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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.
Experience the awe-inspiring vistas of Argentine Patagonia on this 4-hour minivan tour from San Martin de los Andes. Keep your camera handy as you drive around the glittering Lácar Lake, follow the forested Arraynes Circuit and climb the foothills of Mount Chapelco. Enjoy free time at the Chapelco resort to explore the artisan shops or ride the cable car to the summit (own expense) for an unforgettable aerial view. This small-group tour has a maximum of 12 people for a personalised experience.
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.
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.
Marvel over the majestic landscapes of Argentina’s Lake District and get off-the-beaten-track on this half-day small-group minivan tour from San Martin de los Andes. Learn about the indigenous Mapuche people of the Lanín National Park, as you pass striking landscapes like the Pampa de Trompul and the looming peak of Cerro Colorado. Wind your way along the Peninsula de Yuco and Lake Lácar; stop for refreshments (own expense) by the Hua Hum River; and enjoy a short hike to see the thundering Chachin Waterfall.
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.
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.
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.