Arrayán Viewpoint, Meliquina Lake, Córdoba Pass and Villa Traful

Tour Number

Activity Level

50945


Categories

Adventure / Active, Day Trip / Out of Town, Nature and Wildlife, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Kid boosters provided if necessary.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (fluent), English (advanced)

Mixed landscapes makes this day trip the best alternative to the Seven Lakes Route from San Martín de los Andes


Round trip from San Martín de los Andes, first we will go up to the Arrayán viewpoint, a balcony in the middle of the forest from where we can see the Lake Lácar to the left and San Martín de los Andes to the right.

From there we will pass by the Meliquina and Filo Hua-Hum lakes, both surrounded by impressive forests to reach the Córdoba Pass, a winding road over slopes, green valleys and steep mountains with rock walls whimsically carved by the wind, the water and the ice.

By the end of this road we will reach Confluencia, where the Traful and Limay rivers meet. Crossing by the other side of Traful river we will head to Villa Traful, a lovely alpine-style village by the Lake Traful where we will enjoy the amazing views from its viewpoint and have some rest in one of its excellent tearooms, which provide excellent home-made chocolates and cakes.

From Villa Traful we will take our way back to San Martín de los Andes by taking the Seven Lakes Route.

Itinerary

Times are approximate, depending on the number of stops and the length of those. I want you to tell me everytime you want to stop to see anything in detail of take any picture, I will stop as many times you want, providing it is a safe place to do so.

9:00 am: leaving from San Martín de los Andes
9:15 am: Arrayan viewpoint
11:00 am: Meliquina Lake
11:45 am: Filo Hua Hum Lake*
12:30 pm: Paso Córdoba Viewpoint. Lunch box.
1:30 pm: Confluencia. Lunch if we did not bring lunch boxes with us.
2:30 pm: Traful Lake Viewpoint
3:00 pm: Villa Traful
4:30 pm: Start or way back to San Martín de los Andes
6:00 pm: San Martín de los Andes

*Access closed in Winter

If there are big snows the Cordoba Pass may be closed in winter, if that is the case we will take and alternative route.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Meet up location: I will pick you up your hotel in San Martín de los Andes

End location: I will leave you in your hotel in San Martín de los Andes or in the town center, whatever you prefer.

Duration: 10 hours

The tour will take no less than 9 hours and no more than 11 depending the number and lenght of stops you want to do, that is totally at your discrection. If we leave San Martín de los Andes at 9 am we should be back by dinner time.

If there are big snows the Cordoba Pass may be closed in winter, if that is the case we will take and alternative route.

Transportation

Toyota Hilux SW4 3.0, 2009 model, 4WD, 7 seats, air-conditioned. Safe, comfortable and clean. Excellent music provided on board :)

What’s Included

My services as your personal guide
Transportation
Snacks & Drinks

Estimated Local Cash Needed

75 ARS - Lunch along the way and tea in Villa Traful

What’s Extra

I can arrange a box luch for around 40 ARS to eat along the way or we can have something basic in Confluencia (Sanwiches and burgers) if preferred.

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