Tierra Del Fuego National Park Half-Day Tour With Optional End Of The World Train Ride

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Albatros Hotel, Av. Maipú 505, V9410 Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Tour departs from your Ushuaia hotel
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Escape from Ushuaia and discover Tierra del fuego, the world's southernmost national park. Prepare to be mesmerized by breathtaking natural wonders, Patagonian lakes and charming scenery. Explore Tierra del fuego in a vehicle, or discover it by train -- either option is sure to leave an impression on you!

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Rail Tour

Know More about this tour

Only 7 miles (11 km) outside of Ushuaia lies Tierra del fuego, a stunning national park that is truly located at the end of the world its the southernmost national park on the planet. Departing Ushuaia, you'll immediately begin to see a change in scenery as you drive past picturesque Patagonian lakes, lagoons and rivers, bodies of water that all exit through the famous Beagle Channel. Passing Mt Susana, you'll arrive at the old prison, now the site of the Southern Fuegian Railway (also known as the End of the World Train). Here, the tour is divided into two groups, depending on which options participants select.

End Of the World Train Option:
If you choose the train ride option, youll leave the station and travel along the route of the old railway, which once held prisoners who chopped timber from the forest and transported it to the city in order to construct buildings and provide warmth. Along the way, you'll cross bridges and peat bogs. The train makes a brief stop at Macarena Waterfall (Cascada de la Macarena) Station, where you'll learn about the indigenous Yamana People and climb to a viewpoint before continuing on through the Tierra del fuego national park. Ride through the park, ending your journey at the location where an old Lombardich Sawmill once processed timber.

Then, continue through the valley towards Ensenada Bay, taking in the majestic beauty of the Redonda and Estorbo Islands as they juxtapose the snow-white Sampaio Mountains. You'll see Roca Lake and walk along the Lapataia River heading towards Condor Hill. Next, you'll visit the Green Lagoon and the Black Lagoon

Vehicle Option:
After visiting the prison, you'll continue through the valley towards Ensenada Bay, taking in the majestic beauty of the Redonda and Estorbo Islands as they juxtapose the snow-white Sampaio Mountains. You'll see Roca Lake and walk along the Lapataia River heading towards Condor Hill. Next, you'll visit the Green Lagoon and the Black Lagoon, as well as large-growing peat bog.

Inclusions

Tierra del Fuego National Park tour

Hotel pickup and drop off

End of the World Train ride fee (if option selected)

Exclusions

Gratuities

Entrance fee (approx. 22USD)

End of the World Train ride fee (if option not selected)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This tour is not ideal for Cruise Ship Passengers because of tour schedules

Traveler Reviews

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  • 19-Feb-2020

    Train ride is fun. There is an audio tape that plays whilst you travel the short line. Gives an extensive history of the train, prison and the settlement of the area. our guide spoke in Spanish and English. She was well informed and brought numerous insight about the park and it’s inhabitants.

  • 06-Jan-2020

    The tour was too good. Our local provider was Romba Sur. The guide was well versed and kept us entertained. Its a must visit when in ushuaia.

  • 06-Jan-2020

    This was boring trip
    Not much to do
    A formality only
    Would do only if extra time available
    Many other excursions better

  • 16-Dec-2019

    The trip was very enjoyable and I liked the guide. However, I was quite disappointed how it was managed. I called the local agent(the number you provided) two days prior to confirm the hotel pickup. However non one came at 8:00am and I asked the hotel people to help me call the local agent(at Ushuaia) and we were told that they thought that I was joining a tour on 12/10. Clearly there is miscommunication between your local agent(probably in Buenos Aires) and Ushuaia company. Finally they sent someone and met me at 8:30. We had five people in the group and everyone spoke Spanish. Though the guide could speak English but clearly this is not an English-spoken group. I was quite disappointed how it was managed.

  • 09-Dec-2019

    The train was small, the guide only translated 20% of the tour into English. Would skip and grab a cab to hike the park on our own if we had to do it again.

  • 22-Mar-2018

    This was a good tour for those with limited time to enjoy the national park. The guide was very knowledgeable and helped us understand some of the history and ecology of the area.

  • 27-Feb-2018

    Enjoyable outing, although hotel failed to pass on later pick-up message. Good informative guide on coach. Train bit touristy as expected, but well-organised and good on-board commentary. Later guided walk and tour to lakes added to experience and knowledge of the region.

  • 18-Dec-2017

    Fantastic trip. The Train ride was the highlight. Would have been nice if the tour pre-purchased our tickets for us so that we don't have to waste time queuing up for the tickets and not have enough time to look at the station and exhibits which looked very interesting.

  • 27-Nov-2017

    great scenery in natl park, guide was knowledgable and very pleasant, but spoke in both spanish and english as it was a large group. did not explain that train ride was optional, so people were not aware of the option

  • 21-Nov-2017

    It started off on the wrong foot. I was told that I would be picked up in the morning at my hotel but the night before the hotel received a call that I now needed to make my way into town to be picked up at a central place. This was an added 20 USD price for me as I was staying outside of town and needed to now take a taxi. As for the park tour - I was expecting that by spending a half day in the park you would spend time in the park walking, hiking. There was a total of 35 minutes allotted for walking in the park - the rest was driving around. Last but not least it was an 'English guided tour' unfortunately the majority of details were given in Spanish - the English version was significantly trimmed town to bare bones comments. We were actually asked while at the main lookout point reviewing the map if we needed to hear the English version or if the Spanish version was good enough?
    Overall thoughts are that it was very expensive for what you got. Would recommend that you book in town or hire a taxi to take you there and pick you up. Will cost much less and the experience probably much greater, unless riding buses is your thing.

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