Walk With Penguins & Visit Harberton Ranch

Hike to a local waterfall

Visit A Colony of Gentoo & Magellanic Penguins

Explore a Historic Estancia

Get Up Close and Personal with One of Patagonia’s Most Beloved Animals

We’ll pick you up from your hotel and take you to the historic estancia, or estate, Harberton Ranch. There, we will be welcomed by the fourth-generation land manager and take a short tour of the Estancia. Moving along, we hop in a small boat to visit a penguin colony! Local hosts will prepare a lunch of traditional Argentinian dishes. After lunch, enjoy a peaceful walk along the coast before you visit a traditional fishing village including a hike to a waterfall.


Experience includes transfer to and from your hotel in Ushuaia and a delicious lunch.

Visit a fourth-generation wool ranch in southern Patagonia and learn about the natural and cultural history of the area.

Visit a small, southerly fishing village, hike to a waterfall, and enjoy expansive vistas of southern Patagonia’s bays and inlets.

Boat out to a penguin colony, where you’ll see hundreds of penguins while you learn about their lives as you walk amongst them.

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Trip Details

Trip Details


US$185 per person

Departure time


Meeting point

Your hotel or accommodation


On request, mid-October through late-March


Full-day (8 hours)

Group size

Private tour, max 6 people

Difficulty level



  • Transportation to & from hotel
  • Local guide
  • Boat ride to Martillo Island
  • Entrance fee to Harberton Ranch
  • Lunch

Not included

  • Snacks
  • Water

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Waterproof jacket & fleece
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Hat or cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Trekking poles


Certified mountain & tourist guide

Dietary requirements

If you have special dietary requirements, please contact us prior to your tour so that arrangements can be made. All meals may be made vegetarian and we are almost always able to accommodate vegan and gluten-free visitors.

About the weather

The weather in Ushuaia can change by the minute! Please be ready for all types of weather and note that our itinerary may change due to the conditions.

Trip Overview

We’ll pick you up at your hotel bright and early and travel east in our comfortable van or small bus towards Harberton Ranch. On our way to this day trip from Ushuaia, we’ll pass rugged coastlines, ancient forests, and impressive vistas. Arriving at the ranch, we’ll be warmly welcomed by the fourth-generation manager. This manager’s great-grandparents founded the historic estancia or estate! We’ll tour the grounds and learn about its history of wool production. As we walk, observe the ranch’s simple buildings of wood covered with corrugated iron, gardens, stone piers, and terraces.

Then, we’ll hop in a Zodiac boat to visit a huge colony of Magellanic and Gentoo penguins. Get out of the boat and walk with these unique black and white friends. Rambling respectfully around these gracious seabirds, we learn about their lives and conservation. Exceptional photographs of this moment will be one of the greatest memories of your trip. Back on dry land, enjoy a lunch featuring some of southern Argentina’s traditional foods.

After lunch, your guide will lead the group on a hike from Cambaceres Bay along the coast to a waterfall. Enjoy a unique sensation of solitude in an unforgettable landscape. Finally, we’ll wrap up our tour with a visit to Puerto Almanza, the southernmost fishing port in Argentina.

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