Laguna Nimez Reserve, El Calafate

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See black-necked swans and majestic pink flamingos in the wild at Laguna Nimez Reserve. The ornothologist's paradise, bordering the expansive Lago Argentino, offers the opportunity to see many exotic birds in flight, against a remarkably scenic backdrop. The reserve's strong focus on conservation means that part of your ticket price goes to maintaining these pristine, wild surroundings. As you stroll around the reserve, have your camera at the ready in case a winged creature pops into frame. To visit Laguna Nimez Reserve and other attractions in El Calafate, use our El Calafate trip itinerary maker.
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  • August 11, 2017
    I didn't see a lot of info on the lagoon, but it was a pleasant surprise. A lot of information about the flora and fauna patagonica and breathtaking landscapes. It won't take more than 2:00 to do all the way, with many quiet and stops for pictures. It's worth it!
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  • August 10, 2017
    Beautiful pond with variety of birds can be seen with the naked eye. The journey is very good, and allows you to get closer to small shelters of observation. With the entry you can return another day. It is very well maintained and neat, and as it is opposite the town and close to Lake Argentino is a ride that is can not ignore.
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  • August 6, 2017
    Travelling for a few days to El calafate, we took the time to make the tour of this lagoon. Even if the entry price keeps rising (like everything in this area) we do not regret is gone. So we paid 150 pesos each, and made the turn in a little less than two hours by taking the time to observe the different birds. There are two observatories at disposal which one at the level of the flamingos. Good activity to el calafate!
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