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Bariloche: 7 Lakes & San Martin de Los Andes Road Trip

Bariloche: 7 Lakes & San Martin de Los Andes Road Trip

Set off on a full-day trip along the famous Road of the Seven Lakes route from San Carlos de Bariloche. Relish in unparalleled views of the countryside. Visit the true mountain village, Villa La Angostura, characterized by its stylized Alpine-wood architecture.  A few kilometers later, the Road of the Seven Lakes begins, passing by the beautiful Correntoso, Espejo, Escondido, Villarino, Falkner, Hermoso, and Machonico lakes. Each with a unique landscape and surrounded by ancient, leafy forests, marvel at unmatched natural beauty. Once in San Martin de Los Andes, situated on the shore of Lake Lacar, explore the area at your own pace. Return to your hotel in Bariloche.

Bariloche: Circuito Chico with optional Cerro Catedral

Bariloche: Circuito Chico with optional Cerro Catedral

The trip begins with pickup from your hotel in central San Carlos de Bariloche and then embarks on a sightseeing tour of the city’s highlights. Visit some of the most iconic landmarks that San Carlos de Bariloche has to offer, and learn about this vibrant city from your local guide. Next, travel along the edge of the stunning Nahuel Huapi Lake, one of the most beautiful places in Patagonia. Admire the stunning views of the deep-blue water and the contrast against the rugged mountainous region that surrounds it. The tour continues along Bustillo Avenue, where you can marvel at panoramic views across Huemul Island and Playa Bonita. Arrive at Llao Llao village on the shore of Lake Moreno, set amongst picturesque rolling green landscapes. Visit the traditional Llao Llao Hotel, which founded the village in the 1990s, and gaze upon the vast natural scenes that surround it. Then head to Saint Edward's Chapel to see its quaint wooden architecture before traveling to the foothill of Cerro Campanario. Take an optional cable car ride to the summit to admire National Geographic’s ‘eighth best view in the world’, before the tour returns to Bariloche.

Circuito Chico

Circuito Chico

A popular tour of Bariloche, this half-day circular route begins in the city and heads out to Lake Nahuel Huapi and Playa Bonita. From Playa Bonita you’ll be able to see Huemul Island. When you reach the foot of Cerro Campanario there’s a chairlift that takes people to the summit (1,050 meters). If you choose to take this optional ride to the top you’ll marvel at some of the most spectacular views of the region. The circuit continues on the San Pedro peninsula to the Llao Llao area. Admire St. Edward’s Chapel, an architectural jewel, and head to Puero Scarf on Lake Nahuel Huapi, where sailing excursions on the lake depart. To the south are stunning views of the Llao Llao Hotel, framed by the Chapel Hill and Cerro Lopez. When you arrive at Panorama Point you’ll admire the lovely views of the Llao Llao peninsula and surrounding lakes. Next you’ll cross the bridge over Lake Moreno that connects the lake with the Llao Llao peninsula and follow the route around Laguna El Treboll, before returing to the city of Bariloche.

San Martín de los Andes por 7 Lagos

San Martín de los Andes por 7 Lagos

Begin your full-day tour from your hotel in Bariloche at 8 AM.  Then, head north through the town of Dina Huapi and the bridge over the Limay River, connecting to the legendary Route 40. Along the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi, make your first short stop in Villa la Angostura, a town with mountain architecture ideal for walking on foot. Next, start walking an incredible path surrounded by mountains and lakes.  Make stops along the way to experience the hike to its fullest. On the Road of the Seven Lakes, see Espejo Lake, Correntoso Lake, Villarino Lake, Falkner, Escondido Lake, Machónico Lake, and Lácar Lake, before finally arriving at the city of San Martin. You will have free time to explore the city and have lunch in front of the lake before starting the return along the same path. After making your last stop at Villa la Angostura, arrive in Bariloche at approximately 6:30 PM.

Cerro Tronador

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.

