Tierra del Fuego National Park Half-Day Tour with Optional End of the World Train Ride
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Stop At: Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego, Avenida Gral San Martin 1395, Ushuaia V9410BGA Argentina
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 – it’s 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, you’ll 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
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.
Duration: 4 hours
- Tierra del Fuego National Park tour
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- End of the World Train ride fee (if option selected)
- Entrance fee (approx. 22USD)
- End of the World Train ride fee (if option not selected)
- Entry/Admission - Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- This tour is not ideal for Cruise Ship Passengers because of tour schedules
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.
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
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.
This was a lovely tour with beautiful scenery and a guided walk through the park as well as some free time to take pictures and get a PENGUIN stamp on our passport at the END OF THE WORLD little post office. I didn't do the optional train ride...so cannot speak to it.
Being at the end of the world is breathtaking to begin with. This train trip and route takes one into some remote areas that the buses can't get to. An superb excursion and highly recommended