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Laguna Esmeralda

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Address: Ushuaia, Argentina

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Best trekking at Ushuaia

It's a total 10 km trekking (round trip). You can experiment mud, ice/snow, water, tundra, rocks.. and great breathtaking landscapes in the way. When you get at the lagoon you're... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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Recife, PE
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Recife, PE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

It's a total 10 km trekking (round trip). You can experiment mud, ice/snow, water, tundra, rocks.. and great breathtaking landscapes in the way. When you get at the lagoon you're gonna feel alive and thankful for taking the journey. It's an easy/ medium difficulty trekking path with just a small difference of altitude, not much. But you have to be... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I seriously underestimated how muddy it would actually be. I thought people were being dramatic or that there were a few muddy spots. Nope - don't let the beginning of the trail fool you. It pretty quickly becomes a mud pit. It's a great adventure with a spectacular view at the end, but leave anything you want to ever wear... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This was definitely the nicest hike around Ushuaia! Beaver dams, rivers, mountains, forest and the greenish laguna Esmeralda - fantastic nature. Also, it is one of the cheapest activities in Ushuaia.

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New Delhi, India
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36 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The laguna esmeralda hike needs you to take a shuttle (~200A$ return) to that place. The hike itself is not that hard but the ground is muddy and wet and you end getting really dirty. You might slip or fall as well. The view of the lake is nice but if you have been to El Chalten or El Calafate... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

You take the color with your memories! Beautiful views!! Mountains surrounding the lake keep snow in spite of being in summer. Don´t miss the tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

After a little muddy trek,comes a very beautiful scenery. It will be excellent if sunny day . And it's allowed camping there,that's great. And you need a boots ,it's better to cross the muddy trek.

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Los Altos Hills, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

If you're looking for a good relatively short workout, this is an excellent hike to a very pretty lake. Although the trail head is difficult to find (the trail head is about 5 meters from the road and there is a dirt parking lot at the trail head). The trail goes through a few boggy places and is virtually all... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Been there last year, and it was one of the most beautiful daily treks that I had done while traveling in South America. The Lagoon is amazing and it looks like fairy tales!! Advice: Bring good hiking boots because it gets a little muddy in some areas along the way. Also, try visiting Ushuaia around November-January

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Buenos Aires
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Doing excercise meantime you explore different levels and sightseeings to arrive to a peaceful place to contemplate the nature and yourself.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Everything was good except for the mud, you should bring high boots. Bus can be taken from the regular bus station in ushuaia, it's 200peso for both way. The trek is about 1.5 hours (each direction) we took the bus from ushuaia at 12, and came back at about 5. it was just the right amount of time.

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