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Bariloche in Northern Argentine Patagonia

Bariloche in northern Patagonia

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Snow and nature in Bariloche in Northern Argentine Patagonia

Located in the Argentine province of Río Negro, San Carlos de Bariloche simply “Bariloche” is a city of 146,000 inhabitants, surrounded by ancient forests, snow-capped mountains and crystal clear lakes.

The city of Bariloche in Northern Argentine Patagonia is located within the Nahuel Huapi National Park, next to the Andes Mountains. In 2012 it was declared the Argentine Capital of Adventure Tourism and in 2015 the Argentine Capital of Chocolate.

Enjoy Bariloche all year round, where nature rewards each visitor with exceptional landscapes. From snowy peaks and coppery lengas to entire valleys covered in spring flowers and crystal clear waters.

There are many activities for you to enjoy in Bariloche: trekking and tours, sailing, winter sports for all tastes, world-class gastronomy, adventure tourism, romantic getaways, family activities, quiet getaways, and a diverse culture.

Tours & services of Bariloche in Northern Argentine Patagonia

The prices for Bariloche in Northern Argentine Patagonia do not include transfers, tourist companion in the transfer, private guide, guide in languages other than Spanish, eventual catamaran and national park tickets, lunch on board, food or drinks. Prices may be modified due to force majeure without prior notice in the case of Argentine pesos, but they will not entail a greater variation in the case of dollars. Request your personalized budget.

TRANSFER FROM/TO BARILOCHE AIRPORT

Up to a radius of 3km from the airport $10 per passenger. Night pick-up (11pm-6am) $15 per passenger.

SMALL CIRCUIT ROUTE (CIRCUITO CHICO)

Circuito Chico. Bariloche in northern Patagonia
Circuito Chico. Bariloche in northern Patagonia

Traditional route of 65 kilometers to appreciate the best views of Bariloche in Northern Argentine Patagonia.

The most traditional tour of Bariloche. On this tour of the southern shore of Lake Nahuel Huapí, various tourist spots and natural viewpoints can be seen, such as Bahía López and Punto Panoramico. At kilometer 17 of Avenida Bustillo is Cerro Campanario from where you can see a magnificent view. Continuing with the tour we find the more than recognized Hotel Llao Llao, the Puerto Pañuelo and the San Eduardo chapel. In addition to the landscape, there is a wide range of regional products.

  • SEASON: All Year
  • DURATION: Half Day
  • OPTIONALS: Cerro Campanario chairlift
  • DEPARTURES: 1st 08:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 2nd 14:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Price: USD15 per person

TRONADOR W/LOS ALERCES WATERFALL

Cerro Tronador. Bariloche in Northern Argentine Patagonia
Cerro Tronador. Bariloche in northern Patagonia

Leaving Bariloche, we head south on Route 40 (which goes to El Bolsón), after passing by Lake Gutierrez and Lake Mascardi, we turn right onto the road to Tronador. It leads to the Manso Medio River, where it forks. There, instead of crossing the bridge over the river, we continue along the path passing through Los Moscos and Hess lakes. Then we cross the bridge over the Roca River and arrive at a parking lot, from here the tour continues on foot and after a short walk we arrive at the Los Alerces Waterfall Viewpoint. It is a beautiful 20-meter-high jump made by the Manso River on its way shortly after leaving Lake Hess. This river of cold and crystalline waters has the peculiarity of flowing into the Pacific Ocean, in Chile. The waterfall can be seen from a wide viewpoint, surrounded by a dense forest of tall coihues and humid walls full of ferns and mosses. In this sector, the forest has the peculiarity of having some specimens of larches, hence the name of the waterfall. Then we continue the tour to Pampa Linda, a must stop for lunch. At the end of lunch we continue the journey to the end of the road and arrive at the foot of the highest mountain in the National Park, Cerro Tronador, so called because of the sound produced by the breaking and detachment of the glaciers lodged in its summits. From this point you can see the Río Manso Glacier, commonly called “Ventisquero Negro”, thus reaching the end of the route. From here we start the return to Bariloche.

  • Spring summer season
  • DURATION: All day
  • NOT INCLUDED: Entrance to the Nahuel Huapi National Park.
  • DEPARTURES: Monday / Wednesday / Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Price: USD30 per person

MOUNT TRONADOR

Cerro Tronador. Bariloche in Northern Argentine Patagonia
Cerro Tronador. Bariloche in northern Patagonia

The visit to Cerro Tronador offers a wide diversity of landscapes, in the middle of nature the experience is unique

Located 90 km from the city center is the imposing Tronador, with 3478 meters high. On this walk you can see lakes, forests, mountains and waterfalls. After bordering the Gutierrez and Mascardi Lakes, you cross the Manso River bridge and the vegetation becomes more and more luxuriant. A few kilometers away, the Mascardi Lake viewpoint is an obligatory stop. Following the route is Pampa Linda, a traditional place with a gastronomic offer. A little further on is the famous Ventisquero Negro glacier. At the end of the road, you arrive at the base of the Cerro, where you can enjoy nature and go for walks.

