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The Great South and King Penguin

Once the end of the end of the world and its surroundings are finished, we have the option to continue entering the Grand Island of Tierra del Fuego, to learn more in depth the areas of Argentina and Chile (remember that the island is shared by both countries).

We left Tolhuin and the first option taking the complementary route "A" is CABO SAN PABLO: With absolute tranquility you can dawn in front of a lighthouse on a solitary cape, a mysterious ship wrapped 40 years ago and an old distinguished stay.
Then we continue driving to the north of the island, where we will cross RÍO GRANDE which is the largest city on the island of Tierra del Fuego on the Argentine side. It is the paradise for sport fishing, with excellent level fishing preserves that offer the opportunity to obtain specimens of trucha marrón, trucha arco iris and large salmon.

Driving 83 kilometers northeastern we will reach the San Sebastián border step where we will cross the Republic of Chile where there is an office of the National Administration of Customs and Units of Argentine National Gendarmerie where we will carry out the necessary procedures to continue our trip. It has a small population settlement, with accommodation and restaurant.


We arrived in Chile! 

Continuing on the Chilean routes west we will reach PORVENIR which is the city with the greatest population in the province of Tierra del Fuego on the Chilean side and also its capital.
Its main attraction is the Pingüino Rey Nature Reserve, located 114 kilometers from the city. 

The king penguin is the second largest of the 18 species of penguins that exist in the world. It is a migratory bird that mobilizes in search of food that in 2010 a colony decided to settle in this area. Do not miss the opportunity to know this unique project to protect penguins. (Given the limited number of visitors per hour and day, admission is only with prior reservation to protect the ecosystem and reduce anthropic effects)

https://www.pinguinorey.com/And as a last destination in the PARQUE NATURAL KARUKINKA They can be observed closely, Andean areas, Patagonian steppe, thickets and coast, ecosystems representative of southern biodiversity and the sub -Antarctic region. Among the native mammals, Guanaco stands out, who forms family groups and together with their young (called chulengos) walk and feed freely through their steppe and forests. It has camping and trails to travel.