Route of the Seven Lakes, San Martin de los Andes

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Route of the Seven Lakes connects some of the region's most important bodies of water by road. The 107 km (66.5 mi) route, which connects San Martin de los Andes and Villa La Angostura, winds through Andean scenery of mountains, forests, and waterways, passing through two different national parks along the way. Drive along the road to enjoy sweeping views over the lakes, many carved out by glaciers millions of years ago. Be sure to bring your camera, as you'll find plenty of viewpoints and stops offering panoramic shots of the surrounding area. Though the Nahuel Hapi and Escondido lakes are perhaps the best known, plenty of other smaller lakes also line the route. By using our San Martin de los Andes trip itinerary maker, you can arrange your visit to Route of the Seven Lakes and other attractions in San Martin de los Andes.
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  • I was in July 2017, after the big snowstorm. It is a place of beauty extaordinaria, worth seeing! We went with Lanin travel, who organized the trip using a van lint travel and Guadalupe Linares as tour guide. Both are great people!
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  • I made this way with my kids and they were delighted with the visual. You don't feel time travel (Bariloche-San Martin de Los Andes), such beauty of the route
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  • Very good walk. The route is very well and the landscapes are real good. I recommend stopping at each of the paradores PEAR contemplate the different lakes.
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Where to stay in San Martin de los Andes

Only a small portion of San Martin de los Andes actually touches Lake Lacar, but it's there that most of the best accommodations can be found. Cozy ski chalets and lodges make up the majority of places to stay here, although a few budget hostels offer something for travelers with limited means. During peak times, the town center can get quite noisy at night. Stay a few minutes out of town for a quieter experience with memorable views.
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