Faro Les Eclaireurs, Ushuaia

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Remote-controlled and uninhabited, the historic Faro Les Eclaireurs stands out prominently, marking the end of the world near the southernmost tip of South America. In operation since 1920, the 11 m (36 ft) tall red and white conically shaped lighthouse is a popular tourist attraction, easily reached from Ushuaia by boat tour. Along the way, try to spot some local wildlife, which includes sea lions and penguins. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Faro Les Eclaireurs and many more Ushuaia attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Ushuaia trip builder.
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Where to stay in Ushuaia

Despite its nickname, Ushuaia is certainly not the end of the world when it comes to finding comfortable lodgings--as long as you plan ahead and reserve your room in advance. Hotels and hostels are equally crowded here during the peak season (October to March), so it's advisable to arrive with a solid reservation in hand. If you choose to visit during the winter (June to mid-September), expect to find many establishments closed for the season.
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  • This is a slightly conically shaped lighthouse standing on the island of Les Eclaireurs, which it takes its name from. It is approx. six miles east of Ushuaia in the Beagle Channel. It is eleven metre...  more »
  • I experience this visit as part of the Channel of Beagle guided tour. They took us around this island in the boat. It is only accessible by boat and it is still operational. The island where is stands...  more »
  • You see it when you do the Beagle Channel navigation. The lighthouse was built by the prisoners at the Ushuaia Presidio.  more »
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  • In the middle of eagle channel which we passed by the boat. There were birds in this little island but all migrated out to another place because a disease rampant last year. This is probably the southernmost light house on earth. Although it has ceased to operate, the light house represent an era of the importance of Argentina. A historic relic it is...
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  • This navigation is a must if you came up here. With lunch and dessert, drink less. Rico! To not get dizzy. You reach the lighthouse from the end of the world. Magnificent.
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  • Place icon in the city. The journey to and from the lighthouse has incredible views. Also are sighted wolves and birds on the islands of the archipelago.
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