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Ushuaia Travel Guide

Ushuaia Travel Guide



Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, located at 461 km southwest of Punta Arenas and 594 km south of Río Gallegos, offers a wide variety of opportunities to enjoy of its amazing environment, a combination of mountains, sea, glaciers, forests, you can hire a modern catamaran or a comfortable sailing boat, which will take you along the Beagle Channel, to the Cape Horn(in the Chilean side) and the Antartic Continent, in the way you can see the local birds and fauna, such as penguins and sea-wolves.

The tourist attractions include the Tierra del Fuego National Park; the southernmost in Argentina which limits in his occidental side with Republic of Chile. Its objective is protect the sub-antarctic environment; the Escondido and Fagnano Lakes, the Harberton and Moat Ranches or maybe you should go through the Heart of the Island to meet the picturesque little town called Tolhuin or the Chepelmut and Yehuin Lakes.

You can learn about the history and culture of the people of Ushuaia, visiting the Museo del Fin del Mundo (End of the World Museum), the Maritime Museum and the old part of the city that allows to watch the typical architecture.

Nature lovers can go to the base of the Martial Glacier and admire the wonderful view of the city, Beagle Channel and the Glacier itself, tourist can practice outdoor activities such as trekking, horse riding, mountain bike, sport fishing, or excursions through unexplored sites. In Ushuaia is located The Centro Invernal Cerro Castor, the newest ski resort in Argentina, situated at only 15 minutes from Ushuaia city, was built at the Krund mountain, from May to October, offers better snow conditions.

Another interesting place is the Isla de los Estados (The Staten Island), where the Faro del Fin del Mundo (Lighthouse at the End of the World) can be found, this lighthouse was made famous by Jules Verne in its novel of the same name, published in 1905. The wild fauna is composed of penguins, sea wolfs, seals, seagulls and cormorants.

You can travel on the Tren del Fin del Mundo (World’s End Train), considered the southernmost functioning railway in the world, the train originally was built to transport prisoners, now has been turned into heritage railway into the Tierra del Fuego National Park.

The typical meal in Ushuaia, includes lamb barbecue, king-crabs or chocolates, and finally, Ushuaia receives regular flights from Buenos Aires, at Ushuaia - Malvinas Argentinas International Airport, there is also cruise ships to Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas).

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