Probably when you read it I’ll be lost in the most amazing place in Argentina!!
Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world and the gateway to Tierra del Fuego National Park and Antarctica. Home to magnificent scenery, a former prison, blustery winters, and a few glaciers, there are lots of options for adventurous activities. This former penal colony is now a big tourist town, so you’ll find lots of hikes, tours, ski trails, and boat trips to fill your days.
Food at the end of the world isn’t too bad either, as traditional Fuegan cuisine includes grilled local lamb and fresh seafood from the surrounding waters. Another one of the area’s big draws is the wildlife, so take some time to check out the sea lions, penguins, dolphins, beavers, and amazing bird life while you’re here.
Let’s explore the best things to do in Ushuaia:
1. Cruise the Beagle Channel
Sail to the end of the world on a boat tour that’ll take you to the most iconic sites and scenery of the Beagle Channel.
Like Charles Darwin, you’ll see lots of wildlife from the boat, swinging by Isla de Lobos and Isla de Pájaros for sightings of sea lions and various birds.
Some folks get lucky, spotting dolphins and even whales along the way.
You’ll also pass the Faro Les Eclaireurs, the landmark red-and-white lighthouse which is still in operation.
Some boats allow you to disembark for a stroll around Bridges Island to see the flora and fauna as well as the Yámana archaeological ruins here.