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Ushuaia (Argentina)

How cannot speak of Ushuaia, a place that represents something so special, especially for the French people?
Someone may be get disappointed, others will fall rendered with its charm.


The place where it is is truly beautiful. It is the only place in Argentina where we can be in the other side of the Andes not being in Chile.
We can say that there, more than in other places, in Tierra del Fuego, the frontiers follow lines very estranges...

Ushuaia is in a bay, in the foothills of the Andes, north of the mythical Beagle Canal. In front, in the horizon, is Chile, with the Navarino Island between others, and the military base of Williams Port. When we get close to the Chilean waters, we can see Chilean police patrols and submarines...
Here, more than in others places, the frontiers are fragile.

The colors are really amazing, especially at dawn when the sun begins to heat this end of the world.
I especially recommend take a little sailboat ride for the Beagle Canal to, step by step, getting into the environment.

The National park Tierra del Fuego is also one of the more emblematic ones of Argentina, where the presence of the castors is amazing. There, like in other places of our planet, the human beast made ravages and that is not finish yet...

Ushuaia is the starting point for a further south trip ...: the Cabo de Hornos of course, and the Antartida.

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Patagonia in all seasons menu. For example, according to the climate, from Bariloche, in Patagonia Argentina, it is possible to go to Puerto Montt, in Chile, crossing successively three lakes by boat, as did the Jesuits and the first German settlers. I offer a tour that leads to the Pacific Ocean. It is quite long, but the beauty of the sites - forests, volcanoes and crystalline lakes - is such that it is worth to be carried. The Argentine side, cross the west arm of Nahuel Huapi and Lake Puerto Alegre and, the chilen side, Lake Todos los Santos. Moving from one lake to another by bus. This tour is feasible in all seasons, but in winter, it takes two days to reach Puerto Montt, stopping for one night at Peulla. We returned to Bariloche by air or by the same way, after a night in Puerto Montt. Borispatagonia is also responsible for visas to go to Chile and to book hotels. In Patagonia, winter and summer are tourist seasons. In summer, besides explore the surrounding, many activities are available: climbing, torrent fishing, sailing, horseback riding, hiking, rides, visits to Aciendas... In winter, the main activity is, of course, skiing, especially in July and August on the side of the Andes, but not only: snowshoe hikes, thematic tours, many walks to admire the beauty of Patagonia Argentina and Chile in this season, due a unique light, the warmth of the people of Patagonia... Just to talk about, I get goose bumps!