- 8 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Spend a day outside of Ushuaia and uncover the gorgeous valleys, mountains and lakes of Patagonia. On this full-day sightseeing tour of the southern tip of Argentina, you'll visit Lake Fagnano and Lake Escondido, two hidden gems of the Feugian Andes region.
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Led by a local guide
- Guided tour of Lake Escondido and Lake Fagnano
- Local guide
- National park fee
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Entry/Admission - Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano
- Food and drinks
Traveler pickup is offered
Returns to original departure point
Leave Ushuaia behind and travel through the peat bog-covered valleys of the southernmost stretches of the Fuegian Andes. Explore the nature of this Patagonian region in the Carbajal, Huskies, Tierra Mayor and Las Cotorras valleys, all popular cross-country skiing destinations in the winter.
You'll start by crossing the sharply rising Andes at Garibaldi Pass (1,476 feet/450 meters), host to spectacular views of the lakes Escondido and Fagnano. Then, travel down the mountain beside Lake Escondido and absorb the surroundings in their natural rustic charm.
You'll continue with a visit to the Martinez sawmill along Lake Fagnano. Although no longer in operation, this interesting site provides a glimpse into the local history. After enjoying the scenery around the lake, you'll make a final stop in Las Cotorras Valley, where you'll indulge in a traditional Fuegian lamb barbecue (not included in price).
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
The full-day tour to the lakes was a very enjoyable trip. We saw scenery that was quite spectacular and had a wonderful lunch at the Tierra Mayor restaurant. A very pleasant day and many stops along the way.
It was really lost time. We drove only the highway to the lake Fagnano and back, 1 hr we spent at the lake in the restaurant and 2 hr in other restaurant for lunch. If you will go to Punta Arenas by bus, you will see the same. Boring tour.
Unfortunately the weather was bad and cloudy - lake escondido was really well-hidden! Haha
Nevertheless I would only recommend this tour if you have more difficulty moving around or hate the outdoors (much of it was spent in the van).
I would recommend some hiking and the 4WD experience instead.
Highly recommended for those who want a high level tour of the two beautiful lakes in Ushuaia! The tour guide was very nice and informative of the history behind the landmarks and we had ample time to take in the view of the lakes. The tour ended with a tasty dinner of lamb.
Tour guide was a little impersonal. The scenery was stunning but perhaps it'd be better to hire a care and do the drive all you need to do is follow highway 3, which is the main road, north of town and you're there. And you can make your own stops along the way. I was a solo traveller on a tour with no one I had anything in common with, so perhaps my opinion is a little jaded by that. Either way, whether you do this tour through Viator, or hire a car and head to the lake by yourself, the scenery is worth it.
An excellent tour - very good guide with plenty of stops to break the journey. Good Value.
The area is absolutely beautiful, but the tour was only ok. There really is no walking around. The positives were the scenery and a nice stop for lunch. The negatives included the tour guide only summarizing the information in English and not offering a hotel drop off (although the guide was nice and paid for my cab to my hotel).
Excellent trip - beautiful lakes / mountains etc. Visit to see some huskies…………..where lunch stop was = really delicious!!! Excellent tour guide…………everyone spanish speaking except my friend + I - it was like having a private guide - great - learnt lots!