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Travelling from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

Customers often ask us about different ways to travel between Ushuaia and Punta Arenas, so we’ve outlined a few different ways of making the journey below.

How to get there

1. Cruise

This Wildlife, Glaciers & Cape Horn Cruise is a wonderful way to explore the fjords, wildlife and glaciers of Tierra del Fuego, and to visit Cape Horn on your journey between Ushuaia and Punta Arenas.

If you’re keen on wildlife it’s a particularly great trip as you’ll witness some of Patagonia’s best (from Magellanic Penguins, to Cormorants, Elephant Seals and even Beavers), whilst also seeing some of it’s most beautiful Glaciers (Marinelli & Pia), and landing on the famous Cape Horn.

It lasts four days and gives you one of the most full and varied experiences of all the cruises on offer in the region.

Travelling from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

Magellanic Penguins, Isla Magdalena

2. Bus + Flight

There are no direct flights from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas. so you’ll need to get the bus from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales (3hrs) and then from Puerto Natales to El Calafate (5hrs) and then fly from there to Ushuaia.

Travelling from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

The journey from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas takes 11-12 hours by bus, including a ferry trip across the Magellan Straits at its narrowest point. It’s the simplest and cheapest option and actually much more enjoyable than it sounds!

The first part of the journey takes you through the Patagonian steppe and along the Magellan Straits, and then once you head towards the mountains around Ushuaia you suddenly enter a very different landscape.

Travelling from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

4. Ferry

There is a 30 hour ferry between Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams, which was designed for the local people of Puerto Williams. It is not a great tourist experience in our opinion, as you may not get to see that much, and you don’t stop off anywhere en route. You also have to get a taxi from Puerto Williams to Puerto Navarino on arrival, followed by a crossing over to Ushuaia.

Ushuaia, Patagonia, Argentina

Finish in Ushuaia – the Southern most city in the world

5. Via Chilean Tierra del Fuego

This four day Cape Horn Adventure can start in Punta Arenas (flight to Puerto Williams), and end in Ushuaia (boat trip across the Beagle Channel), and there is also a shorter version if you have less time and/or a smaller budget. You’ll be staying in a lovely lodge, which is a great base from which to explore Chilean Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn.

Alternatively, you can fly from Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams, from where you’d need to organise a taxi to Puerto Navarino and a boat trip from there to Ushuaia. The flights from Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams depart at set times once a day from Monday to Saturday, but are very weather dependent so please be aware that they can often be cancelled.

Travelling from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

Please note the airline route from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas has been discontinued, with no plans to re-launch.

30 Best Stops Between Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales

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How long is the drive from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales ?

The direct drive from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales is 152 mi ( 245 km ), and should have a drive time of 3 hrs 40 mins in normal traffic.

If you’re going on a road trip from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales , we did the research for you and compiled some great stops along the way — with Los Pingüinos Natural Monument and Magdalena Island, or the ever-popular Fundo San Fernado .

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Best stops along Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales drive

The top stops along the way from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales (with short detours) are Cemetery of Punta Arenas, Museo Nao Victoria, and Seno Otway. Other popular stops include Magdalena Island, Monumento al Ovejero, and Plaza Armas Punta Arenas.

Fundo San Fernado

(Translated by Google) The place is beautiful, good view, there are several places where you can camp and each one is different in the sense that it is more protected by the trees or not. With a table and a stove for a grill, you also have something to do on the stick. Only detail the bathrooms, they were clean, but upon entering with cobwebs on the different doors. (Original) Bonito el lugar, buena vista, hay varios puestos donde hacer camping y cada uno es distinto en el sentido que es más protegido por los árboles o no. Con mesa y fogón para parrilla, también tiene para hacer algo al palo. Único detalle los baños, estaban limpios, pero al entrar con telarañas en las distintas puertas.

(Translated by Google) A way of negotiating THE HISTORY OF pre-existing cultures, without giving anything, without permission, only appropriating history as if it were his own, taking advantage of genocide. Profit. (Original) Una forma de negociar LA HISTORIA DE las culturas preexistentes, sin entregar nada , sin permiso, solo se apropia de la historia como si fuera suya, aprovechando el genocidio. Lucro.

