Trekking & Canoeing in Tierra del Fuego National Park

Coastal trail in Tierra del Fuego
Tierra del Fuego National Park is one of the most frequently visited places around Ushuaia, the southernmost city before Antarctica. It's close to the city and isn't expensive to enter, which means it's wide open for locals and visitors alike. It covers a sizeable 155,000 acres, so this experience includes an expert guide who will show you the best hikes, lakes, and lookout points as you explore its many wonders. 

The 4.3-mile (7 km) hike runs on a coastal path that follows the Beagle Channel. It passes along seaside mountains and freshwater rivers as well as subantarctic forests and tranquil bays. You'll have prime views of the channel along the way, but you'll also get to enjoy the diverse flora and fauna of the area. The trail also passes remnants of ancient settlements once occupied by the Yámana indigenous people.

All told it's a brisk three-hour trek that culminates at Lago Roca where a hot lunch will be served. Then it's time to start the canoe ride down the Lapataia River. This waterway leads to the ultimate destination, Lapataia Bay. Located on the Beagle Channel, it sits at the end of the Pan American Highway and Nacional Route No. 3.

Tours that Include Trekking & Canoeing in Tierra del Fuego National Park

Classic Argentina: Patagonia & Iguazú Falls - 16 Days
Map of Classic Argentina: Patagonia & Iguazú Falls - 16 Days
Classic Argentina: Patagonia & Iguazú Falls - 16 Days

Experience Argentina's top highlights during this all-encompassing 16-day itinerary. Begin your adventure in the capital city of Buenos Aires, then head south to the untamed wilds of Patagonia. At the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, you will visit remote ranches and walk on glaciers. On wildlife excursions, you'll spot southern right whales, orcas, and Magellanic penguins while traveling the same waterways as Charles Darwin. Then it's off to the largest waterfall system in the world—Iguazú Falls—before returning to Buenos Aires and ending your journey with an epic tango show.

Discover Ushuaia - 6 Days
Discover Ushuaia - 6 Days

The city of Ushuaia, located in Tierra del Fuego, has the distinction of being the southernmost city of the world. You can imagine, then, the unspoiled nature and rugged landscapes that abound in this region of Patagonia. In just under a week you'll be able to experience the natural highlights in and around Ushuaia on trekking excursions, canoe trips, boat rides on the Beagle Channel, and even an outing to do some penguin spotting. It's the most fun you can have at the "end of the world."

Mt. Fitz Roy near El Chalten
Map of Classic Argentine Patagonia - 13 Days
Classic Argentine Patagonia - 13 Days

This 13-day tour of Argentina's far south covers the classics. Starting in Buenos Aires, you'll fly to Patagonia for a range of outdoor activities and wildlife. On the itinerary are two national parks: Tierra del Fuego (rivers and ancient settlements) and Los Glaciares (glaciers and iconic mountains). There's also whale watching and a visit to South America´s largest Magellanic Penguin colony for the ultimate photo ops.

Lapataia River in Ushuaia
Map of Highlights of Argentina - 13 Days
Highlights of Argentina - 13 Days

Experience the sophistication of Buenos Aires, the mesmerizing force of the Iguazu Falls, the wildlife of Ushuaia, the spectacular glaciers of El Calafate, and more. This 13 day trip to Argentina's historic capital and then across Patagonia perfectly balances natural and cultural sightseeing, making it ideal for any adventurous traveler.

Entering the town of El Chaltén and the Fitz Roy Massif
Map of Best of Argentine Patagonia - 14 Days
Best of Argentine Patagonia - 14 Days

Two weeks is a fantastic length of time to experience Southern Argentina. After kicking off in Buenos Aires, fly to Patagonia for glaciers and treks around Los Glaciares National Park (and iconic Mt. Fitz Roy). Then head to Ushuaia—the southernmost city in the world—for canoeing, channel cruising, and frolicking with penguins. Each night is another opportunity to taste the region's best food, wine, and local culture.

Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia
Map of Patagonia Highlights in Argentina & Chile - 11 Days
Patagonia Highlights in Argentina & Chile - 11 Days

This 11-day tour dives into Argentina and Chilean Patagonia with a slew of moderate, yet incredibly scenic day trips. Starting in Buenos Aires, you'll get a taste of mind-boggling glaciers, sail the ice rivers in El Calafate, and enjoy the magnitude of Chile's most famous national park. Mixing relaxation and adrenaline, the tours (many by boat) are flexible for those who prefer more challenging activities.

Ushuaia
Map of Ushuaia & El Calafate Adventure - 9 Days
Ushuaia & El Calafate Adventure - 9 Days

Begin your journey in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires. Next, head south into Patagonia to experience Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Here, you'll visit a penguin colony and you'll get to go trekking and canoeing in Tierra del Fuego National Park. Top it all off with a visit to El Calafate to see the iconic Perito Moreno Glacier, and take in the breathtaking scenery of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field.