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San Martín de los Andes

San Martín de los Andes

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Bariloche: 7 Lakes & San Martin de Los Andes Road Trip

1. Bariloche: 7 Lakes & San Martin de Los Andes Road Trip

Set off on a full-day trip along the famous Road of the Seven Lakes route from San Carlos de Bariloche. Relish in unparalleled views of the countryside. Visit the true mountain village, Villa La Angostura, characterized by its stylized Alpine-wood architecture.  A few kilometers later, the Road of the Seven Lakes begins, passing by the beautiful Correntoso, Espejo, Escondido, Villarino, Falkner, Hermoso, and Machonico lakes. Each with a unique landscape and surrounded by ancient, leafy forests, marvel at unmatched natural beauty. Once in San Martin de Los Andes, situated on the shore of Lake Lacar, explore the area at your own pace. Return to your hotel in Bariloche.

San Martín de los Andes por 7 Lagos

2. San Martín de los Andes por 7 Lagos

Begin your full-day tour from your hotel in Bariloche at 8 AM.  Then, head north through the town of Dina Huapi and the bridge over the Limay River, connecting to the legendary Route 40. Along the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi, make your first short stop in Villa la Angostura, a town with mountain architecture ideal for walking on foot. Next, start walking an incredible path surrounded by mountains and lakes.  Make stops along the way to experience the hike to its fullest. On the Road of the Seven Lakes, see Espejo Lake, Correntoso Lake, Villarino Lake, Falkner, Escondido Lake, Machónico Lake, and Lácar Lake, before finally arriving at the city of San Martin. You will have free time to explore the city and have lunch in front of the lake before starting the return along the same path. After making your last stop at Villa la Angostura, arrive in Bariloche at approximately 6:30 PM.

San Martin de los Andes: Hua Hum Sightseeing Tour by Bus

3. San Martin de los Andes: Hua Hum Sightseeing Tour by Bus

This circuit borders the entire northern shore of Lake Lácar. We leave San Martín de los Andes to make a first viewpoint towards the city, to see all its extension. Surrounded by the Patagonian Andean forest, we pass by different mountainous landscapes such as Cerro Colorado, Piedra de Trompul, along with Lake Lacar, and then we pass by Lake Nonthué and Yuco beaches. We arrive at the border with Chile, where there are some small buildings from the beginning of the century, which are used by institutions such as Customs, Gendarmerie, there is also a house-museum of an old settler family, whose main income was the timber exploitation, until the creation of National Parks. This is the lowest pass of all the mountain range, because the vegetation changes and becomes lush and exuberant, with the Hua Hum river where in summer nautical activities such as rafting are carried out, and whose stream ends in the Pacific Ocean. After crossing this river we arrive at a resting place within the national park and also a starting point for a nice and quiet walk to the Chachin Waterfall, where we will have the opportunity to walk in this colorful vegetation formed by ferns, quivers, nalcas, and ancient trees.

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The trip is a classic and very interesting along the 7 Lakes Route (Ruta 40) with a longer stay at leisure in San Martin (the place is far less interesting than the route). The guide Isis is extremely friendly and attentive, speaks good English and has one or two insider tips for your stay in Bariloche and the surrounding area. It's about 10 hours on the road with photo stops at the most famous places and some hidden gems. I would happily recommend it. Thank you Isis!

The guide Debby was very pleasant and has a lot of knowledge. She loves Patagonia and makes us feel it. She translated a good part of her speech for my English-speaking friend even though it was a tour in Spanish! The landscapes are magnificent and this excursion is worth it.

Our guide Isis and driver were top notch. Very polite and took the time to make sure we understood the details of the trip. Felt in good hands with George as our driver. Would recommend them both for any trip.

Really good day trip, our guide Isis was great. I would highly recommend going.

Everyone was very professional. Kind and caring Most interesting tour