 50 hours. There is also a good connection between Ushuaia and El Calafate – a preferable option that doesn’t involve ferries and border crossings.

Don’t write off bus transport between other destinations. Long distance buses are excellent with full sleeper options. While they take longer, they offer you a chance to see more of the Patagonian scenery as well as save some precious pennies that you can instead spend on memorable activities.

If you want to hire a car, keep in mind that many roads, particularly along the Andes, are not in good condition. Moreover, there are steep costs involved if your drop off location is different to the pick up, or you’re crossing borders.

Planning Your Trip to PatagoniaChile’s Lake District has an enticing mix of volcanoes, lakes, and architecture / Photo by Daytours4u

4. Popular itineraries to get you started

Once you’ve narrowed down your must-see destinations and your time frame, it’s time to fit them together in an itinerary. Some popular combinations are:

Ushuaia & El Calafate: Perfect for those short on time, spend two nights in El Calafate, and 3 nights in Ushuaia to see the highlights.

El Calafate, El Chalten & Torres del Paine: Ideal for trekkers, this combines some of the best walking in Patagonia with the incredible Perito Moreno. Take a day trip to Torres del Paine or commit to a longer itinerary including a multi-day trek in the park.

Bariloche & Puerto Madryn: While situated on opposite sides of Argentina, the multiple transport options makes these two easy to combine without having to travel to the extreme south of the country.

Lake District of Argentina & Chile: Spend a few days on either side of the Andes, enjoying either a lake crossing between Bariloche and Puerto Varas, or taking an overland crossing.

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Wherever you decide to spend your time in Patagonia, you are sure to be blown away by its never-ending landscapes, and intoxicating mix of wild scenery, hospitable locals and unique activities. To make your trip even more unforgettable, contact Argentina4u for the most memorable tours and activities in Patagonia.

By: Nicole Eberhard, travel writer and avid explorer, with a Masters in English Literature.

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Where to go Hiking in Ushuaia http://www.daytours4u.com/en/argentina4u/where-to-go-hiking-in-ushuaia/ Mon, 21 Nov 2016 09:00:58 +0000 http://daytours4u.com/en/?p=10670 Replete with snow-capped mountains, glistening lakes of extraordinary beauty, and simply mesmerising glaciers, Ushuaia is home to great hikes aplenty.

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If you find yourself in the southernmost city in South America and are looking for an adventure, make sure you’ve packed in your hiking boots. There are some fantastic hiking trails in and around Ushuaia to get your adrenaline pumping and put you right in the heart of Tierra del Fuego’s beautiful landscapes. Read on for our guide to some of the best places to go hiking in Ushuaia.

Hiking in UshuaiaThere are many great hiking trails in and around Ushuaia / Image Source

TIERRA DEL FUEGO NATIONAL PARK

There are a number of walking options in Tierra del Fuego National Park to suit all levels of walkers. On arrival at the park, you’ll be given a map with all the trails clearly marked. All the hiking spots are well maintained and clearly signposted, making them easy to do independently.

Trail Options:

Pampa Alta Trail (4.9 km) – easy walk with views of the Beagle Channel
Costera Trail (8 km) – along the shoreline
Hito XXIV (7 km) – to the international border with Chile
Cerro Guanaco Trail (8 km) – the most strenuous trail in the park, up the mountain

There are a number of camping sites in the park, which are great options if you want to do more than one trail. Alternatively, you can take a day trip (or two) to the park and do the hike of your choice.

Hiking in UshuaiaAll hiking trails in Tierra del Fuego are well marked / Image Source

EMERALD LAGOON

One of the most popular hikes in Ushuaia is to Emerald Lagoon (or Laguna Esmeralda). You can catch a public bus to the start of the trail. The walk is relatively easy, taking you through peat bogs and forests to the Emerald Lagoon, a glacial lake that shimmers a beautiful emerald colour. Note that this trail gets extremely muddy. You can book a guided hiking tour to Emerald Lagoon, where a guide will take you on a less trodden path and will provide rubber boots – a saviour if there has been any recent rain. The hike takes around 4 hours in total.

