“When you reach the end of what you should know, you will be at the beginning of what you should sense.” Kahlil Gibran
Home to some of the most incredible attractions and experiences in arguably the most enchanting location on the continent, Ushuaia is a truly magical travel destination at the very southern tip of South America.
Ushuaia is considered one of the best hiking destinations in the world
Yes, you can expect epic mountain scenery, endless hiking trails and breath-taking landscapes to support the mystical title above but make no mistake, Ushuaia has enough delightful food, fascinating history and interesting things to do which ensure this is one of the most rewarding travel destinations anywhere in the world.
Here are some of the most worthwhile experiences and reasons you should visit Ushuaia:
Witness Tierra del Fuego National Park with your own eyes
Tierra del Fuego National Park is the most popular attraction in Argentina and easily accessed from the town of Ushuaia.
Along with a spectacular sub-polar archipelago, there are many beautiful glaciers, luscious forests, and cascading waterfalls in the region which never fail to impress and capture the imagination of those who make the journey.
Everywhere you look there seems to be an opportunity to witness another dramatic landscape while there are also various options to travel around the park, at a very affordable price.
From here, it is also possible to take the End of the World Train or the Tren del Fin del Mundo.
Send a postcard from the end of the world
Taking a boat trip to Isla Redonda is the perfect way to take in some of the impressive scenery you would expect in this part of the world, but then there is also a unique opportunity here to send a postcard from the end of the world.
Yes, there is a post office on Isla Redonda with just one inhabitant, and it is this individual’s job to send letters from the end of the world.
Choose a rugged adventure to Laguna Esmeralda
Call it a sigh, not of relief, but of unrivaled admiration for the awe-inspiring views that make way for the Laguna Esmeralda.
There are many worthy hiking trails in this region of course, but this scenic trek promises every traveler a glimpse of a stunning blue-green lake nestled between the mountains called Laguna Esmerelda.
Furthermore, there is also reliable transport service to the national park, but such is the impact of a hiking experience, many tourists choose the muddy trail to his lake over the comfort of smooth tarmac and a warm bus.
Trace the footsteps of Darwin at the Beagle Channel
If the grandfather of evolution, Charles Darwin, took ample time to explore the Beagle Channel, then so shall you.
This impressive region is home to a series of beautiful glaciers and magnificent arctic vistas while also having an abundance of fauna.
Yes, you can walk amidst the seals and birds here, or marvel at a pod of orca from the safety of a boat but there are also many flexible options in which you can choose to explore the area in kayaks or a catamaran, rather than join a more traditional boat tour.
Enjoy a seemingly boundless food experience
As mentioned previously, Ushuaia may seem largely unassuming at first, but it is actually home to a wide range of eateries with world class cuisine.
Featuring unobstructed ocean views Kaupe and Chez Manu are perfect examples of restaurants with as much class to match the cuisine, while KalmaResto, Altos Resto, and La Mesita de Almanza receive glowing reviews from both local guides and visiting tourists.
Whether you decide on the fueguino lamb or a serving of black hake, you can be certain of a wide variety of food and places to eat in Ushuaia.
As one of the busiest ports and liveliest small towns in South America, Ushuaia is well accustomed to welcoming and catering for visiting tourists. You can make this your base for exploring the hiking trails in nearby parks or even just to marvel at the majestic scenery on a boat cruise along the Beagle Channel. Either way, this intriguing town and the beginning of your South American adventure, is waiting at the very end of the world.