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  GORP - Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
Tierra del Fuego is a place of extremes: the world's southernmost national park accessible from the world's southernmost city (Ushuaia).
Tierra del Fuego is Argentina's only coastal national park, and water is a prime attraction: fishing, kayaking, maritime wildlife, stunning fjords, transcendent seascapes.
The parks 240 square miles are completely contained in the Argentine portion of Tierra del Fuego island, but the eastern edge of the park is the Chilean border, and with the right papers, it's possible to cross over into Chile by either land or water.
gorp.away.com /gorp/location/latamer/argentin/tierra.htm   (592 words)

  
 TIERRA DEL FUEGO
Tierra del Fuego, for those reading this name for the first time, may evoke an image of an area full of volcanoes, with relaxingly warm thermal waters, however, the fire lies only in the name of this remote and cold island, sharing sovereignty between Chile and Argentina and surrounded by the Antarctic, the "White Continent".
The reason for the name has nothing to do with the climate or the smoking, active volcanoes, but rather with the bonfires which were lit five centuries ago by the Ona and Yaghan tribes, who were the owners and masters of this island.
The gleaming bonfires were seen by the famous navigator Hernando de Magallanes (Magellan), who coined the name of Tierra del Fuego without imagining that those red tongues of flame served to give warmth to the natives who, in spite of the cold weather, walked completely naked.
www.enjoy-chile.org /tierra-del-fuego-chile-tierra-del-fuego.php   (350 words)

  
 Patagonia Tierra del Fuego National Park Travel and Tours in Patagonia
Created by the Argentine government in the year 1960 to protect the southernmost sub-Antarctic forests, Tierra del Fuego National Park is the country's only park with an ocean shoreline.
With an area of 63,000 hectares, this National Park is situated in the southwestern area of Tierra del Fuego, along the international border with Chile.
It boasts a typical glacial landscape, with a mountainous area and deep valleys washed by rivers and lakes, and mountains ranging from the North West to the South East.
www.enjoy-patagonia.org /ushuaia-destinations-ushuaia-tierra-del-fuego-national-park.php   (1165 words)

  
 Tierra del Fuego - Fotos de Tierra del Fuego
Muchos fuegos, por aquí y por allá, columnas de humo, parecían flotar sobre las aguas bajo las nieblas de los amaneceres.
Aventura, emoción, historia y leyenda contiene nuestra querida Tierra del Fuego: descubra todo lo que esta isla tiene para ofrecerle.
Para llegar a Tierra del Fuego tenemos tres vías: aérea, marítima y terrestre.
www.fotoeduardos.com /patagonia/tdf_esp.php   (710 words)

  
  Argentina Travel Guide - Tierra del Fuego Travel Guide
Located on the southernmost portion of the South American Continent, the Tierra del Fuego region provides the closest access the to the Antarctic, a destination known for its chilly exoticism and glacial splendor.
Excursions in Tierra del Fuego are plentiful, utilizing both land and water for regional travel and exploration.
Due to its extreme southern locale, travel to the Tierra del Fuego region is encouraged primarily between mid-October and mid-April.
www.allaboutar.com /ard_tdf.htm   (619 words)

  
  Tierra Del Fuego - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: )
TIERRA DEL FUEGO, an archipelago at the southern extremity of South America, from which it is separated by Magellan Strait, at the First Narrows and other points scarcely a mile wide.
In the main island of Tierra del Fuego, the low-lying plains with their rich growth of tall herbage are frequented by the rhea, guanaco and other animals common to the adjoining mainland.
Tierra del Fuego was discovered by Fernando de Magellan in 1520, when he sailed through the strait named after him, and called this region the " Land of Fire," either from now extinct volcanic flames, or from the fires kindled by the natives along parts of his course.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Tierra_Del_Fuego   (1926 words)

  
 Tierra del Fuego - Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Tierra del Fuego, [Span.=land of fire], archipelago, 28,476 sq mi (73,753 sq km), off S South America, separated from the mainland by the Strait of Magellan.
Tierra del Fuego is divided into two sections, the eastern part belonging to Argentina (the territory of Tierra del Fuego) and the larger western part to Chile (a part of Magallanes prov.).
Tierra del Fuego was discovered by Magellan in 1520 but was not well surveyed until the early 19th cent.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-Tierrade.html   (485 words)

  
  Tierra Del Fuego - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: )
TIERRA DEL FUEGO, an archipelago at the southern extremity of South America, from which it is separated by Magellan Strait, at the First Narrows and other points scarcely a mile wide.
In the main island of Tierra del Fuego, the low-lying plains with their rich growth of tall herbage are frequented by the rhea, guanaco and other animals common to the adjoining mainland.
Tierra del Fuego was discovered by Fernando de Magellan in 1520, when he sailed through the strait named after him, and called this region the " Land of Fire," either from now extinct volcanic flames, or from the fires kindled by the natives along parts of his course.
85.1911encyclopedia.org /T/TI/TIERRA_DEL_FUEGO.htm   (1952 words)