Bariloche: Mt Tronador and Hanging Glaciers Full-Day Tour

Bariloche: Mt Tronador and Hanging Glaciers Full-Day Tour

Cerro Tronador is located in the southern part of the Andes mountain range, on the border between Argentina and Chile. It separates two national parks: Nahuel Huapi, in the provinces of Río Negro and Neuquén, Argentina; and the Vicente Pérez Rosales in the province of Llanquihue, Chile. The name of the hill is due to the noise that is produced by the frequent detachments of ice in the glaciers, similar to that of thunder. El Tronador has a total of seven glaciers which are currently in remission due to global warming. The tour departs from Bariloche, taking National Route 40 South, about 45 km, to cross the Pampa de Huenuleo and border Lake Gutiérrez, to cross the Pilmayen and Melgarejo streams. After passing through the "water divide", you will travel along the banks of Lake Mascardi until you reach the detour where the road to Tronador (gravel) emerges. During this tour, Lake Mascardi is bordered again along its west coast, until reaching the Isla Corazón viewpoint. Further on, you will pass in front of Cerro Los Emparedados and border the upper Manso River until you reach Pampa Linda, from where you have one of the best views of Cerro Tronador. Then you cross part of the Vuriloches valley and finally, passing through a shady forest, you reach the Ventisquero Negro. The tour ends a little further on at the foot of Cerro Tronador. The hill, with its 3,454 meters above sea level, is the highest point in the Nahuel Huapi National Park, and has three peaks (International, Argentine and Chilean).

German Footprint Tour

German Footprint Tour

This guided walking tour is a 1 kilometer walk. It starts in the Bariloche Civic Center, by the tourist information office, and it takes tourists to the German neighborhood. It describes the three main waves of German immigration to Argentina and Bariloche by going to key representative sites, as the Civic Center, the Bariloche Andean Club & Nahuel Huapi National Park administration, the German School, Belgrano Square and the house where Erich Priebke lived before being extradited in 1994 after an American journalist discovered his presence. In the end, it closes with a discussion about theories on German presence in Patagonia. The research & development of this walking tour is a joint work of a tour guide and an anthropologist from the German community.

Navigation through Isla Victoria and Bosque de Arrayanes

Navigation through Isla Victoria and Bosque de Arrayanes

Step aboard our comfortable boat and set sail across the crystal-clear waters of Nahuel Huapi Lake towards Victoria Island, a pristine haven nestled amidst the Andes Mountains. As you glide across the shimmering lake, soak in panoramic views of snow-capped peaks and lush forests, creating a picture-perfect backdrop for your adventure. Upon reaching Victoria Island, you'll be greeted by a captivating blend of natural wonders and rich history. Next, journey to the enchanting Arrayanes Forest, a mystical woodland famed for its unique arrayán trees with cinnamon-colored bark and twisted trunks. Step into a fairytale realm as you wander through this magical forest, where dappled sunlight filters through the canopy, casting a warm glow on the forest floor.

Bariloche: Tour to Circuito Chico and Cerro Catedral

Bariloche: Tour to Circuito Chico and Cerro Catedral

Embark on a fascinating journey to explore the natural wonders of Bariloche with our half-day tour to Circuito Chico and Cerro Catedral. This immersive experience takes you through some of the region's most impressive landscapes, offering panoramic views and cultural insights. The tour begins with a convenient pickup from most centrally located hotels in Bariloche. After gathering all travelers, we head to our first destination, San Carlos de Bariloche, where the adventure begins. The first part of the tour focuses on the renowned "Circuito Chico," a panoramic route offering spectacular views of Nahuel Huapi Lake, Moreno Lake, and the Angostura Bridge. Marvel at the beauty of the surrounding landscapes as you pass through these notable points. Next, we venture to Cathedral Hill, home to Cerro Catedral, famous for its ski slopes in winter and outdoor activities in summer. Here, you'll have the opportunity to explore the base of the mountain, take panoramic photos, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the area. As we pass by Lake Nahuel Huapi, you'll be treated to stunning panoramic views before concluding our tour back in San Carlos de Bariloche. Immerse yourself in the natural majesty of Bariloche on this unforgettable half-day tour.

