Places of interest: Garibaldi Pass, Lake Escondido, Lake Fagnano (lake Khami), Tierra Mayor Valley, Ushuaia Andes,
Tour activities: 4×4, Photography,
Season: October to June (from July to September: available in its Winter version)
Group Size: Up to 8 passengers per 4wd vehicle
Meals: Snacks. Choripan (grilled Argentine sausage sandwich, Argentine prime beef steaks & salad, dessert. Drinks Included: Red Wine, soft-drinks, bottled water. Vegetarians and coeliacs: proper menus available if requested in advance.
Departure place and time: From the hotel, 8:30AM – 9AM
Type of Experience: No exposure to weather, Suitable for all types of travelers, Without physical exertion,
Suggested clothing: Waterproof jacket + fleece jacket. Waterproof walking shoes/trainers with good traction. Hat or cap. Sunglasses.
"Lakes Off-Road", the original and authentic, is our fun and intense way to know the secrets behind the Southern Andes.
For most of those who write on TripAdvisor, it is the best excursion of its kind in Ushuaia.
Expert drivers in off-road driving propose a proper 4x4 journey, and a memorable barbecue in the Fuegian forest. This is an adventure suitable for all sorts of travelers, accessible to anyone who wants to have fun and free themselves from limitations. Fun and enjoyment never depend on the weather: aboard a 4WD vehicle we will cross the forest and the rivers through impossible mud roads, between trees, and by the coast of a lake with unique views.
This is an adventure suitable for all types of travelers! People with reduced mobility or who might simply prefer to rest their legs can explore, photograph and have a feast in the Fuegian forest, between the lakes Escondido and Fagnano, beyond the Andes Range.
Travelers with children aged between 5 and 99 can enjoy this unequaled tour. Families with younger children can opt for a "Tailor-Made" version of this tour.
During this full day tour we will travel in a relaxed and fun way to enjoy the landscape of Tierra del Fuego. We invite you to venture, and to discover ourselves as naturalist explorers or as photographers who discover happiness in a landscape. High up from the Andes Range, we will see Lago Escondido, a small wonder hidden in the bottom of a valley. Then, the gigantic lake Fagnano, imposing and great, will be the center of our day. The "off-road" route and the stops in the forest and on the coast of Lake Fagnano offer fun and enjoy the richness of the landscape.
The company of our guides, the (already famous) food in our refuge by Lake Fagnano and the Argentinian Malbec shared in an affable environment will make of this tour a day to remember.
8:30 – 9:00 Start of the pick up from the hotels.*
10:30 Garibaldi Pass across the Andes.
11:00 Escondido Lake.
12:00 Off-Roading -1 hour-
13:00 Fagnano Lake. Arrival to the refuge.
15:30 Return to Ushuaia.
*Approximate times. The timing and the order of the tour activities might change if necessary.
*Between October and June the hours vary according to the duration of the days.
*Occasionally, and if our logistics would make it possible, one of the sections to or from the place where the 4×4 adventure takes place might be done in a 20 passenger minibus for added comfort and convenience for the passengers. In these cases, we will start later, around 10 AM and on the way back we might go for a short, 15-minute walk through the forest to reach the vehicle that will bring us back to Ushuaia around 5.30 PM.
"A must if you go to Ushuaia. We enjoy the trip and whole experience. We had a great day. Thank Sergio for the experience"
"une bonne ballade en 4x4 avec des franchissements un vrai régal pour les amateurs puis a l'arrivée une cabane en bois où un bon repas vous est préparé, au milieu des bois une très belle et bonne expérience"
"Agence sérieuse et sympathique et une organisation parfaite la ball À de en 4x4 inoubliable a faire impérativement a Ushuaia. Le repas dans les bois un régal en plus les chauffeur s sont des patronnés . une belle excursion je ne sais pas si les autres agence sont aussi bien mais vous pouvez aller faire cette excursion blés yeux fermés avec canal fun"
"All tours were amazing. Very organized, good ponctuality and experienced guides. If you do the 4x4 tour, ask for Eduardo. He’s entertaining and knows A LOT about the region."
"Great tour with breath taking Lake and Andes views, fun by the Beaches and excellent barbecue with local wine. The drivers are great and very knowledgeable too. I loved it and strongly recommend this activity in Ushuaia !!!"
"I did the 4×4 trip (full day). Landscapes are amazing and the guide really nice. Amazing ! The guide made the journey fun for everyone (I was travelling alone and the guide made everything to get a great atmosphere between people). "
"We booked 3 trips with Canal Fun: National Park ( half day), Laguna Esmeralda trekking + beavers and Off road Lakes. They also helped us to reserve the Wlaking with Pinguins in Martillo Island with a third party company Pira tour, the only company that has permissions to get off on the island and allow you to walk with the Penguins. Our contact with Canal Fun was very easy. Carlos was very kind and patient in answering all our emails. Our guide Joaquim was amazing! He was very knowledgeable about the places we visited. He integrated the whole group, sent photos to our emails, and made everyone feel very comfortable. Eduardo was our off road driver and guide! Very special experience .He and Joaquim cooked us a great Christmas meal, parrilla Argentina, delicious beef and chorizo plus Fin del Mundo Malbec wine in a cabaña in the middle of the forest!! Canal Fun thank you very much for a wonderful time!!"
"My son and I opted for this tour as a lighter stop on our itinerary of more physically demanding treks. It was fun and relaxing, with loads of beautiful landscape overlooks, most especially along the coastline of Lake Fagnano. The 4x4 aspect was pretty exciting and the multi-course meal cooked over an open fire was one of the best we had in Ushuaia. Strongly recommended!"
"We never had that much fun with a car like this. Amazing what our driver did during this tour. Also a great barbecue in a nice shelter."
"We had a very nice time on the off road trip! Special thanks to our knowledgeable guide Mati and our skillful driver/chef who took good care of us. Frederic"
"at first you may : "yeah, 4x4 it's just gonna be a ride in the woods or so with beautiful landscapes". But it's way more than that, it's really fun! And you get the real utility of a 4x4 vehicule, screaming, laughing and being like "we'll never get through this it's impossible!!". And, you still have the incredible landscapes. A must do."
"Did 3 tours with Canal Fun: Lakes Off-Road, Esmeralda Lagoon & Meet the Beavers and National Park Trekking and Canoeing. All of them were great - everything was well-organised and the guides were excellent."
"you wont ever question how things will go or where you need to be, they do it all for you. And the tour (I took the off-road to the lakes) was amazing!"
"Io ho organizzato tutto il viaggio su internet. Loro sono molto collaborativi nel capire le tue esigenze e proporti le migliori escursioni. Prima di partire ho dovuto cancellare una escursione perché il volo aveva cambiato orario di partenza. Mi hanno riaccreditato immediatamente i soldi che io avevo già versato. Ho fatto con loro una splendida escursione ai laghi Fandango ed Escondido su 4x4. La nostra guida era Franco, molto simpatico! Ci ha preparato un simpatico barbecue in una capanna nel bosco, con vino e dolci. Il giorno dopo, avevo solo mezza giornata a disposizione, ho visitato il Parco della Terra del Fuoco insieme alla guida Ferrari, da vero bravo e preparato, ve lo consiglio. "
"If you like this kind of attraction don't miss their 4x4 tour to the lakes. We had an unforgettable day full of fun, stunning views, breathtaking nature, and for lunch we had a lot of great meat and wine! Our driver was Franco, he is very friendly, very professional driver and guide, he made us laugh all the way, with that he gave us all-embracing explanations and facts."