We took a helicopter ride at the end of the world

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The landscape in Ushuaia, Argentina, is even more beautiful from above

A special way to explore the skies in Ushuaia is, literally, in the air: taking a helicopter ride that leaves from an old airport, near the city center. From above, you can view the raw, dense and preserved nature taking on airs of immensity. The 15-minute tour passes by such important landmarks as the Beagle Channel, the Martial Glacier, and Cerro Cinco Hermanos.

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While flying over one of the peaks, a surprise: a sea-green glacier appears out of nowhere. It would be impossible to know that it is there from the ground. The surprise of this surreal landscape leaves the crew in ecstasy.

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Ten minutes after takeoff, the helicopter stops at the top of Cerro Le’Cloche, where we have a privileged view of Laguna Esmeralda before returning to the starting point. It’s amazing to see the city getting smaller and people becoming black dots. It’s inevitable to feel like a grain of sand in the immensity of the universe. Especially at the end of the world…