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Laguna del Desierto (Lake of the Desert)

Published 12/07/2016

Fodor's Review

A lovely lake surrounded by lush forest, complete with orchids and mossy trees, the Laguna del Desierto is 37 km (23 miles) north of El Chaltén on R23, a dirt road. Hotels in El Chaltén can arrange a trip for about US$40 for the day. Locals recommend visiting Lago del Desierto on a rainy day, when more ambitious hikes are not an option and the dripping green misty forest is extra mysterious.

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El Chaltén, Santa Cruz, Argentina

Published 12/07/2016


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