Looking for inspiration to travel and explore somewhere a little different? How about the southern-most city in the world? Ushuaia will not disappoint. Located in the southern tip of Argentina, on the Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego, Ushuaia is a picturesque city surrounded by the Martial Mountains and overlooking the Beagle Channel. Serving as a port of call for Antarctic cruises, this region offers visitors the opportunity to explore untouched territories without compromising in a little luxury along the way.
A great place to stay, and only a few minutes from downtown Ushuaia, is the 5-Star rated Arakur Ushuaia Resort & Spa, an imposing hotel set high above the city commanding magnificent panoramic views and designed with sustainable architecture in mind. The hotel is close to Mount Alarkén’s summit and set in a the Reserva Natural Cerro Alarkén, an area dedicated to the preservation and conservation of the natural surroundings and home to various species of fauna and flora that is native to Tierra del Fuego. Each of the luxurious rooms and suites are designed and decorated using Argentine materials, creating a relaxing and comfortable environment with state-of-the-art technology such as humidity control, geothermal airconditioning, and acoustic insulation systems. All rooms offer impressive views of the sea or mountains along with flat-screen TV, free WiFi, private bathroom, minibar and safety box.
Facilities at Arakur Ushuaia Resort & Spa include a modern fitness centre, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools. La Cravia is the on-site restaurant where guests can enjoy delicious local and international haute cuisine whilst enjoying the magnificent views of the Beagle Channel, and a Lobby Bar which offers a selection of signature dishes and specialities from the region.
Ushuaia is a nature-lovers paradise and has plenty of activities to keep you busy, from horseback riding to diving, as well as skiing in the winter months. Guided photo walks, climbing and rappelling wall, snow skiing, guided trekking tours and wildlife watching in the natural reserve are also available.
Enjoy a trip to nearby Isla Yécapasela (Penguin Island), renowned for its penguin colonies or take a trip on the ‘End of the World’ train, a steam-powered train which takes passengers along the Pico Valley in the Toro gorge and to Cascada de la Macarena where visitors are able to climb to a viewpoint during the 15-minute stop. The train then continues through the national park and forest, and along the valley below the mountains, before reaching El Parque where tourists can return by coach or train. The Martial Glacier is also a sight not to be missed. Situated just a few miles from the city, the glacier offers spectacular views from its 1,050m summit.
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