Bariloche's Lakes & Mountains Tour

Located in the Andean foothills, Bariloche rivals the Swiss Alps for sheer beauty. On the southern shore of Lago Nahuel Huapi, this stunning town is surrounded by lakes and national parks and is a favourite resort for skiers and mountaineers. Renowned for its chocolate industry and its wooden chalets perched upon a glacial moraine at the foot of Cerro Otto, Bariloche has an active cultural life and offers a wide range of facilities for those who like peaceful walks, fishing, horse riding, mountaineering and water sports.

Duration
4 days

Guide Price

£1,129 pp
Options
Private or Group basis, Escorted
Start your journey

Trip highlights

  • Nahuel Huapi and Moreno Lakes
  • Picturesque Llao Lloa Peninsula
  • The Trebol Pond
  • Bariloche City

Upon arrival at Bariloche airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel where you will stay for the next three nights. Once you have checked in you will soon be on your first trekking adventure through a striking native forest. The traditional trip is an easy hike within Llao Llao Municipal Park following trails surrounded by ancient trees. A wonderful place to take in the views of Catedral, Lopez and Capilla mountain peaks and to learn about the flora and fauna of the Andean Patagonian Forest. Before you return to the hotel you will have the opportunity to taste local homemade beer and smoked specialities. 

Suggested Accommodation

  • Hotel NH Edelweiss or similar

Today you have a full day excursion to Puerto Blest, after a 25 km ride along Ezequiel Bustillo Avenue you will board a Catamaran at Panuelo Port to sail on the western coast of Nahuel Huapi Lake to Puerto Best. Reported to be one of the wettest spots in Argentina, with an annual rain and snowfall of nearly 140 inches. This explains the very lush vegetation and the temperate rain forest. 

One of the attractions along the way is Centinela isalnd, where Francisco P. Moreno, the founder of the National Park is buried. After a 1 hour sail you will arrive at Cantaros Cascade, from where a boardwalk follows a scenic route up to the Los Cantaros Lagoon. This walk, with its seven hundred steps is in a deep and very wet rainforest, with flora, especially fungus and mushrooms, it is not accessible anywhere else in the park. After a descending and taking a short navigation you will reach Puerto Blest. There you will have time for some lunch (not included). After lunch you will return back to the dock, where you will sail back to the Puerto Pañuelo Port. Then transfer by bus to Bariloche.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Hotel NH Edelweiss or similar

Today is at leisure giving you the opportunity to explore the town on foot or simply just contemplate the stunning landscape. Or why not opt to take a tour to see the impressive Tronador Mountain, one of the most known mountain peaks in the Andes region. This optional tour involves going through forests, lakes, beaches mountains, Andean valleys and waterfalls. (optional extra - please enquire for more information and prices).

Suggested Accommodation

  • Hotel NH Edelweiss or similar

This morning is at leisure before being transferred to Bariloche airport for your onward flight.

Included

  • English-speaking local guide
  • All entrance fees as appropriate
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Accommodation as detailed (subject to change) with private facilities
  • Meals included as detailed

Not included

  • Optional excursions
  • Tips for the guide and driver
  • International and domestic flights
  • International and domestic departure taxes