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From Ushuaia: Trekking to Emerald Lagoon with Dinner

From Ushuaia: Trekking to Emerald Lagoon with Dinner

From US$ 163 per person

Enjoy this amazing trip to Esmeralda Lagoon. Cross the ancient lenga forest and admire the turquoise water of the lagoon, nestled between great mountains.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Experience

Highlights
  • See Emerald Lagoon surrounded by wild landscapes
  • Trek with a specialized guide
  • Enjoy roundtrip transportation from Ushuaia city
Full description
You will start this tour from the meeting point located in Ushuaia city and then depart towards Tierra Mayor Valley. Once at the begining of the path, you will start your 3-hour hike towards Emerald Lagoon. Most of the year the ground is humid, which gives a medium difficulty to the trek. Enjoy path covered with dense native forests and streams (over 5 miles with cumulative elevation gain of 580 ft.). Emerald Lagoon is hidden and located at the foot of the Ojo de Albino glacier, between Cerro Bonete and Cordón Toribio. It is an excellent place for spotting foxes, condors, and beavers. Once arrival to the shore, marvel at the turquoise water while you take a break. The colors that mix between the emerald green of its waters and the coppery red of the peat bogs, added to the ochers, greens and browns of the mountains that enclose it and the albino white of the glacier achieve a visual charm and a wonderful chromatic amplitude. At the end of the tour, enjoy a quiet dinner in a charming cabin overlooking the Tierra Mayor valley while the sun slowly goes down. Return to Ushuaia is estimated around 10 PM.
Includes
  • Round-trip transportation from meeting point
  • Use of equipment: boots
  • Bilingual guide
  • Dinner
  • Beverages
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Gloves

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • You must provide the full name, date of birth, nationality, and passport number of each participant when booking in order to confirm your booking
  • It is recommended to bring: waterproof jacket + fleece jacket. Waterproof shoes or sneakers with good traction. Hat or cap. Sunglasses. Extra footwear and extra socks, as the terrain may be waterlogged.
  • It is recommended to wear layers because the weather can vary throughout the day
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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It's a long trek ( if you are not a trekker) and requires waterproof boots, most of the trek is on damp and Marsh soli. The alternative you are offered of cheap rubber boots is not very good. The ones my wife used were ruptured and they don't give you a good support. You will need trekking poles, but they are provided by the operator. Other than these operating issues it was very nice trek with very beautiful scenary.

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March 2, 2020

The trek to Laguna will remain a highlight of our stay in Ushuaia. We were picked up on time, then when we arrived at the starting point, boots and trekking poles were given to us as well as a delicious picnic. After a few safety instructions, we started our trek to La Laguna Esmeralda supervised by our two super guides: David and Thomas who were not stingy with explanations of the flora and fauna along the way. Then finally the arrival at the lake, true beauty of nature, flanked between rocky bars like a jewel in its case! A great moment of emotion that we will remember for a long time.

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November 10, 2019

Phenomenal hike! Definitely bring your own waterproof boots if you can, and get ready for a workout. The payoff is worth it! Beautiful glacial lake, and Daniel was a very knowledgeable guide.

January 28, 2020

Product ID: 189060