Starting from Zapala, take National Route 40 south. About 10 km later and after the airport, turn right on Provincial Route 46. After 18 km you reach the Laguna Blanca National Park created in 1940 with an area of 11,250 hectares.
The main objective is the conservation of one of the largest populations of black-necked swans in the country. It is the most important nesting area of Patagonia with about 100 species of birds, and where it is a well-signal viewpoint and a small museum in the ranger's house.
It`s worth continuing along the same route towards Aluminé. You will pass by Ñireco, Espinazo del Zorro, Cuesta de Rahue and after traveling 80 km you reach Rahue, crossing beautiful landscapes. Taking to the right on Provincial Route 23 you will get to Aluminé.