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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  • To get to see the famous Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse (the Illuminators) there are an infinite number of vessels in the port making the excursion option short (visiting the bird Island, Isla de los Lobos and lowering one of the Bridges Islands) that was what we did either the long reaching the Penguin Colony and visiting the Estancia Harberton. It is one of the excursions inevitable do when one visit Ushuaia, the ideal is to make it a sunny day, but, as the climate changes from one moment to the other, it is best set it and do it when touch hoping to get lucky! Lighthouse, located on one of the islets off the coast of the Bay of Ushuaia in the Beagle Channel, is not that of Julio Verne's novel, so it is bad call the lighthouse from the end of the world is the real one, the San Juan de Salvamento lighthouse, which was located on the Isla de los Estados. It is required a trip to Ushuaia postcard!
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  • We saw it in the boat traveled through the Beagle Channel. Do not let of be a lighthouse and nothing more. Interesting for its history.
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  • I recommend that you read the history of the lighthouse and the great shipwreck that still has the remains of the ship at the bottom of the Beagle Channel. This is NOT the lighthouse Julio Verne based on which his famous novel, but its own history is enough to read about it.
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