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Laguna Esmeralda

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Address: Ushuaia, Argentina
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Beautiful scenery & my first beaver damn!

Loved this walk, only muddy in one part. Varied scenery and differnet to the walk in the national park. At start of the walk there are beaver damns, which I found very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Loved this walk, only muddy in one part. Varied scenery and differnet to the walk in the national park. At start of the walk there are beaver damns, which I found very impressive. End up at the lake and walk the same way back. Our B&B organised a car to take us and then pick us up 3 hours later.... More 

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Seville, Spain
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

You will need transport to get here-we had a lift from our airbnb host. 20mins or so from Ushuaia by car. The trail is easy and well marked . Our hosts 78 yr old aunt came as well and managed the walk with great aplomb. There is a lot of damage to the woods by the (introduced) beavers but their... More 

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Bremen, Germany
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This is sure one of the highlights of Ushuaia. A good tip for the travelers is to enter on the first part of the trial so you wont need to pay a thing. A lot of people comment that this trail is very muddy, so we came really prepared to get completly dirty and in the end we saw that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My hubby and I did the short ~1.5 hr trek to la laguna esmeralda on a rainy day. It has also rained the two days prior, and the mud was impressive. The trek takes you through several areas of peat moss, a nicely forested area, and then finally delivers you to the heart of the laguna. You can then continue... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I booked the Meet The Beavers tour with CanalFun tours. I highly recommend this tour company. Not too expensive, great guides, friendly people, and interesting other travelers to make friends with. You can totally do Ushuaia alone and not be lonely by doing Canal Fun tours. The guides make it very fun and are really passionate. Great experience, top notch... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Probably, you cannot find this kind of landscape in another place in the world. Don't heaitat to visit

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Sao Paulo, SP
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166 reviews 166 reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Amazing gorgeous lake, must go!! You can go with an agency if you want comfort, but you don't have to. We picked a Lautaro bus (AR$200, hourly) at Estacion Linea Regular (av. Maipu, close to the tourist office, in a plaza next to the touristic pier). The bus left us in the beggining of the trail (5,5km to the Laguna)... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

love this hike its really nice but go there on your own guides is really not necessary if you rent a car put the tripmeter to zero when you leave the police/border after 17km pay attention to a parking-lot on left-hand side there is the start

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Longmont
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

For those of you driving take route 3 East out of Ushuaia. At km 3037 there is a sign for Valle de Lobos. It has a parking lot, bathrooms and place to register for the hike. They will charge you a small fee or tell you up front that you can park a short distance away for free. This is... More 

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Naples, Italy
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

After a fine walk You will arrive to a spectacular place! A blue-green glacier lake hidden between mountain peaks.

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