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  • Address: Lago Lacar, Neuquén Province, Lake District, Argentina
With its shimmering blue waters and forest-lined shoreline, Lake Lacár is one of the most popular attractions in San Martin de Los Andes. In the peak of summer, when the temperature can regularly reach 70 degrees and the sun hangs high in the sky, bask on a beach beneath snowcapped peaks over 200 miles from the ocean. Enjoy the 15-minute stroll from the center of town to dramatic Bandurrias Lookout, and then continue on foot for 30 minutes to La Islita beach. Hire a canoe and paddle the waters surrounded by mountains and silence, or hop on board a sightseeing cruise to motor past islands and virgin forest towards the neighboring Chilean border.

On a full day cruise, disembark at the port of Chachín to hike 30-minutes to Chachín waterfall as it powerfully spills through the forest. On the ride back towards San Martin de los Andes, admire a shoreline pockmarked with caves where the indigenous Mapuche once thrived, and soak in the vistas that arguably rank as some of the best in Patagonia. Or spend a day at Quila Quina on the lake’s southern shore, a lakeshore village that’s full of watersports and native Mapuche crafts.

Practical Info

Bandurrias Lookout is 1.5 miles from San Martin de los Andes, and the summer months of December-February are the most popular times to visit. The lake water is cold throughout the year, although each February there’s a swimming race that crosses the width of the lake. Aside from touring the lake by boat, it’s also possible to drive Route 48 along the winding northern shore.

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San Martín de los Andes by The 7 Lakes Route, Bariloche, null
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San Martín de los Andes by The 7 Lakes Route

Enjoy this 6-hour tour winding through forests, rivers, streams, lakes and beaches. This beautiful tour will help introduce you to the beauty of the area and ...  Read more

Location: Bariloche, Argentina
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.51
Lácar Lake Kayaking Adventure from San Martin de los Andes, San Martin de los Andes, Day Trips
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Lácar Lake Kayaking Adventure from San Martin de los Andes

Lago Lácar (Lácar Lake), of glacial origin and surrounded by the striking Andes Mountains, is an ideal spot for kayaking. During this small-group ...  Read more

Location: San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $179.00
San Martin de los Andes Mountain Bike Adventure, San Martin de los Andes, Kayaking & Canoeing
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San Martin de los Andes Mountain Bike Adventure

Cycle through the wild landscapes of the Argentine Patagonia on this half-day mountain bike tour of low-level difficulty. Depending on the weather, ride around ...  Read more

Location: San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $183.00
Chapelco Hill Tour Including Pil Pil and Arrayanes Circuit, San Martin de los Andes, Bike & ... 
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Chapelco Hill Tour Including Pil Pil and Arrayanes Circuit

Take in the dramatic natural beauty of the Argentine Patagonia on this 4-hour tour by minivan. Starting from San Martin de los Andes, travel along the ...  Read more

Location: San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $108.00
Cerro Colorado Trekking Tour from San Martin de los Andes, San Martin de los Andes, Half-day Tours
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Cerro Colorado Trekking Tour from San Martin de los Andes

See stunning views from the top of Cerro Colorado, an extinct volcano in the Neuquen province of Argentina, on this full-day guided trekking tour. After hotel ...  Read more

Location: San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $228.00
Cerro Falkner Hiking Tour from San Martín de los Andes, San Martin de los Andes, Hiking & Camping
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Cerro Falkner Hiking Tour from San Martín de los Andes

Soak up panoramas of glassy lakes and snowcapped peaks from the top of Cerro Falkner in the Neuquén province of Argentina, on this full-day guided hiking ...  Read more

Location: San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $244.00
Hua Hum Day Trip from San Martin de los Andes including Lanin National Park and Cachin Waterfall ... 
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Hua Hum Day Trip from San Martin de los Andes including Lanin National Park and Cachin Waterfall Hike

From San Martin de los Andes, discover the wonders of the Argentine Patagonia as you make your way west to the border with Chile. On this 5-hour tour by ...  Read more

Location: San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $159.00
Lanin National Park Horseback Riding Tour: Quila Quina Valley and Mapuche Culture, San Martin de ... 
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Lanin National Park Horseback Riding Tour: Quila Quina Valley and Mapuche Culture

Journey into dense forests in Lanín National Park on a pleasant horseback ride during this half-day excursion, just outside of San Martin de los Andes. ...  Read more

Location: San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $236.00
Road of the Seven Lakes to Villa La Angostura from San Martin de los Andes, San Martin de los ... 
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Road of the Seven Lakes to Villa La Angostura from San Martin de los Andes

Travel the Road of the Seven Lakes on a full-day journey through some of Argentina’s most breathtaking scenery. You’ll depart by minivan from your San Martin ...  Read more

Location: San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $179.00

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