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Travel Guide of Ushuaia in Argentina by Influencers and Travelers

Ushuaia is the capital of Tierra del Fuego, Antártida e Islas del Atlántico Sur Province, Argentina. Ushuaia claims the title of world's southernmost city.

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1 - Tierra del Fuego

Ushuaia is the capital of Tierra del Fuego, Antártida e Islas del Atlántico Sur Province, Argentina, and the southernmost city of the country. Ushuaia claims the title of world's southernmost city.

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2 - Southern Fuegian Railway

   8 km away

The Southern Fuegian Railway or the Train of the End of the World is a 500 mm gauge steam railway in Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina. It was originally built as a freight line to serve the prison of Ushuaia, specifically to transport timber.

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3 - Shore Excursions in Ushuaia

The Spider Crab Route that we propose from Kaitek Viajes has value-added services, such as a trek through Lasifashaj Waterfall, a visit to the southernmost confluence of bays on the planet, and a complete and free snack in a beautiful natural environment. We include lunch in a classic fisherman's restaurant, with a panoramic view of the Beagle Channel. Our 4x4 vehicles, the experience of the guides, and the off-road tours make this service so special and differential. You just need to decide to travel and we do the rest!

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4 - Tierra del Fuego National Park

   13 km away

Tierra del Fuego National Park is a national park on the Argentine part of the island of Tierra del Fuego, within Tierra del Fuego Province in the ecoregion of Patagonic Forest and Altos Andes, a part of the subantarctic forest.

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5 - Beagle Channel

   14 km away

Beagle Channel is a strait in Tierra del Fuego Archipelago on the extreme southern tip of South America between Chile and Argentina.

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6 - Helicopter Tours in Ushuaia

Ushuaia was born at the foot of the fascinating Cordillera de los Andes, its glaciers, lagoons and valleys make this experience an unforgettable adventure.

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7 - Ushuaia Department

   16 km away

Ushuaia Department is a department of Argentina in Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina. The capital city of the department is situated in Ushuaia.

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8 - Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse

   16 km away
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9 - Kayaking Tours in Ushuaia

This tour with outstanding guides adds a perspective of exploration of Tierra del Fuego National Park. The plan is to walk in the forests along the Beagle Canal. Fun & Nature are found as you learn about this end of the world, during the hike and while canoeing easily and quietly down rivers and on the sea at Lapataia Bay. This area is one of the most frequently visited places in Ushuaia: it is close to the city, it is easily accessible and it is said that it does not require to be approached in any particular way. Still, its secrets only unfold with the help of specialized guides that will enable you to know places inaccessible by foot or by car.

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10 - Laguna Esmeralda

   16 km away
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11 - Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse

   16 km away
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12 - Wildlife Watching in Ushuaia

You will enjoy an exciting experience being a few meters from the penguins. A wonderful excursion that you will remember for the rest of your life!!!

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Why should you visit Ushuaia ?

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How to visit Ushuaia ?

To get to Ushuaia, you can fly into Malvinas Argentinas Ushuaia International Airport (USH) from Buenos Aires or other major cities in Argentina. There are also bus connections from various cities in Argentina and Chile, but be prepared for a long journey.

Book your accommodations and any must-do activities in advance, especially during the high season (December to March), as Ushuaia is a popular tourist destination. If you plan to visit Antarctica, it's crucial to book your cruise several months in advance.

The costs in Ushuaia vary depending on your travel style. Budget accommodations can be found for around $20-30 per night, while mid-range and luxury hotels can range from $50 to over $200 per night. Dining out can cost around $10-30 per meal, and excursions such as national park visits, boat tours, or trekking can range from $30 to $200 or more.

The best things to do in Ushuaia include exploring Tierra del Fuego National Park, taking a boat tour on the Beagle Channel, visiting the Maritime and Prison Museum, and trekking to the Martial Glacier. If you're visiting during winter, skiing and snowboarding at Cerro Castor is a must.

For dining options, try Kaupe Restaurant for delicious seafood and local cuisine with stunning views over the bay, or El Viejo Marino, a cozy, traditional spot offering seafood and regional dishes. For a more casual setting, head to Ramos Generales, a historic cafe and bakery with delicious pastries and sandwiches.

For accommodations, consider staying at Hotel Tierra del Fuego, a cozy hotel located in the city center with comfortable rooms and excellent service. Alternatively, Arakur Ushuaia Resort & Spa is a luxurious option with incredible views, a heated pool, and spa services. For budget travelers, Cruz del Sur Hostel offers affordable dorms and private rooms in a friendly atmosphere.

