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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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  • It is a beautiful hike, navigation in the Lake up to the escorial is very nice and Lanín volcano is
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  • It is a place only accessed by water from a boat coming from the Puerto Canoa (Lanin volcano) or land
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  • We did the catamaran trip and when we arrived to el escorial and they told us that it was a river of lava lava of 400 years we couldn't believe it and see the trees bonsai compared to the of the forest touched us not miss it behind that a volcano or we knew that there was beautiful landscape
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