Parque Nacional Los Alerces, Esquel

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Parque Nacional Los Alerces earned a spot on the UNESCO World Heritage list due to its vast forests of some of the world's longest-living trees, its glacial cirques, and its pristine lakes. Snowy mountain peaks create the background for 1,000- to 3,000-year-old alerce trees, as well as a complex system of four large lakes connected with many rivers and creeks completes the scenery. Created in 1937, the park remains virtually intact since much of it is accessible only by foot. Still, local guides offer fishing trips on the lakes, and many picnic and camping spots can be found in the area. The most scenic walk leads over the suspension bridge over Arrayanes river, while the Torrecillas glacier can be seen from a tour boat. Add Parque Nacional Los Alerces to your Esquel travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Esquel trip itinerary planning website.
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  • If you want to feel at the end of the world, this certainly is the place to visit. A maximum of about 100 people a day can enter the island that is at the center of the park and were you will be able....  more »
  • Spent a day walking in the park but it is HUGE, so you definitely need a guide! We had the benefits of a local guide who planned a comfortable circular walk with stunning views and good surfaces...  more »
  • Lucky to have been here during the pandemic with free entrance and no people in the park, there is so much to explore!
  • Great park, easy to travel and beautiful. Looks like not many foreigners know this one which is a surprise. Recommended
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