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Los Pingüinos Natural Monument

Los Pinguinos Natural Monument is located 35 km (22 mi) northeast of Punta Arenas, Chile. Magdalena Island, situated in the middle of the…

French traveller here : we did the tour with “Solo Expeditiones” (Punta Arenas) and it was really efficient : check in at 6am30 then able to Land on Magdalena Island around 8am30 to see hundreds of pinguins Lots of different other birds top, a MUST DO when visiting Punta Arenas !

An ammazzing place. Full of thousands of penguins, sea gulls and cormorants in their natural habitat. I did the trip with solo expediciones. It was a 1/2 day speed boat ride into Pingüinos Islas Magdalena and Marta islands. We also saw hundreds of sea lions at the Marta Island.

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Magdalena Island

Went with solo expeditions. Great trip and worth seeing. Takes about 30 mins bus to the ferry and then 40 mins to the island. If you are flying out at a later time (2-3pm), you can actually do this tour and get dropped off at the airport! Penguins are awesome to check out! Its amazing to see thousands of penguins walking around! During December you can see the newborn penguins, be sure to get out of the way of the adult penguins that are headed over to the ocean!

It’s just awesome to see so many Magellan penguins from up close! You are only allowed to spend 1 hour on the island which flies by! The reason of the 4-stars is the high price and the unfriendly staff on the island. Photographers please note that tripods are not allowed, also lying on your stomach for a more stable position with your telelens is not allowed.

Come to see a large penguin colony in their natural habitat. We booked our tour through solo expectations and had a great experience. The island has a trail that you can walk through and observe the penguins waddling around, taking care of their babies and interacting with each other.

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Av. Costanera del Estrecho de Magallanes

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Costanera

Beautiful shore line on the Strait of Magellan. Gelid clear waters. Wind gusts up to 50 or 60 miles sometimes. You can’t miss it during your visit to Punta Arenas.

Very good experience, especially when you also visit the privately built and operated Nautico museum and try to imagine in which conditions those crossing the ocean must have done this suiside mission.

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Dreams Casino Punta Arenas

Boasting A Large Indoor Swimming Pool With Views Of The Lake, Dreams Del Estrecho Offers A Sauna Room And A Hot Tub. Free Wifi Access Is Available.At Hotel Dreams Del Estrecho Guests Can Exercise At The Gym And Relax With A Massage. They Can Also Visit Maria Behety Park, Only 2 Km Away.Bright Rooms Are Equipped With Flat-Screen Cable Tvs, Work Desks And Minibars.

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Our customers tell us that they enjoy the helpful staff at Dreams del Estrecho. During your stay, you’re just a quick walk from Museo Naval y Maritimo. You’ll find features such as free WiFi in public areas, plus 2 restaurants and 2 bars.

Parked at the water’s edge, this glass oval high-rise brings a little Vegas to the end of the world. It’s a glittery atmosphere, with spacious and luxuriant rooms, but the show-stopper is the swimming pool that.

This smoke-free hotel includes 2 restaurants, an indoor pool, and a gym. Traveling on business?. Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public .

Horrible experience. We reported there was no hot water at 6pm. Then again at 6:30, then at 7, then at 7:30. Each time they told us someone would be up to help. Finally after the 4th trip, I told them I would wait at the front desk until someone came up. Finally an employee showed up, told us he’d be right back. Never came back. 2 hours later, we go back to the front desk to only be told it’s going to take at least 2 hours for a fix. We woke up with hot water finally. In addition to the hot water issue, the air conditioning worked but barely blew any air. We had to open the windows but there was so much noise outside we had the weigh being hot inside the room or not falling asleep due to the noise. We also heard from other folks to not eat at the hotel – which we did not. Lastly, while there is a tv, there’s no stations. You have to link your phone up to the YouTube app.

