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Laguna Esmeralda

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Address: Ushuaia, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 2901 64-2551
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Emerald Lagoon Trekking from Ushuaia
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Albino's Eye Glacier Full-Day Trekking Tour from Ushuaia

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Easily the highlight of our Ushuaia trip

We hired a car for a day to check out the lakes. I had read previous reviews about this walk and wanted to go however it was raining & cloudy all morning. They say Ushuaia weather... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We hired a car for a day to check out the lakes. I had read previous reviews about this walk and wanted to go however it was raining & cloudy all morning. They say Ushuaia weather changes Through the 4 seasons each day and it is so true! We explored the lakes a bit and the sun started shining so... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great day of hiking! The path can be a bit muddy so wear proper shoes. It is very easy to get lost, even though the route is signposted in blue. It is very worth it, especially once you see the beautiful lake!

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We just paid for a shuttle to take us to the carpark and pick us up later organised through the our hostel and it seems like a good way of doing it if you don't have transport as you really don't need a guide. The walk can be pretty wet and swampy at times if it has rained recently so... More 

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Robertsfors, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked up the 4 km trail in about 1,5 hours and it was wet! But it is worth it! Amazing views! Skip the tours, they are overpriced and you pay mostly for the lunchbox anyway! Get your own transport and hike up with some snacks instead!

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

This was the first thing I did half and hour after landing in Ushuaia. It was such a marvelous place to visit, we were having a hard time trying to leave! I took a tour with Canal Fun Agency (even though you can do it by yourself as well) and had a great guide. You will learn so much about... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

We had a taxi drop us at the trailhead. He told us it would be muddy and boy was he right! But it was so worth it. The climb is moderate, it gets steep about 30 minutes in, but totally doable. The lagoon is emerald green and absolutely breathtaking. We scheduled 3.5 hours and it was maybe a tad rushed.... More 

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Campinas, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

I bothered my boyfriend to take me there in winter time (the trail had some ice), and fortunately it had snowed so we could walk without major difficulties. The only problem is that it was difficult to see some of the blue squares because of the high level of the snow. Two of the dogs from Valle de los Lobos... More 

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Mogi Das Cruzes, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

It was a dream come true! Trekking in the snow, walking into the woods, listening to the woodpeckers, trying to spot a beaver (unlucky), one of my best experiences in Ushuaia! To walk, walk, walk, walk, walk and walk some more is my favorite way to appreciate nature, and all the miles I walked to get to Laguna Esmeralda (that... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

We went to Laguna Esmeralda on our own, me and my husband, on a lovely afternoon of May. We talked to a very nice cab driver, who took us to the point where we could access the trail and also agreed to take us back to Ushuaia. The trail is well marked, so don't need to be afraid of getting... More 

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Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

The trek itself is very easy. We had a car, so it was convenient to get to the point where you start hiking. Otherwise you can take shuttle from Ushuaia. Hiking took us about 1 hour, maybe few minutes more, because of taking pictures. Scenery is beautiful. Actually this is the site, where some of the pictures were shot in... More 

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