Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes, Villa La Angostura

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Hike the peaceful trails of Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes, home to 300-year-old arrayan trees, endemic to the Andes. The park was created in 1971 with the sole purpose of protecting the fragile evergreen trees, known for their smooth cinnamon-colored bark and small white flowers. You can hike the 12 km (7.4 mi) from the park entrance to get to the forest, rent a mountain bike, or take a boat ride on Nahuel Huapi Lake. Stroll along the wooden pathway to admire these rare trees, and try to spot foxes, pudus, guanacos, and bush monkeys. Make Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes a part of your Villa La Angostura vacation plans using our Villa La Angostura trip itinerary planner.
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  • One of the national parks that are better served and cared for. Don't forget to make the road of the seven lakes, beautiful.
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  • Beautiful walk to from the Bay to the port. Exhausting but beautiful. The viewpoints and the Patagua laguna the best
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  • We visited the forest of the MyrtleS with a tour as part of the spring in Villa La Angostura. Taking into account that 20 years have passed since the last time we were in the forest of Arrayanes, we found it with some changes, for example, the very good catwalks that lead visitors along the path of 800 meters in length. However, I suggest again to paint guardrails above runways, already quite despintadas by natural elements. Our tour guide was an excellent explanation of the origin of this forest, its current state climate change, which are other tree species that live - more and in greater number--with the MyrtleS and other aspects of the place -. We also instructed about wildlife, especially birds. At the end of the trail, we stopped at a tea house, to take a Ditto, accompanied by some portion of rich cakes. Walk through the forest that we are discussing is extremely pleasant and comfortable. We did close to the fall of the Sun, when a large contingent of visitors brought there by other tours and ships had already departed in journey back to their ports of origin, within the Lake Nahuel Huapi. Accordingly, rays of light - yellowish and reddish - of our Sun even more accentuated the Tan of the MyrtleS increasing the contrast with other tree species and plants that grow with those, creating a scenario very particular and really beautiful, at the same time more solitary and comfortable for touring. The fact that this forest is the unique conglomeration of Arrayanes existing in the world (once ignite a few years ago of Japan) has added an important attraction for domestic and international tourism. Finally, in the same way that has been done in the reports Office of national parks to reach Puerto Canoas (on the Huechulaufquen Lake) with a gigantic specimen of Coihue, think it would be interesting to place in the way a slice of trunk of some huge Myrtle (on a tripod) that has been dropped due to natural, way to show visitors the rings (one for each year of life), in particular of any specimen that has reached or exceeded the 200 or 300 years old.
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  • We arrived mid-afternoon and didn't have a lot of time so we only did the first 1km up to the mirador (lookout) which is free. You have to arrive before 2pm to do the longer trail through the park for which there is an admission fee. I'm glad we did it the trail was steep but the view from the mirador was spectacular.
  • Rent a bike in Villa la Angostura and go for a 12 km ride in the park. Full of ups and downs and beautiful. Bring a packed lunch. By bike it should take you 4 hours or so.
  • There's a free km trip. And a longer 13km visit that's paid
  • “What A Trip And What A Long Walk That We Did! Wow! Amazing!” Back on Monday, May 15, 2017, I decided to walk about 12 kilometers (approximately 6 miles) to visit the Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes out in Neuquen, Argentina just outside of Villa La Angostura. I was very lucky to also meet Facundo Ragonese and Elizabeth Algarin who were a Very Big Help to ME since I hate walking, hiking or trekking alone. They were so much fun to be with and they made the four (4) hours of walking time More Enjoyable and Inspiring. We saw lots of trees, birds, mushrooms, flowers and even a Lake during our very long walk. At the very end of the walk we took a small motor boat back to the Puerto. If You like to walk or hike or trek, then please come and visit this park and Yes, there is a fee to enter the park which I believe is 250 pesos ($16.00 U.S. dollars). Thank you. Sincerely yours, Howard Paul Shore Visitor Executive, Volunteer Writer For Google And Tripadvisor Websites /HPS PS: I also briefly visited the exact same place, but just at the very beginning back on Sunday, May 14, 2017 as well!
  • Great fascinating lovely place... to reach the furthest corner of the national park there is a nice walk of about 10 km where I strongly suggest to hire a bicycle for those better fit.

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