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Ushuaia (Argentina) - what am I missing here?

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1. Posted by pranavc (Respected Member, 316 posts) 9 Apr '08 14:37

Hi All,
I hope to be in Ushuaia for three nights starting next weekend (not this one - the one after!). I plan to do the Beagle Channel cruise and the hike to Martial Glacier. What else should I include in my "not to be missed" list at Ushuaia? Please do let me know. Thanks in advance.

Regards,

Pranav

2. Posted by bruntonal (Respected Member, 26 posts) 9 Apr '08 22:37

Estancia Harberton is worth a look, this can be included within a Beagle channel cruise. Harberton is the place set up by an early missionary called Thomas Bridges who did alot of work with the local Yamana indians. We did the tours seperately though, this alows you to cruise the Beagle channel on a small boat and the drive to Harberton (about 80km) is spectacular.

3. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru, 1167 posts) 10 Apr '08 05:52

National Park Fin del Mundo
flying over the Beagle Canal from the Aero club

the hike to the glacier is nice if the weather condition is good and you have a nice view over Ushuaia.
for food go to La Estancia or La Rueda,mainstreet San Martin,both offer the Tenedor libre that means all you can eat buffet for about $15.00
young people you find at the old Irish Pub across from the tourist office.
Get your passport stamp from fin del mundo at the tourist office.
cheers,
Marlis

4. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru, 2398 posts) 10 Apr '08 06:05

Concur with Marlis: PN fin del mundo is definitely worth a trip. El refugio del mochilero used to be a good place to stay, by the way.

5. Posted by pranavc (Respected Member, 316 posts) 10 Apr '08 12:30

Quoting bruntonal

Estancia Harberton is worth a look, this can be included within a Beagle channel cruise. Harberton is the place set up by an early missionary called Thomas Bridges who did alot of work with the local Yamana indians. We did the tours seperately though, this alows you to cruise the Beagle channel on a small boat and the drive to Harberton (about 80km) is spectacular.

Thank you for the awesome tip. I was considering doing the visit to Estancia Haberton. If I do combine it with the Beagle channel cruise, how much time should I alot for the entire trip? Does that add up to a day-long trip? Please do let me know. Thank you once again.

Regards,

Pranav

6. Posted by pranavc (Respected Member, 316 posts) 10 Apr '08 12:32

Quoting marlis

National Park Fin del Mundo
flying over the Beagle Canal from the Aero club

the hike to the glacier is nice if the weather condition is good and you have a nice view over Ushuaia.
for food go to La Estancia or La Rueda,mainstreet San Martin,both offer the Tenedor libre that means all you can eat buffet for about $15.00
young people you find at the old Irish Pub across from the tourist office.
Get your passport stamp from fin del mundo at the tourist office.
cheers,
Marlis

Hey Marlis,
Thanks for the tips - especially the one about the old Irish Pub. Now, as far as the Park Fin del Mundo goes, is that something I can do as a day trip? PLease do let me know. Thank you.

Regards,

Pranav

7. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru, 1167 posts) 11 Apr '08 06:51

hi pranavc,
you can do a day trip to the park,walk on your own or take the little train(I did) who makes some stops at viewpoints,then walk around at the lakes.

I have some photos in my gallery also from Ushuaia and the glacier hike.

cheers
Marlis

8. Posted by asoria (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 27 Jun '08 14:02

I am looking for a B&B like this one (-snip-) in ushuaia. This is complete for all winter.

Can anyone recommend one like this based on your own experience?

Thanks

Alejo

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9. Posted by findemundo (Full Member, 127 posts) 2 Jul '08 07:28

Word to the wise, you're going in the dead of winter. Pack warm clothing!