schurmann-ushuaia-esmeralda-2The hike to Emerald is one of the most spectacular in southern Argentina / Photo by Bresileiros em Ushuaia

LAGUNA DE LOS TEMPANOS

If you’re looking for more of a challenge and have a full day to spare, then definitely go for Laguna de los Tempanos (Icefloe Lake). Take a taxi to the start of the trail, at the edge of the Andorra neighbourhood. The trail goes through the river valley, through the forest, and then up a steep hill. The lake is at the foot of the impressive Vinciguerra Glacier, so the hike up here will be more than worth your while. There is an additional side trail on the way down to Laguna Encanta, which will add about 40 minutes to the journey. The whole trail takes around 7 hours.

 dscn5946-2This hike leads to the impressive Vinciguerra Glacier / Photo by Bresileiros em Ushuaia

MARTIAL GLACIER

If you’re looking for a hike that is not too strenuous but will give you great views, a bit of snow, and even a glacier, do the walk up to Martial Glacier. Take a taxi or bus to the start of the trail, which is at the base of an old ski resort. The walk up is very straightforward, up the old ski slope. It should take you an hour or so if you’re just going to the base of the glacier. If you’re experienced with snow and ice and have the appropriate equipment, you can carry on to the glacier itself. Just be warned it can be treacherous, particularly when there is a lot of snow fall on the glacier.

10478140_312866812204828_8917603375048149777_n-2The views on the hike up to Martial Glacier are quite spectacular / Photo by Bresileiros em Ushuaia

HIKING TIPS:

Dress appropriately. Even in summer, it can get extremely icy and unpredictable around the glaciers and the glacial lakes. Pack snacks and water to keep your energy levels up.

It’s definitely recommended to carry a phone with the numbers of a local taxi company so that you’re not stranded when you finish your hike.

Most of these hikes can be done as a tour with a mountain guide, which is definitely recommended if you’re not an experienced hiker. Ushuaia might not be the trekking capital that El Chaltén is, but there’s still plenty of hiking trails and adventures to be had here for the active traveller. The views of the Beagle Channel and mountains of Tierra del Fuego are every bit worth the effort of a bit of trekking.

Looking for more activities in the area? Check out Argentina4u’s tours in Ushuaia.

By: Nicole Eberhard, travel writer and avid explorer, with a Masters in English Literature.

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Tierra Del Fuego National Park: How to Visit Without a Tour http://www.daytours4u.com/en/argentina4u/tierra-del-fuego-national-park-without-a-tour/ Wed, 16 Nov 2016 09:00:22 +0000 http://argentina4u.com/blog/en/?p=2761 Take your time exploring Tierra del Fuego National Park on foot by visiting it on your own, without a tour. Read how to get there, and what to do.

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Argentina’s southernmost national park is also one of its most stunning. Tierra del Fuego National Park is vast and wild; a region replete with verdant forests, snow-capped mountains, great lakes and wildlife aplenty, and it is the only national park in Argentina with a marine coast. Since conservation is the main goal of the park, the public can only access a few thousand hectares of the park’s southern end, protecting the majority of the reserve’s ecosystems.

This stunning park is a must if you’re headed to Ushuaia. While you can take a guided tour of Tierra del Fuego National Park, it is also possible to visit the park on your own, a great option if you’d like to explore the park on foot, in your own time.

tierra del fuego national parkTierra del Fuego National Park is vast and majestic / Image Source

HOW TO GET THERE:

Tierra del Fuego National Park is 12km from the city of Ushuaia along National Route 3. To get there, you can hire a car, or take a taxi. There are also shuttles running regularly from Ushuaia, to and from the park. You can book this bus from most hotels and hostels in town. Check the schedule before you leave, as there are different pick-up points in the park at different times.

You can drive into the park itself, where there is plenty of parking. Note that the speed limit is 40km/h, and leaving Route 3 and the few supplementary roads in the park is strictly prohibited.

Alternatively, head to the train station, and take the End of the World Train, which will leave you in the centre of the park. This historical railway was built by the prisoners of Ushuaia when it used to be a penal colony. It follows a beautiful route into the park and includes commentary in various languages, including English. Tickets can be bought at the station.