The most expensive and worst hotel in Punta Arenas! We spent 3 nights in this hotel during our 5 weeks holiday in Chili and Antarctica. There is just one conclusion: it is really really bad . Don’t book this hotel and please take a local hostal for half the price and you will get a perfect service with a smile. Some examples: First night we got a room on the front side of the hotel. There was no airco in the room, whilst they state this on their website, and the temperature in our room was 27 degrees Celsius and increasing. Opening the window did not help at all, as it automatically closes due to the bad system. We discussed this with the staff, but there was no cooler room available. In the morning we had a cold shower….. Besides, bad /no WiFi connection in our room. The above mentioned was the experience of multiple travellers in our group. Checking in a group of 54 people was also something the hotel was absolutely not prepared for: just 1 to 2 persons helping and also this took up to more than 30+ minutes. We indicated that we would be back in their hotel, after our Antarctica tour, as part of that tour, and after multiple reminders we finally got the confirmation that we will get a room on the sea side with a proper working arco. We got indeed the sea side room (thanx!), but also in this room the airco was not properly working. again a night in 23 degrees Celsius. Up to the breakfast buffer. First there was no space available, so waiting till somebody leaves the room….. After a little while a table was available and we were standing in queue for about 30 . minutes to choose from the breakfast buffet. No support was given to the just 2 persons working there. Poor them! Waiter James is the hero. Big thanks to him. He speaks very well English, nobody else does, and knows what customer service is. We reserved the swimming pool. No bath robes or slippers in our room. It might be strange, but for US$ 200+ per night, we had expected this…… At the swimming pool they told us, we need to wear a cap, which was mentioned nowhere. So, if we would like to swim, we need to buy 2 caps. also not included in the room price. Just for a reference: I travel around the world for our 30 years, so I have some experiences, but I have never experienced such a bad service for such a high price. Before I forget… they also have a casino…. without staff to play at the tables….. Support the locals and book at a hostal. We changed to a hostal and that was just amazingly good!

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MUSEO NAVAL Y MARÍTIMO

A naval and maritime museum with historical exhibits that include a fine account of the Chilean mission that rescued Sir Ernest Shackleton’s crew from Antarctica. The most imaginative display is a replica ship.

Very interesting, albeit a small museum. Good stuff on Shackleton, and some other cool Cape Horn exhibits

30 Best Stops Between Punta Arenas and Ushuaia

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How long is the drive from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia ?

The direct drive from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia is 395 mi ( 635 km ), and should have a drive time of 8 hrs 1 min in normal traffic.

If you’re going on a road trip from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia , we did the research for you and compiled some great stops along the way — with Museo Nao Victoria and Palacio Sara Braun / Club de la Unión, or the ever-popular Seno Otway .

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Best stops along Punta Arenas to Ushuaia drive

The top stops along the way from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia (with short detours) are Les Éclaireurs Islands, Cemetery of Punta Arenas, and Escondido Lake. Other popular stops include Laguna Esmeralda, Estancia Harberton, and Museo Nao Victoria.

Seno Otway

Amazing place to see the awesome Magellanic penguins. They’re more active than the Kings, so I highly recommend visiting Seno Otway

Don’t waste your time & gas, locals will confirm you this place is closed and no penguins are there (December 2021).

Please remove as a site from Google as this is no longer valid. The penguins do not hang out here as apparently they relocated due to coal mining ships and big boat traffic in the area. Unfortunately, there is still a big advertisement board on the main highway in Punta Arenas for Seno Otway.

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Museo Nao Victoria

Amazing to think people sailed around the world in boats of this size. Not much information in English and not much to do other than see the 3 boats. Perfect for history and ship lovers.

Great replicas of historic ships that sailed through the Strait of Magellan, including Magellan’s Nao Victoria and the HMS Beagle that took Charles Darwin to the Galapagos Islands. You can get inside the ships and read lots of historical information. Entry fees are $5.000 pesos ($7 USD) for adults and $2.000 ($3 USD) for children. To get there from downtown Punta Arenas, we took the Bus Intercomunal to Rio Seco- it cost around $0.50 USD per person and we arrived to the museum within 15 minutes, just tell the driver you want to go to the museum and they’ll drop you off right out front.

