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Escorial, San Martin de los Andes
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Tread carefully across a river of solidified lava at Escorial. Created by a volcano eruption around 400 years ago, the lava trail spans 7.5 km (4.7 mi), flowing into Lake Epulafquen. Walk along the smooth path that has been laid on top of the lava flow, and look out at the expanse of once molten rock on either side of you. Wear appropriate footwear, such as hiking boots, if you do decide to step off the path to walk across the lava; the rough terrain could easily cause you to roll an ankle if you're not careful. To visit Escorial and other attractions in San Martin de los Andes, use our San Martin de los Andes trip generator.
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  • Is a place to go when already know them basic of San Martin of the Andes, the road is makes long because the State not is optimal but passable for the average of the area. It is a journey that traverses several not so well known Lakes and arrives to the hot springs. Route 62 is a tour that is worthwhile and is highly touted. Take a good snack for lunch at one of the many rivers or lakes spanning.
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  • As we stayed in San Martin and we were done our car ride by the Lake in Junin to see Lanin volcano and the escorial (volcanic lava) into the Lake. Boat trip that takes about 2 hours. Out of the porto canoas, but view the time before. Thought that came to 11 hours but as we were in low season only to 15 hours. We take and we on the beach, we went to a nearby church, very beautiful. My five-year-old son really enjoyed playing in the Woods. We ate it right there, in a small restaurant. Reasonable food, bathroom is outside, no hygiene. The ride on the boat paid off. Hot chocolate, coffee and cookies on board are offered for free. Has guide that will explain all the way.
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  • It is a magical place, in addition to viewing the action of nature, unique landscapes can be found
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