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: Departure from Canal Fun’s office at Roca 136, 9:00am*
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.
09:00 Usual tour departure time from Canal Fun’s office at Roca 136.*
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.
17:00 Arrival in 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.
"Une superbe journée en 4x4 le long des lacs, dans les bois, des belles visites avec des pauses afin d'effectuer de magnifiques photos. Les guides très sympas ! Une pause apéro et barbecue dans un gîte très agréable. Le cuistot nous a préparé un très bon repas avec, encore une fois, un très bon vin Malbec Argentin... Génial !"
"Our experience with Canal Fun was incredible from start to end. Camila helped us through the booking process and she was always very responsive and friendly. We did three tour with then: Beagle on the yatch, 4x4 lakes, and the Parque Nacional. All of the tours had amazing guides, very friendly and we're sharing very nice information throughout the tours. On the 4x4 we had the barbecue, and must I say: it was the best asado we had in Argentina (no joke, it really was). All of the tours had lunch (4x4 and Parque) or some snacks included (Beagle). I fully recommend doing the tours with them!"
"Septique au départ, enchanté à l'arrivée.Véhicule pour 7 passagers. Trajets route, piste, parcours en forêt, plage de lac et franchissement de plan d'eau. parcours pédestre avec explication sur la faune et la flore pour arriver dans une cabane de ''luxe'' où nous attend un excellent repas. Visite de différents sites dans le parc. Tous très pro, aimable et plein de connaissances."
"Your guide picks you up in town and takes you out to several lookout points before going off road. Be prepared for many bumps, splashes and a drive in the lake before coming to the cabin where you'll enjoy a great lunch. Our guide Frodo was very informative and passionate about the region."
"My group used Canal Fun & Nature for a half-day tour of Tierra Del Fuego National Park on March 22nd and had Anna as our guide. She was superb and very knowledgeable. Her English was also excellent and we enjoyed her descriptions of the places she took us. The lunch that was provided inside a dome shelter was excellent as well The second tour that my group took was a full-day tour called "4WD Off Road Lakes Tour". This was very exciting going off road and the scenery was spectacular. Our driver guide, "Franko", was excellent and kept us entertained throughout the tour. The lunch was also tasty and served in a shelter in the woods by the lake. I would definitely consider using this company again."
"Een mooie tocht met een 4x4 (Braziliaans?) door bos, water en rotspartijen. Onderweg even stoppen, lekker bbq-en met een lekker wijntje. Echt off the road. En een super zonsondergang."
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"We relied on them for three different activities Not a false note in the way they handle things Recommended"
"Vandaag met Eduardo en Kamilla opstap gegaan in een 4×4 jeep naar een mooie plek met heerlijk eten. Onderweg gezellig gekletst, veel informatie over de omgeving gekregen. Ook waren er genoeg enkele momenten om foto's te maken en/of even te ontspannen aan het water. Heerlijk! Het eten werd vers bereid op de bbq en was voortreffelijk. Ook voor de vegetariër heerlijk opties. Daarna genoten van de zonsondergang bij het meer. Eenmaal op de terugweg na 45min te hebben afgelegd realiseerde ik me dat ik mijn telefoon op het strandje had laten liggen. Eduardo en Kamilla boden direct aan om hem te gaan halen dit betekende 1 uur langer reizen.Ontzettend attent en fijn. Heel dankbaar! Na mobiel gevonden te hebben Eduardo en Kamilla ons terug gebracht naar ons hotel. Service is top bij canal fun! Echt een aanrader!"
"Pick up was right on time. We have an unusual sunny day. Total 6 people in our group. Eduardo - fantastic skill driver and Camilla - wonderful tour guide. They work as a great team. Very knowledgeable and informative of the areas and answer all our questions. They make sure we enjoy our trip and all our needs are taken care of. We have so much fun slipping and sliding driving through the mud. Then up the hills, down the hills, through the streams and cross the lake!!! Eduardo and Camilla also cooked our lunch. Great chefs, starting off with great appetizers - chips, olives and cheese, sausage dog, etc. than follow with salad. Our main course was bbq rib-eye steak. Great local wine. Can’t ask for more in the wildness. Highly recommended."
"We had a great day long 4x4 tour with Canal Fun! They were able to accommodate my husband and I plus our two small children. Franco, our driver and Rosita (his truck) were great! He was very knowledgeable about the area, and great with our two small kids. He came and picked us up as our rental house and had carseats for the kids. the kids loved driving through the mud and lake. My husband and I enjoyed all the wine during our delicious lunch! Franco and the other drivers entertained Olive, our two year old while my husband and I ate - such a treat! We did have to book a private tour since we had small children, which was a bit pricey, but overall we are really happy with the experience!"
"I did 3 tours with Canal Fun in February 2019 - 1) Gable Island + penguin colony + Canoeing, 2) Tierra Del Fuego + Canoeing and 3) Lakes off road. All 3 tours were different and it’s worth doing them all if you have the time to get a well-rounded taste of Ushuaia. The food and wine on all trips were excellent - it’s amazing what they can conjure up in the (semi) wilderness. Shout-out to Valentin who was our guide in the park and one of the most engaging guides I’ve encountered in all my years of traveling around the world. Highly recommend this company and their tours in Ushuaia!"