Please note that the entrance fee to Tierra del Fuego National Park is valid for one day only, and is payable in cash. Entrance is AR$140 for foreigners, with concessions for children and pensioners.

tierra del fuego national parkThere are many hiking trails in Tierra del Fuego National Park / Photo by Daytours4u

WHAT TO DO:

Inside the park, there is plenty to do, such as hiking, camping, fishing, bird watching and canoeing. To really get a sense of the park, walking along its many trails, totaling around 40km, is the best activity. Some popular trails are:

Pampa Alta Trail: a 5km trail, taking you up a hill from Pampa Alta for great panoramic views.

Pipo River Waterfalls: an easy 300m (one way) walk that goes along the Pipo river to the waterfalls.

Coastal Path: 8km trail bordering the Beagle Channel. Ideal for spotting marine and coastal birds.

Lagoon Negra: a 1km walk to a peat bog, crossing over the Ovando river.

Paseo de la Isla: 1.5km walk crossing the Lapataia River through the Cormoranes archipelago.

The Lengas Circuit: 2km (one way) walk for panoramic views of Lapataia Bay and Paseo del Turbal.

Casoterera: 200m stroll through a forest to see beavers and their work.

Milestone XXIV: an easy 5km to the Hito XXIV – marker of the border between Argentina and Chile.

Guanaca Hill: 8km hike along the route to Milestone 24, but then ascends steeply. Demanding.

Pick up a map of the trails when you enter the park. All routes are well signposted and are easy to do independently without a guide. Should you wish to spend more time exploring a few of the trails, a good option is to camp in the park. Lake Roca has the only paid site, with facilities including showers and a restaurant confitería, La Cabaña del Bosque. There are other camping spots around the park that are free, but without facilities. Campers are asked to be very careful with making fires and to leave the site exactly as they found it.

tierra del fuego national parkTierra del Fuego under the Autumn leaves / Image Source

How you get to Tierra del Fuego National Park is up to you. If you would like a guide with commentary on the history and ecology of the area, then a guided tour is the best. If you wish to take your time, and walk more of the park’s trails, then going independently is your best option. Either way, prepare to be awed by the beauty at the End of the World!

For more ideas on what to do in and around Tierra del Fuego, check out our tours and travel activities in Ushuaia.

By: Nicole Eberhard, travel writer and avid explorer, with a Masters in English Literature.

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10 Places To Eat and Drink in Ushuaia http://www.daytours4u.com/en/argentina4u/10-places-to-eat-and-drink-in-ushuaia/ Mon, 07 Nov 2016 13:00:08 +0000 http://daytours4u.com/en/?p=10588 If you’re travelling to Ushuaia and looking to sample the city’s exquisite culinary delights, take a look at this guide and discover exactly where to go.

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No matter what time of year you’re in Ushuaia, it’s bound to be a bit chilly and you’re going to want to tuck into some comforting food and drinks. Luckily, there are some delicious culinary specialities waiting to surprise you, and plenty of bars and restaurants to escape the elements.

Some of the dishes you shouldn’t miss down south include the famous Patagonian lamb, cooked on an asado (barbecue), and fresh seafood, particularly king crab (centolla). You should also be sure to drink a submarino (hot chocolate) and some locally brewed craft beer – Cerveza Artesanal Beagle and Cerezería Cape Horn have some great beers on offer. To help you sample all the cuisine on offer, here are some of the best places to eat and drink Ushuaia:

places to eat and drink in ushuaiaUshuaia is home many great authentic bars selling craft beers / Photo by Daytours4u

1. LA ESTANCIA

The quintessential culinary experience in Argentina is a parrilla, or steakhouse. One of Ushuaia’s top offerings is La Estancia, a tenedor libre (all you can eat, for a set price). Here you can enjoy a traditional beef asado or some exquisite Patagonian lamb. La Estancia serves big portions, great salads and side options, and is good value for money.

Address: Corner of Godoy and Av. San Martín

2. BAR IDEAL

This cosy, well-located, pub boasts interesting decor, with flags, shirts and notes from visitors from all over the world. This is a great place to grab a drink and warm up from the chilly Antarctic winds. Bar Ideal also offers decent pub food with reasonable prices.

