USHUAIA - TIERRA DEL FUEGO
Travelling is an experience full of intense moments. This is a premise that travelers to Tierra del Fuego, the southernmost continental region in the world, will never forget, whether they arrive on a mild summer day when the sun shines for about 18 hours or in winter when the presence of the sun drastically diminishes and the landscape is bathed in moonlight.
To make this premise come true, it is highly important for visitors to carefully organize their activities so that they can make the most of their stay, considering the wide diversity of tourist activities Tierra del Fuego has to offer. Whether you travel for a day or two, or for a couple of weeks, there will always be a specialist ready to assist you in the planning of a tour tailored to meet your expectations.
In order to decide on the most suitable travelling program for you, make sure you are well-informed about the various options and get ready to and enjoy the many alternatives available in Tierra del Fuego: conventional and innovative excursions, cultural, social and sports events and an annual calendar of activities which you can familiarize yourself with before your trip.
It is advisable to seek advice, book in advance, check your routes on the maps and try to understand and picture in your mind the place you are about to visit. A good starting point could be the urbanized area of the city of Ushuaia, barely over sixty blocks in all, where you may walk around visiting monuments, museums and a great variety of stores selling regional and imported goods.
The old quarter, locally known as Casco Histórico, is truly worthwhile visiting for those interested in the local history. There are still various examples of original buildings dating from the times when Ushuaia was founded.
Make sure you do not miss the "End-of-the-World Museum" ("Museo del Fin del Mundo") boasting a vast cultural and historic collection, the Ex-Penitentiary or Jail for Relapsing Criminals nowadays hosting the Maritime Museum, the fish farming station "Río Oliva" and the "Yámana World" Scale-Model Museum.
You must always remember that it is forbidden to walk away from the signaled paths, unless you are accompanied by a specialized tourist guide.
By the end of your visit, you won't help feeling that some part of Ushuaia goes away with you as much as some part of you will remain in the southernmost city in the world. You will never forget that the massive ice floes have been witnesses to your marvelous adventure.