"It was great time, the entire team was excellent. We did all excursions execlusive with them and it was very well organized. I had the best barbecue and meat. They are very professional. I would really suggest only to go with this agency if you really looking for something different and worth for money."
"I was in Ushuaia for only a couple of days and travelling alone. I found Canal Fun through trip advisor and they met every expectation and more. I took two trips with these guys. Highly recommended. They are fun, friendly, knowledgeable and well organised. Couldnt fault them and would definitely do it all again! Brilliant."
"I tried several different companies on my recent visit to Patagonia and I must say Canal Fun & Nature was one of the best. I thought I'd try something different rather than conventional excursions and I was not disappointed. A fun-packed day in a 4x4 sliding about in the mud and splashing along lake shores - not for the faint-hearted. What I particularly liked about the excursion was the friendly nature of the guides, no pretensions, no showing-off. They had a great attitude, showing us what they knew and could do in a natural manner. Thanks guys!"
"Se state pensando a cosa fate ad Ushuaia, sicuramente dovete recarvi in quest'agenzia e lasciarvi consigliare da loro! Persone gentilissime, oneste e competenti vi proporranno i più svariati tour che meglio si adattano alle vostre esigenze e sicuramente non ve ne pentirete. Sarà un'esperienza indimenticabile sia a livello di paesaggi che a livello umano!"
"We had a fantastic day visiting Fuegian lakes with Canal Fun & Nature. Beautiful scenery, great company from our fantastic guides/drivers and all topped off with a brilliant asado!"
"We had a fantastic day visiting Fuegian lakes with Canal Fun & Nature. Beautiful scenery, great company from our fantastic guides/drivers and all topped off with a brilliant asado! Highly recommended."
"I did two trips with this outfit recommended by my AIR BNB hosts who are 30 year residents of Ushuaia. Had a BLAST both times. Took the 4x4 trip to Lagos Escondido and Fagnano. Learned so much about Tierra del Fuego. Small car that held 8 guests was very comfortable. We had lots of info given to us and made several stops along the way to see things of interest including flora. The 4x4 part was great fun and the trek was challenging. Driver excellent. He cooked us a delish asado out at their refuge that included chiripa no, steak and wine among other food. Didn´t have to eat dinner that night. The small groups of this outfit make the day really fun and enables you to get to know people. HIGHLY RECOMMEND or did I say that already. Apologize that I didn´t catch the name of our guide but he was wonderful The next day I did the trek through Tierra del Fuego National Park with Valentin, then we rafted through Lapataia Bay. What a beautiful day despite cold, snow and rain ‘ we trekked on. Valentin is great fun. We had a snack in the snow, a fabulous lunch after the trek with typical Argentine food and more great Patagonian wine, then paddled down the Lapataia Bay which is a level 1, easy, calm experience in a place that takes your breath away. Thank you Valentin for a beautiful day. This group was a little larger, but not by much and again a great way to make new friends and not feel like you are being herded."
"Fabulous company all around! I had nothing booked upon arrival. Told them what I wanted to do First tour was a half day 9 to 2 trip to the national park. 4 people total on tour Hiked in several areas in the park then had an amazing meal before seeing the beach and heading back. Very prompt. The second trip I took was to the lakes over the Garibaldi pass. This was 4 x4 off roading. 4 people with 2 guides. Again. Fab lunch cooked to order. Canal fun worked with me as I was not sure what time I would be able to come off the ship. Once I knew I was able to contact them with WhatsApp ( they set this up with me before I left) and I booked with them directly. Their office is minutes from the dock walking. They held my luggage while I was in the trip (8 to 4 as I had a late flight). They then stopped at the office, picked up my bags, and took me to the airport. Their guides are passionate about what they do are are very knowledgeable! Highly recommend them for any tours in Ushuaia!!"
"We had 2 tours with Canal: lakes off-road and a mini tekking at Tierra del Fuego National Park. Both were great experiences. Staff were kind, helpfull and knowledgeable. We love the lakes off road because we had a chance to go to places that we can’t go by ourselves . And the mini trekking was very interesting because we had an history lesson. If you go to ushuaia don’t miss this Team. Thank for all!!"
Rudolph De Groot
"Zowel de kanotocht als een jeeptoer gemaakt met canal fun. Erg goed georganiseerd. Hele aardige, goed engels sprekende en goede gidsen. Na alle inspanning wordt je getrakteerd op een heerlijke lunch."
"I took 2 full-day tours with Canal Fun (the 4x4 tour and the Tierra del Fuego NP Tour) and I can say they are the best in Patagonia, in my experience! I was with Sergio on the 4x4 trip and Valentin & Nacho for the Tierra del Fuego hike and canoe trip. They all spoke excellent English, were very knowledgeable, and had a real passion for this environment! And, in addition to great guiding and a fun itinerary, and delicious, hot meal is included! I don’t think that you can go wrong in choosing this company for your tours in Ushuaia! "
"nice guide -Cami and very professional driver Edo, snow covered mountains blu-green lake"s water good lunch ,and then you have memories for a long."
"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."