Places of interest: Acigami Lake (ex “Roca lake”), Archipielago Cormoranes, Ensenada Bay (Ensenada Zaratiegui), Ensenada Zaratiegui, Lago Roca, Laguna Verde, Lapataia Bay, Rio Lapataia, Rio Ovando, Tierra del Fuego National Park,
Tour activities: Bird watching, Photography, Short, easy strolls, Wildlife watching,
Season: October to April
Group Size: Up to 15 passengers
Meals: Potato omelette, mediterranean pasta salad, lentil salad, Polenta and cheese cornmeal pie. Chicken and vegetables wok. Mineral water, soft drinks and Patagonian red wine (Malbec). Vegetarians and coeliacs: proper menus available if requested in advance.
Departure place and time: from Canal Fun’s office at Roca 136, at 8:00am*
Type of Experience: Soft, and optional physical activity, Suitable for all types of travelers, With exposure to weather,
Suggested clothing: Waterproof jacket + fleece jacket. Waterproof walking shoes/trainers with good traction. Hat or cap. Sunglasses.
8:00 Departure from Canal Fun’s office at Roca 136.
9:00 Arrival to the National Park. Vehicle tour through, and short walks at Ensenada Bay, Acigami Lake (formerly Roca lake), Cormorants Archipelago, Laguna Verde, Ovando River and Lapataia Bay.
14:00 Arrival in Ushuaia
Approximate times. The timing and the order of the tour activities might change if necessary.
"We enjoyed this trip very much. Our guide, Norbi, was personable and had tons of knowledge about the flora and fauna. We did several reasonable hikes and then had lunch in a yurt. Freshly-cooked food was tasty and wine was also provided. Our entire group had fun. Canal Fun is highly recommended!"
"We booked a 1/2 day tour of Tierra del Fuego with these guys and were impressed, start to finish. Our tour guide, Nicolaus, is a local who is a delight to explore the area with.....a person who is as kind as he is knowledgable. The majority of our group took the full day tour and were led by Valentino who was a spunky energetic delightful guy with an adroit sense of humor. (We all shared a van to the tour starting point and divided up there) The walks were delightful and lunch provided a nice respite. Walking to the end of the Pan American Highway was pretty neat, as was seeing the local post office at the end of the national park. The walks were not difficult, and the 1/2 day tour basically sees most of the full day walks, but does so with much less hiking. We used the van to cut out much walking and deliver us to the best vista locations that the full day tour eventually takes you. For us, this was perfect. We snapped many memorable photos and returned with some very fond memories. The company also reserved for us a boat ride in the Beagle Channel upon our return from this 1/2 day tour at our request earlier that morning.....however it ended up being canceled due to the crazy high wind conditions. But the professionalism and courtesy extended on our behalf were signs of a group of folks dedicated to their customers. From start to finish, we give this company two thumbs up!"
"Abbiamo partecipato a diverse avventure ed esperienze, tra cui una mezza giornata al Parco Naturale, un'avventura in 4x4, una camminata alla Laguna Esmeralda e in ogni occasione, con guide diverse, abbiamo notato la grande professionalità. I ragazzi, inoltre, sono simpatici e gradevoli, parlano bene l'inglese, danno più di quello che ci si aspetterebbe."
"This was a well organized and interesting tour with lovely landscapes and pleasant easy walking. The guide Joaquin was really friendly and there were some very nice personal touches like he took professional quality photos during the tour and sent them to us by Whatsapp (no charge). He also shared his Mate with us and explained how to make it and shared some home-made chocolates. He was well-informed about the flora and fauna. We saw the main points of interest of the National park. The lunch was delicious."
"Wir hatten den Ausflug vorab im Internet gebucht und erhielten einen Tag vorher nochmal eine Erinnerung aufs Handy. Wir wurden vom Laden in Ushuaia mit einem Kleinbus abgeholt und nahmen auf dem Weg zum Nationalpark noch weitere Hotelgäste mit. Am Parkplatz, wo sich auch das Postamt am Ende der Welt befindet, wurde unsere Gruppe aufgeteilt. Da wir den Halbtagesausflug gebucht hatten, starteten wir unsere Wanderung mit Anna. Zuerst wanderten wir auf einem Küstenwandrweg, dann durch den Wald. Anna erklärte uns Flora und Fauna sehr gut! Wir erwanderten ein paar Stellen des Nationalparkes und lernten wunderschöne Ecken kennen. Zwischendurch gabelte uns der Minibus immer wieder auf und fuhr uns zu einer anderen Stelle im Nationalpark. Auf einer Lichtung packte Anna Thermoskanne und Teebeutel aus und versorgte uns. Dazu gab es leckere Süßigkeiten. Am Ende bekamen wir in einem großen Zelt ein Mittagessen. Nach dem Essen wurden. wir zurück nach Ushuaia gebracht. Der Ausflug hat uns viel Spaß gemacht und wir bedanken uns nochmal herzlich bei Anna für die super Begleitung, die vielen Informationen und dass sie uns so wunderschöne Seiten von Feuerland gezeigt hat."
