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Our tours and cruises of Ushuaia for 2024 and 2025 take you through this charming port town that lays claim as the southernmost city in the world. Where the Martial Mountains meet the Beagle Channel, the streets of Ushuaia - a bustling center for adventure travel - traverse the steeps like terraces, emptying into the dock which serves as the gateway to Antarctica. Be reminded of how special this place is as you pass through the smoke smelling of mutton from an open-air grill and gaze at a thousand varieties of penguin souvenirs that line the streets. Surrounded by an expansive wilderness, tours from Ushuaia feature penguin colonies, sea kayaking, and cruises of the Beagle Channel and the coastal fjords to Punta ArenasContact our travel specialists to start planning your trip with Adventure Life today!
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4 Best Cruises Between Ushuaia & Punta Arenas, Chile for 2024-2025

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Patagonian Explorer: Ushuaia to Punta Arenas$23755Oct 23, 2024A five-day trek between Ushuaia and Punta Arenas across some of the most breathtaking scenery and remote places on the planet will take you across …
Fjords of Tierra del Fuego: Punta Arenas to Ushuaia$23755Oct 19, 2024Sail for remote and beautiful corners of the world on this 5-day itinerary on the MV Stella Australis through southern Patagonia. Begin in Punta …
Fjords of Tierra del Fuego: Punta Arenas to Ushuaia$16655Sep 21, 2024Patagonia is like no other place on Earth, untamed and pristine land where nature has reigned unchanged for millennia. Enjoy the authentic charm of …
Patagonian Explorer: Ushuaia to Punta Arenas$16655Sep 25, 2024Explore Patagonia on an adventurous 5-day journey between Ushuaia and Punta Arenas through some of planet’s most incredible scenery and remote …
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Top 7 Short Tours & Trips From Ushuaia for 2024-2025

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Beagle Navigation, Martillo Island and Estancia Harberton$2931Oct 2, 2024This day trip from Ushuaia takes you to see Magellanic & Gentoos penguins, albatrosses, petrels, skuas, cormorants, vultures, South American Terns …
Lakes Off Road$140½Oct 1, 2024This half-day trip from Ushuaia, Argentina lets you explore Southern Andes Mountain Range on an off-road adventure. Explore the view of Lago …
Trek and Paddle Tierra del Fuego National Park$3011Oct 1, 2024This full-day adventure in Tierra del Fuego National Park includes hiking and paddling. A canoe excursion to Lapataia Bay, which is home to petrels, …
Tierra del Fuego National Park$412½Oct 1, 2024Tierra del Fuego National Park is awe-inspiring in its remoteness and natural splendor. Learn about the region's history during a half-day trek and …
Escondido and Fagnano Lakes$941Oct 1, 2024Explore stunning Patagonian lakes and scenery on this day trip from Ushuaia. After visiting the Velo De Novia waterfall, start the drive up the base …
Gable Island navigation and penguin colony$5591Jun 19, 2024Enjoy your day trip to the penguin colony and Gable Island. Enter the Beagle Channel by paddling the inflatable canoes. After that, a motorboat will …
Tierra del Fuego Explorer$11014Oct 1, 2024On this 4-day tour you'll hike and paddle through the Tierra del Fuego National Park, sail the Beagle Channel, and explore Estancia Harberton and …
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Unmissable Ushuaia Highlights

  • Tierra del Fuego National Park: This expansive park at the southernmost tip of South America is a haven for nature lovers. Its diverse landscapes encompass rugged mountains, lush forests, and serene lakes, offering a range of outdoor activities such as hiking, birdwatching, and canoeing.
  • End of the World Train (Tren del Fin del Mundo): Embark on a scenic railway journey through the pristine wilderness of Tierra del Fuego National Park. This historic train follows the route of the former convict train and provides stunning views of the surrounding landscapes, including dense forests and rushing rivers.
  • Beagle Channel: Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Beagle Channel, a majestic waterway surrounded by towering mountains and glaciers. Boat tours offer opportunities to spot diverse wildlife, including seals, sea lions, and various seabird species, while soaking in the stunning scenery.
  • Martial Glacier: Lace up your hiking boots for an unforgettable trek to Martial Glacier. This glacier hike rewards adventurers with sweeping views of Ushuaia and the Beagle Channel below. During the winter months, visitors can also enjoy snow activities such as snowshoeing and skiing.
  • Lapataia Bay: Immerse yourself in the tranquility of Lapataia Bay, nestled within the heart of Tierra del Fuego National Park. Take leisurely walks along the coastal trails, surrounded by pristine nature and stunning vistas of snow-capped peaks reflected in the calm waters of the bay.
  • Ushuaia Maritime Museum (Museo Marítimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia): Delve into Ushuaia's maritime history at this fascinating museum housed in a former prison. Learn about the region's exploration, shipwrecks, and penal colony era through exhibits featuring artifacts, photographs, and interactive displays.
  • Escondido Lake: Escape the hustle and bustle of the city with a visit to Escondido Lake. Surrounded by dense forests and framed by snow-capped peaks, this tranquil lake offers opportunities for fishing, kayaking, and picnicking in a pristine natural setting.

Best Ushuaia, Argentina Small Ship Cruise Lines for 2024-2025
  • Oceanwide Expeditions - Ushuaia is the standard embarkation and disembarkation location for 43 Oceanwide Expeditions' Antarctic expeditions. MV Janssonius, their newest and most modern Polar Class 6 cruise ship, exceeds all of the Polar code's current green standards.
  • Silversea Cruises - The luxurious all-inclusive Door-to-Door Antarctica package includes a 1-night pre and post-cruise hotel and private executive transfers in Ushuaia. With 20-brand new Zodiacs, four superlative restaurants in Antarctica, and a pole-to-pole expedition itinerary, Silver Cloud does break the ice between expedition and luxury.
  • Quark Expeditions - The mandatory transfer package includes a pre-expedition hotel night in Buenos Aires before boarding your private charter flight to Ushuaia for your Antarctic expedition. The newest addition to its fleet, the 199-guest Ultramarine is equipped with two twin-engine helicopters, 20 quick-launching Zodiacs, spacious suites, wellness amenities, and numerous outdoor wildlife viewing spaces.
  • Aurora Expeditions - Before departing on your Antarctic expedition aboard the revolutionary ULSTEIN X-BOW® equipped Sylvia Earle or Greg Mortimer, you'll enjoy a one-night stay in a hotel in Ushuaia as well as a half-day city tour.
  • Ponant -Your Antarctica cruise package includes an overnight stay in Buenos Aires the day before and flights to and from Ushuaia on the day of your ship's embarkation. Its newest hybrid-electric polar research ship, Le Commandant Charcot enables a previously unimaginable Antarctic expedition. 
  • Polar Latitudes - No more looking for Ushuaia flights or worrying about making your domestic flight on time. Polar Latitudes has you covered from the moment you land in Buenos Aires to the moment you depart the ship after your voyage. MS Seaventure has the highest ice class for passenger ships, a sauna, a fitness facility, a citizen science lab, and a heated saltwater pool. 
  • Lindblad Expeditions -Ushuaia serves as the standard embarkation and disembarkation point for Antarctic expeditions, with two completely stabilized vessels of the highest ice class available (PC5 next-generation), National Geographic Resolution and National Geographic Endurance, operating this route.
  • Hurtigruten - The most common way to get to their Antarctica cruise often starts in Ushuaia, Argentina - the southernmost city in the world. MS Fridtjof Nansen is the latest addition to Hurtigruten's fleet of custom-built ships – and the next-generation expedition ship. 

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