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San Martín: Quila Quina Beach & Mapuche Community Tour

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Drive along a scenic mountain route in Patagonia admiring forests, local fauna and flora and splendid views of Lacar Lake. Visit the local indigenous Mapuche communities of Lanin National Park at Villa Quila Quina and learn about their way of life.


  • Learn about the Patagonia's indigenous communities and their history
  • Take in panoramic views of Lacar Lake from a mountain route
  • Discover local birds species and flora in the Lanin National Park


Start the tour with pick up from your hotel in San Martín de los Andes. Set off on the 18 km drive towards the Lanin National Park to Villa Quila Quina on the southern shore of the Lácar Lake. Travel along a section of the Seven Lakes Route - a 6 km scenic drive that passes through some of Patagonia's most beautiful landscapes. Admire the splendid views of Lácar Lake before making a detour towards Quila Quina. As you travel, find out more about the story of the local indigenous peoples, the Mapuche, and how they live. Also, learn about the flora and fauna of the National Park. Arrive in Quila Quina where a local Mapuche community lives, grow vegetables, and farm animals. In this area there is also a private residential village with summer houses. Head down to the beach with a pier and restaurant where you can have lunch. Admire the beautiful panoramas of the Andes mountains from the viewpoints. Finally, either return to San Martín de los Andes via the Arrayan circuit - driving across the Patagonian Andean Forest or, return back to town by taking a 30-minute boat trip for an additional fee.


Hotel pickup and drop-off Tour guide

Important Information

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • Please note that food is not included nor a National Park ticket

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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