Ushuaia – Argentina (Patagonia)
Ushuaia is known as the southernmost city in the world. Tierra del Fuego National Park is one of the main attractions, offering beautiful views of the Beagle Channel and its surrounding mountainous islands. You can explore it hiking, camping, fishing, bird and beaver watching, canoeing or mountain biking.
A must do excursion is a boat tour on the Beagle Channel to see the famous lighthouse and watch sea lions, Magellan penguins, cormorants and other interesting sea birds. To learn about the local history, visit the End of the World Museum or the Maritime Museum & Ushuaia’s Old Prison.
At the authentic little fishermen’s village Puerto Almanza you should taste the catch of the day: fresh fish and the famous king crab. Also take the chair lift or walk up Martial Glacier to be rewarded by spectacular views of the southernmost tip of the earth. Definitely do the hike up to gorgeous Laguna Esmeralda or to the spectacular Ventisquera Glacier and visit the impressive Lago Fagnano and the beautiful Lago Escondido. And don’t forget to tackle one of the area’s fantastic long distance trails if this is your cup of tea!
Throughout the warmer months (Nov. to Mar.) you can take an Antarctic cruise to explore this fascinating and mysterious destination with the last minute discounted tickets offered in the agencies in town.
Ushuaia is also a famous Argentinean winter sports mecca offering many activities, including skiing & snowboarding, snowmobiling, dog sledding, ice skating, snowshoeing and ice climbing. Several winter sports centers are located at short distance from the city. Increasingly popular are the winter mountain bike rides on snow and ice, simply unforgettable.
BACKPACKERS REFUGIO DEL MOCHILERO – Budget Category
Backpackers Refugio del Mochilero is a classic, it was the first hostel in Ushuaia. The location is wonderful, in downtown, at just 200m from the bus stop, supermarket and the sea.
Hit the sack in one of the dorms with lockers, one of the 2 double rooms or in the 4 bed family room. 9 shared bathrooms are available to freshen you up, and small towels are included. Two kitchens with plenty of hot plates allow you to save cash and your brekkie is included anyway.
For complete privacy they also have an apartment for 4 with a kitchen, dining room & bathroom. Enjoy this very sociable hostel with free tango classes twice a week & weekly cinema evening!
Bicycle rental & tour reservations possible! Spanish & English spoken. Discounts for long distance cyclists!
Address & contact
25 de mayo 231, Ushuaia
tel. +54 2901 434895 / 436129
tel. & whatsapp +549 2901 560597
Backpackers Refugio del Mochilero
B&B Mysten Kepen – Flashpacker Category
Travellers looking for a quiet and peaceful haven attended by its owners should go to B&B Mysten Kepen.
Rosario offers an outstanding service, provides detailed tourist info, makes sure the B&B is spotlessly clean and prepares an exquisite breakfast (inclusive) to start the day happily.
The six lovely private rooms (double, matrimonial, triple, quadruple), all with a modern private bathroom, are spacious and include towels. There’s a handy kitchen for use, always ask Rosario first if it’s available, and a cozy living room to relax.
B&B Mysten Kepen is excellent value for money; the quality of a B&B for the price of a hostel’s private room. Short walk from Ushuaia’s centre.
USHUAIA EXTREMO TRAVELS – Mountain Biking, Treks & Tours
Ushuaia Extremo Travels is a super professionally run agency that arranges all the possible excursions & activities in Ushuaia! And their real expertise is adventure tourism, with the focus on thrilling bike tours and gorgeous treks.
Their bike & trekking activities are self-organized, top quality, fun and entertaining. You won’t regret signing up for one of the many available mountain biking tours to for example Estancia Túnel (video) or for one of the many other amazing possible itineraries. Trekking is their other specialty with spectacular treks to Laguna Esmeralda, the Martial & Ventisquera Glaciers and many more stunning spots in the area.
Really popular are their super unique winter bike tours on ice. Imagine yourself exploring the breathtaking white landscape while riding a mountain bike equipped with spikes over snow, frozen rivers and through some of Ushuaia’s beaver colonies. It’s the only company specializing in it. Have a look at their video and you’ll see why it’s unforgettable.
Their office is located in Ushuaia’s main street. And don’t forget they can book you all other tours and activities available in Ushuaia too like 4x4 drives, Beagle Channel boat tours, diving & snorkeling, wildlife trips, fishing, helicopter & plane flights, as well as transfers. Spanish, English, Portuguese, French & Italian spoken.
USHUAIA EXTREMO – Bike shop & repairs / Bike, Ski & Snowboard & Antarctica gear Rental
Ushuaia Extremo is a real family business dedicated to promote adventure and alternative sports in the city of Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego.
You’ll find everything in one spot in their wonderful workshop: bike rental, bike shop (including Shimano Service Center) and bike repairs. They are Ushuaia’s pioneers for cycling activities with top gear. Antarctica visitors will be provided here with the appropriate clothes and gear and in winter time high quality ski & snowboard equipment is available to hit Ushuaia’s many ski slopes.
Ushuaia Extremo is not just a gear shop for tourists, also Ushuaia’s locals head there when they need adventure sports equipment.
Tip for (long distance) cyclists: Ushuaia Extremo is the place to be to fix your bike or to get the necessary spare parts.
NAVEGANDO EL FIN DEL MUNDO – Boat Tours Beagle Channel
In their modern boat, Yate Tango, this company will take you island hopping in the Beagle Channel, where you’ll be awed by the many species you’ll see at Isla de los Pájaros (bird island) and Isla de los lobos (sea lion island). Then they’ll take you to the famous lighthouse (one of Ushuaia’s symbols) and, finally, to Isla Bridges where you’ll trek and learn about local aborigines.
Their tours are non conventional and are available all year round, with no more than 12 passengers allowed on each outing, meaning a personal and informative experience. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and pound cake are included and also a free Tierra del Fuego artisan beer is waiting for you!
Buy your tickets at their office in the tourist’s harbour, where the tour leaves.
Navegando el Fin del Mundo
TIERRA DEL FUEGO AVENTURA – Tours & (winter) Activities
Ushuaia is a stunning outdoor paradise and Tierra del Fuego Aventura offers an impressive range of incredible tours and activities to satisfy the adrenaline junkies! Their friendly multilingual staff will help you decide what to do during your stay in Ushuaia.
Tour options: Tierra del Fuego NP (& Isla Redonda) – ATV tours – Laguna Esmeralda – Glaciar Martial – Glaciar Vinciguerra – Beagle gastronomy & penguin tour – several (multi-day) treks – off road tours.
In winter time exciting activities are organised from their winter base “Ushuaia Blanca”: snowmobile excursions, snowshoe walks & treks, cross-country & alpine skiing and snowboarding.
You can’t find what you’re looking for? Just ask and you will get it! Every possible excursion in Ushuaia is bookable at Tierra Del Fuego Aventura, including a lastminute Antarctica deal!
Tierra del Fuego Aventura’s office is located at one block from Ushuaia’s port and tourist office.