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Lakutaia Lodge

Patagonia & Cape Horn Lodge

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3 Days / 2 Nights

Get to Know Cape Horn

Live an experience at the southernmost end of South America and explore Cape Horn, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Admire the white isolated landscapes and the lush forests of these Patagonian islands.

Note: More itineraries are offered, ranging from 2 days to 4 days. Please ask your SouthAmerica.Travel assistance for further information.
All the excursons are subject to change depending on weather conditions. Prices in USD subject to change without prior notice. 

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We include what others call optional

This tour includes:

    • Accommodation at Lakutaia Lodge
    • Transfer in/out Puerto Williams
    • Getting to the Lodge: By plane from Punta Arenas or by boat from Ushuaia
    • Welcome cocktail
    • Full board and activities

Highlights:

  • Puerto Williams, Punta Arenas and Ushuaia, the three southernmost cities on earth
  • Cape Horn
  • Wulaia Bay & Darwin's Trail
  • Cerro Bandera
  • Beagle Channel, southern border between Argentina and Chile

Aerial view of Cape Horn

Arrival at Lakutaia Lodge, Cape Horn & Omora Park

Day 1


There are two ways to reach Puerto Williams. One of them is taking a flight from Punta Arenas, Chile, for about 1.20 hrs. The other one is by the Beagle Channel, navigating from Ushuaia, Argentina to Navarino Port (for about 30 minutes). From the port, take a 1.15-hour ride to Puerto Williams. Please take into account that for this last option you'll have to go through immigration procedures.
Once at Lakutaia, catch a flight for a half-day excursion to Cape Horn, located in Horno Island. Take in the impressive views of the snow-capped Dientes de Navarino Massif, the Nassau Bay, the Wollast Island, and the Drake Passage. This area is the southernmost part of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, and is only 500 km (310 mi) from the Antarctic Peninsula.
Head to the northeast tip of the island to visit the lighthouse and the house where the guardian and his family live. Also, contemplate the famous Cape Horn monument, representing a huge Albatross silhouette: southern wind icon and courageous sailors? eternal companion.
Return to Lakutaia Lodge to enjoy a welcome drink and a lunch.
In the afternoon, visit Omora Ethnobotanical Park. This area sponsored by Omora Foundation is a biocultural reserve that protects the Antarctic forests with its flora and fauna, and also the cultural element of the local community and the Yagan community of Puerto Williams.
Return to the Lodge. Dinner and accommodation at Lakutaia Lodge.
After dinner, your lead guide will lecture about the fascinating history of the Cape Horn region.


Cape Horn Tour Lukataia Lodge

Darwin's Trail

Day 2


After breakfast, sail the Wulaia Bay following Darwin's Trail. This excursion is a highlight for those who want to admire southern Patagonian landscapes and also those interested in anthropology and science, since Wulaia was the place where Charles Darwin and Commander Fitz Roy met the local communities and is considered the historical capital of Tierra del Fuego Island. Listen to your guide as they share with you the controversial history that took place in this land and the impact it has had in society and science.
The views this trail will reward you with include the Beagle Channel, the charming Ushuaia city, Button Island coastal beaches, and the narrow Murray Channel, dividing Hoste d and Navarino Islands. If you are lucky, you might see a wide number of pelagic birds, seal colonies, dolphins and penguins.
Return to Lakutaia Lodge and have dinner.


Lukataia Lodge Cerro Bandera

Trekking to Cerro Bandera Viewpoint

Day 3


After breakfast, take a 7-hour trek to Cerro Bandera (meaning 'Flag Hill' in Spanish).
For the first part of the trail, walk through a majestic forest that is specially beautiful between January and February when ocrchids bloom. Once you cross the peak blogs, find the Ukika River and the dams built by the beavers. Continue walking through the Ukika Valley until reaching the base of Cerro Bandera. Climb the hill and take in the fascinating panoramic views of the Ukika and Robalo Valleys, Ushuaia and Puerto Williams on the two borders of the Beagle Channel.
This excursion includes box lunch, hot & cold beverages.
Level of difficulty: Strenuous in forest field.
Due to the important slope along the trail some portions get muddy when it rains.
Special equipment: trekking-waterproof boots required.

Note: This excursions can be done on a half-day or on a full-day tour, depending on availability, weather conditions, and your preferences. A half-day horseback riding tour for beginners and a half-day hike to Punta Guaso Beach with birdwatching are also included (depending on availability).


Puerto Williams mountain backdrop and lake

Visit to the towns and departure from Lakutaia Lodge

Day 4


For guests traveling to Punta Arenas (Chile):
Enjoy your last breakfast at the lodge and head to Puerto Williams town, the southernmost port in the world and the main town in Navarino Island. Learn about the history of this town, originally founded as Naval Base in the mid 20th century. Also, visit the Martin Gusinde Anthropological Modern Museum, where you can learn about the native communities and natural resources of the area.
In due time, transfer back to the airfield to board flight back to Punta Arenas.

For guests traveling to Ushuaia (Argentina):
The Puerto Williams tour will be provided on day the first or the third day, since the last day will be aimed to transfer you back to the Port Authority in Puerto Williams for the immigration procedures to continue journey to Puerto Navarino and board the semi-rigid embarkation back to Ushuaia.


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