Porvenir on the Chilean side and Ushuaia on the Argentinean side are the main cities that welcome you in Tierra del Fuego, it's a place where tourist attractions abound. From numerous ski resorts to excellent sport fishing circuits, and keep in mind that the ships setting sail to Antarctica begin their voyages here. These are just some of the many activities that you can take part in all year.
If you go south of Porvenir on the international route, you'll find an interesting place to take a historical tour. It begins with a waterfowl reservation called the Santa Maria Lagoon. With immeasurable beauty, the hike will take you passed Cameron, a town that rests on the shores of Useless Bay and boasts an old farm. Go on to Puerto Nuevo where you can see machinery and equipment of another early Patagonian farm. From there, continue to Onaisín, a place that still preserves the vestiges of the first farm founded by the Tierra del Fuego Explorer Society in the late nineteenth century. The excursion ends with the Onaisín and San Sebastian cemeteries where the local inhabitants and settlers used to be buried.
When sport fishing on farms and ranches in Tierra del Fuego, you will encounter fish of all types and sizes at the foot of the rivers and lakes: White Lake, Lake Desire, Lake Escondido, Lake Lynch, Lago Fagnano, Rio Grande and Rio Azopardo, among others. The trout are the most desired, and make this place one of the best fishing spots on the globe.
As for the horseback riding, you can ride at the foot of the Darwin Range. There you can admire a beautiful landscape full of horses, guanacos and condors. The number of days needed to tour will depend on the visitor. On the same Darwin mountain range, you can practice hiking through pristine areas of Tierra del Fuego, through ancient forests, passed rivers and lakes, accompanied by guanacos, wild horses and curious beavers.
One of the most interesting routes in the city is the Gold Circuit. With its belt of 115 kilometers Baquedano offers spectacular views of the Strait of Magellan and you can visit the districts where miners still work the mines the way they did 100 years ago. On foot or car, this excursion is a must.