Day trip

San Martin: Lanin Volcano, Huechulafquen Lake & Junin Tour

Activity provider: EL CLARO TURISMO

San Martin: Lanin Volcano, Huechulafquen Lake & Junin Tour

Activity provider: EL CLARO TURISMO

From US$ 67.23 per person

Discover the natural wonders of southern Argentina on a visit to Lanín Volcano and Huechulafquen Lake. Stop in the historic fishing town of Junin de los Andes to visit the church and local craft market. Admire spectacular views of mountains and glaciers.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Your hotel in San Martín de los Andes. Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Take in panoramic views of the Lanin Volcano, glaciers, and Huechulafquen Lake
  • Discover Junín de los Andes, a town of fishermen and hunters
  • Learn about how religions are combined with Mapuche customs
  • Marvel at the beautiful landscape transition between the steppe and the forest
Full description
Start the tour at 9 AM with pickup from your hotel in San Martín de los Andes. Begin driving along a 40km route through the steppe to Junin de los Andes. When you arrive, admire this small, historic city which is one of the oldest settlements in the province. It is known as a fishing town with many religious buildings. First, visit a local church called La Virgen de las Nieves and observe how Catholicism and Indigenous culture have been mixed. Then, take a stroll through the local market and feel free to shop for handicrafts.  Then, continue the tour towards Huechulafquen Lake. During the drive, follow the Chimehuin River and marvel as the landscape changes into dense Patagonian Forest. Arrive at the entrance to the National Parks for a quick stop to buy entrance tickets (not included in the tour price). At midday, choose to have lunch in a Mapuche Restaurant or feel free to bring your own food and have a picnic beside the lake. Continue driving along the entire northern coast of Huechulafquen Lake. Finally, arrive at Paimún Lake and admire the spectacular views towards the mountain range, and incredible panoramas of Lanín Volcano and its glaciers. From here, have the option to take an optional 1.5-hour cruise on the lake for an opportunity to appreciate beautiful views of the El Escorial volcanic formation (not included in activity price). Alternatively, enjoy some free time to take a hike at Paimún Lake. Finally, return back to San Martín de los Andes for approximately 6:30 PM.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Food and drinks
  • National Park tickets
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Jacket

Know before you go

  • Pickup only available at addresses in the downtown area
  • Please write/call the supplier the day before if you are staying in a particular house and to check the location
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