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Ushuaia, Argentina

No other place on the planet will make you feel like a modern-day explorer quite like Ushuaia will. After all, how often do you travel to the end of the earth? This southernmost city in the world is located on the border of the Beagle Canal and offers wild and diverse terrain made up of mountains, sea, glaciers and subantarctic forests. Ushuaia has been charted by the likes of Magellan, Cook, and Darwin and still offers plenty of wide-open space to blaze your own trail.

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Ushuaia, Argentina

Port of Call in South America

Other Fun Things to Do

  • Hit the trails of Tierra del Fuego National Park for an eyeful of native wildlife and artifacts of ancient Yámana aborigines. And keep an eye peeled for rare Andean flowers such as the Nassauvia, which smell like chocolate.
  • Because of the remote nature of the place, Ushuaia was the headquarters of a famous prison from 1902-1947. Today it's a fascinating museum that welcomes visitors.

Sporting Adventures

Ushuaia offers an endless supply of outdoor adventure. In the summer months you can enjoy hiking, horseback riding, and sport fishing. And make sure to squeeze in a half-day cruise through Beagle Channel where you can spot oodles of resident wildlife including sea lions and penguins.

Shopping for Bargains

Looking for the perfect souvenir? Search the shops on the street of San Martin for mementos local handmade specialties like jams and maté.

Get a Taste of Local Flavor

As you can imagine the seafood is spectacular. A regional favorite is southern king crab.

Local Currency

The Argentine peso is the official currency. Foreign currencies can be exchanged in banks and authorized bureaus. Several shops do accept U.S. dollars and Euros. American Express, VISA, Diners Club and Master Card are also widely accepted. Please note there may be difficulty in exchanging traveler's checks.

Weather in Ushuaia, Argentina


Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Average High 57° 13.89°
Average Low 41.7° 5.39°
Mean Temperature 49° 9.44°
Record High N/A N/A
Record Low N/A N/A
Precipitation Inches Centimeters
Average Precip. 1.5 in 3.81 cm

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