Bariloche: San Martin de los Andes along Route of 7 Lakes

Bariloche: San Martin de los Andes along Route of 7 Lakes

Set off on a full-day trip along the famous Road of the Seven Lakes route from San Carlos de Bariloche. Relish in unparalleled views of the countryside. Visit the true mountain village, Villa La Angostura, characterized by its stylized Alpine-wood architecture. A few kilometers later, the Road of the Seven Lakes begins, passing by the beautiful Correntoso, Espejo, Escondido, Villarino, Falkner, Hermoso, and Machonico lakes. Each with a unique landscape and surrounded by ancient, leafy forests, marvel at unmatched natural beauty. Once in San Martin de Los Andes, situated on the shore of Lake Lacar, explore the area at your own pace and you will have time to have lunch (not included in the price).

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Bariloche: 7 Lakes & San Martin de Los Andes Road Trip

Bariloche: 7 Lakes & San Martin de Los Andes Road Trip

Set off on a full-day trip along the famous Road of the Seven Lakes route from San Carlos de Bariloche. Relish in unparalleled views of the countryside. Visit the true mountain village, Villa La Angostura, characterized by its stylized Alpine-wood architecture.  A few kilometers later, the Road of the Seven Lakes begins, passing by the beautiful Correntoso, Espejo, Escondido, Villarino, Falkner, Hermoso, and Machonico lakes. Each with a unique landscape and surrounded by ancient, leafy forests, marvel at unmatched natural beauty. Once in San Martin de Los Andes, situated on the shore of Lake Lacar, explore the area at your own pace. Return to your hotel in Bariloche.

Bariloche: Circuito Chico with optional Cerro Catedral

Bariloche: Circuito Chico with optional Cerro Catedral

The trip begins with pickup from your hotel in central San Carlos de Bariloche and then embarks on a sightseeing tour of the city’s highlights. Visit some of the most iconic landmarks that San Carlos de Bariloche has to offer, and learn about this vibrant city from your local guide. Next, travel along the edge of the stunning Nahuel Huapi Lake, one of the most beautiful places in Patagonia. Admire the stunning views of the deep-blue water and the contrast against the rugged mountainous region that surrounds it. The tour continues along Bustillo Avenue, where you can marvel at panoramic views across Huemul Island and Playa Bonita. Arrive at Llao Llao village on the shore of Lake Moreno, set amongst picturesque rolling green landscapes. Visit the traditional Llao Llao Hotel, which founded the village in the 1990s, and gaze upon the vast natural scenes that surround it. Then head to Saint Edward's Chapel to see its quaint wooden architecture before traveling to the foothill of Cerro Campanario. Take an optional cable car ride to the summit to admire National Geographic’s ‘eighth best view in the world’, before the tour returns to Bariloche.

Circuito Chico

Circuito Chico

A popular tour of Bariloche, this half-day circular route begins in the city and heads out to Lake Nahuel Huapi and Playa Bonita. From Playa Bonita you’ll be able to see Huemul Island. When you reach the foot of Cerro Campanario there’s a chairlift that takes people to the summit (1,050 meters). If you choose to take this optional ride to the top you’ll marvel at some of the most spectacular views of the region. The circuit continues on the San Pedro peninsula to the Llao Llao area. Admire St. Edward’s Chapel, an architectural jewel, and head to Puero Scarf on Lake Nahuel Huapi, where sailing excursions on the lake depart. To the south are stunning views of the Llao Llao Hotel, framed by the Chapel Hill and Cerro Lopez. When you arrive at Panorama Point you’ll admire the lovely views of the Llao Llao peninsula and surrounding lakes. Next you’ll cross the bridge over Lake Moreno that connects the lake with the Llao Llao peninsula and follow the route around Laguna El Treboll, before returing to the city of Bariloche.

