Parque Nacional Los Alerces, Esquel

4.8
#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. Plan to see Parque Nacional Los Alerces and other attractions that appeal to you using our Esquel tour planner.
Create an itinerary including Parque Nacional Los Alerces
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
684 reviews
Google
4.9
TripAdvisor
  • August 14, 2017
    Captive landscapes, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, mountains, trees, birds, everything that nature gives us to please all our senses. Bellisiimo ride
    View original
  • August 14, 2017
    The Limonao port and the gateway are the most beautiful thing we visited! They have improved the roads compared to last year and it is more marked.
    View original
  • August 12, 2017
    Each journey one is surprised by the existence of natural resources that has our country, and this park doesn't disappoint. Only one, of an immense beauty, beautiful from the beginning. I recommend it in winter after a snowfall that puts a special touch. To recommend. The larches, huge.
    View original
Google
  • February 23, 2017
    Beautiful natural place! Great lakes and forests! For wilderness lovers.
  • December 6, 2016
    Beautiful landscapes
  • March 7, 2015
    Fantastic place - great views, good campsites.
  • August 14, 2013
    Villa Futaleufquen
  • June 30, 2017
    Wonderful landscape of Pythagorean! I visited in 2001 and was stunned to see so much natural beauty. When I can, I come back with my love. ♡♡♡♡♡♡
    View original

Plan your trip to Esquel

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Esquel

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.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Esquel by other users

50 days in Argentina BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA January, outdoors, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 38 days in Patagonia, Chilean Patagonia & Bolivia BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Argentina BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 42 days in Argentina, Santiago & Chilean Patagonia BY A USER FROM GREECE December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 37 days in Argentina & Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in Argentina & Chile BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA December, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 32 days in Argentina BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 43 days in Argentina & Chile BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 40 days in Province of Jujuy, Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 40 days in Province of Jujuy, Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Esquel BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA December, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Chilean Patagonia & Patagonia BY A USER FROM BELGIUM April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans