San Carlos de Bariloche
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  • Bariloche: 4-Hour Cerro Catedral Base Tour

    1. Bariloche: 4-Hour Cerro Catedral Base Tour

    Cerro Catedral is the largest ski center in the southern hemisphere and offers an expansive list of winter sport services. It is open all year and has 34 means of lifts (between chairlifts, cabins, and towing equipment), facilitating the ascent of 36 thousand people per hour. In this tour, you will go to the ski center and have free time to explore and try out some sports. At the top of the mountain, enjoy beautiful views of the Nahuel Huapi and Gutiérrez lakes, the Andes mountain range, the Tronador hill, and the surrounding hills. With a wide range of gastronomic options and commercial establishments, there’s plenty to do even for those not so sport-inclined.  In winter, you’ll find everything you need for skiing and snowboarding: from equipment rentals to schools prepared to teach at all levels. In summer, check out the many adventure activities fit for the whole family — like climb...

  • Cerro Tronador

    2. Cerro Tronador

    On this full-day excursion you’ll take in some of the most breathtaking features of the Nahuel Huapi National Park. Visit lakes, beaches, mountains, and waterfalls, and admire the highest mountain in the Patagonia. Mount Tronador, 3,478 meters high, forms a natural border between Chile and Argentina. From the viewpoint at its base you can see the incredible glacier that feeds the Manso River. See the Ventisquero Negro (Black Glacier) that consists of huge brownish-gray blocks formed by avalanches of ice and mud. Visit La Garganta del Diablo (The Devil’s Throat), a waterfall created by melted glacial ice, surrounded by high rock walls, and see the Saltillo de las Nalcas, a hidden waterfall in the middle of the forest. This mountain’s name, Tronador, comes from the thunderous sounds produced by the massive falling blocks of ice.

    Overall, a very good tour. The tour involves a quite lengthy drive on rough land inside the national park which was indeed tiring but amusing. This is the only way to drive inside the park anyway. Our guide Isis was great: very friendly, very knowledgeable and super helpful. The tour was also good in terms of organization, stops for toilet and brief stops for photos at scenic spots. Something noteworthy (at least to me) is the absence of trash bins in almost all locations. Visitors must return with their residuals due to the limited garbage collection service imposed by the nature of the place. Recommended.

  • Bariloche: Boat Tour to Victoria Island and Arrayanes Forest

    3. Bariloche: Boat Tour to Victoria Island and Arrayanes Forest

    Start the tour by departing from Pañuelo Port, located in the Llao Llao Peninsula. Sail for about 1 hour until the boat reaches the Quetrihué Peninsula. Disembark, and begin your tour of the unique Myrtle Forest which is considered the only one left in the world. While walking along a wooden trail, appreciate these 100-year-old species. Find out how The Myrtle (called “quetrihué ” in the Mapuche language) is a bush with an exquisite saffron color and white flowers. Native to this region, the bush takes on tree form and creates a magical and extensive forest canopy. It is cinnamon-colored and features a thin bark that comes off and reveals some white spots underneath which make the trees unique in themselves. At the end of the trail, visit the famous "Casita del Bosque". After walking amongst the spectacular woodland, board the boat and sail onwards to Anchorena Port on Victoria Island, ...

  • Bariloche: Puerto Blest and Los Cantaros Waterfall

    4. Bariloche: Puerto Blest and Los Cantaros Waterfall

    Choose to meet at Pañuelo Port, or be picked up and driven to there. After setting off from Pañuelo Port, sail for an hour along Blest Branch, the most important branch of Nahuel Huapi Lake. Pass by Centinela Island where Perito Moreno's remains are buried. Marvel at the Los Cantaros Waterfall.   Afterward, disembark and hike a wooden trail buried deep in the lush vegetation of the "Valdivian Rainforest.” Arrive at Los Cantaros Lake, where you can admire a 1500-year old larch tree. Return to the boat and sail for 5 minutes to Blest Port. Visit the Bay and Frias River, famous for its emerald waters which originate from the glaciers of Mount Tronador.

  • Bariloche: Horse Riding with Breakfast and Lunch Included

    5. Bariloche: Horse Riding with Breakfast and Lunch Included

    As part of a private or small group tour, enjoy a hotel pickup and head to the estancia (cattle ranch), located 30 km from San Carlos de Bariloche, approximately 45 minutes away. Enjoy a traditional breakfast before setting off for your two hours of horse riding though the Patagonian Steppe. The horse riding takes place in an incredible desert setting, giving you the opportunity to ride on irregular, undulating grounds. Experience the ups and downs or the terrain, crossing paths and streams with the most beautiful views. You’ll pass by typical fauna and wildlife and, if you're lucky, catch a glimpse of deer and condors, one of the largest birds capable of flying in Argentina.   Following the completion of your riding experience, you’ll have time to relax and taste the richest Argentinian asado (grilled meat) before returning to San Carlos de Bariloche.

  • From San Martin de los Andes: Seven Lake Route & Bariloche

    6. From San Martin de los Andes: Seven Lake Route & Bariloche

    Get picked up from your accommodation in San Martin de los Andes and set off on your adventure. Travel along the scenic Seven Lake Route, making stops at each lake along the way. Cross through indigenous Mapuche land, admiring the mountains covered by dense forests of Cypress and Nothogacea trees.  First, stop at Lacar Lake and learn about the geography and history of the area. Then, visit viewpoints at Machonico Lake, Falkner Lake, Villarino Lake, Mirror Lake, Correntoso Lake, and Nahuel Huapi Lake. Then, arrive in the small city of Bariloche, known for its Swiss alpine-style architecture and its chocolate, sold in shops lining Calle Mitre, the main street. Enjoy some free time to explore and stop for lunch. Finally, return home taking a 3-hour route. Arrive in San Martin de los Andes at 7 PM where your tour concludes.

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What people are saying about San Carlos de Bariloche

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Overall, a very good tour. The tour involves a quite lengthy drive on rough land inside the national park which was indeed tiring but amusing. This is the only way to drive inside the park anyway. Our guide Isis was great: very friendly, very knowledgeable and super helpful. The tour was also good in terms of organization, stops for toilet and brief stops for photos at scenic spots. Something noteworthy (at least to me) is the absence of trash bins in almost all locations. Visitors must return with their residuals due to the limited garbage collection service imposed by the nature of the place. Recommended.

Very beautiful tour with beautiful landscapes a spectacle of nature !!! Very helpful guide !!! Highly recommend the tour !!!

The catamaran was new and the windows were clean and all the scenery was beautiful.

Excellent day ... And if you have the best Isis Iglesias Guide ... It's 10 ...

Really good way to see the Argentine Steppe. Excellent lunch too.