Ushuaia in summer: excursions for everyone

Ushuaia in summer: excursions for everyone

Ushuaia also falls in love in summer. An ideal destination for those seeking relaxation and a walk, during this time it offers a large number of activities for all tastes. This beautiful southern enclave combines options for adventure, entertainment and nature. And it will also give you a geography full of unmissable postcards. Its beautiful landscapes are located in the southernmost tourist point on the planet, which gives it the famous title “The End of the World”.

When we think of a mountain range, we usually associate travel experiences in the winter season: snow, high mountain sports and a lot of shelter. However, this wonderful city and its surroundings offer us an innumerable number of options to enjoy a well-deserved summer vacation. The days in summer are very long due to the many hours of daylight. For this reason, it is a favorable time to make the most of time and organize several tours in the same day.

Summer in the southernmost point: Ushuaia city

The city of Ushuaia has the peculiarity of offering coast and mountains, something unique in the entire Argentine territory. Its port is located on the famous Beagle Channel, a renowned interoceanic passage that joins the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. To the west is the Martial mountain chain, belonging to the Fuegian Andes. Its rugged landscape and picturesque architecture are the perfect setting for walks with your family, partner or friends. In a tour of its main avenue you can find an interesting and varied gastronomic offer, ideal to enjoy after a day of intense exhaustion in the various excursions available to experience. Famous for its color palette, its sky offers sunrises and sunsets that give days and nights beginnings and ends of exceptional beauty.

Tierra del Fuego National Park

The visit to the National Park is beautiful all year round, but in summer it has a special charm. Its more than 68 thousand hectares of protected area make up a space where nature is the protagonist. This reserve harmoniously combines the last section of the Andes mountain range with forests, lakes, valleys and rivers, offering horizons full of colors, fresh air and natural music. The encounter in turn with the marine spaces favors the proliferation of a large number of birds and mammals, which live in its interior and are usually sighted on the edges of the paths.

Navigation Beagle Channel and penguin colony

This excursion is one of the most visited attractions. It begins with the navigation through the mythical Beagle Channel, from where you can see a beautiful panoramic view of the city from the coast. As the boat moves away from the port, numerous archipelagos begin to be sighted, the famous Les Eclaireurs lighthouse – illuminators in French – until reaching the penguin colony: a colony of very friendly and sociable Magellanic penguins. Summer is a good season to appreciate them since it is the time when they nest, which makes them easier to spot.

These are just some of the many attractions that Ushuaia has and that can be enjoyed in summer.

We hope you visit us and discover them yourself!

Beagle Channel: Tips for maximum exploration

Beagle Channel: Tips for maximum exploration

Exploring the Beagle Channel is a must in Ushuaia and Patagonia Argentina. Undoubtedly, it is one of the most popular voyages for the thousands of travelers who year after year travel through the region.

Navegación hasta el Faro del Fin del MundoThe Beagle Channel is one of the southernmost points of Argentina and is, indeed, the much-acclaimed End of the World. The best way to travel the channel is to sail it, but this is not the only way. More and more travelers are daring to fly over it or to make hiking routes along the shores of the channel.

Navigating the Beagle Channel is considered one of the most beautiful experiences to live at the End of the World. Undoubtedly, an unforgettable experience. Whether sailing or flying over the channel, you can have stunning panoramic views of the city of Ushuaia and the surrounding nature.

faro les eclaireurs

Faro del Fin del Mundo, Canal Beagle

Here are 3 tips to explore the Beagle Channel to the fullest:

  1. 1. Choose an experience and itinerary for touring the channel:

Although sailing is the most popular way to explore the Beagle Channel, it is not the only one. There are also different routes and itineraries to explore it.

Depending on the interests of each traveler, different tours and stops along the channel can be arranged.

Depending on the experience you have chosen, you can also see: Los Lobos Island, Los Pájaros Island – habitat of Magellanic Cormorants and Imperial Cormorants -, the mythical Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, Martillo Island -where penguins nest from November to April during the summer season – and culminating the navigation in Harberton Ranch, the first Fuegian ranch. Crossing the channel, heading north-south, we will see Gable Island and the Puerto Williams Naval Base (located on Navarino Island, Republic of Chile) and parts of the Cervantes Mount, a ship that was shipwrecked in 1930 -another icon of the city-.

  1. Wear appropriate clothing and be prepared for the occasion:

Fuegian weather tends to change very quickly and even more so while sailing the Beagle Channel. Depending on the time of the year, there may be sunny or windy days. Therefore, it is necessary to be prepared for the occasion. Warm clothes, raincoats, windbreaker, hats and sunglasses are some of the basic elements to take to The End of the World.

  1. Enjoy the view and take the best pictures ever

The Beagle Channel invites us to take countless pictures and sailing it will be a memory that will remain engraved in your memory for life. Don’t forget your camera!

Finally, here is a video about the Beagle Channel, one of the natural wonders of our country: