Ushuaia - Argentina

Ushuaia (pronounced ) is the capital of the Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego, and claims to be the world's southernmost city (see discussion below). It is located on the southern coast of the island of Tierra del Fuego in a wide bay, guarded on the north by the Martial mountain range and on the south by the Beagle Channel. Its population in 1999 was estimated at 57,300 The city was originally named by early British colonists after the name that the native Yámana people had for the area. Much of the early history of the city and its hinterland is described in great detail in Lucas Bridg

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igottacthat :

We are from Sydney and don't know whether it's cheaper to get a RTW ticket and take advantage of going to Los Angeles too or going straight to Buenos Aires or Santiago and then getting to Ushuaia from there. Has anyone done this type of trip? We have looked on the net and can't seem to find a way to get to Ushuaia other than LAN or Arg. Aerolinas. Is there any other way?

Strudders67 :
"Not that I'm aware of. I flew to B.A. on Aerolineas and then down to's not a big airport down there. B.A. is a great place to spend a few days. As I assume (hope) you're going on a cruise 'down south' - have a fantastic time!!!"
Marcus Vol :

1)would like to lravel into Chile from Ushuaia ,how difficult is this? means of transportation, cost and time? 2) We are budget travellers ,cost of accommodation for a couple days 3) what is appropriate dress for the weather between mid december to early january. 4)suggestions of places to go and things to see. 5)contacts are welcomed. Thanks.

mitzy :
"some good websites online - have a look at these:"
"Not difficult fromm Usuahia to Puerto Williams in Chile, nice trip on boat! see: Enjoy!!!!"


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Date: 2008-02-06 00:38:13

For those of us who can only dream of such adventures, we can live vicariously through the travels of Dave Connors. Earlier this month, Dave set out on a ten month journey through two continents, eighteen countries, and approximately 14,000 miles.

Date: 2008-02-06 00:38:13

Terra del Fuoco (Tierra del Fuego, Antártida e Islas del Atlántico Sud) è il nome ufficiale di una provincia della Patagonia argentina. Con una estensione territoriale di 21.263 km² (*) e una popolazione di 101.079 abitanti (censimento del 1991) ha come propria capitale Ushuaia.

Date: 2008-02-06 00:38:13

El primero de julio partieron desde Ushuaia, hacia Anchorage (Alaska) los pilotos Héctor Julio Freyre y Luis Alberto Turinetto. En un avión Mooney M20F. El proyecto contempla 42 días de viaje, (contando 7 días en el Festival Aéreo de Oshkosh, EEUU). Se recorrerán, aproximadamente, 21.600 millas náuticas. (unos 38.000 kms), en 206 horas de vuelo.

Date: 2008-02-06 00:38:13

Visiting the extreme southern tip of South America. I wanna go there!

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