Ushuaia is the capital city of the Tierra del Fuego province in Patagonia, commonly referred as the southernmost city in the world, also being an important naval base. It is located in a wide open bay, on the south coast of Isla Grande de Terra del Fuego and bordered in the north by the Martial mountain range.
Ushuaia has subpolar oceanic climate with warm summers and cool winders. The city is surrounded by Magellanic subpolar forest rich in flora and fauna with several recreation activities. Tierra Mayor Valley is a wonderful natural reserve, located at a few miles away from the city of Ushuaia. Four wheel driving is an exciting way to discover the wild land of Patagonia while enjoying the cold mountain air through unspoiled landscapes.
The activity takes place in the lake area of the valley, where a guided tour leads you through off road tracks towards Fagano and Escondido lakes. It is a full day adventure in the beautiful mountains of Tierra del Fuego with amazing views of the surrounding nature. Once you leave behind you the national road, you follow old woodcutter trails and drive through dense forest, a lot of mud, streams and rocks. During your 4wd adventure, you will come across places that are impossible to reach by regular car.
It takes about two hours drive to reach the lakes and there is a lot of exploring to do around. In every turn you take, the views of this dramatic land take your breath away. Be very well prepared in terms of clothing because the weather is changeable and unpredictable with high winds, rain showers, long hot days during summer, snow and everything else you may think of. Wind proof layers are the key.