Address: Av. San Martín 393

3. LA CANTINA FUEGINA DE FREDDY

You can’t leave Ushuaia without tasting the local specialty: king crab. One of the most popular places to try it is La Cantina Fuegina de Freddy. The crab is as fresh as can be – you can see them in tanks when you walk in – and the atmosphere is informal and welcoming. This spot is popular with the locals – and is one of the first places that they’ll recommend to tourists.

Address: Av San Martín 318

4. DUBLIN PUB

Even the southernmost city in the world has an Irish pub! This lively bar is very popular with travellers and locals alike, and you’ll find it busy most nights. This is the perfect spot to get acquainted with the local beers and chat to people from around the world. Standard bar food is also served, including appetizers, sandwiches, burgers and pizza.

Address: 9 de Julio 168

5. LA CABAÑA CASA DE TÉ

If you’re doing a walk up to Martial Glacier, do stop off at the tea house at the start to this trail. The cute decor and beautiful setting from its mountainside position make this the perfect spot to rest after the walk. Enjoy a cup of tea and a cake here, or try the submarino – hot chocolate served as a glass of hot milk with a chocolate bar on the side to be melted into the milk.

Address: Luis Fernando Martial 3560
places to eat and drink in ushuaiaTake refuge from the chilly wind in the cozy Almacén Ramos Generales

6. ALMACÉN RAMOS GENERALES

One of the coziest and quirkiest spots in Ushuaia, this bakery/café should definitely be on your list to visit. The wooden furnishings are decorated with weird and wonderful memorabilia. They serve delicious baked goods, as well as light meals, such as warming soups and quiches. It’s also a good place to grab a quick coffee or beer.

Address: Maipu 749

7. KAUPÉ

This family-run restaurant, situated on a hill overlooking the Ushuaia harbour, is widely acknowledged as one of the best restaurants in Ushuaia. It is not cheap, but the food and service are exceptional. The menu specialises in seafood, but also serves an array of other delicious options. It is recommended that you make a reservation in high season.

Address: Roca 470

8. MARÍA LOLA RESTÓ

For stunning views and a top-class dining experience, you also have the superb option of María Lola. Specialising in seafood, the meals are exquisite and it’s easy to see why the restaurant is so popular with tourists. It’s the perfect setting for couples to enjoy a special meal during their travels.

Address: Deloqui 1048

9. EL VIEJO MARINO RESTAURANT

El Viejo Marino Restaurant is another fantastic, no-fuss option if you’re after seafood. This harbour-front restaurant serves fresh king crab dishes, as well as a range of other delicious fish and seafood. The king crab is well-priced, making it a popular option.

Address: Maipu 227

10. PASO GARIBALDI RESTOBAR

For a great range of Argentine cuisines, such as steak, lamb and the local king crab, at reasonable prices, try Paso Garibaldi RestoBar. Locals love it for its non-pretentious atmosphere, good portion sizes, and delicious food.

Address: Deloqui 133

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Eating out in Ushuaia, like everything else in the southernmost city in the world, is more expensive than the rest of the country, due to its location and harsh conditions. But while you may have to pay a bit more, you can still choose from a great range of places to eat and drink, and tuck into some tasty dishes accompanied by a good drink in a beautiful place.

Planning your trip to this exciting destination? Check out Argentina4u’s selection of tours in Ushuaia.

By: Nicole Eberhard, travel writer and avid explorer, with a Masters in English Literature.

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Argentina4u Review: Complete Summer Tour in Ushuaia http://www.daytours4u.com/en/argentina4u/argentina4u-review-complete-summer-tour-in-ushuaia/ Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:00:33 +0000 http://daytours4u.com/en/?p=9901 Read our review of the Complete Summer Tour in Ushuaia, an excursion that takes in Tierra del Fuego National Park, Playa Grande, and Martial Glacier.

