Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia Argentina.
capital of the ‘Tierra del Fuego, Antártida
e Islas del Atlántico Sur’ province with 45000
was Founded October 12 1884 with the purpose of sitting down
sovereignty on the southern area, and considered the most
southern city in the world, it is located on the bay of the
same name in the north coast of the Beagle channel and at
base of the last cord of the mountain range of the Andes.
In the architecture of the city they combine the original
made of wood and iron sheet with modern buildings lifted
starting from the industrial development of the decade of
1980. Travel Ushuaia
1902 up to 1947 was headquarters of the famous Prison of
Ushuaia where the most dangerous criminals were sent. In
of 1950 the city became an important naval base. Today
in the port you can see ships of Navy, tourism cruises, cargo
and fishing ships that they discharge spider crabs.
has a coastal avenue that travels its marine border where
the Tourist Jetty of the city is; from there catamarans
the Beagle channel come out. The center of the commercial
activity is the San Martín avenue, where numerous
shops that sell cared articles at a very good price since
they are tax-free.
The growth of the tourist infrastructure is manifested
in the presence of a five stars hotel, several of four,
hostels and lodgings.
has in its surroundings many places of an incomparable beauty:
bay, the Beagle
channel with its islands, the Estancia (ranch) Harberton
Park Tierra del Fuego, to which you can arrive in a
trip by a train of narrow trail that leaves from the station "Fin
del Mundo" (end of the world).
At about 8 o’ clock
passengers will be picked up from their hotels to go on excursion
to Tierra del Fuego National
Park. Departure by National Route # 3 in
south-west direction, skirting the Beagle Channel. We'll
stop at the old End of the
World Railway Station for those who want to make this trip,
on a narrow path train, going through the valleys for about
20 minutes. Then, once in the National Park, we will go on
Ensenada Bay. We will go across
woods where we will observe the local flora and fauna, till
we arrive at Lapataia Bay, the southernmost point of the continent......
In the afternoon, departure from tourist pier to sail Beagle
Argentinian coasts and Navarino Island on the opposite side
arrive at Les Eclaireurs Headlight, Ushuaia’ s emblem.
On our way back, we
will sail among some islets. Elephant seals can be appreciated
in one of them,
whereas a variety of birds can be seen in the other. Return
to the city.
Cruceros Australis was founded in 1990 with the purpose to operate
Tourist Cruises in the Chilean-Argentinian Patagonia. Currently,
operates The M/V Mare Australis, built in the Asenav Shipyard
in Valdivia in 2002.
The all New Via Australis is under construction at the Asenav
Shipyard and she is going to operate from november 2005.
Mare Australis and Via Australis are an Expedition Cruiseship
that sails through the Strait of Magellan and the Beagle Channel
and explores one of the wildest and most beautiful regions of
the world: Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, at the southernmost
tip of the South American continent. Offering an alternative
of 3 or 4 -night cruises, from October to April.
offers travel information on the Patagonia region including Argentina and
tours, hotels, flights, transfers, excursions. Ushuaia
113 - 8300 Neuquen - Argentina - Phone/Fax + 54 299 4330292