Taking the Route 3, at 50 km away of Ushuaia you can find Escondido Lake. From the viewpoint at Garibaldi Pass you can see first Escondido Lake and behind it Fagnano Lake, which is one of the biggest lakes in Argentina and is shared with Chile. The road to the lakes is smashing: mountains, glaciers, peat bogs and rivers shape the winding road that in each curve reveals a new landscape.
The tours to the lakes begin in the morning and finish in the evening. You will be able to visit the highlights, the valleys, hike along the trails and enjoy the local cuisine apart from getting to know the shore of the lakes.
There are different types of excursions, some of them are classical tours in minibuses or off-road tours, other tours offer the possibility of submerge in the immensity of the steppe adding some adventure and optional activities such as canoeing, birdwatching, horse riding and have an encounter with exotic species like beavers.
For more information, check with the local travel agencies or with your provider which excursion best suits your tastes and needs.
This excursion can be done in minibuses or in 4x4 off-road vehicles. It begins in the morning and lasts approximately 6 hours. Various panoramic points are visited along national route 3, including the Garibaldi Pass that crosses the Andes mountain range. From there you can see the Escondido and Khami (Fagnano) lakes. On the way back, lunch is taken at a winter center, where you can taste the famous Fuegian lamb, among other options.
The price of this excursion starts at $38,000 and varies depending on whether it is done in 4x4 or not, and the activities included by each provider.
The excursion to the lakes off-road presents incredible landscapes that can only be accessed in 4x4 vehicles and entering rough roads. Starts in the morning and lasts all day. Like the classic excursion, the most emblematic panoramic points of national route 3 are visited, and then the adventure continues inside the forest until reaching the lakes. Most of the providers offer lunch, some on the shores of the lake, others in one of the winter centers. The tour includes roundtrip transportation.
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This option to visit the lakes includes the possibility of visiting the shore of the lake on horseback. The tour starts at 3:30 pm and lasts approximately 5 hours. You will appreciate the landscapes of the mountain range and get to know old sawmills and shelters that belong to estancias/ranches of the area. Includes snacks and roundtrip transportation to the hotel.