Ushuaia: Where adventures meet the end of the world

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Еhe southernmost city on Earth: hidden corners, local stories, the Antarctic breeze, and a journey from its prison past to an international hub. Experience its unique life and history firsthand.

Highlights

  • Hidden courtyards and captivating local stories in Ushuaia.
  • Prison Museum and port, exploring Ushuaia's history and Antarctic connections.
  • End of the World Museum and waterfront, rich cultural heritage and global ties.

Description

A leisurely walk through the southernmost city on Earth without the rush: hidden courtyards, captivating stories, the Antarctic breeze, and ghosts of the past. We'll show you the city through the eyes of locals. We'll talk about the past, present, and future of Tierra del Fuego and its capital. Discover how immigrant stories from around the world come together. How an island of sea hunters first turned into a prison, then into an international hub of Argentina. Why the local indigenous people lived in the cold completely naked, and where Jules Verne's Lighthouse at the End of the World is actually located. Themes On our tour, we will zip through the brief but rich history of the city and island. I'll talk about the lifestyle of the Yaghan and Selk'nam tribes. How and why they lived in the inhospitable conditions of the far south. The role Charles Darwin played in the extermination of the local indigenous people. Why the Argentine military showed up here. And what would happen if a Tierra del Fuego girl was taken to 19th-century London. Route - Prison Turned Museum: Start at the former prison, now a museum. Learn about early island life, colonial fashion, and Ushuaian architecture. - Maritime Prefecture: Walk to the naval base, exploring Ushuaia's evolution from garrison to a bustling city. Discover pre-airplane era lifestyles and 20th-century architecture. - End of the World Museum: Visit the museum nestled in a courtyard. Dive into Beagle Channel's history, pre-European inhabitants, and debunk myths about local tribes. - Port Exploration: Learn about Ushuaia's present as a hub for Antarctic expeditions. Discover cruise liner traffic and how to seize last-minute trips. Snap a photo by the iconic 'End of the World' sign. - Waterfront and Old Town: Explore the waterfront, spotting a sunken ship, and delve into the old town's diverse cultural influences. Uncover the significance of graffiti and traditional Fuegian architecture. Who Will Enjoy This Tour and Who Might Not Our walking tour of Ushuaia is perfect for active travelers seeking not only the beauty and uniqueness of the world's southernmost city but also a deep dive into its history, culture, and nature. It's an excellent choice for curious souls who prefer exploring a city through live stories and personal experiences rather than guidebooks. Photography enthusiasts, art lovers, and architecture admirers will find plenty of inspiring moments and spots for pictures. It’s also a great opportunity for families with children and young people to open new horizons, feel the spirit of adventure, and even gain some educational content in a light and entertaining manner. For those already well-acquainted with Ushuaia, we can offer customized programs tailored to your preferences and interests. These options will allow you to explore the place from new perspectives, combining uniqueness with a personal touch.

Includes

This is a private tour, and the guide will conduct it exclusively for you and your group. 2.5 to 3-hour guided tour.

Important Information

  • Meeting Point The meeting point will be arranged with the guide. You can discuss it when booking the tour. Organizational Details We will be walking through the southernmost city on Earth. Dress warmly! A hat, gloves, a waterproof jacket, and a thermos with tea will always come in handy. The day before your adventure, we will send additional recommendations on clothing and a list of necessary items.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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