There are two types of visitors you’ll see in Ushuaia. Those who are waiting to go in a cruise to Antartica or the Cap Horn and those who’ve just got back. The ones who are waiting walk around in a heightened state of anticipation: they’re excited, they’re nervous about who their shipmates will be, and they’re still wearing their own coats.
Those who have just got back, however, have a near-permanent smile of satisfaction plastered on their faces. They’ve seen landscapes and enjoyed wildlife encounters that they never imagined in their wildest dreams. Tales of penguins pecking at their boots and whales breaching alongside their Zodiacs spill effortlessly off their tongues.
The word Ushuaia comes from the Yaghan language: ush and waia (“bay” or “cove”) and means “at the back” or “bay to background”.
The colourful city of Ushuaia offers a huge selection of tourist attractions for travellers looking to learn more.
History Thematic Gallery, provides a great introduction to the area’s history. It’s very interactive.
Yámana Museum on Bernardino Rivadavia street to learn more about the first indigenous tribes.
The Museo del Fin del Mundo dedicates itself to the birds and nature of Tierra del Fuego.
the End of the World Train (Tren del Fin del Mundo).
Museo Marítimo y Presidio de Ushuaia as it was once a military prison intended for serious criminals
Climate: Maritime: in summer (Nov-Mar) expect temperatures around 15°C; in winter (Jun-Aug) 0°C. It can rain at any time so packing good waterproofs and warm layers is essential.
|Currency used||Argentinean Peso|