Getting on/off a motorcoach several times during field trip. Walking short distances on a boardwalk and unpaved ground.
At the hotel, choose what you like from the breakfast buffet that includes coffee, tea, water; other beverages available for purchase.
After breakfast, we will board a motorcoach for an expert-led field trip to Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego — Tierra del Fuego National Park — approximately 7.5 miles west of Ushuaia. This was Argentina’s first shoreline park. Native forests of lengas, coihues, ñires, canelos, and mossy foliage are home to guanacos, foxes, and muskrats. Short trails follow the southern edges of the park, providing scenic views of the Ensenada and Lapataia Bays, and the famous Beagle Channel. Sea birds are abundant along the coast and include albatross, terns, geese, ducks, and gulls. Also be on the lookout for condors, Magellanic woodpeckers, and Austral conures. A 5-mile trail that leads west from Bahia Ensenada passes through an area of archaeological importance with grass-covered shell mounds left by the Yamaná (a/k/a Yahgan) inhabitants hundreds of years ago.
At a local restaurant, we will order from a select menu with choice of a main course and dessert plus coffee, tea, water; other beverages available for purchase.
Free time. This period of time has been set aside for your personal independent exploration to see and do what interests you most. Please refer to the list of Free Time Opportunities. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions.
We will enjoy dinner at a local restaurant and order from a select menu with choice of a main course and dessert plus a glass of wine and water; other beverages available for purchase.
At leisure. Continue getting to know the ship and your fellow Road Scholars. Prepare for embarkation tomorrow.