The seven lakes route

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Tour Number

Activity Level

51596


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)

This famous tour from San Martín de los Andes to Villa La Angostura displays some of the best Patagonian landscapes


Lakes and forests at their best, the Seven Lakes Route, also known as Seven Lakes Road, is one of the most famous touristic circuits in the Argentinian Patagonia, located in the area known as the "Lake District".

It is a 110 Km. stretch of route, that links the towns of San Martín de los Andes and Villa La Angostura, both in the Neuquén province, covering the south sector of Lanín National Park and the north of Nahuel Huapi National Park.

The route passes by lakes Lácar, Hermoso, Falkner, Villarino, Traful, Correntoso, Espejo and Nahuel Huapí, as well as by other minor lakes. Together with the lakes the other big attraction of the route is that it goes through the beautiful Andean-Patagonian forest, dominated by native species like the different Nothofagus (Roble Beech, Antarctic Beech, Chilean southern Beech and South American Beech) and others like the Cordilleran Cypress and the Radal.

Itinerary

San Martín de los Andes
Arrayán Viewpoint
Arroyo Partido
Vullingñanco Waterfall
Lake Machónico
Lake Hermoso
Lake Falkner
Lake Villarino
Lake Correntoso
Lake Espejo
Lake Nahuel Huapí
Villa La Angostura where we will have lunch and visit the town center and the harbors by the lake
Back to San Martín de los Andes

Alternatively we can sail to the Quetrihué Peninsula a visit the Arrayanes (Myrtle Tree) National Park. That would add 3 hours more to the tour.

During July and August the road might be closed due to the snow. If that is the case we will do an alternative tour.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will pick you up at 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: 7 hours

Times are approximate, depending on the number of stops and the length of those, that is totally at your discrection. 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.

If you want to include the visit to the Arrayanes National Park that takes 3 hours more so the total duration would be 10 hours.

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

What’s Extra

Lunch is not included in the price, we will have lunch in a restaurant in Villa La Angostura.

Visit to the Arrayanes National Park is not included, if you want to do it you will have to pay 168 AR$ per person for the catamaran fee and 50 AR$ per person for the National Park entrance fee.

A Recent Review of this tour

Jose picked us up on time in San Martin and did a great tour of the 7 lakes. We made it to Bariloche on time for dropoff. Overall the trip was fantastic, vehicle was comfortable, good driving speed and not reckless. His English is fluent too.
John Mummery

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