Ushuaia Off The Beaten Path

  • Laguna del caminante (Place for tents)
    Laguna del caminante (Place for tents)
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    Laguna Esmeralda
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    Paso de la oveja trek

    by cimicak Updated Jun 30, 2015

    Although trekking in the most famous southamerican destinations like "PN Los Glaciares" o "PN Torres del Paine" was without doubt fantastique experience with breathtaking views, I do remember most frequently the track over Paso de la oveja, close to Ushuaia.
    There are more reasons why it is so:
    1) There is high probability that you will not meet any single person during this 2-days trip
    2) Much deeper feeling of "Nature pure" because there are nearly no signs of human activities - even the "camping" at Laguna del caminante consists of two signs only.
    3) At the end of the trip - after two hours of crawling through forest full of fallen trees - I was quite happy to see the civilisation again - and something like this happens very rarely :o)
    That´s why I do recommed this track to everybody who does not need to sleep every night under hard top :o)

    Laguna del caminante (Place for tents)
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    Laguna Esmeralda

    by blueskyjohn Updated Aug 8, 2013

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    This was a very pleasant hike although it was overcast when we did it. The trail is difficult to find. The Lonely Planet guide book gives fairly good directions but the sign for the trail cannot be seen from the car and requires you to walk around the edge of the dirt pull off until you find it. The trail head is closer to the road on the way back to Ushuaia.

    The trail leads first through a very dark moss covered tree forest. It would be great scenery for a movie. Once through this section of forest, you encounter some incredible beaver damns.

    Past the beaver damns starts a steep climb up. When you exit this steep section you will in a meadow. Follow the stream up to the lake. Very nice!

    Laguna Esmeralda Beaver damn
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    Estancia Harberton

    by DSwede Updated Sep 22, 2010

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    Most commonly reached by the Beagle Canal cruises, Estancia Harberton is roughly 10km east of Ushuaia. It is not available as a stop on all the cruises, so make sure it is on the itinerary.

    Harberton was originally settled to be a livestock ranch, mainly for sheep and wool. Many of the buildings are still in tack and well preserved. The guided tour of the open-air museum will temporarily transport you back to the old days. I enjoyed the brief history less, fresh air and mountain backdrops.

    Estancia Harberton
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  • Ride a motorbike from Ushuaia upnorth!

    by esontheroad Written Apr 3, 2009

    Great experience to ride a motorbike over Ruta 40 from Ushuaia to Salta- you can do this. Not well promoted but an amazing expedition of 7000 km mostly over route 40- also old parts of this road and some side roads into Chile to get the feel of exposed landscapes, high fjords and heavy seas! Or ride it only through Patagonia till Bariloche from Ushaia. LEF Expeditions organises this and allows you to do something amazing- Make sure you can ride well-not easy roads and sometimes flooded parts of the road!

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    Flights to Antarctica

    by klmousseau Written Jan 13, 2009

    I had read somewhere before about flights from Ushuaia to the Antarctic Peninsula, but I can't seem to find that same web page. I do remember the flight being around $1800 USD
    I did manage to find the following web page though:
    http://www.aeroviasdap.cl/reyjorge-en.html#Itinerario
    http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g297401-i9549-k2408705-One_day_flight_to_Antarctica-Punta_Arenas_Patagonia.html

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    Cape Horn - just 150 km from Ushuaia

    by globetrott Updated Feb 17, 2008

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    Cape Horn is in a distance of not more than 150 km from Ushuaia. Mare Australis is one of the ships that offers landings at Cape Horn several times in the southern summer between September and April. They are doing 4 and 5-day cruises from Punto Arenas and will also stop in Ushuaia.
    Cap Hoorn is the southern-most island of South America and it got its name by the dutch town of Hoorn, from where 2 ships had left in 1615 in order to find a direct way on the ocean from Europe to India.
    read more about Cape Horn on my page about :
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    the remains of Cutter Tomasito

    by globetrott Updated Feb 16, 2008

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    The old wooden cutter Tomasito was used in order to explore and navigate the Beagle Channel. It was taken to Ushuaia in 1913 and it had a steam-engine at that time. Nowadays just the wooden boat is left over and you will find its remains next to the entrance-gate of the Maritime-museum and former prison of Ushuaia.
    You can see it there any time of the day in a place that is not restricted in any way.