  
 Tierra del Fuego - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tierra del Fuego (Spanish for "Land of Fire") (English pronunciation [tiˈɛɹə dɛl ˈfwego]; Spanish [ˈtjera ð̞el ˈfweɰo]) is an archipelago, 28,476 sq mi (73,753 km²), separated from the southernmost tip of the South American mainland by the Strait of Magellan.
Half of this island, and the islands west and south of it, are part of the Magallanes Region of Chile, the capital and chief town of which is Punta Arenas, situated on the mainland across the strait.
The eastern part of the archipelago belongs to Argentina, being part of the Tierra del Fuego Province; its capital is Ushuaia and the other important city in the region is Río Grande, near the Atlantic coast.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tierra_del_Fuego   (506 words)

  
 Tierra del Fuego travel guide - Wikitravel
Tierra del Fuego [1] is an archipelago off the south of South America, separated from the mainland by the Magellan Strait.
The eastern part belongs to Argentina (the Territory of Tierra del Fuego) and its main towns are Rio Grande and Ushuaia.
Four aboriginals were taken from Tierra del Fuego in 1830 by Robert Fitzroy, and were sailed to Britain to meet the King.
wikitravel.org /en/Tierra_del_Fuego   (1171 words)

  
 Tierra del Fuego, the southern-most place in the world
From the "end of the world" train (Tierra del Fuego Line) visitors are presented with breathtaking views of snow covered mountains, rivers and lakes and a vast natural forest at the
A visit to the FAF workshop and the musuem where there is a display of old pictures make this a well rounded experience.
The train is considered to have low environmental impact due to the number of passangers that carries and the type of fuel used.
www.travelsur.net /tfuego.htm   (613 words)

  
 Tierra del fuego
In Tierra del Fuego island, Ushuaia is the southern most city of the world and the closest to the White Continent.
In this scenery made of white, blue and ocher, lived the native tribes, Onas and Yaghanes, surviving thanks to huge fires to warm their homes and to keep the invaders away.
Both atractive and hostile Tierra del Fuego became an irresistible magnet for pirates, adventurers and scientists.
www.tierradelfuego.org.ar /lashayas/destination.htm   (245 words)

  
 Ushuaia Tierra del Fuego Patagonia Travel and Tours to Ushuaia Tierra del Fuego by Enjoy Patagonia
En fin, Tierra del Fuego continúa alimentando la imaginación de los viajeros y, sugestivamente, nos invita a descubrir cómo se combinan la suave llanura patagónica con la extremidad de los Andes, los bosques con los ríos, las cumbres con el mar y la realidad con el mito.
Fueron cazadores y recolectores nómades provenientes del norte, dispuestos a sobrevivir con los recursos naturales de un espacio que aún se mantenía conectado a la Patagonia Continental.
Durante la travesía, los navegantes españoles observaron fuego y humo sobre las costas septentrionales.
www.enjoy-patagonia.org /patagonia/ushuaia.php   (664 words)

  
 Patagonia Beagle Channel Travel and Tours in Ushuaia Tierra del Fuego Patagonia
There are various circuits that allow travelers to watch the sea lion and bird colonies on the small islands or the crabs submarine world by means of an underwater camera.
There are also longer trips reaching the famous Lapataia Bay (last point in National Route Nº 3) within Tierra del Fuego National Park, or to "Estancia Harberton".
You may travel aboard modern catamarans or classic vessels which are already historic in the area.
www.enjoy-patagonia.org /ushuaia-destinations-ushuaia-beagle-channel.php   (375 words)

  
 tierra del fuego map
Located at the southern tip of South America, the Tierra Del Fuego archipelago includes one large island (18,571 sq miles, 48,100 sq km) in size, and a series of smaller ones.
Positioned on the edge of the Magellan Strait, the capital city of Punta Arenas was once one of the most important supply stops for mariners of the day, until the Panama Canal opened for business in 1914.
The eastern half of the main island is a part of Argentina's Tierra Del Fuego Province; its capital is Ushuaia (the southern-most city on the planet) and the gateway for expeditions and guided tours to Antarctica.
worldatlas.com /aatlas/infopage/tierradelfuego.htm   (313 words)

  
 Hotels in Ushuaia Tierra del Fuego Argentina book a hotel in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego Argentina
This scenic town, nestled between the Martial Mountains and the Beagle Channel, is the largest in Tierra del Fuego.
From here you can charter boats to Cape Horn, or observe local wildlife on the small islands of the archipelago.
Eighteen kilometers west of Ushuaia is the Tierra del Fuego National Park, a wonderful hiking location featuring forests, waterfalls, mountains and glaciers.
www.bookassist.com /argentina/tierra_del_fuego   (251 words)

  
 Anka & Andrzej Kierzkowski - Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego (November 2003)
Anka and Andrzej Kierzkowski - Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego (November 2003)
* Italy * Nepal * Thailand & Malaysia * Peru & Bolivia * India * Svalbard & Norway * Los Angeles * Prague * Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego * Lviv * Lituania, Latvia, Estonia * Kenya, Uganda *
Santiago de Chile, Puerto Natales, Los Glaciares National Park (Cerro Torre & Fitzroy), Perito Moreno Glacier, El Calafate, Torres del Paine National Park, Seno Otway (Magellanic Penguin Colony), Punta Arenas, Ushuaia, Beagle Canal, Tierra del Fuego National Park.
travel.kierzkowski.org /album/patagonia-tierra_del_fuego   (200 words)

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