Tierra del Fuego, the ‘Land of Fire’ is a vast island at the very tip of the continent and split between Chile and Argentina. The little Chilean village of Porvenir can be accessed by boat or you can fly from Punta Arenas, but the largest town is Ushuaia on the Argentinian side.
• Take a boat trip along the infamous Beagle Channel
• Hike through the stunning native Lenga forests
• Try a pint at the world’s most southerly microbrewery
• Go canoeing along the Lasiphashaj River
•Jump aboard your Antarctica cruise ship in Ushuaia
Enjoying a rather dramatic location wedged between mountains and the Beagle Channel, Ushuaia is the main gateway to the island’s treasures.
Arguably the island’s principal highlight is the Tierra del Fuego National Park which covers over 630 sq kms of sub-Antarctic tundra, swampy peat bogs, lakes and jagged mountain scenery. A visit to Ushuaia is not complete without a boat trip along the Beagle Channel where marine life abounds including sea lions, dolphins, Minke whales, sometime even killer whales and a wide variety of birdlife including giant petrels, albatrosses and Magellanic penguins.