  • SEASON: All Year
  • DURATION: All day
  • NOT INCLUDED: Entrance to the Nahuel Huapi National Park.
  • DEPARTURES: 09:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.

Price: USD35 per person.

MOUNT CATEDRAL

Cerro Catedral. Bariloche in Northern Argentine Patagonia
Cerro Catedral. Bariloche in northern Patagonia

Excursion to important winter center located in the vicinity of Bariloche, incredible landscapes and offer of activities

Just 19 km from the city is this corner center, the most important in South America. Its name is due to the similarity of its peaks with the towers of a Gothic cathedral. With options for all modalities, in this winter center you can practice skiing, snowboarding, freestyle skiing, among others.

It is also a good option for those who want to visit it at other times of the year, both spring and summer, since it remains open all year round and offers various activities, such as trekking, mountain biking, etc.

  • SEASON: All year
  • DURATION: 1/2 day
  • DOES NOT INCLUDE: Means of elevation (chair lifts)
  • DEPARTURES: Ski (Winter season) 8:30am to 5:30pm – Tour 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Price: USD15 per person

VISIT TO THE CERRO OTTO CABLE CAR

Cerro Otto. Bariloche in Northern Argentine Patagonia
Cerro Otto. Bariloche in northern Patagonia

Located just 5 km from the city center is the lower station of the complex, from where the panoramic gondolas (cable cars) leave for the top of the hill, located 1,405 meters above sea level, and access to the top station. Its Rotating Confectionery, allows you to enjoy a fascinating landscape savoring the delicacies of regional cuisine. As a complement, you can visit the amazing Art Gallery, where exact replicas of Michelangelo’s works are exhibited: David, Pietà and Moses, made by the Pietro Bazzanti Gallery in Florence, Italy.

Free buses depart from the city center with different round-trip frequencies, to and from the lower station.

  • SEASON: All Year
  • DURATION: Half Day
  • WHAT TO BRING: Comfortable clothes and shoes
  • DEPARTURES: Consult

Price: USD20 per person

VICTORIA ISLAND AND ARRAYANES FOREST (BOSQUE DE ARRAYANES)

Bariloche in Northern Argentine Patagonia
Bosque de Arrayanes (Myrtle Forest). Bariloche in northern Patagonia

The visit to Victoria Island and the Arrayanes Forest is one of the most traditional excursions in Bariloche. A beautiful navigation followed by walks and the best views.

It is one of the most important excursions in the Nahuel Huapi National Park. The departure is from Puerto Pañuelo, located 25 kilometers from the city center. After navigating 40 minutes and going through the colorful waters of Lake Nahuel Huapi, you will arrive at Puerto Anchorena. Once on Victoria Island, the tour begins, a walk where you can see various specimens of the island’s flora and diversity of birds. It is also possible to visit the cave paintings, evidence of the presence of aborigines. Half an hour of navigation takes us to the Quetrihue Peninsula, where the famous Arrayanes Forest is located. This is the ideal place for these trees to grow, since they need a lot of water.

  • SEASON: All Year
  • DURATION: Half Day or Full Day
  • ADDITIONAL: Entrance to National Parks and Boarding Fee.
  • DEPARTURES: 1st 09:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. / 2nd 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Price per person: USD135. Includes ferry ticket, transfer to port, navigation guide, boarding fee, Park ticket, lunchbox.

PRIVATE TOUR OF ARRAYANES FOREST AND VICTORIA ISLAND

Available schedules: Departure at 9:00am or 12:30pm

CATAMARAN TICKET $50 per person.

PRIVATE TRANSFER with GUIDE FD$150 (up to 2 people).

GUIDE’S NAVIGATION TKT $50

BOARDING FEE $2 per person.

NATIONAL PARK TKT $12 per person.

LUNCH BOX $12.50 per person.

Details

Traveling the 25 km by bus along Avda Bustillo to Puerto Pañuelo, place from where the boat leaves and sails to Isla Victoria, visiting the central part, a guided walk through the old nursery, where different tree species such as sequoias can be appreciated. Free time for lunch. We embark again to continue until we reach the peninsula of Quetrihué, visiting the Bosque de Arrayanes National Park. 45 minute walk. Boarding and return to Puerto Pañuelo.

VICTORIA ISLAND AND ARRAYANES FOREST – CAU CAU CATAMARAN

Bariloche in Northern Argentine Patagonia
Catamaran Cau Cau. Bariloche in northern Patagonia

We navigate the crystal clear waters of Lake Nahuel Huapi in the modern and comfortable Cau Cau catamaran, offering a program in full contact with nature, and where those who visit us, enjoy not only the mythical Victoria Island with different proposals adapted according to accessibility, but also also of the visit to the amazing Arrayanes Forest; its colors and the diversity of textures are the main actors in this wonderful setting that we invite you to share and experience.

