Esmeralda Lagoon




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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Adventure, Bird Watching, Boutique, Charming, Drinks, Ecofriendly, Family-friendly, Forest, GROUP DEPARTURES, Hiking, Lake, Mountain, National Park, Photograph, Quiet, Rural, Trekking, Trendy, Walking Tour, Wild Life
  • Activity Level Moderate
  • Group Size Large Group
    max 15 passengers

The austral Summer treats us with long days, ideal to celebrate the Fuegian nature with a dinner in the light of seemingly endless sunset.
Esmeralda Lagoon is an active, hiking tour for those who enjoy walking and being outdoors in contact with Nature. It is also a great opportunity to see the wonderful color of Laguna Esmeralda, and the evening colors of the mountains.
The excursion starts from our office at Roca 136 around 2:30 PM, with a bus ride to the Tierra Mayor Valley, the starting point of a medium-difficulty hike to visit the Esmeralda lagoon. The difficulty of the hiking activity is given mostly by the type of terrain, and not so much by the presence of steep slopes. In fact, the inclination of the trail is very smooth until you get closer to the lagoon, where it becomes a bit more demanding for a short distance. This walk will take us through a forest and then through a peat bog, which can be very wet. Only if the guide considers it necessary, he or she will offer you rain boots (Wellies) to ford some swampy areas. In any case, we recommend wearing the adequate footwear for this tour.
The lagoon is at the foot of the Ojo de Albino glacier, between Cerro Bonete and Cordón Toribio. The emerald green waters blend with the copper red peat bogs, and also with the ocher, green and brown of the mountains that enclose it, while the white of the glacier creates a visual feast of a chromatic amplitude difficult to find in many other areas around the world. During the return walk, we will continue exploring the forest crossed by rivers and streams, before enjoying an ideal dinner: snacks, and lentil stew with a nice Patagonian red wine in a charming cabin overlooking the Tierra Mayor valley. The connoisseurs of the area say that it is the place indicated to wait for the slow and magical sunset. The return to Ushuaia is estimated around 10 PM.
One last recommendation: families with children under 12 years of age can request our exclusive custom trip based on this tour. A guide and a van available to you, as long as necessary to make this experience even more unforgettable.

Suggested clothing: Waterproof jacket + fleece jacket. Waterproof walking shoes/trainers with good traction. Hat or cap. Sunglasses. Extra footwear and extra socks, since the ground may be flooded.

Duration: 10 hours.

-Regular tour departs Monday to Friday, from October 15th to March 15th, at 02.00 pm.
-Private tour route, spots to visit and departure schedule is coordinated previously with the passenger depending on their availability. 

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Pick Up and Drop Off at your hotel;
  • Transportation;
  • Snacks;
  • Drinks (bottled water, soft-drinks, Patagonian red wine);
  • English speaking guide.
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Tips.