Explore Ushuaia, Argentina With These 8 Best Tours - Updated 2024

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Situated on the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, Ushuaia is one of the most charming cities in Argentina and is definitely worth a visit. The city is arguably the southernmost city in the world and it has a nickname “The End of the World”. If you are interested in visiting Ushuaia, which you should, here are the 8 best tours that you should take:

1. Ushuaia City Tour With Museums (from 724 ARS (42 USD))

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One of the best ways to enjoy the city of Ushuaia is by taking a city tour. The very first place that you will visit on this tour is the historical La Mission Neighborhood, the place where the first colonials settled. You will then explore the Brown and Solier districts, where you can imagine the first immigrants built the two districts at the beginning of the 20th-century. You will also get the chance to visit some old homes that played a significant role to the local culture. You will end this tour by visiting the Ushuaia Maritime Museum and The End of the World Museum.

Ushuaia City Tour With Museums

Price: from 724 ARS (42 USD)

Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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2. Emerald Lagoon Trekking from Ushuaia (from USD 141.0)

Let the wonderful Patagonian landscape of Tierra del Fuego take your breath away and make your vacation in Ushuaia an unforgettable one. From Ushuaia, you will be guided by an experienced tour guide to have a 4-hour round trip to the beautiful Emerald Lagoon. Take the time to absorb the beauty of the Emerald Lagoon and surrounding views and do not miss observing the animals and plants on the way. On this tour, you will also have lunch by the banks of the Emerald Lagoon. The lunch is free. And, another thing that is also free is the waterproof Wellingtons boots that you should wear during your trekking.

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Tierra del Fuego Emerald Lagoon Trekking with Lunch

Duration: 7 hours

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3. Lakes District 4x4 Full-Day Tour with Lunch from Ushuaia (from USD 160.0)

Enjoy the 4x4 full-day tour in Tierra del Fuego, one of the best tour options that depart from Ushuaia. You will have a memorable and extremely pleasant ride through the valleys, mountains and forest that encircle Ushuaia. You will be amazed at how beautiful the mother nature is. This tour offers you the best off-road experience surrounding the fifth largest lake in the country. Find out what secrets lie behind the Southern Andes Range. Free lunch as well as pick-up from and drop-off at your hotel are provided. This tour is perfect for anyone who is into adventure!

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Lakes District 4x4 Full-Day Tour with Lunch from Ushuaia

Duration: 7 to 8 hours

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4. Half Day Private Trip to Tierra del Fuego National Park from Ushuaia (from USD 713.0)

This tour will take you to the most southern part of the world and give you half a day to explore it. Discover how incredible the Tierra del Fuego National Park is! Wild nature and unbelievable landscapes are what you will get by taking this tour from Ushuaia. Your experienced guide will bring you to the Sub-antartic Forest Scenery, which is set on the coastline of the Beagle Channel. Highlights of this tour include the Slope of Mount Susana, the snow-white Mountains of Sampaiao Chain, the Ensenada Bay, the Green Lagoon and the Black Lagoon.

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Tierra del Fuego National Park Private Half-Day Trip

Duration: 6 hours

5. Walk With the Penguins of Martillo Island (from 3257 ARS (189 USD))

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If you ever wanted to experience what it feels like to walk among the penguins, then this is your chance! You should take this tour because this tour will take you to the Martillo Island, a place where you are allowed to walk among the penguin colonies. But, to be able to do so, you will need to book this tour from September to April. It will take about 15 minutes from Ushuaia to the Martillo Island by boat. Not only will you meet with the penguins, but you will also see other animals including cormorants, vultures and South American terns. Your guide will then take you to the Harberton Farm where you will get some free time to explore and enjoy the view of the beautiful gardens before being dropped off at your hotel.

Walk With the Penguins of Martillo Island

Price: from 3257 ARS (189 USD)

Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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6. Lakes of Ushuaia 4WD Off-Road Canoe Adventure (from 3051 ARS (177 USD))

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On this tour, you will head to the Lake Fagnano and Lake Escondido and enjoy their amazing views and surroundings. Then, it’s time for some adventure! Pass through the forest, mud and rocks in a 4WD off-road journey. The places you will reach cannot be reached without a 4x4 vehicle. So it’s like a once in a lifetime opportunity. Delicious traditional Argentine barbecue lunch is provided for free.

Lakes of Ushuaia 4WD Off-Road Canoe Adventure

Price: from 3051 ARS (177 USD)

Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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7. End of the World Train & Tierra del Fuego National Park (from 2827 ARS (164 USD))

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Leave Ushuaia behind for a few hours and be ready to take on a journey with the End of the World train. Along the way, you will be presented with the fantastic views of the Pico Valley and Toro Gorge. You will also cross the canyon and Rio Pipo on Burnt Bridge, a moment that you will never forget. The fantastic views continue as you visit the Green Lagoon and Black Lagoon before the train reaches its final destination, that is the Tierra del Fuego National Park.

End of the World Train & Tierra del Fuego National Park

Price: from 2827 ARS (164 USD)

Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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8. Beagle Channel and Sea Wolves Island Catamaran Cruise (from USD 80.0)

Did you ever want to see sea lions from a very close range? Your wish could come true if you take this tour. The tour will take you to the Sea Wolves Island where you can meet with large colonies of sea lions. But before that, you will first drop by the Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse and also see some shipwreck ruins. After the experience with the lighthouse and sea lions, your next destination will be the End of the World Museum and Olivia and Cinco Hermanos mountains. You will then visit the Bird Island and get the chance to see a large avian population before ending this tour.

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Beagle Channel and Sea Wolves Island Boat Tour

Duration: 4 hours

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Have the most amazing time in Ushuaia!

Whichever tour packages you will choose, each one of them promises you the most amazing time in Ushuaia. Explore the wild yet beautiful nature of the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago and appreciate the beautiful moments spent with the penguins or on the train!

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