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Laguna Esmeralda

Ushuaia, Argentina
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Ranked #1 of 33 attractions in Ushuaia
Type: Bodies of Water
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Bogota, Colombia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Calgary
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We rented a vehicle for the day and drove out to the Esmeralda. The trip was worth the fourth star on this rating because the drive scenic and diverse in landscape and birds, but the Esmeralda was interesting and really a third star rating on its own. We would have liked to have seen more of the household. They only... More

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Jaragua Do Sul, SC
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We went there with a guide from Canal Fun agency. It was awsome, but be prepared for trekking. A wonderful place to visit.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

For me it was the best hike on Ushuaia. You must be prepared because the ground has lots of mud and peat. But in at least 1.5 hours you will see a beatiful lake behind the mountains.

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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Another good option from Ushuaia. Easy to arrange a shuttle bus from downtown bus stop. They will drop you of and pick you up at an agreed time - usually about 4 hours later. Track itself is muddy but the view of the lake is worth it. About 3 hours return.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

great hike on a good day. on the day we did it was raining and slipery. water logged land. so feet got all wet. you can do the hike for free starts just in the car park off the road. do not go through the National park fee is 16ps each.

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