Welcome to Parque Nacional Lanín


Protecting 3790 sq km of native Patagonian forest, Parque Nacional Lanín is home to many of the same species that characterize more southerly Patagonian forests, such as the southern beeches – lenga, ñire and coihue. The area does host some unique specimens, though, such as the extensive stands of the broadleaf, deciduous southern beech, raulí, and the curious pehuén (monkey puzzle tree; Araucaria araucana), a pinelike conifer whose nuts have long been a dietary staple for the Pehuenches and Mapuches.

Trekking up Volcán Lanín is the park's most popular challenge, though there are excellent hikes around each of the park's lakes.


Top experiences in Parque Nacional Lanín

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Parque Nacional Lanín activities

$183 Day Trips & Excursions

San Martin de los Andes Small-Group Mountain Bike Adventure

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: San Martín De Los AndesStart the tour with the pick up at your hotel or at the meeting point in the City CenterStop At: Cerro Chapelco, San Martin de los Andes, Province of Neuquen, PatagoniaA hill that towers some 6,496 feet (1,980 meters) above sea level, and attracts visitors from all over the world for its first-class ski resort and bounty of year-round outdoor activities. Duration: 1 hourPass By: Volcan Lanin, Junin de los Andes, Province of Neuquen, PatagoniaFrom the Chapelco Hill, get a glimpse of the snow-covered Lanín Volcano, straddling the border of Argentina and Chile, that breaks high above the rest of the Andes mountain range.Stop At: Lago Lacar, San Martin de los Andes, Province of Neuquen, PatagoniaThis clear blue lake is the focal point of San Martín de los Andes. You can sail, fish, swim in its cold, crystal-clear water or simply contemplate it. Duration: 1 hour

$108 Outdoor Activities

Chapelco Hill Half-Day Tour Including Pil Pil and Arrayanes

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: San Martín De Los AndesA van will pick you up from you centrally located San Martin de los Andes hotel. If your hotel is outside this area, we will give you a meeting point. Stop At: Mirador Pil PilCapture panoramas of Lago Lácar, framed by the peaks of Mallo, Savanna and Colorado. When you see the Piedra de Trompul ('Chief's stone' in the native Mapuche language), find out about its local symbolic importance.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Cerro Chapelco, San Martin de los Andes, Province of Neuquen, PatagoniaA hill that rises some 6,496 feet (1,980 meters) above sea level and also a world-class ski resort, surrounded by lenga forests with views of snow-capped Lanín Volcano.Here enjoy some free time and wander into shops that sell artisanal chocolate, smoked meat, refreshing beer and more. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Mirador ArrayanesPass through Puente Blanco, another Mapuche community town, and make a stop at Arrayanes viewpoint to soak up stunning views of San Martin de los Andes nestled amid the mountains, forests and Lago Lácar. Duration: 1 hour

$228 Day Trips & Excursions

San Martin de los Andes to Cerro Colorado Trekking Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: San Martín De Los AndesStart the tour with the pick up from your hotel or from the central meeting point. Stop At: Cerro Colorado, San Martin de los Andes, Province of Neuquen, PatagoniaPrepare for a 3-hour climb up the statuesque volcano, which reaches 5,833 feet above sea level. Crossing a small, tranquil stream signifies your entrance to a lush forest, comprised of beech trees that rise to 98 feet high (30 meters).Duration: 5 hoursPass By: Lago Lacar, San Martin de los Andes, Province of Neuquen, PatagoniaEnjoy the view of this crystal-clear lake from the top of the Colorado Hill

$244 Day Trips & Excursions

San Martin de los Andes to Cerro Falkner Hiking Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: San Martín De Los AndesA van will pick you up from you centrally located San Martin de los Andes hotel. If your hotel is outside this area, we will give you a meeting point. Pass By: Route of the Seven Lakes, San Martin de los Andes, Province of Neuquen, PatagoniaA 68-mile-long (110-km) road that connects San Martín de los Andes to Villa La Angostura and pass by seven crystal-clear mountain lakes. Stop At: Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, San Carlos de Bariloche, Province of Rio Negro, PatagoniaOur trek will be at Falkner Hill, located in the northern end of Nahuel Huapi National ParkDuration: 6 hours

$159 Day Trips & Excursions

San Martin de los Andes to Hua Hum Day Trip and Waterfall Hike

Enjoy a convenient hotel pickup by minivan in the afternoon, and head west with your guide out of San Martin de los Andes. Your 5-hour journey takes you all the way to the border with Chile and covers a round-trip distance of roughly 75 miles (120 km). Your scenic drive first takes you through Lanín National Park into the Pampa de Trompul, part of a local indigenous Mapuche community’s territory. Pass by the Piedra de Trompul, or ‘Chief’s stone’ in the Mapuche language. According to legend, strong thunder in its vicinity means rain or snow is coming. In the distance, look out for Savannah Mountain and Cerro Colorado, an extinct volcano.Travel along a road that winds, dips and ascends amid lush green scenery to reach Peninsula de Yuco. Disembark here, and follow your guide for a pleasant stroll through an Andean-Patagonian forest of pellin, oak and coihue woods. Come out the other side onto Yuco beach, a site surrounded by myrtle trees, facing the pristine waters of Lake Lácar nestled in the Andes mountains.Back aboard your minivan, continue to Hua Hum, a settlement located at the western end of Lake Nonghué, the source of the Hua Hum River that flows into the Pacific. Soak up the views from a lakeside lodge during a snack break (own expense). Next, drive to the starting point for your easygoing 30-minute hike up to Chachin Waterfall. From a balcony, admire the 65-foot (20-meter) cascade roaring down into a clear green pool of water. Then travel toward the border with Chile, where you'll see Christ of Peace, a statue representing Argentina’s brotherhood with its neighbor country. Learn more about this figure carved by artists from Easter Island.Hop back aboard your minivan, head east and arrive back at your San Martin de los Andes hotel at night.Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.

$179 Water Sports

San Martin de los Andes to Lacar Lake Kayaking Adventure

Stunning Lácar Lake, formed by a glacier, is surrounded by the mighty Andes Mountains. It makes for one of the best bodies of water in the area for kayaking. Start this small-group excursion with hotel pickup in San Martin de los Andes and head to the lakeshore.Take a few moments to learn proper paddling technique as well as some general safety procedures. Once you're fitted with your equipment, hop in the kayak and take off! Your destination: La Islita, a rocky island located 5 miles away. But this kayak tour is all about the journey, so be sure to take in the gorgeous scenery around the glacial lake. When you pull up to the shore, take a rest on La Islita. Refuel with water and any snacks your brought along, and feel free to explore the natural landscape off the beaten path. Back in your kayak, paddle back to the launch point, where you're driven back to your hotel.Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.

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