Day 1: Arrival at San Martin de los Andes
City of San Martin de los Andes
Upon arriving at the airport of San Martin de los Andes or the bus terminal, you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel in the city center. The rest of the day will be free, to enjoy it as you prefer.
Day 2: 7 Lakes Route and visit to Villa la Angostura
In the morning we will leave by the route of the 7 lakes, inside the Andean Patagonian forest.
Internationally recognized for its incomparable beauty, the Route of the 7 Lakes connects in a four-hour trip (including stops) to the lakes of Machónico, Falkner, Villarino, Escondido, Correntoso, Espejo and Nahuel Huapi. On the way we will make several stops to get to know the different viewpoints that hide diverse panoramas and unique views of each lake.
Finally, we will arrive to Villa La Agostura. Located on the northwest of Lake Nahuel Huapi, this city has one of the most picturesque mountain landscapes in Argentina. It is immersed in the Nahuel Huapi National Park, surrounded by lakes and framed in the main protected areas of Patagonia.
The forests are furrowed by rivers, waterfalls and mountains that alter their colors, renewing their beauty through the seasons.
Here we will get to know the lake port, Quintupuray, the Messidor, the city center and its surroundings. You will have free time to explore the city at your own pace, and then in the afternoon we will be returning to San Martín de los Andes.
Day 3: Huechulafquen Lake and Lanin Volcano
Lanin National Park
We leave at 09:00 am from our hotel in San Martin de los Andes to travel about 42 km towards our destination. Along the way, there will be a stop in the town of Junin de los Andes to tour the city, visiting the Church-monument to Laura Vicuña y Nuestra Sra. De las Nieves, a very important one due to its link with the Mapuche culture, which earned it recognition from the Vatican.
Leaving Junín, a few kilometers later, we will have the first view of the lake Huechulafquen with the imposing Lanin Volcano on the back. We will walk along the beaches until we arrive to the nascent of the River Chimehuín, internationally known for trout fishing.
We get back up in our vehicles to travel to the entrance of the Lanin National Park. As we move into the park, we begin to observe the ancient Araucaria forests, until we arrive to the quinchos that are hosted by the Cañicul Mapuche community. In these restaurants you can taste some of the finest grilled meats and a variety of salads (lunch not included and optional).
We continue traveling by van to the milestone that gives its name to the National Park: the majestic Lanin Volcano and its glaciers of stunning beauty. We arrive at its southern base, which is closest to the volcano that we can get, as it is the point where the hikes to its summit begin. We continue our journey to reach Lake Paimún, where we will have the opportunity to visit another chapel, and a very special, because of its location and the symbology of different cultures that can be found in it.
We return to our hotel in San Martin de los Andes at approximately 07 pm.
Day 4: Farewell from San Martin de los Andes
City of San Martin de los Andes
In the morning, after breakfast, you make the check out at your hotel and have some free time until your vehicle pick you up to take you to the airport or the bus station
End of services