Our journey to Antarctica begins in the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, on the southern tip of Argentina. Ushuaia is a bustling port town and its 40,000 inhabitants are nestled between the mountains and the sea and surrounded by lakes and bays, forests and glaciers. The downtown area has plenty of shops, internet cafes, and an array of good restaurants.
Please let us know if you are looking for advice for booking your flights and we will assist you to the best of our ability. The most convenient international flight routes tend to be through Buenos Aires, Argentina or Santiago, Chile.
Arrival – Plan to arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina (USH) by January 2, 2014 at the very latest. Leave home by January 1 to arrive in Buenos Aires by mid-morning on January 2 at the latest to connect with the afternoon flight from the domestic airport, Aeroparque Airport (AEP) to Ushuaia. Three to four hours are necessary between flights to have time to transfer with your baggage from the international airport (EZE) to the domestic airport (AEP). Both morning and afternoon flights are available from AEP to USH. There is also a morning flight from EZE to USH. Also, LAN offers flights to Ushuaia via Santiago, Chile (SCL). There are no airport transfers required in Santiago.
Departure – We anticipate returning to Ushuaia on January 24, 2014. We strongly recommend adding at least an extra day or two of buffer prior to departing Ushuaia. There are daily flights leaving Ushuaia by early afternoon for Buenos Aires (or other intermediate stops such as Santiago), with connections to evening flights homeward.