ARRAYANES EXPERIENCE (VIP Lounge)

 Exclusive trip in Arrayanes Room  Maximum capacity of 40 people  360º panoramic and privileged view  Air-conditioned environment (hot/cold)  Direct access to the Sun Deck

Catering service in each navigation section:  Hot infusions (Tea or Coffee)  Dry Masses – Croissants – Mini Artisanal Alfajores  Drinks (Mineral Water – Soft Drinks – Glass of Wine – Beer)  Crumb Sandwiches  Empanadas

  • SEASON: All Year
  • DURATION: Half Day or Full Day
  • ADDITIONAL: Entrance to National Parks and Boarding Fee.
  • DEPARTURES: 1st 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. / 2nd 12:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Price: USD52 per person

BIG CIRCUIT (VILLA TRAFUL AND VILLA LA ANGOSTURA)

Bariloche in Northern Argentine Patagonia
Circuito Grande. Bariloche in northern Patagonia

Discovery full of surprises and magical passages that you will not be able to forget for the rest of your life!

We start on National Route 237, we cross the Limay River, the limit between Rio Negro and Neuquén and after 90 kilometers of visual entertainment we arrive at Villa la Angostura, where we activate all the senses to discover firsthand, every point of this wonderful place. We continue north along the route of the seven lakes, letting ourselves be carried away by the current of discovery, we arrive at Lake Correntoso. We follow the path that leads us to Villa Traful, where we stop our minds, get in touch with the land to visit the shore of the lake with volcanic sands and observe majestic landscapes. In the afternoon the return is magical, we pass through the Enchanted Valley and the amphitheater with its majestic rock formations.

  • Spring summer season
  • DURATION: All day
  • WHAT TO BRING: Camera
  • DEPARTURES: 08:30 a.m. to 05:30 p.m. Monday Wednesday Friday.

Price: USD35 per person

SAN MARTÍN DE LOS ANDES BY ROAD OF THE SEVEN LAKES

Bariloche in Northern Argentine Patagonia
San Martín de los Andes. Tours from Bariloche in Northern Argentine Patagonia

This circuit allows you to delve into the beauty of Patagonian nature, bordering various water mirrors, to culminate the visit in a city of great tourist importance.

Important excursion that connects Bariloche with San Martín de los Andes. As its name indicates, during the journey you can see numerous lakes. Traveling 20 km along National Route 237, you reach the intersection of Route 231 towards Villa La Angostura, the first stop on this beautiful walk. After crossing the well-known Andean city, you take the Seven Lakes road. The shores of the lakes Espejo, Correntoso, Escondido, Villarino, Falkner and Machonico are bordered, to arrive at San Martin de los Andes on the shores of Lake Lacar. Lunch and after spending a few hours in the city, we return to Bariloche.

  • SEASON: All Year
  • DURATION: All day
  • WHAT TO BRING: Comfortable clothes, Camera
  • DEPARTURES: 08:00 a.m. to 07:30 p.m.

Price: USD40 per person

BLEST PORT AND LOS CANTAROS WATERFALL

Bariloche in Northern Argentine Patagonia
Port Blest. Tours from Bariloche in Northern Argentine Patagonia

This excursion is one of the most beautiful in Bariloche. It includes navigation, walks and incomparable landscapes.

Leaving Puerto Pañuelo, you navigate through the Brazo Blest, a few minutes after you start sailing you can see two important hills, Capilla and Millaqueo. It also passes through the Centinela islet, where the remains of the Perito Moreno rest. This navigation lasts around an hour to disembark in this beautiful port, immersed in the exuberant vegetation of the Valdivian jungle. Here you visit the bay and the Frías River with its green waters. After navigating 5 minutes, you reach the Cascada de los Cantaros, you get off the catamaran to start the walk along a stepped path through the jungle, until you reach Lake Cantaros and a 1500-year-old larch tree.

OPTIONAL: Frías Lake Navigation

  • SEASON: All Year
  • DURATION: Full Day
  • ADDITIONAL: National Parks and Boarding Fee
  • DEPARTURES: 1st: 08:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 2nd: 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Price: USD45 per person

EL BOLSON AND PUELO LAKE

Bariloche in Northern Argentine Patagonia
El Bolsón. Tours from Bariloche in Northern Argentine Patagonia

After going through a zigzag path, you arrive at El Bolsón, a magical town with its traditional fair and handicrafts.

Towards the south of Bariloche, 130 kilometers are traveled, bordering the Gutierrez, Mascardi and Guillelmo lakes and crossing the Pampa de Toro and the Cañadón de la Mosca; to finally arrive at this magical town. El Bolsón has an ideal microclimate for planting hops and fine fruits. It is complemented by the production of homemade sweets, a variety of craft beers, trout farms and the famous craft fair. Only 16 km away is the town of Lago Puelo, where you can visit the National Park and the lake with its colorful turquoise waters.

  • SEASON: All Year
  • DURATION: All day
  • WHAT TO BRING: Camera
  • DEPARTURES: Thursday / Saturday 08:30 a.m. to 18:30 p.m.

Price: USD35 per person

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