A must visit! I have always wonder the feeling of being side an old school ship. my god this is one locatuon that will take you back. You can walk on the ship and has access to everything inside. You become a crew member of the ship. They have so much information and so much to see. They charged around 6 dollars to get in. It’s worth it!

I really enjoyed my visit to this tourist attraction. It is a reproduction of Ferdinand Magellan’s flagship, the Victoria. The ship sits on the shore of the Strait of Magellen at the far eastern end of Punta Arenas. The site is located about seven km from the downtown port facility. Visitors can freely climb about the upper decks and climb down steps into the very belly of the galleon. There is a very, very small gift shop and exhibit in the adjacent building at the foot of the steps.

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Palacio Sara Braun / Club de la Unión

This is a small museum in the Sara Braun Palace, later used a club. The interior design indeed looks like an oldschool club. When I arrived, the front door was locked, and visitors had to knock or ring the doorbell to enter. As one past reviewer noted yet others disagreed, the building is indeed shared with a hotel, which has its own entrance, so the museum is very small and covers only a few rooms. However, for the farely low price, 2000 pesos or 3 USD (end of 2021 prices), it’s a fair price for an opportunity to see the interior of the building. It’s OK, but don’t expect too much. 15 minutes is more than enough for the visit. I’m not sure if this is done regularly, but I was given access to another, more modernly looking section, that’s shared with the hotel and had a collection of paintings telling the story of Shackleton’s 1914 expedition.

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Monumento Hernando De Magallanes

Punta Arenas tradition. It’s said those who touch the foot will return to Patagonia. There’s also open wifi here too!

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Plaza Armas Punta Arenas

The square is peaceful , have a lot history behind the wall , is a tourist place where you can take a rest or just take a break and read the newspaper El magallanico .

Nice plaza. It has a statue to Magellan in the center and, if you kiss the statue (see my photo) you will return to Punta Arenas. There are nice souvenir stands. I recommend going to the Sara Braun house/ museum and the adjoining hotel that was part of the house. We also went to a great store half a block up from the plaza on Presidente Roca street. We bought leather belts and other souvenirs.

Sad is under construction for a long time. A lot of potential regarding a must visit an vibrant place

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Museo Maggiorino Borgatello

Brilliant experience – a must do in Punta Arenas! The parts about Antarctic Exploration in particular were a highlight. If they could perhaps change the section on petroleum exploration to something a bit more relevant to 2020 it might be beneficial. Still a wonderful experience and worth the entrance fee.

It is a kind of interesting with a very diverse type of exhibit covering some nature as well as cultural aspects. Most of the information is both Spanish and English. What I like the most was the information about original natives and the pictures and work of the explorer Alberto Agostini.

A very odd collection of taxidermy, religious artefacts, some original indigenous items collected by the missionaries, polar exploration and an exhibition on fossil fuel extraction. For me it was celebrating activities of human and natural exploitation that are now considered rather unsavoury but it’s a social history that we need to be aware of.

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Monumento al Ovejero

All crafted in bronze, not the most impressive thing to see, but reflects with good point the lifestyle of the shepherd.

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Cemetery of Punta Arenas

Among South America’s most fascinating cemeteries, with both humble immigrant graves and flashy tombs, like that of wool baron José Menéndez, a scale replica of Rome’s Vittorio Emanuele monument, according to author Bruce Chatwin. See the map inside the main entrance gate.It’s an easy 15-minute stroll northeast of the plaza, or catch any taxi colectivo (shared taxi with specific route) in front of the Museo Regional de Magallanes.

Among South America’s most fascinating cemeteries, with both humble immigrant graves and flashy tombs, like that of wool baron José Menéndez, a scale replica of Rome’s Vittorio Emanuele monument, according to.

Cemetery of Punta Arenas is the public cemetery of the city of Punta Arenas, Chile. It has four hectares and is located in the northern area of the…

Good for a quick wander around. Some interesting tombs but nothing very special. A bit too modern in most areas to be of interest.

Didn’t know what to expect but every one recommended it. Only thing I’m bummed about is wishing I had more time as I did this in an hour before I had to leave. bad decision as I didn’t get through even half of it. Beautiful place, rich history, and you could kill a half day here with ease.

