Leave the city of Ushuaia behind, as you journey northeast through the Olivia River Valley, where stunning valleys and vistas are waiting to be discovered. After a short drive, you will arrive at a ‘nunatak’, a warm cabin where rubber boots and instructions will be provided before your trek starts.
Hike through the thick forest of Lengas trees, a typical tree of the region, to reach the Alvear Mountains, where the Five Cascades will appear. During your trek, the guides will explain all about the local flora and fauna as Tierra del Fuego is well-known for its birdlife. Discover how beavers make their dams, and take advantage of the excellent photograph opportunities at every turn.
Be rewarded with the unique opportunity of being immersed in the beauty of nature, surrounded by silence and peacefulness and providing a refreshing break for both mind and soul.
Return to the cabin for well-earned refreshments of tea, coffee or mate cocido, a national drink served with sandwiches and apple pie.
You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.
Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.
Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.
This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. Guests must be in good physical condition as there is approximately two hours of walking over uneven terrain. You are advised to bring a bottle of water with you. It is essential that you wear comfortable walking shoes, wind and rainproof layered clothing in order to fully enjoy and participate in this excursion. Knee-high rubber boots will be provided in different sizes if the weather dictates. Long sleeves, long trousers, warm socks, sunscreen and gloves are recommended. Minimum age for participation is 15 years.