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Laguna Esmeralda

Address: Ushuaia, Argentina
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Ranked #1 of 32 Attractions in Ushuaia
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Sao Paulo, SP
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
20 helpful votes 20 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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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85 reviews 85 reviews
55 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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
40 helpful votes 40 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
21 helpful votes 21 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
62 helpful votes 62 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
2 reviews
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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