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Tackle the hair-raising Class II and III rapids of the Río Chimehuín on this fun-filled white water rafting excursion from San Martin de los Andes. Look out for wild boar, vultures, and kingfishers as you hurtle through the waves, bump over stone steps, and wind your way downstream, then relax on a deserted beach with some well-deserved refreshments. This small-group tour has a maximum of 12 people for a personalized experience and is ideal for first-time rafters, with full instruction and all equipment provided.
Collon Cura is probably the most important birding hotspot in Patagonia for the great amount species that can be found. An aquatic environment surrounded by the steppe and with the presence of many species from the pampas.
Before reaching the lake, we will be visiting Junín de los Andes, its center with the church and the Mapuche cultural center, taking a first contact with their cultural heritage.Then we will continue the trip to Lake Huechulafquen, entering the Lanin National Park and going from end to end of the largest lake in the park.At the end of the lake, we will find a placid spot, Puerto Canoa, where we will have the possibility of doing an optional catamaran ride that takes us to navigate part of Huechulafquen and Lake Epulafquen to the 6 km long lava scoria, of the Achen Niyeu volcano, having a duration of 1h 45 m contemplating the imposing view of the Lanin Volcano, of almost 3800 mts. of height, and its summit always snowed. We will also visit Lake Paimún, with green waters suitable for swimming, since they are not so cold. Then we will return to San Martin observing the Mapuche Communities, being able to know their homes and their lands.
Our San Martín de los Andes by the Seven Lakes Road tour takes you on a journey along one of the best tourist routes in Argentina, known worldwide for the unique beauty in its natural landscapes, lakes, rivers and more. Our full-day tour covers 352km and takes you past the Nahuel Huapi National Park, along the Camino de los Siete Lagos and to San Martín de los Andes, known for its artesanal crafts. We’ll make a stop in Villa la Angostura, admiring the beauty of the serene, crystal-clear lakes along the way. Don’t miss out on this chance to see some of the most incredible scenery Argentina has to offer!
Pedal your way around Patagonia on this fun half-day mountain bike adventure from San Martin de Los Andes. Take the Arrayanes Circuit (Cerro Chapelco route), with views of the mighty Mount Chapelco, Lanín Volcano, and the blue Lake Lácar. This small-group tour has a maximum of 12 people and is suitable for all abilities.
Soft hike around this gorgeous lagoon in Lanin National Park, just a few minutes away from San Martín de los Andes. The trail is part of Huella Andina a net of trails that connect the different national parks of the Andean Patagonia. Along the way we will go through several environments: open areas of transition from steppe to forest with prevalence of shrubs and grasslands, Patagonian forest patches and meadows and aquatic environments in the lagoon and its surrounding areas. On each of them we can observe different bird species. Among them we can find several Patagonia endemics, such as ashy-headed geese, black-faced Ibis, Chilean flicker, thorn-tailed rayadito, white-throated tree-runner, chucao tapaculo, black-throated huet-huet, white-crested elaenia, Patagonian sierra-finch and fire-eyed diucon. If the weather is good we will enjoy a picnic by the lagoon.
This excursion will allow you to get to know almost all the plant species of the Lanin National Park. It will introduce us little by little into the Valdivian jungle, one of the wettest places in the country.You will go along Provincial Route 48 passing through Trompul, a high place from where there is a beautiful view of Lacar Lake, Chapelco and Cerro Abanico.We will also visit the beach of Yuco, with volcanic ash and its grove of myrtles.Once we arrive at Hua Hum, a place on the west end of the lake, we will be on the border with Chile. Over there is the Customs House, the Van Dorsen Museum, and the confectionery in front of Lacar Lake. From there, we will go to another place where we will make a walk of about 500 meters, through a jungle path, to see the spectacular Chachin waterfall, before returning to the city.
Scale the mighty 5,833-foot (1,778-meter) peak of Cerro Colorado on a thrilling full-day hike from San Martin de Los Andes. With a maximum of 12 people, enjoy personal attention from your expert guide, who points out the unique plants and rock formations of the now-extinct volcano as you wind your way to the top. After a moderate hike, arrive at the summit and tuck into your packed lunch (not provided) with magnificent views of the surrounding Andes, Lácar and Lolog lakes, and the Chile-Argentina border.
A short but challenging trek just a few minutes away from San Martin de los Andes. We will go with the vehicle to the start of the trail, in an area called by the Mapuche native community Pampa del Trompul. Soon we will start going up by the steep slopes covered by dense Patagonian forest. As we gain altitude the vegetation turns shorter which will us to get great views of the Lacár Lake valley. Soon we will pass the timberline and reach a rocky area that will lead us the summit, made of red rocks that are the remains of an old lava flow. From the top, at 1,778 m, we will have a great view of the south face of Lanín volcano, with the Lolog Lake valley on one side and the Lácar Lake valley on the other.
Get to see a summer villa located 20 km away from San Martin de los Andes, on the southern margin of Lacar Lake.Enjoy a beautiful mountain path, with Oak Pellín forests, Radal, Ñire and flowers such as Rosa Mosqueta, Amancay, Mutisia, Topa Topa. Its beach of volcanic sand, is perfect for the practice of nautical sports, such as water skiing, windsurfing, fishing or sailing by boat or kayak.During the tour of this charming Villa you can see houses that belongs to the Mapuche Curruhuinca group, their fences, their animals, their school. Take some genuine indigenous crafts. You will also have free time to explore its streets, visit the chapel, and have a drink at the confectionery in front of Lacar Lake.