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“The Be All and END All of the World”

Faro Les Eclaireurs
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Ranked #11 of 94 things to do in Ushuaia
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Reviewed 9 March 2013

They call this the Fin del Mundo (End of the World) but it's just the beginning of a beautiful journey through some of Mother Nature's finest scenery. Ushuia is fun to say. And it's proud to be the southern-most city in the known world. They outfit adventurers and fishermen and scientists for trips to Antarctica. But it's also the port where you catch a tour (or drive a car) to Tierra del Fuego National Park, filled with streams, forests and snowcapped mountains. Before you leave, be the first on your block to pose by the End of the World sign in town, right down by the water. Wherever you live, it's pretty far from home!

On the way to the National Park is pretty Ensenada Bay and, a little later, peaceful Roco Lake. You can hike around (my suggestion) or just look around. Take lots of pictures. The charm is its remoteness. There's nobody around but who you brought with you. You can find souvenirs - lots of stuffed penguins and some pretty woven sweaters & ponchos. Buy them here or in little villages. They're a fraction of the price the same things are going for in the airports & big cities.

We went in the middle of South America's summer, and the temperature was about 55°F. So wear layers. And a hat & scarf. If you want to take an amazing journey by rail, try the Tren (train) to the end of the world. Really. Who wouldn't? It's cute and you learn a lot of stories about history and people of the area.

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Reviewed 2 March 2013

Easy taxi trip to base station (around 50 pesos), then nice ride on chair lift. Pleasant walk at top, but quite a long hike to get to the glacier itself, and doubtful whether it compares well with other glaciers you might see in Patagonia or Antarctica. To get the panorama over Ushusia you have to walk back from the chair lift along a slightly vertiginous track.

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Reviewed 17 February 2013

Don't get me wrong. It was nice to see the lighthouse and understand how far we were from the American continent (towards Antarctica) but it's just a small light on top of a small rock. You don't even step out of the boat. I highly recommend visiting as part of a bigger navigation tour, where you can see also other rocks with birds and sea lions.

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Reviewed 12 February 2013

A lighthouse is a tower, building, or other type of structure designed to emit light from a system of lamps and lenses and used as an aid to navigation for maritime pilots at sea or on inland waterways.
And that's exactly what you saw.

Thank Cineasta
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Reviewed 10 February 2013

Out at the end of the Beagle Channel is a red lighthouse on a rock. The Faro. It is a great photo and the trip out by tour boat stops at other interesting places.

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