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Av. Costanera del Estrecho de Magallanes

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Magdalena Island

Went with solo expeditions. Great trip and worth seeing. Takes about 30 mins bus to the ferry and then 40 mins to the island. If you are flying out at a later time (2-3pm), you can actually do this tour and get dropped off at the airport! Penguins are awesome to check out! Its amazing to see thousands of penguins walking around! During December you can see the newborn penguins, be sure to get out of the way of the adult penguins that are headed over to the ocean!

It’s just awesome to see so many Magellan penguins from up close! You are only allowed to spend 1 hour on the island which flies by! The reason of the 4-stars is the high price and the unfriendly staff on the island. Photographers please note that tripods are not allowed, also lying on your stomach for a more stable position with your telelens is not allowed.

Come to see a large penguin colony in their natural habitat. We booked our tour through solo expectations and had a great experience. The island has a trail that you can walk through and observe the penguins waddling around, taking care of their babies and interacting with each other.

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Los Pingüinos Natural Monument

Los Pinguinos Natural Monument is located 35 km (22 mi) northeast of Punta Arenas, Chile. Magdalena Island, situated in the middle of the…

French traveller here : we did the tour with “Solo Expeditiones” (Punta Arenas) and it was really efficient : check in at 6am30 then able to Land on Magdalena Island around 8am30 to see hundreds of pinguins Lots of different other birds top, a MUST DO when visiting Punta Arenas !

An ammazzing place. Full of thousands of penguins, sea gulls and cormorants in their natural habitat. I did the trip with solo expediciones. It was a 1/2 day speed boat ride into Pingüinos Islas Magdalena and Marta islands. We also saw hundreds of sea lions at the Marta Island.

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La Estancia San Gregorio

Very nice ghost town that use to be the he first cattle farm in Magallanes, it has a shipwreck also that makes it perfect for photos and a quick stop on your way from or towards Tierra del Fuego or Punta Arenas

This is probably one of the strangest places I’ve ever visited. The ghost town was once a booming business from some of Argentina’s wealthiest. It’s now derelict and you can wander around the buildings and the 2 shipwrecks. There are still sheep skins packages in the buildings. I wish there was a way to visit the mansion, but I didn’t see a way.

Estancia San Gregorio was the first estancia that started exporting sheep wool and meat. Be sure to have a look at the shipwreck of the “Amadeo”, which was the ship in charge of transporting previous mentioned goods to Malvinas Islands.

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Laguna Azul – Santa Cruz

nice and windy place close to the city to travel to and see, it’s a nice view on it’s own and you can also relax sitting in one of the rocks around the place and drink mate 🙂

This lagoon was formed by the accumulation of water in the crater of an extinct volcano. The shades of this body of water range from green to deep blue depending on how much sun it gets. There are no commercial excursions to get there. If you want to visit, you should rent a car or hire a chauffer from one of the local travel agencies. Maca Tobiano has the most competitive fares for this particular trip. Once there, the only thing you have is nature, no food or drink stalls, or information office so take your own refreshments, and warm clothes, scarf and mittens, it can get very chilly and windy. Best time to visit, October to April.

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Parque Pingüino Rey

We visited on December 30 and had a great experience. Lots of penguins to observe. The guides are super friendly and provide binoculars as well. Keep in mind that this is (thankfully) not a zoo and therefore amount of penguins and proximity will vary.

Pretty awesome! We got here early in a rented SUV. about an hour before the park opened. and entered when it opened 5 minutes early at 10:55 am. We lucked out because it was a super nice day with sun, blue sky, and some white fluffy clouds. And we had whole place to ourselves. We walked out to both blinds to see the King Penguins. In the first blind there were 30-40 penguins just 50ft away. The blinds had standing binoculars/telescopes which we used as we didn’t have any of our own. With them you could see the birds in detail. There were 2 fledging penguins amongst the adults that we could see. My 8yr old daughter just loved it all!

as someone mentioned on another comment, check the time of the year you are visiting to make sure you’ll be able to see any penguins. the place is nice and clean, and the entry fee includes a short explanation of the penguins and the park. the price might be a bit steep for what you get but if you have already traveled all the way there its worth it. ps: the people that work there all really nice and helpful

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Virginia Choquintel Museum

Nice museum, nice people nice city nice. Nice I actually thought it was nice! In other words just Nice!

