Tierra del Fuego and Ushuaia
Across the Strait of Magellan, Chile and Argentina share the scenic grandeur of the sub-Antarctic Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego. Here Ushuaia is the world’s southernmost city and known as the uttermost part of the earth.
Tierra del Fuego contains many different ecosystems which showcase Patagonia in a nutshell: South Atlantic coast, bushy steppe, Andes surrounded by glaciers, snow, lakes and forests. Here you can follow in the steps of Charles Darwin and explore the legendary Beagle Channel for its varied wildlife: sea lions, penguins and cormorants. Beneath the serrated spires of the Martial range, on the north shore of the Beagle Channel, the city of Ushuaia is both an end - virtually the terminus of the world’s most southerly highway - and a beginning - the gateway to Antarctica.
The Tierra del Fuego National Park is fascinating, boasting valleys that are full of rivers and glacial originated lakes. There are opportunities to explore this wonderful landscape by trekking, canoeing or taking the train to the end of the world. On board the Beagle Channel cruise you will see birds and sea lions, as well as a fantastic view of Ushuaia harbour against a backdrop of mountains.
Go skiing in the Cerro Castor, the world’s southernmost ski resort and only 25mins drive from downtown Ushuaia.Visit Martillo Island where the Magellanic smart penguins will be expecting you and embark on a journey sailing from Argentina to Chile through intricate channels, breathtaking fjords and the mythical Cape Horn.