Across the Strait of Magellan from Punta Arenas, the Tierra del Fuego archipelago is in turns moody and hustle-bustle, with its extreme landscapes and busy ports. Belonging to both Chile and Argentina, the Chilean side is far less developed; full of pampas, mossy native forests, peat bogs and rivers flush with trout. Argentina’s cosmopolitan town of Ushuaia services year-round cruises to Antarctica, and flights to El Calafate, Buenos Aires, and Santiago. Visitors come to walk trails in the Tierra del Fuego National Park, ski, cruise the Beagle Channel and see the wildlife – think King and Magellanic penguins, Patagonian foxes, guanaco, woodpeckers, sea lions and more – that call this island home.
Visit the much-loved King penguin in their only colony outside the Sub-Antarctic islands. This is a natural rookery without tourist infrastructure, making it an up-close encounter with this adored penguin species.
This 2 day adventure will take you across the Strait of Magellan to discover the magnificent landscapes of Tierra Del Fuego and the town of Porvenir. Visit the king Penguins who inhabit this area and stay the evening in an authentic Estancia that is filled with history and stories waiting to be shared with its guests!