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Rio Grande

Río Grande is a city in Argentina, on the north coast of the eastern part of the Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego. It has a population of 67,038, and is the industrial capital of the Tierra del Fuego Province. It is located 212 kilometres north-east of Ushuaia, the capital of the province.

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Urban Nature Reserve Punta Popper

(Translated by Google) Excellent place, with a very clean beach !. To go for a walk. (Original) Excelente lugar, con una playa limpisima!. Para ir a caminar.

(Translated by Google) A nice place with good information about the fauna. A shame that there are so many beer cans lying on the side of the arrival road (Original) Un lindo lugar con buena info sobre la fauna. Una lastima que al lado del camino de llegada haya tantos envases de cerveza tirados

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Laguna Esmeralda

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Llanos Del Castor

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Cerro Castor

And to finish off, why not a ski resort at the End Of The World!. The southernmost ski resort on the planet, state-of-the-art ski resort Cerro Castor is one of Ushuaia’s main attractions, and host of the Freestyle Slopestyle World Cup. Like Caviahue, in Ushuaia, the skiing and winter sports season is longer (June – October) due to its colder temperatures and proximity to the interesting continent of Antarctica – which also ensures an impressive area of smooth and thick snow, perfect for cross country skiing.

Amazing place to practice snow sports or just to visit. The structure and services are great, amazing view from the lift, prices of the restaurant, classes and equipment rent are a bit high but worth it. I went on August, there was a lot of snow and most tracks were open.

I love this place, this is a excellent place for snowboarding. You feel like you walk at clouds, and the best thing is the view. You can imagine how it is in heaven from there. At the top of the mountain you can see the last thing at the world.

After Sept 21th they decrease the ticket price and the ski season runs up to Oct 6th. O went o n Sept 26th, and it was great. They got great snow and nice trails. The only thing that bothered me is that the green trails don’t make to the base lodge.

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Les Éclaireurs Islands

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Valley Of Wolves

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Escondido Lake

Awesome views and landscapes. Beautiful. There are places where you can light a fire, cook and eat by the river.

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Cami Lake

A very beautiful, and wild, lake, with great views of the mountains in the distance. Only accessible via a very rugged 4×4 track. Once you’re at the lake, you can hike along the shore for a little bit.

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Cerro Bandera

(Translated by Google) Great place for hiking and walking. Very beautiful view, well worth the visit. The trail to Cerro Bandeira is very quiet, just be aware of the rapid changes in the weather. (Original) Ótimo lugar para trilha e caminhada. Visual muito bonito, vale muito a pena a visita. Trilha ate o cerro bandeira bem tranquila, se atentar apenas por conta das mudanças rápidas do clima.

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Museo

Interesting small museum, offering a good insight into the ways and cultures of the Yagan and other indogenious peoples that used to live in these areas.

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Complejo del Ecotono

(Translated by Google) The cabin is spacious, comfortable and comfortable. It has windows that give a beautiful view of the forest, day and night. There is a path that crosses the forest and leads to a lagoon. It is perfectly explained and marked. Everything here is crossed by a deep respect for nature. It was very easy to get in tune with it. Thank you for facilitating the beautiful experience of feeling part of such beauty. (Original) La cabaña es amplia, cómoda y confortable. Tiene unos ventanales que dan una hermosa vista al bosque, de día y de noche. Hay un sendero que atraviesa el bosque y lleva a una laguna. Está perfectamente explicado y señalizado. Todo acá está atravesado por un profundo respeto a la naturaleza. Me fue muy sencillo entrar en sintonía con ello. Gracias por facilitar la hermosa experiencia de sentirse parte de semejante hermosura.