Off the beaten path: For an unusual travel experience, embark on a dog sledding adventure through the snowy forests and valleys surrounding Ushuaia. This unique activity allows you to bond with the dogs, learn about mushing techniques, and appreciate the stunning landscapes in a different way. Another off-the-beaten-path experience is visiting Estancia Harberton, the oldest estancia (ranch) in Tierra del Fuego, where you can learn about the region's history, explore the grounds, and observe the local wildlife, including penguins and sea lions.

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Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego

the Strait of Magellan, Cape Horn: there are places whose very name is enough to fire the imagination.

Ushuaia, proud of its status as the "southernmost city" on the globe,

The city has become a major tourist destination, these windswept solitudes have become almost inaccessible.
But as soon as you step off the (rare) beaten track, the singular power of Ushuaia and this extreme land is quick to impose itself, leaving a lasting impression on your memory.
Beware, a destination not to be missed under any circumstances!

The southernmost town of the world, Ushuaia will not leave you cold,

On the contrary! With its rivers, lakes, sea, mountains, and glaciers, it is easy to understand why the port was chosen as the capital of Tierra del Fuego.
On the banks of the Beagle Channel, Ushuaia, the dynamic city, offers a whole range of activities that will satisfy even the most demanding!

On the menu: surfing, diving, fishing, hiking, cycling, horse riding, skiing...and much more!
But don't miss the picturesque Train du Bout, destination Tierra del Fuego National Park!

Your mission? Discover the albatrosses, petrels, ducks, and typical ranches of the region!
Unusual, initiatory, Ushuaia will be a (re)discovery of yourself...
Located at the southernmost point of the American continent, Ushuaia and its province, Tierra del Fuego, as well as the canals and countless islands that surround it, are the remains of the erosion caused by ancient glaciers.

Separated from the mainland by the Strait of Magellan, ending in the south at Cape Horn, the archipelago is divided between Chile and Argentina.
Ushuaia, the capital of the province, is situated on the Big Island, extending along a magnificent bay washed by the glacial waters of the Beagle Channel and surrounded by Mount Martial to the west and Mount Olivia and Mount Cinco Hermanos to the east.

Ushuaia is famous for its marine life (whales, orcas, dolphins, penguins, and sea lions).

The best time to visit Ushuaia is from October to April

From December to March, Ushuaia is very popular with tourists.

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When to visit Ushuaia in Argentina?

The best time to go to Ushuaia is from October to April.
From December to March, Ushuaia is very busy with tourists.

Take a walk on the heights of the center, along Calle Paz and Calle Deloqui, especially around the Centennial Park, at the western end of Calle Paz: beautiful views of the city and its bay.

Don't miss the Museo Maritimo, a maritime museum, which gathers models of the main ships that have marked the history of the Deep South.

  • Tren del Fin del Mundo
The "Train to the End of the World" is one of the city's tourist attractions, often crowded in season. This train follows the same route as the narrow-gauge railroad built by the convicts to transport wood: the "prisoners' train" or "Xilocarril", a nickname linked to the fact that the rails were made of wood, ran from 1909 to 1952.

  • Tierra del Fuego National Park
Located 12km west of Ushuaia, the Tierra del Fuego National Park was created in 1960. It covers 63 000 ha, at the southernmost point of the Andes Mountains, on the banks of the Beagle Channel. The most beautiful trail of the park, the Senda Costera, starts from Bahía Ensenada and reaches Bahía Lapataia: 8km (3h30 one way, easy), between the torn coasts of the Beagle Channel and a superb forest.

  • The Beagle Channel
The mythical Beagle Channel, separating Tierra del Fuego from the Chilean islands located in the south of the archipelago, was once the scene of many adventures and shipwrecks. The most classic excursion allows us to discover the Isla de Los Lobos (a colony of sea lions), the Isla de Los Pájaros (populated by a multitude of sea birds), and the lighthouse Les Éclaireurs, emblematic of the Beagle Channel, magnificent.

  • Going to Cape Horn
Luxury cruises aboard two ships, Via Australis and Mare Australis, connect Punta Arenas to Ushuaia in 4 to 5 days and allow you to see the most beautiful wonders of the Fuegian channels. They are the only ones that allow quick access to Cape Horn, because the company, Chilean, have the privilege to use the narrow channel separating the Navarino and Hoste islands, in Chilean territory.

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