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Luxury Highlights of San Martín

Get off the beaten track to experience the best of the Argentinian Lake District from a luxury base in the Lanín National Park. Trek to Cerro Falkner, cycle the Cordoba Pass, kayak across Lago Machonico and visit the picturesque lakeside town of San Martín de Los Andes.

Are you hoping to travel before March 2023?

Patagonia's a big trip and we know how crucial it is to get it right. As you’re considering travelling in the next couple of months, we want to be upfront with you…

Finding available accommodation is proving almost impossible in Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares National Parks. While not uncommon, the pandemic has exacerbated the situation this year.

Alongside this, Swoop are also currently focused on ensuring that all of the logistics are in place for our booked travellers who are due to head south shortly.

Swoop has therefore decided to no longer accept any new bookings departing before the beginning of March 2023.

As alternative options, here’s what we suggest:

Option A:

Push your trip back and choose to travel instead in early 2023. April onwards has more accommodation options still available. The Patagonian autumnal colours are stunning and trails less crowded.

Option B:

Defer your Patagonia adventure by 12 months, benefitting by getting exactly the trip you want without compromise, and lock in plans now while there’s still good availability.

If you are able to be flexible on your travel dates, the next step would then be for us to arrange a time to talk through the options.

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Trip type

Property Based

Trip length

5 Days




Argentinian Lakes

Luxury Highlights of San Martín - 5 - $2,200

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

Day 1: Lanín National Park; Río Hermoso Hotel 

Day 2: Bike to Falkner Lake or the Cordoba Pass; Río Hermoso Hotel 

Day 3: Trek to Cerro Faulkner; Río Hermoso Hotel 

Day 4: Kayak on Lake Machónico; Río Hermoso Hotel

Day 5: Transfer to Bariloche

Start from Bariloche and end at Bariloche

Landmarks visited on Luxury Highlights of San Martín

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Lanín National Park; Río Hermoso Hotel

Transfer 4 hours from Bariloche to Lanín National Park. Here your luxury Río Hermoso Hotel rests on the bank of the river, nestled in the middle of a native forest. The wooden chalet exterior is complimented by a contemporary interior. 

Spend your first afternoon settling in and exploring the surrounding countryside.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Río Hermoso Hotel

Day 2: Bike to Falkner Lake or the Cordoba Pass; Río Hermoso Hotel

Today will be spent mountain biking, with a choice of two different routes:

Filo Hua Hum Lake and Falkner Lake – A slightly more challenging route that sticks to gravel roads and forest trails. Rest at the lake shore and take a dip if you're feeling brave!

The Cordoba Pass – An easier gravel road that heads predominantly downhill through green valleys and steep mountains with rock walls dramatically carved out by the water and ice.

Note: This includes transfer from hotel, bike and helmet, bike guide, lunch and insurance

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Río Hermoso Hotel

Day 3: Trek to Cerro Falkner; Río Hermoso Hotel

After a hearty breakfast, your mountain guide will meet you and transport you to the base of Cerro Falkner (2350m) in the Nahuel Huapi National Park. The ascent itself takes about 3 hours of medium-level difficulty. Trek through nire and lenga woods and keep an eye out for condors, foxes and ducks. Once you reach the summit ridge, you will be rewarded with mesmerizing views of Lake Villarino and Lake Filo Hua Hum as well as the snow-capped peak of Lanín Volcano.

Once back at the base of the mountain, you'll be transported back to the Río Hermoso Hotel to enjoy a relaxing evening in pure comfort. 

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Río Hermoso Hotel

Day 4: Kayak on Lake Machónico; Río Hermoso Hotel

It's time to get out on the water as you decide between kayaking or rowing on Lake Machónico, accompanied by your rowing guide. Like many of the lakes in the Argentinian Lake District, Lake Machónico is fed by glaciers, providing crystal clear water. Surrounded by conifer forests, this is the perfect spot to enjoy a leisurely paddle whilst exploring the various beaches. 

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Río Hermoso Hotel

Day 5: Transfer to Bariloche

After breakfast you'll wave goodbye to your forest retreat as you are transferred back to Bariloche.

Meals: Breakfast 

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What our customers think of Luxury Highlights of San Martín

Luxury Highlights of San Martín trips scored 4.7/5 from 3 reviews

I appreciated how beautiful and uncrowded Patagonia is this time of year.

Travelled: December 2019

David Bowe - United States Of America


Luxury San Martín Adventure

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

8 people: USD $2,000 per person
6 people: USD $2,140 per person
4 people: USD $2,200 per person
2 people: USD $2,470 per person
Please contact us for more details on pricing and departures.


  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 picnic lunches, 4 dinners
  • Accommodation: 4 nights in a luxury riverside hotel
  • Group equipment
  • Expert English and Spanish speaking guide
  • Transfers Bariloche – Río Hermoso – Bariloche


  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Drinks during lunch or dinner
  • Any extra/optional excursions
  • Personal equipment (see our recommended kit list)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Gratuities/tips
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses
  • International and domestic/in-country flights

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