Ushuaia - Tierra del Fuego - Argentina

Activities in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego Argentina.

What to do: Ushuaia
Tierra del Fuego National Park Excursion

Duration: Half Day
Available: All year round

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 Nr 3 in south-west direction, skirting Beagle Channel. We will 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 to Ensenada Bay, here Redonda Island can be seen. 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, where we will have a short walk to the Chilean border. Return to Ushuaia. Duration: half a day. More...


Fagnano & Escondido lakes excursion

Duration: Full Day
Available: September to April

At about 8 ‘ o clock p.m. the passengers will be picked up from their hotels to go on
excursion to Fagnano and Escondido lake by National Route Nr. 3 in north direction. We will go across the different valleys used as activity centres such as cross-country ski, snowcat rides, Siberian – dog sleighs, racket walks, etc. during winter. The ost important ones are Altos del Valle, Las Cotorras and Tierra Mayor. After visiting them we will go up a mountain switchback to cross the Andes Range. We will stop at the highest point, at 500 metres above sea. More...

Navigation to Penguin colony

Duration: Half Day
Available: November to March
In the afternoon, departure from the tourist pier to sail Beagle Channel, observing
the Argentinian coast and Navarino Island on the opposite side (Chile). We will
arrive at Les Eclaireurs Headlight, Ushuaia’s emblem. We will go on to Martillo
Island, where we will appreciate a small Penguin colony. 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. Arrival to Ushuaia. More...
Isla de los Lobos Navigation on the Beagle channel

Duration: Half Day
Available: All year round
In the afternoon, departure from tourist pier to sail Beagle Channel, observing Argentinian coasts and Navarino Island on the opposite side (Chile). We will 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. Arrival to Ushuaia. More...

Estancia Harberton Navigation

Duration: Full Day
Available: November to March
This beach is 20 km away from Puerto Madryn. Every year, mother whales and their breeding get here looking for peaceful waters and because of the coast slope,
they can stay at 20 or 30 metres from them. Thus, we can watch them from land. It works the same way than June to November sighting. More...

Places to visit in the city

• The Museum of the End of the World, a large house of principles of the XX century in which pieces elaborated by the primitive inhabitants of Tierra del Fuego are conserved, objects built by the prisoners of the prison, a room of birds where all the species that inhabit in the island are shown and testimonies of the history of the city.
• The old prison of Ushuaia that worked between 1902 and 1947 conserving one of the cell-room wings in original state. In this place the marine museum also works.
• The avenue Maipú, coastal of Ushuaia that skirts the channel of Beagle. From the tourist jetty the catamarans that carry out the trips leave.
• The port, where you can visit one another some old ships, to see the fishing ones that discharge spider crabs or the ships that take the tourists to ‘Isla de los Estados’ and the Antarctica.

Winter sports

Ushuaia is synonymous of winter sports: ski, snowboard, walks in sleds thrown by dogs, or in snow-cats. There are several centers to those that you consent by the national route #3:
Valley of ‘Tierra Mayor’, to 22 kilometers of Ushuaia, the most complete in Tierra del Fuego. This center was pioneer in the practice of the wind-ski. They also rent motor-sleds and snow-cats.
Le Martial, to 7 kilometers of the city. It has a funicular that allows you to have a beautiful view on the channel of Beagle and the glacier Martial.
Altos del Valle, to 17 kilometers of Ushuaia, where a dog hatchery exists for sled, they rent teams and rackets for snow. They also organize voyages in sled or on foot until the glacier Alvear.
Valle de los Huskies, located 20 kilometers from Ushuaia. They are carried out trips in sleds thrown by Siberian dogs traveling spectacular places. In the summer they are organized cavalcades, trekking and walks in four-trac.
Via & Mare Australis cruises

Was established in 1990 in order to operate tourist cruises in the Patagonia region including Argentina and Chile destinations.
The Mare Australis was until now the only ship in this operation, it was built in 2002 in Asenav navy facilities located in Valdivia.
For the incoming season the Via Australis Expedition cruise will act as the Mare Australis new brother with same features. Both cruises will navigate the Magellan straight, the Beagle channelpe Horn, exploring one of the most beautiful virgin areas in the world, like the Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego.
There are two different choices, a 3 or a 4 night program from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas and viceversa, from September to April.


MARE AUSTRALIS
VIA AUSTRALIS
03 NIGHT USHUAIA - PUNTA ARENAS
04 NIGHTS USHUAIA - PUNTA ARENAS

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