Explore Ushuaia on an Argentina Vacation

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  • Argentina

  • Active Travel

  • Adventure Travel

  • International Travel

  • Nature Escapes

  • Wellness Travel

  • National Parks

  • Spa

  • Wildlife

A blue lake with pink, blue and yellow houses and boats with green and brown mountains in the distance in Ushuaia on a Argentina vacation.
Curator’s statement

The Patagonia region is a beautiful place to have an Argentina vacation. While I have never been, I have researched a ton and know of people who have gone and said it was such an incredible trip. I am definitely dreaming of doing this trip soon!

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Where to stay

Arakur Ushuaia Resort & Spa

An indulgent spa-style resort with views across Ushuaia — try the "Train to the End of the World" experience.

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Los Cauquenes Resort + Spa + Experiences

Located in Ushuaia, Los Cauquenes Resort + Spa + Experiences offers different activities to live a unique experience of adventure tourism, dining, spa and wellness treatments and in/out pool.

Las Hayas Ushuaia Resort

Beautiful mountain lodge at the end of the world in Ushuaia with an array of activities including skiing.

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Day 1: Arrival and relax at the spa of your hotel

A white and black bird flying above a blue lake with white rocks and green grass bordering, tall mountains in the background in Ushuaia, Argentina.

Since you will likely have had a long travel day to Ushuaia, take the evening and relax at the spa of your hotel and enjoy the beautiful scenery around you in what is the southernmost city of Argentina. Parts of this area are known as “the end of the world."

Day 2: Cruise the Beagle Channel and explore the town of Ushuaia

The Beagle Channel in Argentina at dusk with 15 red, orange and white boats floating in the dark waters and white snow-capped dark black mountains in the distance.

The Beagle Channel separates Chile and Argentina. There are small islands throughout the channel you will be able to see on this relaxing adventure. Ushuaia is a resort town worth just wandering around in. Grab a cup of coffee or a local beer at a restaurant around town. There will most likely be some frenzied people gathering supplies for their trek to Antarctica. Wander along the waterfront to check out the fishing boats preparing for a day at sea, or just arriving from a long day of work. Take the Southern Fuegian Railway – aka train to the end of the world – and wander around the national park. There are five trips daily so be sure to time everything correctly to get back to Ushuaia.

Day 3: Hike around Tierra del Fuego National Park

Tierra del Fuego National Park in Argentina with grey rock covered in green moss overlooking a jade blue crater lake in a sweeping valley.

Tierra del Fuego National Park is the southernmost national park in the world. There are beautiful waterfalls, lakes, lagoons and paths along beaches for you to explore. Hire a local guide if you would like to know more about the local wildlife and people who used to inhabit the area.

Day 4: Isla Martillo to see wild penguins

A white and black penguin standing on the rocky shore with shallow blue lake water and mountains behind it on Isla Martillo island in Argentina.

Isla Martillo is an island where you can see penguins in their natural habitat. Most of them waddle around as if you are not there. You will most likely never be closer to penguins in their natural habitat!

Day 5: Hike to Laguna Esmeralda and have a picnic

A blue-green glacial lake called Laguna Esmeralda in Argentina with tall dark grey rocky mountains with green trees lining them and blue sky with white clouds.

Laguna Esmeralda is the blue-green glacial lake you’ll arrive at after a two hour muddy trail hike. Bring a picnic to enjoy the scenery for a while after your hike and meander back through the forests and streams on your way back.

For more Argentinian vacation inspiration, check out my guide on Adventure Travel in El Calafate, Argentina.

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