Puerto Almanza: Trek y canoes

Full Day

We invite you to enjoy the amazing landscape of southern Tierra del Fuego.
The trip begins when we look for passengers at their Hotel around 8.30 in the morning. With everyone on board, we take National Route No. 3 to the north.
As we move away from the Beagle Channel, the mounts Olivia and Cinco Hermanos are drawn on the horizon. The Carbajal Valley, where the peat moss is harvested and processed, it awaits us on the other side of the first mountain range.
Arriving at the Tierra Mayor Valley, we can observe the Bonete hills, Alvear and some cirque glaciers.
After crossing "Cerro Castor" ski resort, place where in winter thousands of tourists and many residents practice their favorite winter sports, we will take the detour to the complementary route "J" following the course of the Larsifashaj River.
This trip of 1:30 hs culminates in the camping of the Larsifashaj River where The canoes will be prepaired for the next stage of the excursion.
Once equipped and after having received the safety talk, we begin the descent of the river (always accompanied by specialized guides) As we descend, we will have the opportunity to contemplate the local birds fauna, Swallows, cachañas, loicas and becasinas will show up along the way.
After rowing for 30 minutes and reaching the river mouth, we will havereached the Relegada Bay, home of imperial cormorants and steam ducks among other species. Occasionally, due to the large population of fish and species of invertebrates, there is the sighting of sea lions and south American fur seals as well as some whales.
The paddling ends, after 1 hour, with a soup or hot drinks in the proximity to the legendary Harberton Estancia (the first on the island), founded in 1886 by the Anglican missionary Thomas Bridges.
From there we will go to La Mesita de Almanza, a typical “Fuegian bodegón”, to enjoy an exquisite lunch (based on seafood). After lunch we will start a walk to the “El Duende waterfall”, a beautiful hightlight from the Andes mountain range. At the end of the walk we will begin the return to the city. Arriving at 5:30 pm approx.


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