2-4 Días
Duration
09/2017-04/2018
Dates

Not too many have lived the experience of knowing the southernmost end of the American Continent, according to UNESCO, one of the twenty most pristine places on earth.

LAKUTAIA Lodge brings you the opportunity to be part of this unique “End of the World” adventure.  Be amazed by the natural wonders this area has to offer.

All Inclusive Program Options:

  • 02 days/01 night.
  • 03 days/02 nights.
  • 04 days/03 nights.

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What’s included?

Accommodation in comfortable single, double or triple rooms.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the whole program.
Meals in the Lodge include one drink per person (mineral water, soft drink, glass of wine or beer).
Specialized bilingual guide during excursions (English/Spanish).
Bicycles upon request.
Several excursions during the length of your stay.
Airport taxes and flights from and to Punta Arenas.
International transfer by boat and car from and to Ushuaia port.

What’s not inlcuded?

Port taxes in Argentina.
Extra drinks not mentioned above.
Travel/accident insurance.
Tips.

Suggested Outerwear

It is recommended to dress in layers such as, thermal top, a sweater and a parka, hat and gloves.  It is also important that you wear water-proof hiking boots.

Excursions:

  • Omora Etno-botanical Park.
  • Trekking to Dientes de Navarino viewpoint (Bandera Hill).
  • Horseback riding to Cascade Los Bronces.
  • Puerto Williams City Tour.
  • Kayaking.
  • Hike / bird-watching (Hike to Punta Gusanos).

 Notes:

  • All excursions and activities are subject to weather conditions.
  • The vessel to be used for the navigation from Ushuaia to Puerto Navarino is of semi-rigid materials and has comfortable seats, fully fireproof, heating system and all the latest navigation and safety elements in compliance with national regulations. Maximum capacity 12 passengers.

Day 1

PUNTA ARENAS or USHUAIA / PUERTO WILLIAMS

From Punta Arenas:

Fly on Aerovías DAP to Puerto Williams.  During the flight enjoy the overwhelming views of amazing landscapes, the Strait of Magellan, the beautiful glaciers of Darwin mountain range, and the Beagle Channel.  (Flight time will vary according to the aircraft available on the day, 50 minutes to 1:20 hr.).

Reception at airdrome and short transfer to LAKUTAIA Lodge. 

From Ushuaia:

After immigration process and port-tax payment at Ushuaia’s port in Argentina, sail across the Beagle Channel to reach, after approximately 30 minutes, Puerto Navarino in the Chilean side. The navigation is performed on board a small-size-semi-rigid vessel.

Upon arrival at Puerto Navarino you will be picked up and transferred on a 54-km/34 mile ride to Puerto Williams (1:40hr approx.) to do the immigration process in Chile. Once this process is completed, you will be transferred to LAKUTAIA Lodge to enjoy a welcome aperitif and lunch.

In the afternoon, take one of the excursions offered and register for the activities to be done, according to your interest, for the upcoming days.

Dinner and accommodation at LAKUTAIA Lodge.

Day 2

PUERTO WILLIAMS

Adventure out of the beaten track, with lots of breathtaking sceneries such as trekking in the southernmost trails of the world, navigating on the same waters that Charles Darwin did 200 years ago, observing miniature local forest, learning about the local birds, overflying the legendary Cape Horn, etc.

According to the length of your stay, you participate in the different activities/excursions that LAKUTAIA offers, based on your interest. The excursions menu is detailed on the Excursions Menu tab.

Each activity is accompanied by a specialized guide and assisted by the lodge staff.

Meals are included.

Day 3

DAY OF DEPARTURE TO PUNTA ARENAS or USHUAIA

Breakfast. If time allows, enjoy your last activity in the morning. At the agreed time, transfer to the aerodrome to take your flight to Punta Arenas, or to Puerto Williams Port Authority Office and then head to Puerto Navarino and embark towards Ushuaia (Argentina).

OMORA Etno-Botanical Park

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 2:30 to 3 hours

This excursion will lead you to discover the wonders of the Miniature Forests of Cape Horn archipelago, through a so-called “Tourism with Hand Lens”.  This is an educational activity sponsored by Omora Foundation. A bio-cultural conservation initiative started by the local communities living in the last Sub-Antarctic forests, as well as the active commitment of the Yagan community living in Puerto Williams.

