USHUAIA

The city at the end of the world, the town of Ushuaia lies on the shores of the Beagle Channel, a community which depends variously on fishing, heavy industry and tourism for its livelihood. Founded in the late 1800s, it is the capital of the desolate, sparsely-populated, mountainous and windswept triangular island of Tierra del Fuego which lies to the south of the Magellan Straits.  Ushuaia was one of later regions to be settled by immigrants, originally home to the kayak-paddling Ona and Patagon Indians who hunted seal and fish and daubed themselves in seal-fat during winter to ward off the sub-zero temperatures.  The first settlers were missionaries who built simple wooden dwellings on the water’s edge to house their families, not so different from the wooden Scandinavian-style houses which line the main street of Ushuaia today.  The city is an excellent base from which to explore the Martial Glacier which overlooks the town, the Lapataia National Park or from which to take one of the many boat excursions along the Beagle Channel to sight the wildlife, from sea-lions to penguins and cormorants in a natural habitat of spectacular and remote beauty.

  • HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tierra del Fuego National Park (Land of Fire)

    Starting at the touristic pier you will have a view of the most important buildings in the city. From this point, the landscape is a combination of sea and mountains, and the mounts Olivia, Five Brothers, the Fique and Túnel “estancias”, and the Encajonado River can be seen. Sailing across to the middle of the Beagle Channel, towards the southwest, arriving to the Les Eclaireurs lighthouse, at the archipelago that has the same name.

  • Beagle Channel Navigation

    Starting at the touristic pier you will have a view of the most important buildings in the city. From this point, the landscape is a combination of sea and mountains, and the mounts Olivia, Five Brothers, the Fique and Túnel “estancias”, and the Encajonado River can be seen. Sailing across to the middle of the Beagle Channel, towards the southwest, arriving to the Les Eclaireurs lighthouse, at the archipelago that has the same name.

  • Cape Horn or End of the World Cruise

    Explore the wonders of the southernmost Patagonian channels and see the main attractions of Tierra del Fuego, Strait of Magellan, Beagle Channel and Cape Horn. This is a 3 or 4 nights cruise navigation and can start and end in Ushuaia or start in Ushuaia and end in Punta Arenas, Chile.


DISCOVER USHUAIA
3 Days/ 2 Nights

  • DAY 1 USHUAIA

    Upon our arrival in USHUAIA, we will meet the local staff that will assist with luggage and will drive us to the hotel for check-in procedures.
    Overnight in Ushuaia.

  • DAY 2 LAND OF FIRE & BEAGLE CHANEL NAVIGATION

    Breakfast
    Half Day Tierra del Fuego National Park (Land of Fire)
    We will visit Tierra del Fuego National Park, located 11 km (7 Mi) far from the city. The Park was created in 1960 and its 63,000 hectares protect the southernmost portion of the Sub Antarctic Forest. Unlike other Andean Patagonic parks, the forest lies close to the sea cost. The mountain ranges, parallel to one another, cross the park and divide it into valleys which are quiet hart to access. While we will visit Lapataia Bay and the shores of Beagle Channel, we will admire the flora and fauna of this area, such us small red fox, beavers, and a large variety of birds such: Andean Condors, eagles and Magaellanic woodpecker. OPTIONAL: Then, we will be able to enjoy an amazing ride in the End-of-the-World Train. Its railway station is located 8 km (5 Mi) from the city inside the Park. The trip of the old convicted from the prison to the camp in the forest will be renewed. The convicted used to work in the forest to guarantee the necessary firewood used for cooking and heating the prison and to give shape to a city in the confines of the world. After a 25 Km (15 Mi) ride, we will arrive to our final stop, the Park Station (it is 1 hour-ride approximately).Upon our arrival, we will hike an old trail to Green Lagoon, where we will board our vehicles to return to Ushuaia.

    Beagle Channel Navigation
    (shared navigation; private transfers to the port and port taxes included).
    extraordinary geography and wildlife of Tierra del Fuego on board modern boats that tour around the surroundings islands and bays. During our journey, we will observe a colony of sea lions. Afterwards, the boat approaches Isla de los Pájaros (Birds’ Island) where we will see cormorants and imperial shags. Finally, we will reach Isla de los Lobos (Sea Lions’ Island) to spot specimen of these mammals, both sea lions and fur seals. On our way back, we will admire the symbolic Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse.
    Overnight in Ushuaia.

  • DAY 3 USHUAIA

    Breakfast
    On due time, we will be driven to the airport to board the flight to the next destination.


OPTIONAL TOUR



USHUAIA HOTELS


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