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Tours and Activities

  A Rodeo Day   A Rodeo Day
An exceptional sample of the criollo skills on horseback in a rodeo afternoon within a purely rural environment.
A Rodeo Day
  A Section of the Andean Track   A Section of the Andean Track
Hiking is a mountain sport that is gaining more and more followers. New itineraries go across the forests of northern Andean Patagonia.
A Section of the Andean Track
  Che Museum La Pastera   Che Museum La Pastera
A simple and dynamic museum shows us the very controversial figure of an Argentinian-born revolutionary adopted by Cuba and known as Che Guevara.
Che Museum La Pastera
  Cuisine Tips Overlooking Lake Lácar   Cuisine Tips Overlooking Lake Lácar
We attended an amusing chef gathering in a paradisiacal spot, ideal for good gourmet cuisine. It included the tasting of excellent wines grown in Neuquén.
Cuisine Tips Overlooking Lake Lácar
  Ku de Los Andes Steak House and Restaurant   Ku de Los Andes Steak House and Restaurant
Eating out at a tourist destination is always a challenge. When visitors come back to the same restaurant, it means food quality is good and they are pleased to repeat such experience.
Ku de Los Andes Steak House and Restaurant
  Meliquina Village   Meliquina Village
This is a new destination for tourists but a spectacular place to stay, whether on vacations or any long weekend marked by the calendar.
Meliquina Village
  Motocross in San Martín de los Andes   Motocross in San Martín de los Andes
Motocross is present in San Martín de los Andes, and it is good motocross indeed. The Patagonian regional motocross championship is enjoyed at this location every year in October.
Motocross in San Martín de los Andes
  San Martín de los Andes City Beach   San Martín de los Andes City Beach
A visit to the new Lake Lácar waterfront is a must as its dynamic distribution offers a nice beach and all nautical activities a few blocks away from the downtown.
San Martín de los Andes City Beach
  Snowshoeing   Snowshoeing
Not only is snowshoeing wonderful but also easy to enjoy by anyone willing to practice it.
Snowshoeing
  Yesterday, Lácar Hotel; Today, Young Cuisine   Yesterday, Lácar Hotel; Today, Young Cuisine
Reminiscent of the old mountain village, Doña Quela Restaurant preserves its original atmosphere and adds up a menu containing young dishes with very Patagonian flavors.
Yesterday, Lácar Hotel; Today, Young Cuisine
  Chapelco's Tetrathlon   Chapelco's Tetrathlon
Chapelco's Tetrathlon is the most representative sports dispute in San Martín de los Andes. It combines four disciplines: ski, running, mountain biking and kayaking.
Chapelco's Tetrathlon
  A Tour around Two Patagonian Lakes   A Tour around Two Patagonian Lakes
We went on a lake excursion on board the modern José Julián Catamaran and visited Lakes Huechulafquen, Epulafquen and a solidified lava river with the best views of the Lanín Volcano.
A Tour around Two Patagonian Lakes
  Zip-lining at Mount Chapelco   Zip-lining at Mount Chapelco
Zip lining in a forest of lengas on the Chapelco Mountain Range, a new proposal made by Miramas, inspired in the flight style of the Magellanic woodpecker.
Zip-lining at Mount Chapelco
  On a Motorbike around San Martín   On a Motorbike around San Martín
On a motorbike, we resolved to see the surroundings of San Martín de los Andes. Here are some alternatives to visit on two wheels.
On a Motorbike around San Martín
  The View from Arrayán Vantage Point   The View from Arrayán Vantage Point
The Arrayán vantage point is one of the most beautiful and best located panoramic sites in the city. Easily accessed and close to the downtown area, it features excellent views of town and Lake Lácar.
The View from Arrayán Vantage Point
  The Seven Lakes Route   The Seven Lakes Route
A circuit that enables visitors to get deep into the most intimate sceneries of the Patagonian nature. A zigzagging tour, specially thought for the family, that shows all the magic of the area.
The Seven Lakes Route
  Restaurants in San Martín de los Andes   Restaurants in San Martín de los Andes
The interesting and varied gourmet proposals made by the picturesque mountain village represent a typical local style.
Restaurants in San Martín de los Andes
  More Restaurants at San Martín de los Andes   More Restaurants at San Martín de los Andes
There are so many good gastronomic proposals in the city that we could not but continue with our tour.
More Restaurants at San Martín de los Andes
  Rafting in Hua-Hum River   Rafting in Hua-Hum River
We crossed the Andes on board a rubber boat that led us through the Valdivian forest. Rapids, pools and fun with the family took hold of the moment.
Rafting in Hua-Hum River
  The Challenge to Climb the Lanín Volcano   The Challenge to Climb the Lanín Volcano
Ascent of one of the most attractive, mythical and challenging Andean massifs in Patagonia. An unforgettable experience to explore oneself.
The Challenge to Climb the Lanín Volcano
  Towards The Border Across The Hua Hum Pass   Towards The Border Across The Hua Hum Pass
An amusing tour towards the Chilean lakes that includes navigation across Lake Pirihueico, with beautiful mountain range sceneries.