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The appeal of Ushuaia lies in its wild natural beauty, the snow-capped mountains, legendary Beagle Channel, fields and forests, and of course, its fascinating history. Looking for a way to experience all these different aspects of this Patagonian city in a limited time, I was delighted to find the Complete Summer Tour in Ushuaia

This full-day excursion shows off the highlights of Ushuaia in summer (there is a different winter edition as well). It is divided into three parts: visiting Tierra del Fuego National Park, Playa Grande and Martial Glacier. Some of the best sights are combined, giving you a little taste of everything, plus a lot of nature and history.

Complete Summer Tour in UshuaiaThis Complete Summer Tour will take you to some of the highlights of Ushuaia / Image Source

TIERRA DEL FUEGO NATIONAL PARK

After being picked up at our hotel in a minibus, the tour’s first port of call was the Tierra del Fuego National Park. On arrival, all passengers had the choice to either take the End of the World Train or walk into the park and meet the group at the train station. We opted to walk, enjoying taking our time and admiring our surroundings on a peaceful stroll.

Once the whole group was reunited, the tour continued in the minibus, visiting various points of interest in the park. This included Ensenada Bay, where the southernmost Post Office in the world is, the end of the Pan American highway (and the end of the national Ruta 3), Lapataia Bay, and Lake Roca. There was also a stop at a small café to enjoy a snack and a coffee.

After spending the morning exploring the beautiful Tierra del Fuego National Park, we headed back into Ushuaia, where we were dropped off at a restaurant in the centre of Ushuaia. Here we were introduced to our new guide who would be accompanying us on the second half of the tour. But first, we tucked into a delicious lunch and a glass of wine to refuel for the rest of the day.

Complete Summer Tour in UshuaiaTake a walk through nature in Tierra del Fuego National Park / Photo by Daytours4u

PLAYA GRANDE

After lunch, our small group continued on with our excellent guide, Sebastian, to Playa Grande (literally translated as Big Beach). This quiet and scenic beach lies to the east of Ushuaia, on a curve in the bay, giving us great views of Ushuaia and the mountains.

More importantly, we spent our time here learning more about the Yaghan people (also called the Yámana), who lived on this coast. These indigenous hunter-gatherers have lived in Tierra del Fuego for many thousands of years. They lived naked until the Europeans arrived. Our guide explained more about how they lived here on the shores of the Beagle Channel, and about their encounters with missionary Thomas Bridges, who famously learned their language, and with the HMS Beagle, whose captain FitzRoy took a Yaghan man hostage, called him Jemmy Button and took him to England.

Complete Summer Tour in UshuaiaEnjoy a peaceful moment on Playa Grande / Photo by Daytours4u

MARTIAL GLACIER

After visiting Playa Grande, it was onwards to the final attraction: Martial Glacier. The minibus took us up a mountain road above Ushuaia. The rest of the way was done on foot. It was a steep climb up the mountain, but it took no longer than an hour, with incredible views over the Beagle Channel every time we stopped for a break. It wasn’t long before we were in snow, still covering the mountain in early summer.

We walked past the old ski resort that once operated here, and further up to the edge of the Martial Glacier. Because of the snow covering it, it is not possible to walk on it, but being up there in the surreal icy white landscape, with amazing views in every direction, it didn’t matter.

The walk back down was quick and easy, and before long we were being dropped off back at our hotel, satisfied at having seen three very different places in Ushuaia, including two that were off the main tourist routes, and having a much better historical, cultural and geographical understanding of the area.

Complete Summer Tour in UshuaiaWalking in the snow up to Martial Glacier / Photo by Bresileiros em Ushuaia

TIPS FOR THIS TOUR:

Entrance to Tierra del Fuego National Park is not included, as this has to be paid in person at the park entrance. The cost is AR $210 for foreigners, AR $130 for MERCOSUR residents, and AR $90 for national residents.

Tickets for the End of the World Train are not included in the tour price, and can be bought at the entrance for AR $600 (as of July 2016). Lunch is included in the tour, as well as a drink and coffee.

The walk up to Martial Glacier is steep, but doesn’t require a high level of fitness. Pack warm clothes for the walk, as the snow and ice make for chilly conditions at the top.

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For more great tours and activities in Ushuaia, visit Argentina4u!

By: Nicole Eberhard, travel writer and avid explorer, with a Masters in English Literature.

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