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Laguna Esmeralda

Address: Ushuaia, Argentina
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Ranked #1 of 33 Attractions in Ushuaia
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Singapore
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119 reviews 119 reviews
41 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

We spent about 5 hours at the start of hike, to the lagoon and back to the starting point. It rained the day before, so it was really muddy right from the start! Look out for the sphagnum moss, and you'll hike up through the forest, and then through a beautiful valley and you'll be treated to the gorgeous views... More 

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Utrecht, Nederland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It is approx. a 3 to 4 hour walk through beautiful surroundings to go to the Laguna. I can highly recommend to do the this hike. You will go first through the woods, cross the highlands which consists mainly of Turf and than climb the rocks to reach the Laguna. Be sure to ask you r guide to pass along... More 

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Venezia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

In the middle of the nature a lagoon. Incredible smells of flowers and the cold wind and the trees. I will always remember the view.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A beautiful green lake awaits those who succeed after a 2 hour walk through mud and vegetation. Come with waterproof boots, preferably up to the knee and ready to get dirty. Literally! :) But it's all worth it!

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Haifa District, Israel
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

a 4 hours hike, good for whom just start travelling in the continent. as one who traveled the whole continent from north to south i found the hiking of Laguna Esmeralda pretty average but I found the view different of everything i knew so it was a little interesting at the end :)

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Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We had a day to spend in Ushuaia and wanted to stretch our legs and thought this would be a nice way to do it. We arrived at the big map board and carpark full of buses next to the service station just a block from the visitor centre and found a shuttle to Laguna Esmeralda. It was 200 pesos... More 

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Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The walk to the laguna esmeralda was very muddy but with good shoes it was no problem. We walked through every pit there was but my feet stayed dry all the time. I wouldn't recommend sneakers or someting like that. The walk was very nice close to a lot of beaver dams and through nice forests. On the way back... More 

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Houston, Texas
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89 reviews 89 reviews
57 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
27 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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