Hike with Penguins

Half a day

Frequency: Daily. Duration: Half a day (November to March)// You will be able to walk alongside the penguins for an hour with a specialized guide who will inform you all about the life of these fantastic animals. In addition, you will visit Estancia Harberton, the oldest in the area, and the Acatushún Museum of Birds and Marine Mammals.

Frequency: Daily. Duration: Half a day (November to March)// You will be able to walk alongside the penguins for an hour with a specialized guide who will inform you all about the life of these fantastic animals. In addition, you will visit Estancia Harberton, the oldest in the area, and the Acatushún Museum of Birds and Marine Mammals.

Being part of the Harberton Farm on the Beagle Channel, Martillo Island is home of the Magellanic penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus), between September and April. There are approximately 1000 nests in the colony, one of the 3 of this species of penguins in Tierra del Fuego. There is also a smaller colony, of 16 pairs of penguins Papua (those of red tip - Pygoscellis Papua), that is unique in South America.

Male Magellanic penguins arrive first in the island at the end of September, choosing the best place to build their nests or fixing the used nest during the previous breeding season. These nests are deep, underground holes that dig in the sand or soft soil.

Days later, the females arrive, which usually always mate with the same male. At the end of October and beginning of November they lay 2 eggs per couple. And in the middle of November and first weeks of December, the first pigeons begin to be born, remaining in their nests for about a month.

The activity has two departures: at 8am and at 2:30 pm, from the Ushuaia Tourist Pier. From there, we will drive in modern minibuses to the northeast, along national routes 3 & J, on the way to the legendary Farm Harberton (first farm on the island, founded in 1886 by the Anglican missionary Thomas Bridges, located 90 kilometers from Ushuaia, on the Beagle Channel).

We will sail from Harberton Pier in the direction of Martillo Island, a 15-minute ride on a semi-rigid boat (suitable for sailing in the region). Once on the island, we will walk for 1 hour between the Magellanic penguins and Papuas together with a specialized guide, living a unique and unforgettable experience!

Included services:
Transfer by bus from the Tourist Pier
Walk between penguins for 1 hour
Visit to the Acatushún Museum

Not included services:
Pick up from hotel
Entrance to Harberton

Recommendations:
It is recommended to wear a cap, buff, waterproof jacket, trekking shoes, gloves and sunglasses.

Hotels

3* | Los Naranjos Hotel
 

Los Naranjos was inaugurated in November 2005, it is a modern building in the center of the city. It has a unique advantage of two amazing views, one of them towards the Beagle Channel and, the other to the Martial Chain, which holds the Martial Glacier that guards the Ushuaia Bay.

3* | Los Naranjos Hotel
 

Los Naranjos was inaugurated in November 2005, it is a modern building in the center of the city. It has a unique advantage of two amazing views, one of them towards the Beagle Channel and, the other to the Martial Chain, which holds the Martial Glacier that guards the Ushuaia Bay.

3* | Patagonia Jarké Inn
 

Patagonia Jarké, that in Shelknam means “sparks of fire”, is located in a strategic point with a panoramic view of the city of Ushuaia. It is really a warm and cozy place, which will make your visit to Ushuaia really unforgettable. A place to dream and see beyond the end of the world.

3* | Patagonia Jarké Inn
 

Patagonia Jarké, that in Shelknam means “sparks of fire”, is located in a strategic point with a panoramic view of the city of Ushuaia. It is really a warm and cozy place, which will make your visit to Ushuaia really unforgettable. A place to dream and see beyond the end of the world.

4* | Fueguino Hotel Patagónico
 

The Fueguino Hotel Patagónico is located in the center of Ushuaia, near museums, restaurants, excursions, the commercial center, casinos and the pier for tourists, offering during your stay all the possible options to have fun in the snow and tours to enjoy the beautiful landscapes in summer.

4* | Fueguino Hotel Patagónico
 

The Fueguino Hotel Patagónico is located in the center of Ushuaia, near museums, restaurants, excursions, the commercial center, casinos and the pier for tourists, offering during your stay all the possible options to have fun in the snow and tours to enjoy the beautiful landscapes in summer.

4* | Cilene del Faro Suites & SPA
 

The Cilene del Faro Suites & Spa stretches towards the Beagle Channel; the Andes Chain, at the back of the hotel, protects it from the very strong southern winds. The best of a high category hotel, with the characteristics of an apart hotel, all in one place, with superior services.

4* | Cilene del Faro Suites & SPA
 

The Cilene del Faro Suites & Spa stretches towards the Beagle Channel; the Andes Chain, at the back of the hotel, protects it from the very strong southern winds. The best of a high category hotel, with the characteristics of an apart hotel, all in one place, with superior services.

5* | Los Cauquenes
 

The only five star hotel situated on the beach of the Beagle Channel. Los Cauquenes is located in one of the most exotic places in the world. At its back, the snow-capped peaks of the Andes Chain, blending its architecture of lenga wood and stone with a privileged natural environment, offering a unique experience.

5* | Los Cauquenes
 

The only five star hotel situated on the beach of the Beagle Channel. Los Cauquenes is located in one of the most exotic places in the world. At its back, the snow-capped peaks of the Andes Chain, blending its architecture of lenga wood and stone with a privileged natural environment, offering a unique experience.

5* | Las Hayas Hotel
 

Las Hayas Hotel is located in a mountain Natural Reserve, surrounded by captivating centennial woods of different species such as, ñires, lengas, cherry trees and beech trees. The hotel overlooks the amazing peaks of the Andes chain and the deep blue of the Beagle Channel. A haven of peace at the end of the world.

5* | Las Hayas Hotel
 

Las Hayas Hotel is located in a mountain Natural Reserve, surrounded by captivating centennial woods of different species such as, ñires, lengas, cherry trees and beech trees. The hotel overlooks the amazing peaks of the Andes chain and the deep blue of the Beagle Channel. A haven of peace at the end of the world.

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