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Laguna Esmeralda

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Address: Ushuaia, Argentina
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Muddy hiking!

The route to Esmeralda is 4,8 km long and takes in general 2 hours for one way. The entrance is free, only the bus service has to be laisbto get you there. It's commendable to go... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The route to Esmeralda is 4,8 km long and takes in general 2 hours for one way. The entrance is free, only the bus service has to be laisbto get you there. It's commendable to go there with water proof boots cause everything is full of mud and the grass is everywhere under water. MUD MUD MUD EVERYWHERE Finally you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Short hike but the scenery you get worth it ! It is very beautiful, go early morning and you'll have a very nice view with the morning clouds :) (I went easily there on hitch hike, as transports are way overpriced in Tierra del Fuego)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really worth the trip out from town. Can do by public transport or hitching and set off from the parking beside the road at the entrance to Los Lobos. Well marked trail, through woods across peat bogs and up the rocky hills. It took us just 75 minutes from the car park but we were hiking quickly. There are great... More 

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Scarsdale, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to hike the Laguna Esmeralda on our recent trip to Ushuaia. It was a great day of hiking. The trail to the lake is about 3 mile each way, moderate, with a bit of elevation at one section. What's tricky is that the weather is quite unpredictable in December and it rains on and off, so the trail... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It takes about 3.5 hours to get to the lake and then back to the starting point. The walk is uphill, but not too difficult. If it is a bit rainy - get ready to walk in mud. Come with appropriate type of shoes. The entrance is free. Takes about 20 minute drive from Ushuaia. The best way to get... More 

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Celje, Slovenia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

The best view is from the helicopter....You can see how remote lake is that. It is sourranded by high mountains.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 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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