7-day gold-seekers’ hike in Peninsula Mitre, Tierra del Fuego

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Join one of our certified guides to venture on a 7-day gold-seekers' hike in Peninsula Mitre in Tierra del Fuego. See the abandoned golden dredges and remains of the huts of gold seekers on this unique adventure in the south of Argentina.

Private

7 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Witness an amazing landscape of peatland, forests, grasslands and cliffs.
  • Hike to the Slogett bay to see the remains of the huts of gold seekers.
  • See the southernmost lighthouse in the world at Cape San Pio.

Description

Located between the Fuegian Andes and the Beagle Chanel, on the easternmost part of Tierra del Fuego, Peninsula Mitre is a preserved area hidden from the public eye so far. Join us on a unique 7-day gold-seekers’ hike in this beautiful Peninsula in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina!

On this adventure, you’ll cross several rivers, alongside witnessing an amazing landscape of peatland, forest, verdant grasslands, hills, gorgeous beaches, and soaring cliffs. And if you are a bird lover, you are in for a special treat!

We’ll begin from the remote town of Ushuaia, capital of  Tierra del Fuego. This excursion is a longer version of our trip to Cape San Pio. The first two days we’ll head towards Estancia Moat and to see the southernmost lighthouse in the world. Then, on the third day, we’ll go to Bahia Sloggett where we’ll find abandoned golden dredges and remains of the huts of gold seekers.

The bay is a gateway to Peninsula Mitre and is emblematic of the Fuegian Gold Rush. The trail leads through a lush forest, further onto the calm banks of the Beagle Chanel where you will also catch a glimpse of the history and lifestyle of Patagonian and Fuegian tribes. We’ll hike on rocky terrain, encountering some wild horses and other cattle on the way as well as local gauchos.

So what are you waiting for? Send a request now to join a one-of-a-kind hike in Peninsula Mitre.

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Itinerary

Day 1: From Ushuaia to the camp near Casa Vieja

First, we’ll drive for 2 hours through the beautiful valleys of Fuegian Andes, along the banks of the Beagle Channel to reach Estancia Moat. Next, we’ll hike on unexplored banks for about 5 hours to reach the campsite near Casa Vieja.

 

 

Day 2: Head to Cape San Pio to see the lighthouse

After a delicious breakfast, we’ll continue on gorgeous beaches towards Cape San Pio. On the way, you’ll catch sight of many birds including the Andean condor. We’ll arrive at the lighthouse by afternoon to enjoy a magical view. After, we’ll return to the campsite to enjoy another peaceful night.

Day 3: From Puesto Ibara to Slogett Bay

After a hearty breakfast, we’ll head towards the legendary Slogett Bay. Before we arrive, you will pass by a sailboat stranded on the beach. At the top of the cliff lies the camp of 75 years old Ramon, one of the last gold seekers in the region. Additionally, we will catch sight of an abandoned golden dredge, a refuge and remains of the huts of gold diggers. We will have dinner either in the tent or in a shelter and sleep cradled by the sound of waves.

 

Day 4: Head from Slogett to Rio de la Vaca

We will rest in Slogett and enjoy the morning there. After having a traditional picada which includes cheese, charcuterie, eggplant, and bread, we will head to the Rio de la Vaca cove to set up camp.

 

Day 5: Return from Rio de la vaca to Moat

Another beautiful day of walking before returning to civilization! We’ll return to Estancia Moat and its small prefecture where you will have the chance to visit the post and meet the military people living there.

 

 

Details

Accommodation

Tent/ Hut

More info

Total distance: 70 KM Includes long walks of 8 to 10 hours every day. Hence, previous camping and multiple day trek experience are recommended.

Please bring along: Waterproof gears and an extra pair of shoes to change.

Meeting point

Your Hotel in Ushuaia

Photos


Equipment you will need to bring

Poles

Backpack

Sunglasses

Watter bottle


About the guide

Created by a French woman, a hiking guide based in Ushuaia, our agency Terre de Feu Authentique offers unique and exclusive excursions for travelers wishing to discover Tierra del Fuego in all its authenticity, far from tourist buses and clichés. We wanted to differentiate ourselves from existing agencies by offering different excursions, away from the beaten path.

Our passion: Tierra del Fuego and its infinite landscapes, its history and that of the first people who had adapted to its extreme conditions.
Our goal: to transmit our passion, to combine cultural interests and natural attractions and to give you the opportunity to relax in unique places.
We guarantee a quality service and your safety in the most remote places.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1650 Each

Group of 2

USD 1444 Each

Group of 3

USD 928 Each

Group of 4

USD 825 Each

Group of 5

USD 825 Each

Group of 6

USD 825 Each

Group of 7

USD 825 Each

Group of 8

USD 825 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Group porters

- Personal insurance

- Drinks

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Price per person. Porters included for a group of 2 and more people.




 

 

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