Ushuaia Short Break

Trip Code: GPAU

Why we love it

Before you head off on your Antarctic expedition on board the Ocean Endeavour, take the chance to get to know Ushuaia and its surrounds – you’ll soon see it’s well worth the visit!, Venture into the rugged landscapes of Tierra del Fuego National Park on a guided day tour, trekking along a scenic coastal path and canoeing along the Lapataia and Ovando rivers., Enjoy a lunch to remember in a heated dome tent on the banks of the Lapataia River, dining on dishes made with local ingredients and paired with Malbec wine.

Is this trip right for me?

This Short Break Adventure is a ‘join in’ group departure, which means you are not accompanied by an Intrepid group leader – our local representative fills this role – and the configuration of any fellow travellers in the group might change during the trip.

This itinerary has been designed for passengers travelling to Antarctica on board the Ocean Endeavour, embarking in Ushuaia. The tour concludes at your Ocean Endeavour hotel in time to join the group briefing for your voyage.

This trip will run with a minimum of one person, so you may be joined by other travellers booked on the same date as you, or you may be on your own.

This trip is operated by one of our local partners in Argentina and therefore you may be joined by a mixture of Intrepid-booked passengers and other travellers during activities.

Information may be delivered in English and Spanish, or just English depending on the requirements of the group.

This trip includes trekking and canoeing. Please ensure you bring sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothes.It’s best to wear layers at all times of the year in case conditions change during the day.

To make the most of the trip, it's best if you have at least a moderate level of fitness.

Important information

What to bring/pack

https://www.intrepidtravel.com/packing-list

Physical rating

3

Joining your group

Wyndham Garden Ushuaia Hotel del Glaciar, Luis Fernando Del Martial 2355, Ushuaia, ARGENTINA

Alternate Joining Point


Joining instructions

Please make sure that you provide your flight details no later than 14 days before departure to book your arrival transfer with us.

For your confirmed arrival transfer, you’ll be met outside Ushuaia airport by a transfer representative holding an Intrepid sign. In case of flight cancellations, changes, if you experience severe delays at immigration, baggage collection or customs, or if you are not able to find the driver, please contact our local office on the number in the ‘Problems and emergency contact information’ section.

Finishing your trip

Wyndham Garden Ushuaia Hotel del Glaciar, Luis Fernando Del Martial 2355, Ushuaia, ARGENTINA

Built at the base of the Martial Glacier, Wyndham Garden Ushuaia Hotel Glaciar offers breathtaking views of the mountains, surrounding forest, and Beagle Channel, as well as easy access to the area’s top attractions. The hotel is just a short drive from Ushuaia International Airport Malvinas Argentinas (USH), and minutes from exciting downtown dining, museums, and entertainment.

Alternate Finish Point


Meals & dietary information

Breakfasts included: 1

Lunches included: 1

Dinners included: 

DIETARY REQUIREMENTS:

On most days, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included. Your group leader or local representative will prepare most of the meals whilst on tour.

Our tours are activity and participation based. During your travels with us you will have the opportunity to assist with daily activities such as setting up camp, helping prepare meals and clearing dishes. None of this is difficult however many hands make light work and any assistance provided to crew is always much appreciated. Most people agree that this type of activity helps you feel like less of a tourist and more of an explorer.

All food for this trip is purchased and packed prior to your group leaving on day one. After we’ve left town it can be very difficult to source special dietary requests.

Travellers with special dietary requirements or food allergies are required to advise us at the time of booking.
You may be asked to pay for any additional food if you have not advised us of any special dietary requirements. Due to the often remote nature of our trips, food is basic but plentiful and delicious.

We can provide easily available substitutes, please bring your own staples (nuts, bars, snacks) if you require a diet differing from the following.

Vegetarian
Gluten Free
Dairy Free (soy available )
Pork Free

Please don’t hesitate to contact u if you have any specific dietary concerns.
* Religious dietary requirements and specifically prepared/sourced produce are generally unable to be catered for on these trips.

Climate & seasonal information

The weather in Patagonia is unpredictable. While this trip only runs during the warmer months of the year, temperatures can fluctuate between 0 and 30 degrees celcius (32 to 86 fahrenheit) within a tour or even over the course of a day! Please make sure you have packed appropriate clothing that can be layered up to accommodate these temperatures and that your sleeping bag is an all seasons bag that will keep you warm in freezing night time temperatures.

In case of emergency

While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or local representative straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.

We recognise that there may be times when your group leader or local representative may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the group leader or local representative to speak to their direct manager.

You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. Please do be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is completed, so informing us while still travelling will give us the opportunity to resolve the issue in real-time.

For general contact details please use the following page: http://www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/contact/

In case of a genuine crisis or emergency, you can reach our local office on the numbers below:

Intrepid local operator : Available for phone call on +30 697 800 6335 

+54 911 3854 1925

Accommodations

The style of accommodation indicated in the day-to-day itinerary is a guideline only and may change. On some occasions, alternative arrangements may need to be made due to the lack of availability of rooms in our preferred accommodation. In these cases, we will use a similar standard of accommodation.

Throughout the trip, we request that our properties prepare rooms in time for our arrival, especially if we're arriving prior to normal check-in time. However, this isn't always possible which means we won't be able to check-in immediately on arrival at some hotels. Instead, we can store our luggage and explore our new destination or on some trips, have use of shared day rooms until all rooms are available.

Transportation