Trip Planner:   South America  /  Argentina  /  Patagonia  /  Province of Neuquen  /  San Martin de los Andes  /  Wildlife Areas  /  Escorial

Escorial, San Martin de los Andes

(4.7/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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.
map
Create a full San Martin de los Andes itinerary

Plan your trip to San Martin de los Andes

  • 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.

Plans in San Martin de los Andes by other users

20 days in Argentina BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, outdoors, romantic, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Argentina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Patagonia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, outdoors, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 49 days in Patagonia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, outdoors, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 32 days in Argentina & Santiago BY A USER FROM SPAIN July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Patagonia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Chile & Argentina BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Argentina & Chile BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Argentina BY A USER FROM FRANCE March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Patagonia BY A USER FROM BELGIUM November, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Argentina & Osorno BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 32 days in Argentina & Santiago BY A USER FROM SPAIN July, culture, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • A unique, amazing and well signposted place. All the Park national Lanin is worthy of travel is, and the volcano is really impressive.
    View original
  • Is a little far by road of gravel, but the ride it is worth. Privacy, little people and ideal for fishing.
    View original
  • It was really a nice walk though a little expensive for what they offer, we headed to el Escorial where we observe the lava of a volcano which resulted in the Lake more than 400 years ago but really 550 pesos by this the catamaran trip when all they offer on the boat is a cafe, seemed excessive.
    View original