Omora Park is located 3 kilometers (2 miles) west of Puerto Williams.  Within the park the main habitats of the region are found: coigüe, lenga and ñirre forests, sphagnum peatlands, beaver wetlands and alpine areas.  During the whole excursion, you will be assisted by a specialized tour guide.

The trails have signs that describe the biological and cultural features of the island in Spanish, Yagan, English and Latin-scientific languages.  The park is an Omora foundation’s project, a non-governmental organization dedicated to bio-cultural conservation at the southernmost tip of South America, named after the Yagan word for hummingbird.

Trekking Mirador Dientes de Navarino

Difficulty: Moderate

Duration: 4:30 to 5 hours

This excursion will lead you to the base of the Dientes de Navarino massif, where you will enjoy an over-whelming view of the end of the world, the Beagle Channel and Puerto Williams, surrounded by nature in its greatest splendour.  Among forests and grasslands, walk up along a well-marked 3.5km (2miles) trail.  An interesting fact is to notice how the initial dense and wooded environment ends up in an “Alpine” ecosystem, mostly populated by lichens, mosses and other species adapted to wind and low temperatures.

During this excursion, you will also learn about the native flora such as orchids and the vast amount of local wild fruits. A light snack is included.

Horseriding Cascada Los Bronces

Difficulty: Easy to moderate

Duration: 2:30 to 3 hours

Enjoy horseback riding towards Los Bronces River. Along the route, you will ride up through forests of lengas and calafate bushes prairies in the middle of Cerro Róbalo. Upon arrival at Los Brondes Cascade, leave the horse for a moment to enjoy the amazing scenery and a refreshing and revitalizing snack.  At agreed time, ride down the hill to continue along the coast, enjoying the Beagle Channel landscape and observing different environments, each of them with its own bird fauna species.

Note: This activity is suitable for everyone with basic previous experience, and includes the necessary equipment.

City Tour Puerto Williams

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 2 hours

Visit the village of Puerto Williams, the southernmost city in the world, named after Juan Williams, the founder of Fort Bulnes.  Puerto Williams is the most populated area in Navarino Island, located at the end of the American continent, opposite the southern coast of Tierra del Fuego and north of Cape Horn.

Puerto Williams currently has a population of 2,500 inhabitants. Throughout the tour, you will visit the interesting Marina Micalvi pier, landing site of the ocean sailboats and Martín Gusinde Museum containing the history of the Yagan indigenous and samples of the natural resources of the area.

Gusinde was a world-famous anthropologist and priest of the Order of the Divine Word that worked with Yagan and Ona communities from 1918 to 1923.

*** The museum is closed on Mondays.  Saturdays and Sundays open in the afternoons only.

Kayaking the Beagle Channel

Difficulty: Easy to moderate

Duration: 2:30 to 3 hours

Enjoy a unique kayaking and rowing adventure along sounds and bay of the Beagle Channel, navigated by canoe nomads since ancient times.  Sail along the Sound Lauta, Sound Micalvi, bordering the Punta Gusanos coast, which is the nesting site of thousands of seagulls, and several species of geese.  You will then pass by the fishing cove and Marina Micalvi pier, landing site of ocean sailboats.

Full equipment included (neoprene suit, gloves, ankle boots, waterproof protector, life vest), snack and a certified expedition guide.

*** Previous kayaking and swimming experiences are not required for this excursion.

Hike to Punta Gusanos – Bird-Watching

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 2 hours

Brief transfer to the starting point of the hike. This excursion borders the peninsula at the north end of Puerto Williams Bay, offering exclusive views of Puerto Williams and the Beagle Channel.

This narrow piece of land at the end of the peninsula is the nesting site for thousands of Dominican and Austral seagulls, Pilpilen, and many geese species.  You will be able to appreciate and experience an emotional and close encounter with this winged multitude.  This hike will allow you to surround the peninsula in order to enlarge the pleasure of enjoying the sea… and wind as usual!

Remark: Nesting and breeding of the chicks take place from the second half of November up to the beginning of March.

IMPORTANT: All activities and excursions are subject to weather conditions.

All prices are per person.

All the rates are valid for the Sep 2017 to Apr 2018 season.

Cape Horn, End of the AmericasSINGLEDOUBLETRIPLE
2 Days / 1 NightUSD 1.077USD 881USD 816
3 Days / 2 NightUSD 1.475USD 1.357USD 1.222
4 Days / 3 NightUSD 1.741USD 1.571USD 1.419