If you are looking to connect with nature and the history of the southernmost city in the world, Tierra del Fuego National Park is the ideal place to do it.
The park protects 68909 hectares and is the only one in Argentina that combines marine, forest and mountain environments giving shape to the sea coast, lakes, valleys, extensive peat bogs and magnificent forests dominated by lengas, guindos and ñires. All these environments form a unique scenery with the purest air you can breathe.
This place encloses the history of the Yámanas, the first inhabitants of these lands. Paying attention, you can find mounds of mussels and mussels, remains of their food, known as "concheros" or shell middens (archeological sites) that remind us that these lands have been inhabited for more than 10,000 years.
Here you will find exuberant and diverse landscapes, inhabited by birds such as the picturesque cauquén marino, the steamer duck or the black-browed albatross. As you walk along the trails it is normal to come across gray and red foxes, and to hear the "tac, tac, tac" of a woodpecker.
Get to know the corners travelled by the former prisoners on board the mythical little train.
Get to know the most southern post office in Argentina!
There are options for all tastes, from the cozy forest that embraces you with its aroma of ñire tree, to the shocking cold waters of the Beagle Channel; from mountain trails to camping areas to relax near the river. The trails have different degrees of difficulty and are clearly marked; it is possible to walk them either on your own or on excursions with specialized guides. These guided excursions can be combined with rowing activities in one of the main rivers of the National Park: Lapataia River.
Lapataia Bay is located inside the park. The name comes from the Yámana language and means “forest bay”. In addition to being a beautiful landscape, Lapataia is the end of National Route 3 (also the Panamerican Highway); there is the famous sign indicating the 3063 kilometers that separate it from Argentina's capital. Through a circuit of footbridges you will be able to walk around and enjoy the fresh sea air mixed with the forest.
An entertaining way to visit a small part of the park is on the famous Tren del Fin del Mundo (End of the World Train). If you hire the excursion with an agency, you can do some kilometers on board the little train and when you arrive at the last station located inside the National Park, the guides are waiting for you to discover the wonderful corners of this place.
Definitely, the National Park is a necessary stop on the trip to the end of the world.
|First day||Second day|
|Children from 6 to 17 years old||$1.500||$2.250|
|Local Residents||$ 0||$ 0|
|Retirees or pensioners, children under 6 years old, people with disabilities, people accompanying a person with disabilities, APN agents, protocol attention, educational school excursions, guides, coordinators and tour leaders: NO CHARGE.|
The restaurant and coffee shop of the visitor center "Alakush" open from 10 to 17:30 h. Restrooms open from 9 to 19 h.