tierra del fuego
Tierra del Fuego: Uninhabited Lands at the End of the Earth
Chilean Tierra del Fuego is one of the most unvisited, wildest swaths of land we know. Landscapes vary from stands of temperate rainforest including native trees, such as ñirre, the Antarctic beech, to the vast grasslands of the blowing pampa. Along the way, there are views of the untamed, snow-capped Darwin Range, the twin lakes of Lago Deseado and Lago Despreciado and the vast Lago Fagnano. Crossing the Strait of Magellan is straight out of the history books, and the fly-fishing is rich in nearby lakes and rivers. Along the way, we stop to visit a rare king penguin colony, pass herds of llama-like guanacos, and spy condors surfing thermals in the early rays of sunlight. Meet the pioneers that call this land home, live at what truly is the end of the earth.
4 Days / 3 Nights
Lodge Deseado; Estancia Vicuña
When to go
November – March
Set out on a morning ferry across the Strait of Magellan. Explore the town of Porvenir and drive around Bahía Inútil. Stop by the king penguins’ colony and visit the village of Timaukel.
Drive to Karukinka, one of the largest land donations in Chile’s history, with 300,000 hectares of pristine Patagonian forest and rivers protecting nearly 100 species of mammals and birds. Cross the Paso Genskowski overlooking the Deseado and Despreciado Lakes before driving to Lago Fagnano.
Head south towards the Darwin range/Half day visit to Caleta María, an old sawmill town.Transfer to Azopardo River/Full Day Trekking Cordillera de Darwin. Visit the future road site that will connect this part of Tierra del Fuego to the Beagle Channel.
Return to Karukinka, more exploration of trails and possible elephant seals sightings
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