Tierra del Fuego
Iguazu Falls
Lakes District
Punta Arenas
Torres del Paine
Amazon River
Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
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We started our trip through South America in Ushuaia, on the southern tip of the continent. It was also the embarkation point for our cruise to Antarctica. Ushuaia is a picturesque town that lies on the Beagle Channel, surrounded by the rugged peaks of southern Patagonia. We rented a car and explored the nearby Tierra del Fuego National Park.

Tierra del Fuego was Argentina's
first coastal national park

A short hike in Tierra del Fuego
yielded this spectacular view

More dramatic hilltop views

One trail wound through magical
beech forests

Introduced North American beavers build their dams in streams

Easily-accessible Glaciar Martial
lies just outside Ushuaia

Copyright 2002 - Ann Mei Chang