In the late 19th century, the area was inhabited by Yamana Indians. Nowadays a tax free area, Ushuaia is a major tourist town with nice restaurants and comfortable lodges. Travelers who come for the ends-of-the-earth novelty discover a destination that’s far more complex than these bragging rights. Tierra del Fuego National Park is a main attraction offering a dramatic backdrop with waterfalls, forests, mountains and glaciers– at turns beautiful, ancient and strange.
Ports buzz with commerce and oil refineries prosper while adventure seekers descend in droves to fly-fish, hike and start Antarctic cruises. In the lower elevations we find 20 species of terrestrial mammals and 90 species of birds including the famous Andean condor. If you prefer a cruise, the wildlife is equally abundant. Sea lions, seals, penguins, and many species of birds will pop up before your eyes, making your trip a fantastic experience!