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SOUTH AMERICA : ARGENTINA : USHUAIA

Surrounded by the mountains of the Martial Tierra del Fuego National Park, this town may be isolated, but its superb location allows visitors on Ushuaia travel packages to enjoy sea, mountains, glaciers and forests at the same time. Direct Flights can arrange discount travel from Australia to Ushuaia, so log on and book today!

Ushuaia

     

Ushuaia, "the southernmost city in the world", is the largest city on Tierra del Fuego, a group of islands in the cold Beagle Channel at the tip of Argentina in South America. Surrounded by the mountains of the Martial Tierra del Fuego National Park, this town may be isolated, but its superb location allows visitors on Ushuaia travel packages to enjoy sea, mountains, glaciers and forests at the same time. Direct Flights can arrange discount travel from Australia to Ushuaia, including cheap flights, budget accommodation in Ushuaia, destination activities and cheap Ushuaia car hire options. Experience one of your most memorable holiday trips in Ushuaia with Direct Flights.
       
Ushuaia is the capital of Argentina's Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and Southern Atlantic Islands Province and a great place for shopping: the entire town is a tax-free zone that offers many imported goods along with regional products.  The city also features quaint, touching Yamana Museum, where travellers on cheap holidays to Ushuaia learn about the geological origins of Tierra del Fuego, the way of life of its native peoples and the impact of the arrival of the Europeans.  But most of all, Ushuaia is a place that belongs to nature, and visitors use their accommodation in Ushuaia as a base to explore the region's natural wonders.
       
Boat tours across the Beagle Channel are a popular day trip near Ushuaia:  visitors encounter several islands along the way and can see penguin rookeries, orcas and Les Eclaireurs lighthouse.  Travellers can also hike to the nearby glacier from the city; ski at one of the nearby ski areas; or hike, ride horses or mountain bike inside Tierra del Fuego National Park.  The National Park is full of dramatic scenery, with waterfalls, forests, mountains, Lakes Escondido and Fagnano, and the Martial Glacier.  A steam train, sometimes called "The End of The World Train," runs between the outskirts of Ushuaia and the park, only a few kilometers away.  This colourful train is considered to be the southernmost functioning railway in the world.  Cruise ships periodically provide expeditions to Antarctica out of Ushuaia.  And visitors on Ushuaia holiday travel packages can visit Cape Horn Island (in Chilean waters) by boat or helicopter.
       
Lodging at a nearby Patagonian estancia is a unique alternative to more typical cheap hotel accommodation in Ushuaia and provides a taste of local colour. Although the estancias are functioning sheep ranches, most provide fishing, hunting, horseback riding and a variety of excursions as well as food and lodging. Like mainland Chile and Argentina to the north, the region around Ushuaia provides some of the best trout fishing in the world.
       
Cheap flights to Ushaia arrive regularly from Buenos Aires, El Calafate, Bariloche, Mendoza and Santiago,         Chile, and connecting flights to Ushuaia via those cities are available from locations throughout the world. Direct Flights can arrange your discount travel packages to Ushuaia from departures as far away as Australia and New Zealand or as close as the Falkland Islands. Memorable Ushuaia travel packages can be booked online through the Direct Flights web site.
       
       
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