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Laguna Esmeralda

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Address: Ushuaia, Argentina
Phone Number: 2901642551
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We hitchhiked both of the ways from and to Ushuaia with no problem. We did not find any place to pay for entry but still crossed from little different place on the road about one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Kuba G
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Aalborg, Denmark
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Aalborg, Denmark
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We hitchhiked both of the ways from and to Ushuaia with no problem. We did not find any place to pay for entry but still crossed from little different place on the road about one kilometer away to avoid it and found large beaver dam. The trail is very easy and unfortunately packed with tourists. We stayed over night at... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did this hike on our first day to Ushuaia. It is about 3 hours to the Laguna, and 2 hours back. A moderate hike, not very difficult and the payoff of seeing the Laguna is worth it!!! Excellent scenery all along the trail. Take a shuttle from the port to get to the trail head ( about $20US r/t),... More 

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Wiltz, Luxembourg
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51 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

too many tourists on the way to the lake, sinve the access is on flat ground and the trails are easy to walk. nevertheless the valley and the lake are simply beautiful spots that should be visited if you are in the area. it is quite easy to hitchhike out of ushuaia to get there. no need to pay the... More 

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Harderwijk, Gelderland, Netherlands
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thought this was one of the most beautiful hikes around Ushuaia. It is easy, only 1-2 hours, suitable as well for less experienced hiker, but good nonetheless for the experienced one. Taxi wil cost 400 pesos. We hitchhiked back, was easy, we had a ride within seconds.

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Beijing, China
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice and easy hike, and the trees around the lake just have the feeling of alice in the wonderland. Nice place to see around Ushuaia

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Thank waterzhang
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

De hike is very easy. There is a transfer possible for 300 pesos. Our driver dropped us off at the free entrance, so ask for that!!! The hike is very easy to do. Only the hike around the lake is not very clear so we found our own route. You inly need 4 hours so make sure your driver is... More 

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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a memorable hike! We (two parents and two kids – 8 & 10 – all passable Spanish speakers) arrived to the trailhead via a van charted by our B&B owner, but also available for hire from downtown Ushuaia in Parada Oficial de Buses de línea regular. Their roundtrip service provided for pickups at 1:30, 4:00 or 6:00. We... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The view to the Laguna is great! It's a 1h30 hike until there and another 1h30 to go back, but it's worth it.

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RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Need a car or van to get to the actual start of the hike, followed by an easy 1-2 hour trekking through some forest, some typical local vegetation and some hill. Elevation only changes about +100 meters, so it's pretty much a flat hike (no inclination). Once there, the view of the lagoon is breathtaking. You can walk around it.... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We whent there with 5 small kids ages from 6-10, they were all able to handle the 2 hour walk to the lagoon, which has great scenes allong the way. Definitely worth the trip, take something to eat so you enjoy a picnic at the lagoon, and wear boots or sneakers that you are willing to get all muddy (a... More 

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