Australis Cruise – Ushuaia – Buenos Aires
The following morning we sail into Argentine waters and dock in Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city. Australis is scheduled to arrive at 8:30 or 9:30 AM depending on the date of departure
NOTE: The excursions described in the itineraries can usually be carried out without any problems. Nevertheless, the ship-owner holds the right to alter, change or skip certain portions of the itinerary without prior notice, whether motivated by the passengers’ well-being and safety, by the appropriate protection of the environment, or in case of any extraordinary event, unforeseeable circumstance or force majeure. For this reason, departures or arrival may be subject to change. Furthermore, sighting of birds and other species cannot be guaranteed as their exact location is variable by nature.
Pick up at the pier and we enjoy a half day tour of the National Park. Ushuaia is commonly regarded as the southernmost city in the world. It is located in a wide bay on the southern coast of Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego, bounded on the north by the Martial mountain range and on the south by the Beagle Channel.
Ushuaia was founded in 1884 and was one of the original points of encounter between the native Yamana and Anglican cultures – the first settlers were British missionaries. Its name derives from the Yamana word for ‘penetrating bay’ – a good description. The city is surrounded by the last high peaks of the Andes where the mountains meet the southern ocean in a sharp skid, making way for the city before reaching a sea of lapping currents. Today, it is one of the largest cities on Tierra del Fuego Island, with about 65,000 inhabitants.
If time permits, we will spend some time at leisure in downtown Ushuaia for shopping.
We check in at the airport for our late afternoon flight to Buenos Aires.
On arrival we are met and transferred to our hotel. You can enjoy dinner on your own in one of the many restaurants close to our hotel
Overnight: 725 Continental Hotel or similar