Ushuaia is the access town to the Beagle Channel and the great hiking and kayaking opportunities available in Tierra del Fuego. Many travellers stay here before going to see the islands many sea lion colonies and penguin rookeries as well as hopping off on a 2 or 3 day kayaking trip around Gable Island in the Beagle Channel.

It's even better well known as the port from which most Antarctic cruises depart for Antarctic sea adventures of up to 20 days. The cruises first cross the Drake Passage before reaching the South Shetland Islands or South Georgia.

Instead of setting out from the port of Ushuaia, some cruises start off in the Falkland Islands, spending a day or two enjoying its markets, restaurants and flora and fauna, before heading towards the coast of Antarctica and other ships instead offer a fly and cruise option from the Chilean Patagonia town of Punta Arenas, straight through to the Antarctic research base called King George Island.

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Trips that visit Ushuaia

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Heart of Antarctica

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  • 11 Days
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Active Antarctic Adventure

Ideal for active travellers with an adventurous spirit. The voyage cost includes the chance to kayak past sculptural icebergs and spend a night open-air camping in Antarctica. Dip below the surface with a unique snorkelling activity and snowshoe past waddling…

  • 15 Days
  • $16,995
Multi-activity Antarctic Peninsula

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  • 13 Days
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Sail & Fly Antarctica in Style

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  • 10 Days
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Express South Georgia & Antarctica Wildlife Safari

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  • 18 Days
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Antarctic Sail & Fly Combination

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  • 12 Days
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  • 10 Days
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  • 13 Days
  • $8,400
Onto the Antarctic Ice

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  • 10-13 Days
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South Shetland Islands & Antarctica Voyage

A classic 10-day voyage to the White Continent. Perfect for those wanting great value and comfortable accommodation. Sail aboard a purpose-built X-bow expedition ship with an average of 175…

  • 9-12 Days
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Antarctic Peninsula Explorer

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  • 12-15 Days
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