Esmeralda Lagoon AM



Difficulty: Medium

Places of interest: Esmeralda Lagoon, Nearby Ushuaia, Tierra Mayor Valley,

Tour activities: Photography, Trekking,

Season: March and April

Group Size: up to 20 passengers

Meals: Boxed lunch. Drinks included: mineral water, soft drinks, red wine. Vegetarians and coeliacs: proper menus available if requested in advance.

Departure place and time: From Canal office at 136 Roca St. from 10 AM.

Type of Experience: Medium Difficulty Activity, With exposure to weather,

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.


The Esmeralda lagoon is a beautiful sight among the mountains near Ushuaia. This lagoon of glacial origin is at a relatively easy access height after a medium-difficulty walk. The level of difficulty of the walk is mostly determined by the irregular and humid terrain of the forest and of the valley that we will cross before finding an undemanding slope, except in the final stretch to approach to the lagoon.

This is an active excursion, for those who enjoy walking and being outdoors in contact with Nature. It is also a great opportunity to know the wonderful color of the Laguna Esmeralda, the glacial valleys and the forest of Tierra del Fuego.

The excursion begins at 10 AM in our office on Calle Roca 136, with a transfer to the Tierra Mayor Valley, the starting point of a medium difficulty hike to visit the Laguna Esmeralda. This walk will take us through a forest and then through a peat zone, which can be very humid. Please be sure to pack or rent the right shoes for this excursion!

The lagoon is beautiful and so are the mountains that enclose it. Returning from 3 hours of walking to the lagoon, we will continue exploring this area before enjoying a boxed lunch overlooking the Tierra Mayor valley, we will be back in Ushuaia around 4 P.M.
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10:00 Pick up from Canal Fun office.
10:30 Arrival to the valley and hike to the Emerald Lagoon
10:45 Hike to Esmeralda Lagoon. Total ascent: 163 mts. / 535 ft.
13:00 Arrival to Esmeralda Lagoon.
13:15 Lunch.
14:45 Exploration of the valley. Total distance: 9 km.
16:00 Return to Ushuaia

Approximate times. The tour development may make it necessary to change the order and time of the activities.