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.
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.
The vegetation in Tierra del Fuego national park is interesting and includes lupins in different colors.
The excursion in Tierra del Fuego continues hiking among beautiful landscapes.
Most trees in Tierra del Fuego usually have small leaves and lichens grow on their wooden parts.
The wind, that is almost constant and strong within all Patagonia, reduces the size of most trees to those of a small "bonsai".
A lake shared between Argentina and Chile, as the Condor mountain on the left-side picture.
Photos of Tierra del Fuego national park. Other plants grow on larger trees, behaving as a parassite. In the pictures, the Viscum album.
More pictures of Tierra del Fuego national park, taken along an arm of Beagle channel.
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.
I have just 10 minutes left for a very short walk in the Ushuaia downtown, before boarding the Prof. Molchanov bound for Antarctica.