Located on the shores of the famous Beagle Channel, the town serves as a natural gateway for cruises to Antarctica and daily excursions to Tierra del Fuego National Park, a sub-Antarctic forest with unique wildlife.
The city is also home to the unique “End of the World Museum” featuring territorial history, and offering a stamp in all visitor passports.
• Tierra del Fuego National Park: One of Argentina’s most popular for bird watching, hiking and to view environmental protection measures now underway.
• Day cruises: See mythical Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, sail the Beagle Channel, visit a penguin colony or tour a typical estancia (ranch).
• Estancias: Visit traditional Patagonian ranches to taste succulent Patagonian lamb, and watch sheep shearing demonstrations.
• SCUBA Diving: Dare to discover the End of the World underwater.
• Winter sports including skiing.
When to go: Patagonia is a land of rough weather conditions, where drastic changes may occur in a matter of hours. Best time to visit the area is October- March, when temperatures are warmer and days longer. June-September is excellent for winter sports.
Distance: Ushuaia is 3113 km. from Buenos Aires, approximately 33 hours by road or 3 hours and a half flight.
• Duration: half day / Operates: All year.
By means of this excursion, we will get to know and enjoy the Subantarctic Forest scenery, located on the coastline of the Beagle Channel, in the Southwest of the province of Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands. We will depart from the hotels to the End of the World (Fin del Mundo) Train Station, where you can choose to link this ride with a visit to the park on the Southern Fuegian Railway (Ferrocarril Austral Fueguino) (train ticket is not included). We will wait for you at the Ensenada junction to visit the Ensenada Bay, where you will get an excellent view of Navarino and Hoste Islands, on the Chilean side of the Archipelago, and of Redonda Island. Then we will move on to Roca Lake after a short break at the “Little House in the Forest” (“Casita del Bosque”), where it will be possible to have local coffee and cakes. We will continue with our ride and then stop at one of the “beaver dams” to watch some of those animals in that area. We will finish our visit to the park at Lapataia Bay, where National Route 3 ends, and it is also the South and West boundaries junction.
• Duration: full day / Operates: All year.
The idea of this tour is to discover the fascinating geography of Fuegian Andes. We will depart from the Beagle coast and go to the mountains, where we can appreciate the geologic formations in the area, and watch the shapes of mountain peaks tinted by the forest located on the side of the mountains. Our first stop will be at the Carvajal Valley, where the perfect division between Alvear and Martial Mounts can be seen. There are the premises where peat is processed, to be used mainly in gardening. The glacial valleys separate each range of the Andes mountains, where we can stop to take pictures and also visit the Siberian and Alaskan Husky kennels. Upon reaching the highest point on the trail, 480 metres above sea level, we will go back down, walking along the shore of Escondido Lake, where we will stop to have some coffee, and then move on to Fagnano, one of the largest lakes in South America. Return to Ushuaia.
• Duration: 2 hours & 45 minutes / Operates: All year.
In the afternoon, we will depart from the tourist pier to sail across the Beagle Chanel, while watching the Argentine coastline and the Navarino Island (Chile) on the opposite side. We will arrive at Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, a symbol of Ushuaia. On our way back, we will pass by some small islands; sea lions can be appreciated in one of them and a wide variety of birds in the other. Arrival at Ushuaia.