Trips to Ushuaia
The most southerly city in the world, this hardy town survives in a stunning location, surrounded by icy mountains and wild seas and provides good facilities for all sorts of tourists, though tranquil isolation is not one of them. The area offers the adventurous traveler superb hiking, fishing and boat rides to see marine wildlife in the Beagle Channel.
Dog-sledding, snowmobiles and skiing are available from June to September a few kilometres out of town.
Seals enjoying the Beagle Channel, accessible only by boat. Photo by Tetraktys.
Voyages to Antarctica can also be organised from this port, but they are expensive and will need a couple of weeks at least, in addition to a strong stomach.
Penguins are another common sight in the Beagle Channel.