Parque Nacional Los Alerces, Esquel

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#1 of 13 in Nature in Province of Chubut
Parque Nacional Los Alerces earned a spot on the UNESCO World Heritage list due to its vast forests of some of the world's longest-living trees, its glacial cirques, and its pristine lakes. Snowy mountain peaks create the background for 1,000- to 3,000-year-old alerce trees, as well as a complex system of four large lakes connected with many rivers and creeks completes the scenery. Created in 1937, the park remains virtually intact since much of it is accessible only by foot. Still, local guides offer fishing trips on the lakes, and many picnic and camping spots can be found in the area. The most scenic walk leads over the suspension bridge over Arrayanes river, while the Torrecillas glacier can be seen from a tour boat. Add Parque Nacional Los Alerces to your Esquel travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Esquel trip itinerary planning website .
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  • The Park is exceptional, a stunning natural setting, with its lakes, rushing rivers and ancient larch forests. Undoubtedly beautiful, its waters green turquoise, glaciers, hikes along well-marked trails. Point apart is the hygiene of the place, the people are dirty, does not respect, pulling trash regardless of anything, without respect for nature and the natural heritage that we have.
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  • We spent a few days exploring this park and particularly loved the short treks at the Pasarela and to the Lago Verde Mirador. The excursion to Torecillas Glacier with Glaxiar.com is awesome; this incl...  more »
  • Beautiful... explore it with wonderful views. It has camping. Hotels and accommodation in... There are also areas with grills free... Impossible not to visit it
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  • As often nature did it perfectly and we made it very wrong here. Now they charge you $250 per person to enter the park. The road is bad and there are no places to park even to take a picture.the accesses to to the beautiful places go through payed areas. To park your car at the main visiting areas they charge you $80 or you to stay at a payed camping for another $220. APN made it very wrong here.
  • Beautiful natural place! Great lakes and forests! For wilderness lovers.
  • Fantastic place - great views, good campsites.
  • Beautiful landscapes
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Some of Esquel's most affordable lodgings are basic hostels located quite a distance from the main bus terminal, which may not work for visitors without their own transportation. To stay closer to the city center, consider a mid-range hotel with a good selection of modern amenities. The local tourism office can also provide you with a list of rental cabins and apartments in the surrounding area, ideal for tourists interested in skiing, hiking, or exploring the nearby national park.
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