THE END OF THE AMERICAS

THE END OF THE AMERICAS

THE END OF THE AMERICAS

THE END OF THE AMERICAS

THE END OF THE AMERICAS

THE END OF THE AMERICAS

THE END OF THE AMERICAS

What can I expect?

Only  a few can tell about a once in a  life-time experience at the southern end of the American continent, where the land begins to disappear among places of unforgettable beauty. Only a few can say they have encountered one of the most pristine places in the planet, according to UNESCO.

Lakutaia Lodge gives you the opportunity to be part of this unique adventure at “The End of the World”, with the virgin beauty of straits, islands, and rain forests, almost impossible to access because of its rugged remoteness at the very south of the continent.

US$1,580 / 3 days

US$1,580
/ 3 days

Activity Details

A place accessible only by navigation or by plane: the space that awed a young Charles Darwin when he travelled through it, and that continues to marvel the few travelers who are able to see its secrets. The famous Cape Horn at the very end of the world, the secrets of micro cosmos of mushrooms and other vegetation living in the rain forest of the deepest south, the secret, almost unexplored canals where the continent begins to stop being one: this is an experience that few have lived, but no one could forget.

ITINERARY

Glaciers, southern canals, lakes & tourism with a magnifying glass

You will come by flight with Aerovías DAP to the beautiful, remote city of Puerto Williams, famous for being the most southern city of the world and the capital of the Chilean Antarctic Province. On our way we will enjoy an awe-inspiring landscape that will allow us to discover, from above, the beautiful glaciers of the Darwin mountain range, small southern canals, and lakes of beautiful colors.

If traveling from Ushuaia, the trip will be by ship, navigating the Beagle Canal until arriving to Navarino Island, where Puerto Williams is.

Upon arrival to LAKUTAIA LODGE we will enjoy lunch.

Immediately after lunch, we will visit OMORA Ethno-Botanical Park. This trip invites us to discover the beauty of the Miniature Forests of Cape Horn a so-called “Tourism with a Magnifying Glass:” an innovative approach to native trees and the vegetation that lives in and with them. This is also a bio-cultural conservation initiative regarding the local communities living in the last Sub-Antarctic forests, and it counts with the active commitment of the native Yagan community living in Puerto Williams.

Our afternoon will be free and we will have multiple options for it. If you wish to enjoy the natural surroundings of the Lodge, you can go mini trekking around the forest; if you would rather play golf, we have a three holes, mini-golf field. You also have the option of riding the bicycles available for guests, or perhaps of kayaking around Seno Lauta until you reach Marina Micalvi, a place where sailboats reach port. All of this activities are cost-free for guests of the Lodge.

We will have dinner and enjoy our accommodations at Lakutaia Lodge in order to get ready for out next day’s adventure.


Highlights

  • Inspiring landscapes
  • Omora Ethno-Botanical Park
  • Native trees

Glaciers, southern canals, lakes & tourism with a magnifying glass
Lakutaia LodgeLakutaia Lodge
Room
Standard
Meals
Full Board
Category
4 star Lodge
Estilo
Remote Hotel

Sailing through the Murray Strait

We will have breakfast at the Lodge and depart early towards Puerto Navarino in order to board our ship.

This trip to Wulaia Bay (the name means “beautiful” in the native yagan language) is, for good reasons, the main attraction of Lakutaia Lodge. This is a principal place both because of its awe-inspiring landscape and its long and complex history. Wulaia if rammed with natural wonder that should be a reason to visit on its own. But moreover, it represents one of the most relevant historical moments for modern science: it was the place where young Darwin encountered the Fueguino natives, the “cultural end of human evolution,” according to his own words.

We will sail through the little known Murray Strait—little known for the Western World: the Yaganes were traveling through it 6,000 years ago. Lakutaia offers an interesting trip to Wulaia Bay, enjoying the beauty of the surrounding mountains. After learning some of the complex history of the area (including the origin of the famous Jemmy Button), we will take a fascinating stroll to the Wulaia hill lookout, before we return to our ship for lunch. On our way back to the Lodge, we will have the chance to visit small island of sea lions (surprisingly, mistaken for sirens by the first Spaniard explorers of the area) and do some bird-watching of the many island species. With a bit of luck, we might also see penguins and dolphins close to our ship.

Then we will have dinner and rest at Lakutaia Lodge to get ready for our next day.


Highlights

  • Enjoying the beauty of the surrounding mountains
  • Wulaia hill lookout
  • Island of sea lions

Sailing through the Murray Strait
Lakutaia LodgeLakutaia Lodge
Room
Standard
Meals
Full Board
Category
4 star Lodge
Estilo
Remote Hotel

The most southern port in the world

We will have breakfast at Lodge. And today we will visit Puerto Williams city, the most southern port in the world. It is named after Juan Williams, founder of the first settlement in the area of Estrecho de Magallanes since the sixteenth century. Puerto Williams is the main inhabited town of Navarino Island, in front of the south coast of Tierra del Fuego. Currently, around 2,500 people live in it. Although founded as Naval Base in 1953, nowadays civilian population has increased. We will walk the streets of this isolated and picturesque village and we will visit the Martin Gusinde Anthropologic Museum, renowned for its display of the Yagan history, the region graphical display of natural resources, and a wonderful archeological collection. Gusinde was a world-famous anthropologist and a priest of the Order of the Divine Word, who worked closely with the now almost extinct Yagan and Ona communities from 1918 to 1923. This museum, the most austral in the planet, bears witness and tribute to his concern for maintaing and recording the cultural heritage of this area.

In due time, we will transfer back to the airfield to board flight back to Punta Arenas, or board the ship toward Ushuaia.


Highlights

  • Walk the streets of this isolated and picturesque village
  • Visit the Martin Gusinde Anthropologic Museum

END OF TOUR

  • Flight from and to Puerto Williams from Punta Arenas or  by boat from Ushuaia.
  • All the activities mentioned in the program.
  • Transfer Arrival and departure in Puerto Williams
  • Spanish/English guide service
  • All meals included with wine.

  • Alcoholic drinks at the bar.
  • Phone calls
  • Laundry.
  • Tax Port if the program begins in Ushuaia.

 

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