You are here:

Ushuaia & Tierra del Fuego holidays

Ushuaia is the capital of Tierra del Fuego (land of fire) and is situated at the southern tip of the South American continent, separated from the mainland by the Straits of Magellan. The area acquired its name from early European explorers who, when passing by on ships en route to riches further west, could see the landscape dotted with the campfires of the island’s original inhabitants. This city has a unique landscape, surrounded by mountains, sea, glaciers and forest.

Spend time exploring the Tierra del Fuego National Park where peaks alternate with valleys, rivers and glacial lakes. Walk through the Andean-Patagonian sub-Antarctic forest and visit Lapataia and Ensenada bays, home to the white cauquenes, black eyebrowed albatrosses, diving petrels and rare marine otters named chungungos. To experience the character and spirit of the land’s pioneers, take a visit to one of the typical Patagonian rural estancias, like Harberton.

Explore Ushuaia & Tierra del Fuego

Click on your destination of interest

The latest from Compass - our online travel magazine

Things to do in Argentina

25 Jun 20

Things to do in Argentina Argentina is a land of exquisite natural beauty, from the wild windswept fjords of Tierra del Fuego

Read more

Contenders, ready!…difficult destination decisions

10 Mar 20

Cox & Kings’ Eleanor Lawrence puts some comparable destinations across the globe head to head.

Read more

Surround sound…the world’s best soundscapes

13 Feb 20

Cox & Kings’ team of travel experts pick their favourite soundscapes, from calving glaciers to Cuban music.

Read more

Top 10 tombs …around the world

31 Oct 19

Whether it be the colossal mausoleums and elaborate graves of the great and the good or eerie cemeteries and labyrinthine catacombs holding

Read more

Begin your journey

Contact one of our expert sales consultant.

020 7873 5000

Request a brochure

Order your copy of the brochure to see the world come to life in print.