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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  • August 15, 2017
    Excellent navigation, enjoyable on a day without wind. It was not too cold. Very attentive guide telling the details during the navigation.
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  • August 14, 2017
    We went in the morning to Canoeiro navigation a beautiful day, sunny and cold. Guided tour very well spent. You can't go in ushuaia and not come back with a picture on the postcard.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Magellan's Lighthouse, unique experience. Of course you can reach by boat and is about 30/45 minutes from the port of Ushuaia. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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  • July 30, 2017
    Furthest light house in the Southern hemisphere in the Beagle Channel. Well, it is what it is, a light house! as part of our boat tour of the channel it was interesting.
  • March 13, 2017
    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...
  • July 11, 2017
    The end of the world is a bit nippy
  • April 9, 2017
    Nice trip.
  • March 16, 2017
    Interesting story

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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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