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Laguna Esmeralda

Ushuaia, Argentina
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Ranked #1 of 35 Attractions in Ushuaia
Type: Bodies of Water
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Houston, Texas
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83 reviews 83 reviews
55 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

About an hour north out of Ushuaia. Wonderful drive with long runs of dead trees( due to Beaver infestation in the area). We couldn't figure out what was killing all the trees for miles on end??? When you get to lake the whole area seems to change, become colorful again. There is a nice rest stop for taking pictures. Good... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Beatiful during winter, frozen lake, you can wolk on top of it, take pictures, awesome background. To get there you need a 4x4 vehicle

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Orlando, Florida
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91 reviews 91 reviews
27 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Beautiful place to walk around. You can enjoy the view and see the different colors that the water of the lagoon reflects. Wear comfortable shoes. Enjoy!

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Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I did the trek alone and it took around 5 hours in total including the cerro Albino behind the Laguna. I definitely recommend the trek. I liked the diversety: You get through 3 different environments that are explained very well on signs as you walk. The laguna itself is beautiful, but best time is right when the sun hits the... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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113 reviews 113 reviews
39 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This hike is very easy. There is barely any up or down or any of that. It's mainly flat but there was a ton of mud. So you pretty much spend the entire time hopping around puddles. The entire hike takes around 3 hours and it's well worth it. Walk around to the other side of the lagoon for a... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

After you walk for about two hours through woods, streams and (lots of) mud, you'll get to one of the most breathtaking places you'll ever see. Not for the weak or the out-of-shape. You can't go to Ushuaia and not see this place

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Salsipuedes, Cordoba, Argentina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

amazing place to visit if your are trained in long walks . You will find even a glaciar sorrounded by beatiful mountains and adorable forests

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Geneva, Switzerland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This is a great one day hike to do (3-4 hours), which is not far from Ushuaia. To get the entrance of the park you have multiple options (bus, tour), but i would suggest hitch hiking as its quite easy to do and its not too far away (unless you are a big group). The park entrance costs 15 pesos,... More

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Aptos, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This is a lovely spot in the Andes, not too far from Ushuaia. We reached the lake by four-wheel drive. I don't believe you can get there on a cruise ship tour bus. Or if you did, it would cost you an arm and a leg.

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Buenos Aires
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Quite easy 4km walk you get to this wonderful place. Aprox. 1.5 hours each way. Very, very muddy! May be before going you can ask to local people if had rain the night before. In that case I would wait till next day.

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