Highlights of Ushuaia

Within two days you'll visit the Tierra del Fuego National Park completing some short hikes, cruise along the historic Beagle Channel visiting a bustling penguin colony, and enjoy exploring the fascinating museums of Ushuaia. You'll be based from a town centre hotel with the opportunity to upgrade to an out of town luxury hotel. In the evenings, you'll be free to experience Ushuaia's traditional restaurants.

4 Days

Highlights of Ushuaia - 4

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Experience the world's southernmost city, embracing its incredible natural beauty, uncovering its history through museum visits, and savouring its local delicacies - don't miss the king crab
  • Spend a morning visiting the Tierra del Fuego National Park, exploring the lakes, channels, forests and shoreline; each host to a fascinatingly rich diversity of plants and birdlife 
  • Take a day boat trip on the Beagle Channel; with sights of sea lions, king cormorants, and both Magellanic and Gentoo penguins

Start from Ushuaia and end at Ushuaia

Landmarks visited on Highlights of Ushuaia

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Ushuaia

Your guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel, Ushuaia


Day 2: Tierra del Fuego National Park and Exploring Ushuaia

The first half of the day will take you an excursion to the only National Park on the island, located 12 kilometres to the west of Ushuaia. You'll witness the variety of flora and fauna of which the park is home to; native and foreign animals include Fuegian reddish foxes, beavers, rabbits and more than 90 species of bird.

Key spots that you'll visit within the park are Ensenada Bay, Roca Lake and Lapataia Bay; including some short walks near the lake and beaver dams.

After around 4 hours, you will return to Ushuaia ready for a leisurely afternoon in the town. For an inspiring insight into the history of the indigenous peoples of Tierra del Fuego, be sure to visit the Maritime Museum and Galeria Tematica.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel, Ushuaia


Day 3: Penguin Island

Meet at Ushuaia port and board your boat for the day. As you navigate the Beagle Channel you'll witness a showcase of the city's highlights. Enjoy a unique panoramic view of Ushuaia, passing by the Maritime Museum, the End of the World Museum, and then the iconic Eclaireurs Lighthouse, established in 1919 and a real symbol of Ushuaia. 

See the colony of sea lions as you sail pass Alice Island, before reaching the Magellan penguin colony at Martillo Island. Appreciate the penguin's social nature as you observe them interacting in their natural habitat, and take the opportunity to document the memory with some stunning photography.

Heading back to Ushuaia, uncover Remolino Ranch; home to the Monte Sarmiento since its shipwreck at the beginning of the last century.

Essential info: Runs every day from November to March, from 09:00-15:30. Hotel pick up is 45-60 minutes before departure

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel, Ushuaia


Day 4: Transfer to the Airport or Onward Travel

Enjoy the last few sights and sounds of Ushuaia before catching your transfer back to the airport or bus station for onward travel.

Meals: Breakfast

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $0 per person for a complete group. If you are looking to join a group or you are a solo traveller we will help to form likeminded groups of travellers. Please let us know your travel plans.

The trip can also run on a private basis to fit around your plans. Departures may be tailored and can be set up on a date of your choice. Please note that there is a higher price for smaller groups. Please enquire for further details.

Additional Notes

  • Prices TBC

Includes

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Meals stated without drinks unless stated
  • Airport transfers in shared basis
  • Excursions in small groups
  • National park entrance fees
  • Concierge assistance 24/7 from our Buenos Aires & Ushuaia offices

Excludes

  • Any optional activities mentioned in the itinerary above 
  • Flights
  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Personal expenses and equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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