ADD TO LISTOften considered to be the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia is located within a wide bay on the island of Tierra del Fuego. The Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego attraction is nearby. It is also a main access point for visiting Southern Argentina, as well as for cruises heading towards Antarctica and the Falkland islands.
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I'm planning a trip to Antarctica in late January and am looking for ideas on what to do before or after the trip in the Ushuaia area. I have about one week before the sailing and a few days after. Maybe a side trip to the Falkland Islands?
Is it possible to explore Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego with a child 8 years old? Ensenada Bay, Roca Lake, Lapataia Bay??? What to do? Thanks.
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English : All people speak of Ushuaia like a good place but it isn't such interresting to go there ... In fact, the best to go there is that you are really at the south of the earth and you can see penguins and sea lions, you can take a train which tell a little the story of Ushuaia.And the city is very old and strange. All that is for the summer. Howewer if you want to go in winter you can go skying and practice dog sled and these things are very interresting . Ushuaia : 3/5
Castellano ( Esp. ) : Todo el mundo dice que Ushuaia es lindo pero en realidad no tanto ... Solamente te vas para estar en uno de los lugares los mas al sur, se puede ver diferentes animales como pingüinos y leones de mar ... Tambien se puede tomar un tren que muestra a traves del paisaje la historia de Ushuaia. La ciudad es vieja y rara. Todo lo que conté hasta ahora fue para verano. Pero durante invierno se puede esquiar y hacer trineos tirados por perros : asi que en invierno es mejor para ir o sea mas interesante . Ushuaia : 3/5
Francais : On peut penser qu'Ushuaia c'est beau mais c'est en fait décevant ... On va à Ushuaia pour être le plus au sud possible, ou pour voir quelques animaux comme des pinguoins ou des lions de mer... Il est possible de prendre un train qui retrace l'histoire d'Ushuaia.La ville est assez viellotte et portuaire, étrange...Tout ca pour l'été. Il paraît qu'en hiver il est possible de skier dans de petites stations y faire du chien de traîneau, il est donc préférable d'y aller en hiver. Ushuaia : 3/5
Pretty much the furthest south you can go without visiting Antarctica, and if you want to do that, then Ushuaia is the place to go. Trips to Antarctica cost a fortune if you book them from home (£7-8K in the UK), if you're lucky, you can take the same trip from Ushuaia for maybe US$3-3.5K.
Even if you don't go to Antarctica, Ushuaia still has plenty to offer; the town is pleasant, there are great hikes outside town (I stayed at the Antarctica Hostel and the hostel manager took us out for some great hikes up to a nearby glacier), and the Beagle Channel boat trip is nice for the wildlife and views.
Cruises to Antarctica are very expensive....worth it, but expensive. While most people book their cruise way in advance, it is possible to get a hugely discounted trip by showing up days before the ship is going to depart. The cruises like to bring as many people as possible so if they have left over cabins, people can get amazing deals. We had an Aussie on our ship who showed up literally two days before we left and got a cabin on the ship for a lot cheaper then we paid. If you are willing to risk it or wait around Ushuaia for a bit, something will probably come your way.
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