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Route of the Seven Lakes

Discover the Andes’ forest, snowy peaks and crystalline lakes in Patagonia

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Route of the Seven Lakes tour information

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7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m from your accomodation in Bariloche


7:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. to your accomodation to Bariloche

The path of the Seven Lakes is a classic tour through the Andes’ forests of Patagonia, Argentina. This road trip will take you to most emblematic places in the area.

You will visit three cities, two national parks and eight lakes. Eight? You read that right. Nahuel Huapi, a glacier lake that is twice the size of Buenos Aires City, will accompany us throughout the entire way. This tour is ideal for those who want to travel the seven lakes route in one day. It also does not require physical effort, so it is recommended for all types of travelers.

Extensive forests, snowy peaks and crystal clear water... A day of pure disconnection and natural beauty. You will travel 220 miles (355 km), and you will have free time to eat and walk around San Martín de Los Andes and Villa La Angostura. Will you taste their famous chocolates?

Tour itinerary

todayDay 1 - Bariloche - San Martín de Los Andes - Villa La Angostura

access_time7 : 30 AM
The tour begins with the pick-up at your accommodation. Depending on your location, the vehicle will pick you up between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. Once the group is gathered in Bariloche, you will head towards Villa La Angostura. Here you will make the first stop. If you want to, you can get some snacks, go to the bathroom and grab a cup of coffee. This way you’ll be wide awake to discover the mountain landscapes that await you.
7 lakes road
access_time9 : 00 AM
The path to the lakes begins! You will pass the lakes Correntoso, Espejo, Escondido, Villarino, Falkner and Machonico. Cold, large, and majestic: each of the lakes has something special. The colors vary from turquoise to emerald green. If you are lucky enough to find Espejo lake on a quiet day, you’ll find out that it perfectly reflects the surroundings in the water and creates a unique landscape. In all the lakes there are viewpoints, from where you will enjoy and take spectacular photographs. Will you dare to dip your feet in meltwater?
Correntoso Lake
access_time12 : 30 PM
At noon you will arrive at San Martín de Los Andes, the famous village encased in a valley. You will have 2 free hours to eat lunch and tour the city on the shores of Lácar Lake. The guides will advise you, so you can choose the places you want to visit and enjoy the best local cuisine.
San Martin de Los Andes Lacar Lake
access_time2 : 30 PM
After lunch, you will take the back to Villa La Angostura. You’ll have time to explore this beautiful village, where the world's shortest river is located: the Correntoso River. It’s so short that you can see its source and mouth in one single look.
Villa La Angostura
The constructions in alpine wood, and its colorful vegetation make Villa La Angostura known as the “Garden of Patagonia”. You will take the “merienda” (a wonderful meal in between lunch and dinner) in a traditional German-Argentine patisserie: Cucu Schulz. When you take a bite of their delicious cakes, you will understand why everyone is obsessed about this place.
Cucu Shulz
access_time7 : 00 PM
You will return to Bariloche around 7:00 p.m. in the evening. The transfer will take you to your accommodation, ready to rest after an unforgettable day.
Bariloche Rio Negro

Tour details


  • Pick up and return to your hotel located in Bariloche’s city center
  • Tour guide
  • Transportation in minivan

Not included

  • Lunch and snacks

error_outlineImportant information

The tour has a guaranteed daily departure throughout the year. Children under 3 years old can do it for free as long as they do not occupy seats. You can book the tour up to 48 hours in advance.
The order of the visits could be altered, but it will not affect the content of the program. The schedules of the tickets and transports could be subject to modifications.
This activity includes the appropriate protection measures to ensure your safety. In addition, our excursions are outdoor and in small groups to reduce the risk of contagion. Remember to follow the instructions of the staff during the development of the excursion.

restoreCancellation policy

If you cancel with more than 48 hours in advance, you will receive 100% refund of the paid amount. You'll be charged the total price if you cancel in the 48 hours before the tour starts or in case of no show.

What to bring to Route of the Seven Lakes

In Patagonia they say they dress "in layers like onions". The temperature can vary a lot in the same day: hot at noon and cool at night or rain without cold. Be prepared for temperature changes. We recommend you to take:
  • Passport or identity document.
  • Warm clothing (all year round)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Cash for possible additional expenses (in Argentine pesos)
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera

Questions & Answers

My accommodation is not located in the city center, can you also pick me up?
Accommodation pick-up is included only for downtown hotels. If your accommodation is not located in that area, the meeting point will be indicated with the booking confirmation. This will be located in the center of Bariloche, where you will have to show up at 8:00 a.m.

Does this tour for the Seven Lakes Road leave from Bariloche?
Yes, the tour leaves from Bariloche. If you want to do the Seven Lakes Road from San Martin de Los Andes, you can do it by requesting a private tour.

Do I have to pay a ticket to enter the Lanín and Nahuel Huapi national parks on this tour?
No, you do not have to pay any entrance fee to enter the national parks. The places we visit inside the parks on this tour do not require payment of tickets.

What dining options are available in San Martín de Los Andes?
San Martín de Los Andes has food options for all tastes. From the classic pasta, to the famous Argentine barbecue, there is so much to choose from. Patagonian food will surprise you for good (trouts and smoked foods are definitely something you want to try). And of course, you shouldn't leave Patagonia without trying the famous patagonian lamb. The guide will recommend the best options based on your taste and budget.

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