Our journey has been designed so that you can discover this remote territory alongside our expert exploration team. A trip where highways don't exist, services are scarce, and there are still people who arrived decades ago to colonize a pristine territory.
An invitation to live a unique experience despite the adversities, traveling and exploring places that very few have had the opportunity to see.
DAY 1 – WELCOME
We will meet this day at the Yegua Loca Hotel in Punta Arenas, where we will be waiting for you. Depending on the arrival time, you can explore the beautiful city of Punta Arenas while we prepare for the evening, where we will enjoy the introduction to our journey with our exploration team and a dinner to kickstart the trip.
DAY 2 – STRAIT OF MAGELLAN AND LA PAMPA
We rise at dawn, have breakfast, and get ready to depart. With our vehicles and guides, we head to cross the Strait of Magellan, the most important natural passage between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.
Crossing the strait to Tierra del Fuego Island has its charm, being on the deck of the boat and imagining part of the history while feeling the cold air that reminds us where we are. It was from here that Hernando de Magellan, 500 years ago, named the island after the large bonfires that could be seen from the sea. They were the Selknam.
Arriving at the port of Porvenir, we briefly tour the city to understand part of its history and culture. Crossing vast extensions of Pampa and several estancias, we continue our journey to visit the island’s only reserve of King Penguins, where we can appreciate these marvelous animals.
We will have lunch, connecting with the estancia culture of Tierra del Fuego, and finally, we will move to our first small local accommodation, in a local estancia.*
*This first accommodation only has single rooms.
DAY 3 – TRANSITION TO PATAGONIAN FOREST
We start by crossing the border from the vast plains of Pampas to enter the beginning of the forests of Tierra del Fuego. We arrive at Karukinka Park, a private natural reserve of 300,000 hectares that seeks to preserve the natural environment and raise awareness about the island’s biodiversity.
We will take a 7-kilometer hike to Cerro Pietro Grande, where we can admire part of the island, its diverse ecosystems, and the effect of beavers on its forests.
We end the day arriving at our accommodation, where we will spend the night near Lake Fagnano. The Genkowsky family will welcome us upon arrival. This wonderful family is known for being the last settlers’ family on the island, who managed to open roads and settle against all odds to live in this part of the planet. We will learn part of their history and their life firsthand.*
*Some cabins have outdoor bathrooms.
DAY 4 – NAVIGATION AND PATAGONIAN FJORDS
Early breakfast. A new adventure begins. We head to Caleta María, a bay that for many years could only be accessed by sea and only had a land route to reach it less than ten years ago (2014). We embark on the boat that will take us to navigate to Parry Fjord. We will cross the Almirantazgo Sound (Tierra del Fuego’s first protected marine area),
We will take a moderate hike along the fjord’s edge, through forests overlooking the glaciers. In the afternoon we will return to the protected area of the Almirantazgo Sound where we can find the home to sea elephants, leopard seals, black-browed albatrosses, among other species. We disembark in Caleta Maria and return to our cabins at Estancia Fagnano to have dinner and rest.
DAY 5 – MOUNTAIN AND FORESTS
A full-day hike of advanced intensity through irregular terrain, around high-altitude lagoons in Yendegaia National Park.
This park is closed to visitors, but we have made a special request to explore a part of this wonderful park at the end of the world.