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Crossing the Andes: Fagnano and Escondido lakes with lamb

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Escondido and Fagnano lakes in Ushuaia offer a captivating journey through the pristine wilderness of Tierra del Fuego, showcasing stunning lakes surrounded by majestic mountains.

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  • Escondido lake
  • Fagnano lake
  • Carbajal Valley
  • Paso Garbialdi panoramic point
  • Lunch : fuegian lamb


A purely contemplative excursion, the aim is to enjoy the tranquility transmitted by the Fuegian landscape and its southern mountain range. The tour departs by bus from Ushuaia on National Route No. 3 northbound after picking up passengers at their respective hotels. Once the Beagle Channel is left behind, the first look of the Olivia and Cinco Hermanos mountains is presented. Then the Carbajal valley formed by an immense peatland, which is exploited for commercial purposes. Following the path you will see on both sides of the route, several valleys where different activities are carried out in winter (such as sledding by Huskies, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling). Our next stop is the place to visit the Harwen Winter Center, home of the National Snow Sculpture Festival. It is also part of the final stretch of the provincial cross-country ski slopes. There is also the southernmost homemade Gin distillery in the world. We will learn about the production process of this spirit drink that was born in the Middle Ages and we will have the possibility of having a tasting. Next to the distillery there is a small museum where the history of motorcycles of the national industry is exhibited since the 1950s, with the mythical Puma, Tehuelche, Siambretta, etc; and the experiences of the pioneers in long journeys linking the south and north of the continent. Arriving at the highest point for the crossing of the Andes mountain range in Tierra del Fuego Argentina, we will be in front of the Garibaldi Pass (the only place in the country where crossing the Andes mountain range does not imply crossing a border, we continue crossing the same national territory ). This is a panoramic point with spectacular views of the Escondido and Fagnano Lakes and the old National Route No. 3 in a framework of Patagonian Andean forest, a landscape of breathtaking beauty. The trip continues to resume the route until passing through the Bronzovich sawmill, active and of important size on the coast of Lake Escondido. Then you will reach Lake Fagnano, where you will descend again to appreciate and understand the enormous magnitude of the lake, one of the largest in South America, with more than 100 km long and 7 km wide. On the way back to Ushuaia, we will stop at one of the winter centers and have time to have lunch a typical dish of the area: Fuegian Lamb at the stake. (lunch not included). After dessert, there will be a moment of relaxation and then return to the last 20 km towards Ushuaia, arriving around 4pm


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