Ushuaia- the southernmost city on earth was our second stop in Argentina. Main purpose here was to see the penguins. Original plan was to see the penguins in Puerto Madryn. But logistic wise, it's a shorter flight from El Calafate to Ushuaia than to Puerto Madryn. I'm glad we chose Ushuaia as we get to see 2 different species of penguins- Magellan and the Gentoos. Ushuaia is a city surrounded by snowy mountains and clean fresh air. A little more industrialized but still a beautiful place. We felt safe in Ushuaia as locals and tourists alike were friendly and helpful. We asked for directions a few times and people were very willing to walk us to where we were headed.
Beagle channel views out of our room at Arakur Resort- located 15 minutes away from downtown Ushuaia with free hourly shuttle bus to town and back. Excellent resort with heated outdoor swimming pool.
Chilean mountains as seen from Lapataia Bay which signals the end of Route 3 on the Argentinean side.
Maritime museum- a collection of memorabilia paying tribute to the maritime history of the region. Left with a heavy heart after reading the hardships that had to be endured for survival in the region many years ago and many paid the ultimate price.