The world’s southernmost city (pop. 40,000) is a remote and important enclave for sailors, travelers, and fishermen. Located on the shores of the famous Beagle Channel, the town serves as a natural gateway for cruises to Antarctica and daily excursions to Tierra del Fuego National Park, a sub-Antarctic forest with unique wildlife. The city is also home to the unique “End of the World Museum” featuring territorial history, and offering a stamp in all visitor passports.
When to go
Patagonia is a land of rough weather conditions, where drastic changes may occur in a matter of hours. Best time to visit the area is October-March, when temperatures are warmer and days longer. June-September is excellent for winter sports.
• Tierra del Fuego National Park: One of Argentina’s most popular for bird watching, hiking and to view environmental protection measures now underway.
• Day cruises: See mythical Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, sail the Beagle Channel, visit a penguin colony or tour a typical estancia (ranch).
• Estancias: Visit traditional Patagonian ranches to taste succulent Patagonian lamb, and watch sheep shearing demonstrations.
• SCUBA Diving: Dare to discover the End of the World underwater.
• Winter sports including skiing.