Day tour from Ushuaia to Tierra del Fuego national park

March 3rd, 2005 

Tierra del Fuego national park is located along the southern tip of Argentina, not too far from Ushuaia, from where it can be visited in just an half day or full day tour. The place is interesting for the beautiful landscape and for the unique vegetation, we well as for wildlife that includes different species of birds.

Train to the End of the World
The tour to Tierra del Fuego national park (Land of Fire) begins from the station where the train for "the end of the world" leaves.
Lupin Lupin
The vegetation in Tierra del Fuego national park is interesting and includes lupins in different colors.
Land of Fire national park
The excursion in Tierra del Fuego continues hiking among beautiful landscapes.
Land of Fire national park

Most trees in Tierra del Fuego usually have small leaves and lichens grow on their wooden parts.
Lichens
Tierra del Fuego national park
The wind, that is almost constant and strong within all Patagonia, reduces the size of most trees to those of a small "bonsai".
Condor mountain
A lake shared between Argentina and Chile, as the Condor mountain on the left-side picture.
Viscum album Viscum
Viscum album Viscum
Photos of Tierra del Fuego national park. Other plants grow on larger trees, behaving as a parassite. In the pictures, the Viscum album.
Beagle channel Beagle channel
More pictures of Tierra del Fuego national park, taken along an arm of Beagle channel.
route 3
Here, the route 3 connecting Alaska with Tierra del Fuego, ends.



In Tierra del Fuego national park is also possible to observe beavers and different species of birds.
Ushuaia Ushuaia
Ushuaia


I have just 10 minutes left for a very short walk in the Ushuaia downtown, before boarding the Prof. Molchanov bound for Antarctica.

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