Ushuaia

       

Ushuaia by night

Ushuaia, the Southernmost City on earth. It is the capital of Tierra del Fuego Province, which displays, through its typical architecture and town planning, a past marked by European seamen, indian hunters and a prison with a gloomy reputation; all of which offer visitors different ways of learning about its history. The attractive landscape of the island shows unique natural sights, such as the sea, forests, glaciers and mountains.

This combination allows tourists to enjoy varied activities, ranging from fascinating boat excursions in the fuegian channels to Antarctic cruises. Undoubtedly, Ushuaia is one of the favourite destinations in the Southern Hemisphere.




By plane, from Buenos Aires (Argentina), Río Gallegos (Argentina) or Punta Arenas (Chile). There are no regular buses connecting the Argentine provinces of Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego. The trip, however, can be made by car. A ferry service is offered to cross the Straits of Magellan at its narrowest point, which is located 150 km before leaving the Chilean territory to enter the Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego.

Ushuaia




Ushuaia

History:

The aboriginal population was formed by Onas or Selknam and Yaganes or Yamanas and only at the end of the XIX century, European sailors started raising cattle in the area.

The Yámanas or Yaganes lived on both sides of the Beagle Channel and the adjacent channels up to Cape Horn, near the sea. They hunted sea wolves, one of their main food sources. Their body was long and wide in contrast to their inferior limbs. During the incursions of European sailors in the XIX century, The Yamanas were taken by surprise by the brigantine Beagle, after which the channel was later called. Thus were initiated the first contacts with white men.

Pioneers arrived attracted by commentaries on the existence of gold in the area. But the central government was interested in permanent residents, and so took as an example the policy of countries like France and Britain to build a prison in the archipielago. It was first built in States Island, and then in Bahía Golondrina, near Ushuaia, in 1902. It marked the characteristics of the city during the first half of the century.

In 1947 the central government closed the prison, and the building was acquired by the Ministery Of Marine to create in 1950 the Base Naval Ushuaia Almirante Berisso. The seventies marked another moment in the history of the city. Law 19.640 of industrial promotion was passed and many Argentinians from different provinces were attracted by the possibility of working and saving. Since then, Ushuaia´s population has been constantly increasing.




Places to Visit

Museo del Fin del Mundo - Museum of the End of the World


Ushuaia Maritime Museum

Train of the End of the World


Tierra del Fuego National Park




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Ushuaia Tours

  • Ushuaia 5 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Tierra del Fuego National Park Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included
    Rates from USD 393

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  • Ushuaia 4 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Tierra del Fuego National Park Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included
    Rates from USD 278

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  • Ushuaia 3 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Tierra del Fuego National Park Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included
    Rates from USD 292

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Tours in Ushuaia

  • Penguin navigation
    We began sailing out of Puerto Tourist our city, towards the center of the Beagle Channel, enjoying, as we move away fro...[+] Read More
  • Train of the End of the World
    Train of the End of the World. Not includes National Park access ticket....[+] Read More
  • Seal´s Island Navigation with transfer RT
    We started sailing out over the harbor of our city, toward the Beagle Channel, enjoy as we move away from the panoramic ...[+] Read More
  • Presidio Museum
    Presidio Museum....[+] Read More
  • Ski: Castor Hill
    Castor Mount is the newest in Argentina and, like everything in Ushuaia, the southernmost in the world. Located close to...[+] Read More
  • Estancia Harberton Navigation
    We began sailing out of Puerto Tourist our city, towards the center of the Beagle Channel, enjoying, as we move away fro...[+] Read More
  • National Park, Hiking & Canoeing
    This is one of the most visited Ushuaia is close and accessible from the city and does not impose a way of approaching i...[+] Read More
  • Off Road lakes
    Lagos Off-Road is our fun and intense to know the secrets hidden behind the southern Andes. It is suitable for all types...[+] Read More
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