The Top 5 Things To Do In Ushuaia, Patagonia, Argentina

by on 6th May, 2016

The Top 5 Things To Do In Ushuaia

Ushuaia is the gateway to Antarctica and a popular holiday destination for people travelling around Patagonia.

Its famous Tierra del Fuego National Park and Beagle Channel, the stunning mountain backdrop and varied wildlife make it many people’s favourite stop.

Ushuaia, which labels itself as the southernmost city in the world (read more here) is a specatcular and isolated city which retains its pioneer feel.

In no particular order, we’ve listed out Top Five attractions in and around Ushuaia for you to enjoy and explore on your holiday to Patagonia.

Contact us for more information about these tours, and check our Facebook page for our Ushuaia photo album.


1 – Classic Visit to Tierra del Fuego National Park

Travel to the most scenic sites inside this park, to feel the beauty of the landscape.

Experience views of the Beagle Channel surrounded by mountains, the spectacular Ensenada Bay, Lapataia Bay, Lagoon Verde and Lake Roca, whose colour varies according to the weather.

Northern Tierra del Fuego Patagonia Chile

Northern Tierra del Fuego Patagonia Chile


2 – Navigation to Estancia Harberton & Penguin Island

Observe the majestic Black Eyebrow Albatross, as well as Scuas and different kind of gulls, without forgetting the more amusing-looking Steamer Ducks or Alakush.

The highlight of this day is the visit to ‘Estancia Harberton’ where you enjoy a short walk organised through this historical settlement.


3 – Lakes Off-Road 4×4 Trip 

This is a fun way to introduce you to the hidden parts of the Southern Andes Range.

Expert 4×4 drivers take you for a real off road ride that finishes with a delicious asado at a refuge in the Fuegian forest.


4 – Trekking and canoeing 

Eight glorious hours, immersed in the incredible natural world that surrounds and defines Ushuaia.

Walk in the mountains and forests then canoe on rivers and the sea in Tierra del Fuego National Park.

This is the chance to get to know, intimately, a paradise framed in a picture postcard landscape.


5 – Flight over and around Ushuaia

A fly-by is the best way to see, from a new and different perspective, Ushuaia’s majestic landscape.

You get the best views of the Beagle Channel and upon reaching the Chilean border you can also see Yendegaia Bay and its glacier.

Enjoy views to Darwin Mountains, the highest peaks on Tierra del Fuego island, on this 30-minute trip.




Restaurant Chez Manu!

Not an excursion, but a great spot for lunch or dinner.

If you are headed to Glaciar Martial, don’t miss this place, just 2km from town and with great views because it’s located on the side of a mountain overlooking Ushuaia.

Chef Emmanuel puts a French touch on fresh local ingredients, such as Fuegian lamb or mixed plates of cold fruits de mer.

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