Ushuaia & The End of the World
Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world. It is an accolade which stirs our sense of curiosity and discovery. To venture to the very bottom of the Americas, to the last city before the frozen continent of Antarctica, is a true expedition. Charles Darwin once sailed the tumultuous waters off Ushuaia, the Beagle Channel, named in honor of the great explorer’s ship. Visitors can follow in his footsteps and discover a city engulfed by rugged wilderness where promises of adventure float on the cold sea air.
From Ushuaia the views of the Beagle Channel and great bay are simply staggering. It makes for the perfect base from which to explore the snow-capped mountains and green valleys carpeted with wildflowers in this far-flung corner of Argentina. Days can be spent fishing the Rio Grande’s trout-laden waters or navigating to the legendary Cape Horn home of the world’s farthest lighthouse.
For those in search of an authentic experience, Oyikil Travel organizes stays on pioneer estancias (ranches), where days are spent horseback riding, wildlife-watching, hiking to remote summits, or taking a 4WD to Lake Fagnano. As the sun sets, guests can unwind over a lobster dinner, or sit around the campfire and hear the stories and legends of the Land of Fire.