Southernmost Railway & Ensenada Bay

USH-215 | Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego), Argentina | See Special Notes

from $169.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:
  • Tierra del Fuego National Park Tierra del Fuego National Park
  • End of the World Train End of the World Train
You will see:

Easy Shopping

Excursion Length:
Approx. 2.5 hours

Max. Group Size: 40

Tour Overview

Prepare yourself for a scenic splendor at the end of the world on this easy half-day excursion. Step aboard the vintage railcars of the "southernmost railway" for an incomparable, journey winding through beautiful scenes in Tierra del Fuego National Park.

Built to bring lumber from the forests to Ushuaia to once build and heat Ushuaia and its penal colony, the Southern Fuegian Railway or the End of the World Train now serves as a heritage railway experience popular with residents and visitors alike.

Your adventure begins with a short ride by bus from the pier to the railway station. Here you'll board the train and set off for Tierra del Fuego National Park. Onboard the simple cars, you´ll cross the Pipo River and its sylvan valley and then enter the Park on your approximately 45-minute ride. Soak up the wondrous interplay of waterfalls, forests, mountains and rivers as your train chugs along the historic track. You'll also enjoy a stop for photographs, before getting into the National Park.

Keep an eye out for some of the different species of terrestrial mammals including foxes, beavers, rabbits and muskrats; some of which have been introduced into the region to the detriment of the native habitat. And scan the "lenga," "coihue" and "nire" trees for cara-caras, austral parakeets, condors and many other species of birds unique to the southern hemisphere.

Upon completion of your train ride, a short drive will bring you to Ensenada Bay. Here you will enjoy stupendous views of the Beagle Channel. Named after the ship that carried English naturalist, Charles Darwin, the channel boasts towering snow-capped mountains.

You'll also be able to gaze out upon a collection of lovely island gems. Navarino, set between the Grand Island of Tierra del Fuego to the north and Cape Horn to the south and Hoste Island, just across the Murray Channel, constitute the nearest land to the Antarctic continent. In his book Magellania, Jules Verne described an imaginary republic on Hoste Island.

During your return to the ship in Ushuaia by motorcoach, you'll learn many interesting facts about this extraordinary part of the world. With the chance to shop for souvenirs at the train station, you are sure to return home with a suitcase full of memories.

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Detailed itinerary

Depart from ship for a scenic train ride through Tierra del Fuego National Park

Details:
Travel time:00:20 Transport type:Non Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):40
Time at site:01:15 Inside Visit :Yes
Walking distance (yards):80
Total number of steps:3 Notes

Ramps

Wheelchair accessible?:Yes Handicap
Restrooms available?:Yes
Free Time at Site (minutes):10 Shopping available?:Yes
Air conditioned?:No
Currency accepted:USD Credit cards accepted: Yes
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Photo stop for Ensenada Bay

Details:
Travel time:00:05 Transport type:Non Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):40
Time at site:00:25 Inside Visit :No
Walking distance (yards):50
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:Yes
Free Time at Site (minutes):20 Shopping available?:No
Air conditioned?:No
Currency accepted:USD Credit cards accepted: No
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Re-board your transportation and return to your ship

Details:
Travel time:00:25 Transport type:Non Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):40
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes

 

Train is an historical vintage train with small, narrow carriages. Passengers must negotiate steps and a short uphill walk at the end of the railway.

Wind or waterproof jacket and comfortable shoes are always advisable.

Tour order may vary.

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:
See detailed itinerary for information about walking distance
Wheelchair Accessibility:
See detailed itinerary for information about wheelchair accessibility
Camera/Video Restrictions:
See detailed itinerary for information about camera restrictions

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