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Laguna Esmeralda

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Address: Ushuaia, Argentina
Phone Number: 2901642551
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Amazing hike to beautiful lake in the mountains!

Trail started at "Valle De Los Lobos". Nice place with cafe & sled dogs! Well marked trail through woods and open land to the lake. Ground was frozen and a bit muddy, so correct... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Romyzoe
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Dallas, TX
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United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have to choose between doing this or another trail, I would suggest going to another trail. It is a little ways outside of the city and can be somewhat expensive to get there on a budget. The name Laguna Esmeralda makes it sound a lot more amazing than it is. The view is nice, the area is very... More 

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Dallas, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Trail started at "Valle De Los Lobos". Nice place with cafe & sled dogs! Well marked trail through woods and open land to the lake. Ground was frozen and a bit muddy, so correct footwear is necessary. Laguna Esmeralda was frozen and we were able to walk on the ice. (Great pictures!!) Would highly recommend this hike- it was about... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

First of all, Sorry for my bad English. When i go to Ushuaia is winter but without snow yet. everyone is waiting to start the real winter. Because of that, a lot of places is closed to visit (like cerro castor) and the summer attractions too. I really want do trekking and everyone says: "laguna esmeralda is very beautiful, easy... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

It is such a peaceful place! I would definitely recommend our tour guide (santiagolaudadio@gmail.com) who was also taking photos and sent them to us afterwards. The hike to the Laguna is very interesting and we had rain, sunshine, wind and clouds...and even a rainbow on the return. The water is ice cold! We were having a peaceful picnic by the... More 

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CA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

My review book did not mention this Lago esmeraldo. I guess it must be because it is not easy to get there. The walk to the lago was through two beaver dams and you have to walk on peat moss/bogs. It is a long 3-hour hike and the ground is very squishy and soft. We started our hike at 4:30... More 

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Thank CaSophias
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Indeed the most beautifil place I have ever seen. I have seen much other nice things tho, the Laguna Esmeralda has something special in it. I recommed you guys to go there, take some food, drinks, snakcs and spend a few hours relaxing by the lake. Another tip is to wear a propper shoe and perhaps some sort of stick... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Nice easy walk. Expensive to get to by mini bus (approx 400 peso return)- would recommend hitch hiking if on a budget or skip if spending other time in Patagonia especially if going the Lake District/bariloche area. Lovely scenery en route to the lake, take your time and make a pleasant half day of it.

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Lugano, Switzerland
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

The path leading to Laguna esmeralda require a walk of 1-2 hours depending on your speed, it is wide and suitable for everyone and includes a gentle rise. The walk is first located in open area and it continues into the woods. The way is sometimes muddy and you have to sourround the path. You can see a portion of... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

I did not actually set foot near the laguna, but took aerial photographs in the area. Absolutely breathtaking!

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

This small lake is easily accessed by a good path. It is greenish and in a beautiful setting More interesting is Lake Lapataia nearby.

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