Towards The Border Across The Hua Hum Pass
  Siete Lagos by bike   Siete Lagos by bike
This is an ideal excursion since it is only 112 kilometers long along Nº 234 Provincial Route which links San Martín de los Andes City with La Angostura Village.
Siete Lagos by bike
  Route to Chile through Mamuil Malal   Route to Chile through Mamuil Malal
This international pass joins the Argentinian and Chilean lake districts and presents similar natural features to both sides of the border in a very amusing tour.
Route to Chile through Mamuil Malal
  Argentine Licence Plates Museum   Argentine Licence Plates Museum
In San Martín de los Andes, you can get to know history in a different way - visiting the original Museum of Argentine Licence Plates in Abedules blind alley.
Argentine Licence Plates Museum
  San Martín on the Red Bus   San Martín on the Red Bus
Here is an amusing version of the City Tour on board an authentic London double-decker bus.
San Martín on the Red Bus
  Chapelco Mount (in the winter)   Chapelco Mount (in the winter)
Almost until mid-Spring, this winter resort offers an unforgettable ski season, with lots of sunshine, excellent snow quality and first-class services.
Chapelco Mount (in the winter)
  Secret Ñivinco Cascade   Secret Ñivinco Cascade
Very close to the traditional roads we find the wonderful Ñivinco Waterfalls, which confirm that every forest hides some mystery to be unveiled.
Secret Ñivinco Cascade
  Lakes Paimún and Huechulafquen, a Tour   Lakes Paimún and Huechulafquen, a Tour
We visited one of the wonderful nooks of the area: Lakes Huechulafquen and Paimún. During the tour, we visited the district of Junín de los Andes, the Chimehuín River and we spotted the Lanín Volcano.
Lakes Paimún and Huechulafquen, a Tour
  Tour around Lakes Curruhué Grande and Chico   Tour around Lakes Curruhué Grande and Chico
We toured around the central area of the Lanín National Park and enjoyed the lakes, mountains and volcanoes landscape.
Tour around Lakes Curruhué Grande and Chico
  Snowshoeing on the Snows of Chapelco   Snowshoeing on the Snows of Chapelco
Snowshoeing through the lenga forest in Chapelco is an enjoyable alternative to experience the mountain off the ski trails.
Snowshoeing on the Snows of Chapelco
  Trekking at Colorado Hill   Trekking at Colorado Hill
We left San Martín de los Andes through National Route 234 heading for Junín de los Andes and got to a fork next to the site known as the Virgin of the Mountain, where we turned left into National Route 48 (made of gravel).
Trekking at Colorado Hill
  Beaches on the Lácar: Catritre and Quila Quina   Beaches on the Lácar: Catritre and Quila Quina
Catritre and Quila Quina are two of the most popular beaches in the summer. Resting on the shores of the Lácar, both alternatives let visitors enjoy the lake till sunset.
Beaches on the Lácar: Catritre and Quila Quina
  Towards the Little Island   Towards the Little Island
A small islet emerging in Lake Lácar very near the shore is the destination of this hiking tour around Bandurrias hill.
Towards the Little Island
  First Settlers' Museum   First Settlers' Museum
The First Settlers Museum preserves part of the cultural richness of the first communities dwelling the mountain range region.
First Settlers' Museum
  San Martín Square, Craftsmen Year Round   San Martín Square, Craftsmen Year Round
In the winter and the summer, the craftsmen’s market surrounding the main square becomes a traditional and colorful tour.
San Martín Square, Craftsmen Year Round
  Fish Capture and Breeding Station   Fish Capture and Breeding Station
The salmonidae species from Lake Lácar are preserved at the Fish Capture and Breeding Station in the city.
Fish Capture and Breeding Station
  On a Sled Pulled by Dogs at Mount Chapelco   On a Sled Pulled by Dogs at Mount Chapelco
We toured the majestic lenga forest at Mount Chapelco on a sled pulled by dogs. A fantastic adventure on the snow both for adults and children.
On a Sled Pulled by Dogs at Mount Chapelco
  Swimming across Lake Lácar   Swimming across Lake Lácar
Swimming across Lake Lácar has become one of the most popular sports events in San Martín during the summer.
Swimming across Lake Lácar
  To Chile through Cardenal Samoré Pass   To Chile through Cardenal Samoré Pass
We crossed towards Chile through the Cardenal Samoré Pass. During the tour, we had a look from every natural vantage point in the pre-Andes.
To Chile through Cardenal Samoré Pass
  Across <i>Paso Córdoba</i>   Across Paso Córdoba
The already famous Paso Córdoba is a magnificent tour used as an alternative to the 7-Lake Road. Ideal for those who like captivating sceneries.
Across Paso Córdoba
  On the Way to the Hua Hum Pass   On the Way to the Hua Hum Pass
We went along the route leading to the Hua Hum international pass and passed by amazing spots featuring the lush vegetation typical of the Valdivian forest.
On the Way to the Hua Hum Pass
  The Mapuche New Year Celebration   The Mapuche New Year Celebration
On June 24, the primitive peoples both from Chile and Argentina celebrate the beginning of the new year. An ancient tradition which attracts new visitors every year.
The Mapuche New Year Celebration
 
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