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Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego are located in the very south of South America and marked my starting point for all the outdoor adventures of the following weeks. In this video episode I hike up to glaciers & lagoons, make a boat tour on the beagle channel and paddle through the National Park.
First of all it was a little shock when I stepped out of the airport of Ushuaia – it has been much colder than in Buenos Aires or Uruguay where I have been the past weeks with partly 38 degrees, enjoying the beach. Here we had around 10 degrees!
On the other hand I was lucky to be here and impressed by the panorama and the location this place had to offer. Therefore I planned my first days and organized a bunch of outdoor activities to get to know the area around and finally put on my hiking boots again, the last time has been the trek to choquequirao in Peru.
The glacier Martial is located right in the backyard of the city and offers stunning views – it has been great to do some active stuff again! Therefore I planned another trek to Laguna de los Tempanos, following a recommendation a fellow travel gave me in a hostel in Buenos Aires (yeah, one of the various good reasons to travel without a guidebook!).
Beside hiking the Beagle channel offers the opportunity for a little boat trip and a discovery of the nearby islands – I loved to watch sea lions being lazy, lying in the sun ;)
Last but not least a visit to the Tierra del Fuego National Park has been on the list – trekking there is fabolous and paddling gives you another persepctive of the great landscape one can find here.
After 10 days in this area I packed my backpack again, my mind full of great memories and tips for my upcoming destinations in Patagonia. I enjoyed my time in the land of fire and the nature there. Punta Arenas on the other side of the Magellan Strait is the next stop – there I’ll visit penguins on Magdalena Island. To make sure you don’t miss further episodes Subscribe to my YouTube channel and sign up for my mailing list which ensures a notification for new blog posts!
Beagle Channel Cruise – Tango & Che Navegacion, Ushuaia (office next to the harbour)
Canoeing & Hike at the National Park – Canal Fun, Ushuaia (www.canalfun.com)
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My accommodation in Ushuaia was supported by Hostelbookers.com – together with Traveldudes they help me to show you South America on my #HolaGringo trip. Moreover I was supported by the local tour operators for the beagle channel cruise (Tango & Che) and canoeing in the National Park (Canalfun).
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