Vinciguerra Glacier

AR$3950

Summary

Difficulty: High

Places of interest: Andorra Valley, Laguna de los Témpanos, Nearby Ushuaia, Vinciguerra Glacier,

Tour activities: Photography, Trekking,

Season: November to April

Group Size: Up to 6 passengers.

Meals: Sandwich (bread with sesame seeds, cream cheese flavored with green onion or basil, grilled chicken, caramelized onions and candied tomatoes.) Fruit, Brownie or Alfajor (caramel cookie). Vegetarians and celiacs: menus available with prior reservation.

Departure place and time: Canal Fun’s office at Roca 136, 8am

Type of Experience: Intense physical activity, With exposure to weather,

Suggested clothing: Waterproof jacket + fleece jacket. Waterproof walking shoes/trainers with good traction. Hat or cap. Sunglasses. Trekking poles.

Description

From November to April, this full-day walk begins in a valley of peat bogs and crosses the forest to reach a glacier and a melting lagoon. The tour has a variety of beautiful views of the nature of Ushuaia.

In the morning, we leave from Canal Fun's office at Roca 136 towards the Valley of Andorra, where the people has settled in one of the spontaneous urbanizations that characterize Ushuaia.

After leaving the urbanization behind, we will cross a peat extraction site. After crossing the peat, we begin with an ascent that takes place in the forest and beyond the treeline. With a changing landscape, we will arrive at the "Laguna de los Témpanos" which, although due to the glacial retreat no longer has ice floes, it is beautiful to discover in those heights. The route continues along the edges of the Vinciguerra glacier and, insofar as possible, exploring the caves that usually open up. We will have lunch there before starting our descent, while enjoying the scenery.
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Itinerary:

08:00 Departure from Canal Fun’s office at Roca 136.
08:30 Initial hike: Difficulty: medium-high. Elevation: 750 meters
10:30 Arrival to the the treeline
11:30 Arrival and exploration of the Laguna de los Témpanos and the Vinciguerra Glacier
12:30 Lunch at the foot of the glacier
13:30 Descent start
16:00 Arrival at the vehicle. Distance covered: 11 km
16:30 Arrival in Ushuaia.

The schedules are approximate: they may vary according to the conditions of the path and the rhythm of the group.

The itinerary and its description are illustrative, and can be be modified by the guide during the excursion so as to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all passengers.

Reviews:

If you visit Ushuaia...

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Nagesh Mahanthappa
22/03/2017

"If you visit Ushuaia, I highly recommend booking your outdoor activities with Canal Fun. The treks were amazing (Turquoise Lagoon/Cerro Cabrajal, and Glaciar Vinciguerra), and the visit to Harberton Ranch & Gable Island is highly recommended (not just the penguins! amazing sea birds, interesting hike across multiple ecosystems, and a very fun lunch grilled by your guides!)."

The treks were amazing

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Nagesh Mahanthappa
22/03/2017

"If you visit Ushuaia, I highly recommend booking your outdoor activities with Canal Fun. The treks were amazing (Turquoise Lagoon/Cerro Cabrajal, and Glaciar Vinciguerra), and the visit to Harberton Ranch & Gable Island is highly recommended (not just the penguins! amazing sea birds, interesting hike across multiple ecosystems, and a very fun lunch grilled by your guides!)."

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