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7 Lakes Route from Bariloche

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

(6 reviews)
1 day
Spanish and Portuguese.
Starts: From your lodging in Bariloche at 7:30 a.m.
Ends: To your accommodation in Bariloche at 7:30 p.m.
Free cancellation!


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 details


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

Not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance to National Park

Important 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. 

Cancellation 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.

Tour itinerary

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

7 : 30 AM

Pick up in Bariloche

The tour starts with the pickup at your accommodation. Depending on your location, the bus will pick you up between 7:30 and 8:00 in the morning. Once the group is ready in Bariloche, you will head to Villa La Angostura. Here you will make a first short stop, we will have time to visit it later.

7 lakes road
9 : 00 AM

Route of the Seven Lakes

The tour of the lakes begins! You will pass by Correntoso, Espejo, Escondido, Villarino, Falkner and Machonico lakes. Cold, large, and majestic: each of the lakes has something special. Colors range from turquoise to emerald green.

Seven lakes landscape

Lago Espejo

The Lago Espejo, if you are lucky to find it on a calm day, perfectly reflects the surroundings in the water and creates a unique landscape, that is why it is translated as “Mirror Lake”. All along the route of the seven lakes there are viewpoints, from where you will enjoy and take spectacular pictures. Will you dare to dip your feet in meltwater?

Lago Espejo landscape
12 : 30 PM

Route to San Martín de los Andes 

At noon, you will arrive in San Martín de Los Andes, the famous village nestled in a valley. You will have 2 hours free to have lunch and walk around the city on the shores of Lake Lácar. The guides will guide you to choose the best places to visit and enjoy the best local gastronomy.

San Martin de Los Andes Lacar Lake
2 : 30 PM

Villa la Angostura

After lunch, you will start your way back to Villa La Angostura and you will have time to visit this beautiful village, where the shortest river in the world is located: the Correntoso River. It is so short that you will be able to see its source and mouth at a glance.

Villa La Angostura

Cucu Schulz Confectionery

The alpine wooden constructions and its colorful vegetation make Villa La Angostura known as the “Garden of Patagonia”. You will have a snack in a traditional German-Argentinean confectionery: Cucu Schulz. When you try a bite of their delicious cakes, you will understand why everyone is obsessed about this place.

Cucu Schulz Confectionery
7 : 00 PM

Return to Bariloche

We will return to Bariloche around 7:00 PM. To end the 7 Lakes Route  from Bariloche, the transfer will take you to your accommodation, ready to rest and go out for dinner in the city after an unforgettable day.

Bariloche Rio Negro

What to bring to 7 Lakes Route from Bariloche

  • Warm clothing (all year round)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Cash for possible additional expenses (in Argentine pesos)
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera

Where does the tour 7 Lakes Route from Bariloche start

Getting to Bariloche is easy, there are good road connections, either by bus or private vehicle. Going from Buenos Aires, La Pampa or even Chile is not complicated.

There are also regular flights to Bariloche airport and rail service from Viedma.

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.
  • Why do you make two stops at Villa La Angostura?

    In the morning, it’s only a technical stop. In the afternoon. it’s really the walk around the villa. This is done this way because in the morning shops are closed. Also, afternoon temperatures are way nicer and you will enjoy it more.
  • Are the roads of the Seven Lakes route dirt?

    Not anymore! Since 2016, the Seven Lakes road is completely asphalted, so it is much more comfortable :)
  • What is the best time to make the Seven Lakes route?

    The route can be done throughout the year and each season has its own kinda magic. From December to March the temperatures are pleasant and you can dip your feet in the crystal clear water of the lakes of Patagonia. Spring (september to december) is perfect to see the vibrant colors and flowery smells that mother nature has to offer. Autumn (April to July) will show you colors that you won’t see at any other time of the year. In winter (august to september) the snow turns this tour into a beautiful postcard of snowy mountains. Every season is a good time to visit the Seven Lakes.
  • So it’s safe to do the Seven Lakes Road in winter?

    Of course. Drivers know the area perfectly and drive with caution to ensure the safety of travelers.
  • Is it necessary to bring cash?

    Yes. The Seven Lakes area is famous for its crafts and you’ll surely end up taking one home. That is why we recommend carrying cash (in argentine pesos). Otherwise, most restaurants and shops take credit and debit cards.
  • Why do you recommend doing the Route of the Seven Lakes tour?

    This tour is a classic if you visit Bariloche. In a few hours, you will visit three cities, two national parks and seven lakes, having time to enjoy every moment. The views are dazzling throughout the tour. It is also a very accessible tour: anyone can do it. There are no physical requirements, and it is adapted for children and people with reduced mobility. Once you get in the vehicle, everything will be joy.

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