"Canal Fun is an excellent tour company with excellent communication with their clients. Upon receipt of the tour payment, they already sent me a whatsapp message letting me know that I can contact them via whatsapp in case of anything urgent. They also whatsapp me the day before the tour to confirm the meeting time at their office. I’m very impressed with how they really utilise technology instead of only sticking with the old style emailing system! There were only 5 of us in the tour on that day and it was a nice cosy group. I’m very glad that they still run the tour with only the 5 of us. Flor the tour guide speaks perfect English, she was very patient with us, my hubby was sick on the day and she slowed down the pace for him and always checking to make sure he’s alright, and this I truly appreciate, this is beyond customer service! :) Flor is very knowledgeable about the national park and she’s into photography, so you sure can trust her with your camera should you need some group photos taken by her! We had lunch in the dome tent and it was very warm inside, Flor said they have recently inserted some insulation in the tent to keep the customers warm during lunch, how considerate is that! Lunch was barbecue chicken with some simple entrees and salad, cooked by the driver and they were delicious! Canal Fun definitely has made our stay in Ushuaia an unforgettable one! I highly recommend Canal Fun and Flor to anyone visiting Ushuaia!"
"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!!"
"My daughter and I had a wonderful tour with Canal. Our guide Marine was personable, knowledgeable and attentive, keeping a watchful eye on our group during our hike. It’s an easy hike but conditions were slippery/muddy due to the wet weather. Marine quickly learned everyone’s name, introducing us to each other, and it was a friendly atmosphere. Beautiful scenery in the National Park, including a stop at the “End of the World”, the southernmost end of the Pan-American Highway (Route 3). The morning was capped off by a delicious hot lunch, with wine, served in Canal’s domed tent. Transportation to/from our hotel was provided. The tour was the perfect way to spend our time before departing on our Australis cruise later that afternoon. Before booking, I looked at other tours that included the train. I’m glad we opted to spend more time hiking in the park rather than looking at it through a window. Tip: the weather in Ushuaia can change quickly, best to wear layers including waterproof jacket/pants/boots."
"We booked a private half day tour of the Tierra del Fuego National Park with Canal Fun. We chose the company because I’d had such a great experience during a previous trip to Ushuaia in 2016, when I’d done the full day tour to Harberton (amazing and highly recommended). Our guide, Joaquin, met us at the quay and made the whole day easy, informative and fun. He adjusted the day’s schedule to take account of the initially poor weather (which rapidly brightened up), our interests and the needs of our party (which included my 74 year old father and 17 year old son). We saw the beautiful sites and wildlife within the National Park, had a very tasty lunch in the company’s domed dining facility (soup, chicken stew and cake with wine) and were then dropped back at our ship. I would fully recommend Canal Fun, this tour and our guide to anyone visiting Ushuaia."
"Guided by experts and nice people, we had an extraordinary experience in a day full of surprises in an exciting tour through wonderful landscapes. Food was excellent grilled also by the guides"
J D B
"Arranged a private tour because of limited time frame. Frasco was our guide. His knowledge of not only the Park but also the history of the area was outstanding. He readily answered all questions, was a great driver, and helped is to enjoy the area. I would strongly recommend Canal Fun to other visitors"
"We did the half-day Tierra del Fuego National Park Tour but didn't dos lunch but the nicely presented drinks while watching anMagellanic Woodpecker just yard away was perfect. It was the 6th Canal Fun Tour we had done having first come across the company 14 years ago. The tours were excellent then and when we needed an individually tailored tour in February, we contacted them again. Noting was too much trouble. Making the arrangements, the booking and payment were all a dream and Carlos in the office was just so helpful. And as for the tour itself, that was amazing. A trek through great scenery of Tierra del Fuego with one of their expert guides a great experience. Timing was perfect and also the arrangements for our baggage as we were in transit worked seamlessly. Full marks to everyone at Canal Fun. I have no hesitation in recommending them and would most certainly contact them again if I was in Ushuaia. "
"We were a very congenial group of 6, and Joaquin was our fantastic guide. What a talent n all directions including personality, knowledge, kindness... The lunch was great, the itinerary perfect, the pace of the hikes adjusted to the slowest among us. Worth every peso and thus highly recommended."
"We flew into Ushuaia the same day of our visit to Tierra del Fuego, so we thought we should choose a private tour. Our tour guides were very accommodating and resourceful. We were able to visit all the spots that we wanted to see and got answers to all of the questions we had. The lunch was a very nice and unique experience. The tour guides even booked our dinner reservation for the night. Very nice touch."
"We were guided by two different guides on two different trips. Both guides were outstanding and the trips were well organized, safe, informative and a ton of fun. This is a very professional well-run out fit. I would highly recommend them if you would like guided hiking in Ushuaia."
"Our guide Joaquin was a diamond and so was the driver. Really lovely and knowledgeable chap. We went early at 8am so no other tourists around The walks were manageable and with beautiful weather breathtaking The food was ok to finish trip off. My only grievance was that sat in the back of a Land Rover defender was not very comfortable and gave me back ache. If the ride had been better it would be 5/5. Luckily only a half day trip."
"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!!"
Mary_123678 Houston, Texas
"Our guide picked us up promptly at our hotel at 8:30. We then drove to Tierra del Fuego National Park. We made several stops in the park, including Zaratiegui Bay, Arias Port at Lapataia Bay, and Acigami Lake. At each stop, we went on easy walks where the guide provided lots of information about the park and the wildlife. We had a delicious hot lunch and then returned to Ushuaia around 2 pm. Our guide was terrific-friendly and knowledgeable. Great tour."
Hernan Ariele Riera
"5 stelle,si perché la guida juaquin molto preparata ,simpatica e fantastica ha saputo integrare da un gruppo di sconosciuti a un gruppo di amici,molto bravo il migliore in ushuaia,poi c era Pato autista ma anche grande Chef che ci ha deliziato con un polletto ben preparato e cucinato veramente fenomeni!!!grazie ancora x aver conosciuto Delle grandi persone oltre ad averci guidato x il parco nazionale della tierra del fuego!!!!e anche x un tour indimenticabile!!!"