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 recived 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: Visit to Chapelco Hill
19 km from San Martin de los Andes
Around 01 pm we leave San Martin de los Andes to travel along the magical Lacar Lake. During the tour we will get to see the Colorado Volcano and the Sabana Hill. We continue along the Pil Pil setting, home of the Curruhuinca Mapuche community, where we make a stop at its magnificent scenic viewpoint to enjoy a breathtaking view of the Lacar Lake, the Andean Mountains (Mallo, Savannah and Colorado) and the Stone Trompul.
After admiring the wonderful view, we continue our way to the base of the Chapelco Hill, a well known ski resort. After a short walk along the base of the ski area, you will have some free time to go around and explore the ski center by yourselves.
We will board our vehicle again to make our way through the Arrayanes forest, where we can find the area inhabited by the White Bridge Mapuche community. Later, we reach the Arrayanes viewpoint, where a stunning view of the city of San Martin de los Andes and Lake Lacar will amaze us. We will be returning to our hometown at approximately 05 pm.
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.
** The value lunch is not included on the tour
After delicious lunch and a walk along the shores of the Lake Huechulafquen, 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
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