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    Adrien de Gerlache

    by globetrott Updated Feb 16, 2008

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    Adrien Victor Joseph de Gerlache (1866-1934) was a lieutenant in the Royal Belgian Navy and in 1898 he was sailing into Antarctica on the ship Belgica. You will see his monument opposite of the "museum of the end of the world"
    Adrien de Gerlache was the first to winter-over in Antarctica (1897-1899)
    In case that you plan to go to Antarctica,
    the best time to do so is between November and March
    here are some links for you:
    www.antarktis-expeditionen.de
    - - - -
    www.polarreisen.de

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    Isla Redonda

    by globetrott Updated Feb 16, 2008

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    Isla Redonda is a small island inside the Beagle-Channel and you will see it on my main photograph in the front with the great mountain-scenery of Patagonia in the background. Our tour through the National Park had a short stop at this place, where you are able to buy postcards and are able to post your letters with the stamp of the "end of the world"

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    a cat, a mouse and a wale

    by globetrott Updated Feb 16, 2008

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    Dont miss to take a closer look at this lovely old house opposite of the entrance to the old prison-museum. When you enlarge my photographs you will see that lovely scenery with a cat chasing a mouse on the roof of the building and a whale beeing used as a wind-flag on top of the chimney. According to one of the sign-posts on the building this could be a bar nowadays, but everything was locked ans closed, so I am not sure wether it is still in operation.

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    Municipalidad de Ushuaia - the Town Hall

    by globetrott Updated Feb 16, 2008

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    The townhall of Ushuaia is next to the tourist-office and it has a really lovely garden in front of it. A small sculpture of a monk next to the entrance is the symbol for the great efforts that was made by the Salesianer-monks in order to cultivate this part of the world. You will find this building next to the tourist-office in the centre of Ushuaia.

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    Ushuaia Tourist Office

    by globetrott Updated Feb 16, 2008

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    The Tourist-office of Ushuaia is to be found in one of the most beautiful buildings in the centre of the village. It was built inside an old blockhouse that was built in 1926 at the crossing of San-Martino-Avenue and Juana-Fadul-Street, a house beautifully painted in red and white. In 1926 this house was built as Sarmiento Popular Library and in 1996, when the library needed a larger house the building was bought by the city of Ushuaia.
    The touristoffice is open :
    Monday-Friday : 8.00am till 10.00pm
    weekends and Holidays
    from 09.00am till 08.00pm

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    Nuestra Señora de la Merced -the church of Ushuaia

    by globetrott Updated Feb 16, 2008

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    Nuestra Señora de la Merced is the largest church in Ushuaia, founded by Salesianer-monks in 1898 and it was built by wood and sheet iron. You will find this church at the crossing of Av. San Martín und calle Don Bosco, just about 100 meters from Plaza Don Bosco or 800 meters west of the former prison. You will be able to enter the interior freely and without restrictions during the day, taking photographs is no problem at all !

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    the old cargo-ship

    by globetrott Updated Feb 15, 2008

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    This old cargo-ship is stranded close to the cruise-port of Ushuaia and it makes a perfect place to take photographs of the lovely surroundings and the great glaciers in the background.
    You will see this ship close to Plaza Don Bosco.

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    Simbologia - a strange monument

    by globetrott Updated Feb 15, 2008

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    Simbologia is the name of this quite strange monument, that you will find just a few steps from the former prison of Ushuaia, in the centre of a round-about and next to the entrance of the barracks of the navy. In the centre of that monument you see the face of a person, its back is made like the back of a lobster ( see my 3rd photograph). At his feet this person has 3 dolphins...

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