(Translated by Google) A very interesting place where you learn a lot from the Fuegian forest, with excellent hosts. Super recommended, with low difficulty so everyone can enjoy it, the most important thing that is within the city. Thank you for conserving and displaying our natural habitat. (Original) Un lugar muy interesante donde se aprende mucho del bosque fueguino, con excelentes anfitriones. Super recomendable, con dificultad baja por lo que todos lo pueden disfrutar, lo mas importante que está dentro de la ciudad. Gracias por conservar y mostrar nuestro hábitat natural.

(Translated by Google) It is an excellent, comfortable and beautiful place. Their owners have an identity and an understanding of their immense nature, and are more than willing to share it. They have their own path, where they explain the differences of the soil, the reason for their vegetation, and have their own lagoon (of glacial origin), where you can kayak in summer and skate on ice in winter. To finish, they have a peat bog, obviously natural, where I recommend to jump to rest for a while. It is more comfortable than the best mattress you can get, and the explanation of how it is generated is very clear. There must be 5 or 6 peat bogs on the planet, and one is there. (Original) Es un excelente, confortable y hermosisimo lugar. Sus propietarios tienen una identidad y un comprendimiento de su naturaleza inmenso, y estan mas que dispuestos a compartirlo. Tienen su propio sendero, donde explican las diferencias del suelo, el por qué de su vegetación, y tienen su propia laguna (de origen glaciar), donde se puede hacer kayak en verano y patin sobre hielo en invierno. Para terminar, tienen una turbera, obviamente natural, donde recomiendo tirarse a descansar un rato. Es mas cómodo que el colchón mas bueno que puedas conseguir, y la explicación de cómo se genera es muy clara. Debe haber 5 o 6 turberas en el planeta, y una está ahi.

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Isla Martillo

Full of penguins . Extremely cold and windy even on a sunny midsummer’s afternoon, so bring a jacket or two, scarf and gloves!

Great if you wanna see lots of penguins. Some tours do not reach this island so beware before making a reservation. There is one company belonging to the Hamberton family that has the ownership of the island and they include a walking tour over the island for around 40min. With normal boats you will still approach close enough to have a good look at them ( near 3m) Hope it helps.

Among all animals, Penguin is the most popular animal among human because of its similarities to human walking and dancing movement. They choose Martillo Island their summer home. We watched 3 types of penguins: Magellanic – most common one; Gento – looks very similar to Empire penguin; and King penguin St – the most charismatic.

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Museo Acatushún

We had a great time at the museum. The owners are full of knowledge & history. We found it interesting and they have unusual exhibits.

Fantastic collection of cetacean bones and other sea mammals, some, like the beaked whales, are quite rare. But what makes it especially important is that it’s a working lab, where volunteer scientists clean and study the remains of the species that wash up on nearby shores. We loved the tour (and we don’t do tours!), and enjoyed peppering the scientists with questions. Very friendly, English-speaking, welcoming and incredibly informative. The museum is worth the trip down the excellent gravel road, all by itself.

The museum is worth a visit when you’re at Harberton Ranch. If you take the guided tour, they will guide you around an active biologists centre where they recover bones from creatures such as whales, dolphins and sea lions. Really interesting!

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Estancia Harberton

The kind of place that invites closer inspection. Getting there by car takes an hour and a half from Ushuaia, but the landscape is great and the two of us had a great guide to ourselves.

Here’s the deal. I guess this is some ye olde time farm = but we couldn’t figure that out. We thought we were supposed to pay for a tour – but were never asked to pay OR to go on a tour. The cafe – seems to be the main reason to go there, had rude and disinterested staff. BUT it was warm inside UNTIL we were told: leave now! (um – ok! we just got our stuff). The baked goods were NOT tasty (we didnt eat them). You have no choice on some tours but to go here – just be forewarned – it is a place for them to park you while half the group goes to penguins.

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Yes! You can drive from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia .

How far is Ushuaia from Punta Arenas by car?

The drive from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia is 395 miles ( 635 km ).

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Driving from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia should take you 8 hrs 1 min in normal traffic.

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Gas from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia would cost around $ 45 to $ 106 USD, depending on your vehicle’s fuel efficiency.

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You could check out Museo Nao Victoria and Palacio Sara Braun / Club de la Unión, or the always popular Seno Otway!

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