Travel Blogs from Ushuaia
The end of the world, at least in South American terms, is the far southern port city of Ushuaia. And for us, it was our next destination.
Originally, we had planned to stay for over a week, embarking on a multi-day trek in the mountains surrounding the town. However, the only company in town that facilitates this was unavailable until …
We were picked up from the airport in Ushuaia early in the morning by a Say Hueque tour contact and taken to the Austral Hotel. We were pretty happy to begin our couple of weeks of private hotel accommodation and this one provided everything we needed, although perhaps a little too much warmth! That day we had free to explore the main street and do …
Ushuaia---beautiful to see, difficult to pronounce (you-ssh-why-a). I didn't know quite what to expect when we touched down in Ushuaia, the most southern city in the world. Dog sleds and igloos came to mind, but I admit I was pleasantly surprised. The landscape was beautiful and breathtaking, reminded us both of Newfoundland or the Yukon.
We arrived in Ushuaia early evening. It was still light and we could make out the snow on the tops of the mountains behind the town and were pleased we had packed ski jackets and fleeces!
We stayed at the Hotel Austral. A very friendly hotel. We had a lovely big room with a view of the mountains.
For dinner we ate at Moustachio …
Tuesday morning we left Punta Arenas and headed for Ushuaia – 10 hours plus, by bus. The journey was uneventful until crossing into Tierra del Fuego by ferry. Suddenly the sealed roads of the mainland stopped, and we entered the barren wasteland of Chilean Tierra del Fuego. From the bus we had a perfect 360 degree view… of absolutely …
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility