Day Trip to Bariloche – San Martin, 7 Lakes

Argentina Travel Posted on 01/03/2015

In true Bariloche fashion, a tour of San Martin offers a myriad of wondrous landscapes to feast your eyes on. But the thing that stands unique to San Martin is the variety of panoramas available for viewing in this area. This usually makes for a full-day tour and covers around 225 miles (360km). Be prepared for a fascinating voyage around no less than 7 lakes served with a dose of all varying natural landscapes that line these lakes.

Roads meander through some luscious forests and crosses over sparkling turquoise lakes, rivers and brooks (such as lakes Nahuel Huapi, Correntoso, Espejo, Escondido, Villarino, Falkner and Machonico) with many natural beaches providing fantastic retreats to stop, relax and soak up the scenery.

San Martin de los Andes is on the shore of Lacar lake, a delightful place to enjoy some lunch and explore the town with its elegant, Swiss-style architecture. The way back via Paso Cordoba proves to be a different adventure. After skirting Meliquina lake, the thick forest makes way for unusual images etched into the rocky terrain by centuries of Aeolian erosion. And when you approach Confluencia you can spot the deep blue waters of Limay river which forms the Enchanted Valley and the Amphitheatre. The drive continues through the magical valley alongside the Limay river to Nahuel Huapi Lake.

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