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Setting sail from Ushuaia
Ushuaia is sometimes described as 'the city at the end of the world', though its rugged beauty is far from apocalyptic. Perched on the ragged southern edge of Argentina, where the snow-capped Andes fall away into the churning sea, the city has a frontier town feel to it, and serves as the base for expeditions into the icy waters of Antarctica. There are also plenty of outdoor pursuits on offer here, including hiking, skiing and fishing, and the Tierra del Fuego National Park is home to spectacular scenery and wildlife including penguins, guanacos, sea lions and condors.
You can finish off your cold weather shopping here, they have all the best stuff.
Antarctica: South Shetland Islands
Icy and remote, the South Shetland Islands are situated about 100 miles north of the Antarctic peninsula. The archipelago is home to a scattering of research stations, along with thousands of penguins, seals and sea lions, and you can still see the remains of Ernest Shackleton’s ship the ‘Endurance’ on the south west shore of Elephant Island.
Arriving in Ushuaia
What can we say? You can’t miss anything in the town, it’s so small!
Your home from home
Modern and comfortable, Ocean Diamond is one of the larger ships in Quark’s fleet of small expedition vessels.
What we love
Ocean Diamond one of the larger ships in the Quark Expeditions fleet, and it's also one of the fastest and most eco-friendly. This is the first ship in Antarctica, and in polar history, to offer certified carbon neutral voyages. There are 101 well-designed rooms and suites, plus large common areas including a club lounge, restaurant, library and panoramic observation lounge. Ashore you'll be led by expert guides in their fleet of zodiacs, and there is also optional kayaking, cross country skiing and mountaineering available at an additional charge.
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Where to stay in Ushuaia
Los Cauquenes Resort and Spa is your best option, if you have time to stay.
Tours from Ushuaia
What you choose to do on tour will need to supplement whatever cruise you are taking. So if you are heading to Antarctica, whilst here you will want to go to the Tierra del Fuego National Park.