A Trip To The End Of The World



  Tangol 31/07/2019

Ushuaia is the capital of Tierra del Fuego and not only the southernmost city in the world, but also the only city in Argentina that is on the other side of the Andes. An ideal destination to travel around at any time of the year, especially during the winter season for its wide variety of winter, cultural, and gastronomic activities.


Must-Sees

Castor Hill: The southernmost alpine ski resort, also the largest in Tierra del Fuego. It includes modern facilities and a total of 28 ski slopes, a snow park and a great variety of restaurants. Ski and snowboard lessons are available for beginners, allowing visitors to quickly enjoy the wonders of snow and speed.


Haruwen: Located 36 kilometers away from the city, it offers exciting activities, snow motorcycle rides, dog sledding, cross-country skiing, snow racket walks, snow surfing (snowboarding with a snow motorcycle) and night-time trekking.


Nunatak: A winter center nestled at a strategic place located at the foot of Monte Alvear. It is considered the starting point for different tours and activities such as trekking, climbing, racket walking, cross-country skiing, dog sledding, ice skating, 4x4 and caterpillar motorcycle journeys, horse riding, canoeing, mountain biking, and riding motorcycle in the snow.


Valle Hermoso: It is located in a deep lenga beech forest surrounded by peat bogs and creeks. The activities available have been designed to enjoy nature without interfering with it: trekking, racket walking, scenic walks, guided tours around dams and rivers.


Maritime Museum and Prison of Ushuaia: Known as the End of the World prison, it now hosts four museums that recreate the history of the place. The Maritime Museum features a collection of naval miniatures and models. The Prison Museum shows the life of inmates, their punishments, and the sad stories of some of its main occupants. The Antarctic Museum is an invitation to learn everything about Tierra del Fuego biosphere. The Marine Art Museum has a selection of marine art works intended to give a general idea of this kind of paintings from 1889 until today.


End of the World Train: It simulates the same route that the inmates, who were sent to the island, used to cover until 1947. What may have caused pain to other human beings decades ago is today a place for contemplating history and the views of the Tierra del Fuego National Park.


Isla Martillo: Sailing across the Beagle Channel is available between April and October, when you can see Gable Island and the Puerto Williams Naval Base. The famous Magellanic penguins can be seen at Martillo Island, as well as the only gentoo penguin rookery of South America.

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Tierra del Fuego’s gastronomy:

The island’s traditional dish is the king crab, a delicious crustacean that is caught along the Patagonic coastline, but mainly at the Beagle Channel. Some other typical dishes include black hake and roasted lamb. We strongly recommend a trip to the Almacén de Ramos Generales to taste the ten footed fleshy crab and their distinguished wine list. Don’t miss out on the chocolate desserts!



Ushuaia: Where The Map Ends

In the extreme south of the country, between the sea and the mountain range, the city inhabits southernmost. Ushuaia calls us from the end of the world to venture into its magic.

The beauty of Ushuaia is unusual. Its unique landscape is painted in many colors: the houses and polychromatic buildings are surrounded by mountain ranges with snowy peaks and glittering glaciers, lush forests that grow in its deep valleys and lakes that, like huge natural mirrors, duplicate the view of this living painting. .

The capital of Tierra del Fuego, founded in 1884 on a bay on the Beagle Channel, keeps a story full of myths and legends, with many protagonists. Original peoples that were undermined by colonizers and national authorities, explorers and navigators, criminals exiled to the end of the world, citizens and millions of visitors who travel to discover its wonders. Today, walking around the city does not only mean exploring its aesthetic appeal; Part of this history is reconstructed in its multiple museums and emblematic sites.

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In the Maritime Museum (former Presidio of Ushuaia) we can learn about the history of a city that grew to the rhythm of the prison labor force. From 1902 to 1947, this "Argentine Siberia" shaped like a panopticon, set in motion the life and socioeconomic development of the Fuegian capital. Its residents had to work in various buildings, both for the prison and for the city. For this, the inmates and the materials were transferred to the work camps, located in what today constitutes the Tierra del Fuego National Park, on a train specially installed for such purposes. Currently, this railway has become another of the great Ushuaian attractions. Aboard the now luxurious and picturesque wagons of the End of the World Train, which runs from the entrance to the heart of the Park, we can retrace the path that those incarcerated men traveled, and observe the product of their effort together with the splendor of nature native (the Cañadón del Toro, the Pipo river and its valley, the La Macarena waterfall). At the end of the tour, passengers can return or continue walking the trails proposed by the Park, where it is possible to appreciate the typical flora and fauna of the region and enjoy Roca Lake, the coast of Lapataia and Ensenada bays, the mountains and the subantarctic forest (one of the few in the world). & nbsp;

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The attractions of Ushuaia are on view, even in the harsh winter. To the delight of snow fans, Cerro Castor has 24 ski slopes and lifts for all levels. In addition, it offers accommodation at the base and the possibility of enjoying amazing views from its five gastronomic points. But the biggest advantage is its season: from June to October, the longest in the entire hemisphere.
For their part, animal lovers are given appointment on the Martillo Island between the months of October and April. There, we can see Patagonian penguins and the only colony in South America of the Papua penguin. Already the route of this excursion known as "penguin colony" is a delight for the eyes: navigating the Beagle we appreciate its small bays and natural ports.
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The richness and diversity of this small city at the end of the continent is immeasurable with the gaze at the horizon, therefore, the ascent to the Martial Glacier It is an excellent alternative. From its height the panorama is impressive: the Beagle Channel, the glacier, the Chilean island Navarino and the city of Ushuaia leave us open-mouthed.
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