TIERRA DEL FUEGO
Know Tierra del Fuego
Discovered by Hernando de Magallanes, Tierra del Fuego (Fire Land) has different nature attractions combined with an important cultural area. Its channels and islands hold native indian vestiges. The onas and yaganes turned it into an important archaeological destination for visitors from all over the world. In old times it was possible to see ona´s bonfires, thus its name of land of fire; today you can enjoy the fauna like seadogs, seagulls and seals, in an almost virgin landscape (there are just a few cattle ranchs and petroleum plants). The hiding lakes –like the Lynch and Baquedano- between its forests, are some of its major attractions and they are ideal places to practice sport fishing, adventure tourism and other outdoor activities.
Attractions: Colorful flora and fauna. Amazing topography. Good natural conditions to practice adventure sports, tourism and outdoor activities. Archaeological, historic and cultural interest zone.
Activities: Flora and fauna contemplation, sport fishing, photography.
How to get there: From Punta Arenas: Seaway, from Tres Puentes to Chilota Bay, and then through land route (Route 9 north)
From Punta Arenas: Airway, from Carlos Ibañez del Campo small airport.
When to go: All year long.
Weather: In summer season the media temperature is 11,7°; meanwhile in winter time the media temperature doesn´t pass the 2,5°C. The media rain is 440 milimiters per year.
Services: Housing, food, transportation, roads, outdoor activities, museums.
Surroundings: Baquedano Mountain, Draga aurifera, Blanco Lake, Lynch Lake, , Porvenir, Condor River, Almirantazgo Inlet, Los Castores Valley.