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Route of the Seven Lakes

San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
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Volta Redonda, RJ
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75 reviews 75 reviews
58 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I went from San Martin to Villa La Angostura. Very beautiful route, woth doing. Be preapred to stop in each lake along the way.

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Florianopolis, SC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Lakes, mountains, small villages, delicious trout, and the most unique sense of completeness far away from all and everyone (we crossed no more than 10 cars on the whole day track)

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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80 reviews 80 reviews
35 attraction reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We recommend to do this great tour in a car, as you can make stops when you want and it is less stressful. There are many many wonderful spots to get out to take a closer look, take pictures and enjoy the lakes as loooong as you want to. The roads in the forest are of a decent quality, which... More

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Hong Kong, China
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370 reviews 370 reviews
202 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Rent a car (guided bus trips are aplenty but the stops are limited and the tours do not venture off the main road to lakes that can only be reached by dirt roads) then start either from San Martin de Los Andes or Villa La Angostura. The 7-Lakes route is a long full-day drive (especially if you make stops for... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This was one of the hardest parts of my travel so far, but it was definately worth it. I know most people prefer doing this by car, but if you are up to the challange you will get a whole different experience out of it. My highlights were being able to camp right next to the lakes as well as... More

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Most beautiful, with various landscapes, new vistas, charming little lake towns. Definitely a highlight of our trip. BUT beware, 90% of the roads are unpaved gravel or dirt roads, very dusty and hard on the tires. Take your time, it's worth it.

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New York City
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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The lakes and mountains are beautiful, but a little boring after a while. Part of the road is not paved, and is quite bumpy and dusty. It would be worse if it were raining. There are very few places to pull out to enjoy the view. There are no services, so go with a full tank and enough food and... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

It's a trip down route 40 to see the forest, rivers and lakes. It ends in Villa La Angostura. Very nice part of the country, the lakes are amazing.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
28 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We drove from San Martin De Los Andes to Bariloche and the scenery on this route is stunning.We were able to stop and look at the lakes and take photos on the way.The road was being re sufficed in some place when we were there so it should improve the drive. The mountains are also lovely and it is a... More

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Doetinchem, The Netherlands
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We had to drive this route because we went from San Martin de los Andes to San Carlos de Bariloche. If not it would have been a waste of time, because we had not a good time in watching these Lakes. They were not very special in any way, just some lakes. Seven in a row!

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