San Martín de los Andes por 7 Lagos

San Martín de los Andes por 7 Lagos

Begin your full-day tour from your hotel in Bariloche at 8 AM.  Then, head north through the town of Dina Huapi and the bridge over the Limay River, connecting to the legendary Route 40. Along the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi, make your first short stop in Villa la Angostura, a town with mountain architecture ideal for walking on foot. Next, start walking an incredible path surrounded by mountains and lakes.  Make stops along the way to experience the hike to its fullest. On the Road of the Seven Lakes, see Espejo Lake, Correntoso Lake, Villarino Lake, Falkner, Escondido Lake, Machónico Lake, and Lácar Lake, before finally arriving at the city of San Martin. You will have free time to explore the city and have lunch in front of the lake before starting the return along the same path. After making your last stop at Villa la Angostura, arrive in Bariloche at approximately 6:30 PM.

Cerro Tronador

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.

Bariloche: Mt Tronador and Hanging Glaciers Full-Day Tour

Bariloche: Mt Tronador and Hanging Glaciers Full-Day Tour

Cerro Tronador is located in the southern part of the Andes mountain range, on the border between Argentina and Chile. It separates two national parks: Nahuel Huapi, in the provinces of Río Negro and Neuquén, Argentina; and the Vicente Pérez Rosales in the province of Llanquihue, Chile. The name of the hill is due to the noise that is produced by the frequent detachments of ice in the glaciers, similar to that of thunder. El Tronador has a total of seven glaciers which are currently in remission due to global warming. The tour departs from Bariloche, taking National Route 40 South, about 45 km, to cross the Pampa de Huenuleo and border Lake Gutiérrez, to cross the Pilmayen and Melgarejo streams. After passing through the "water divide", you will travel along the banks of Lake Mascardi until you reach the detour where the road to Tronador (gravel) emerges. During this tour, Lake Mascardi is bordered again along its west coast, until reaching the Isla Corazón viewpoint. Further on, you will pass in front of Cerro Los Emparedados and border the upper Manso River until you reach Pampa Linda, from where you have one of the best views of Cerro Tronador. Then you cross part of the Vuriloches valley and finally, passing through a shady forest, you reach the Ventisquero Negro. The tour ends a little further on at the foot of Cerro Tronador. The hill, with its 3,454 meters above sea level, is the highest point in the Nahuel Huapi National Park, and has three peaks (International, Argentine and Chilean).

German Footprint Tour

German Footprint Tour

This guided walking tour is a 1 kilometer walk. It starts in the Bariloche Civic Center, by the tourist information office, and it takes tourists to the German neighborhood. It describes the three main waves of German immigration to Argentina and Bariloche by going to key representative sites, as the Civic Center, the Bariloche Andean Club & Nahuel Huapi National Park administration, the German School, Belgrano Square and the house where Erich Priebke lived before being extradited in 1994 after an American journalist discovered his presence. In the end, it closes with a discussion about theories on German presence in Patagonia. The research & development of this walking tour is a joint work of a tour guide and an anthropologist from the German community.

Navigation through Isla Victoria and Bosque de Arrayanes

Navigation through Isla Victoria and Bosque de Arrayanes

Step aboard our comfortable boat and set sail across the crystal-clear waters of Nahuel Huapi Lake towards Victoria Island, a pristine haven nestled amidst the Andes Mountains. As you glide across the shimmering lake, soak in panoramic views of snow-capped peaks and lush forests, creating a picture-perfect backdrop for your adventure. Upon reaching Victoria Island, you'll be greeted by a captivating blend of natural wonders and rich history. Next, journey to the enchanting Arrayanes Forest, a mystical woodland famed for its unique arrayán trees with cinnamon-colored bark and twisted trunks. Step into a fairytale realm as you wander through this magical forest, where dappled sunlight filters through the canopy, casting a warm glow on the forest floor.

Bariloche: Tour to Circuito Chico and Cerro Catedral

Bariloche: Tour to Circuito Chico and Cerro Catedral

Embark on a fascinating journey to explore the natural wonders of Bariloche with our half-day tour to Circuito Chico and Cerro Catedral. This immersive experience takes you through some of the region's most impressive landscapes, offering panoramic views and cultural insights. The tour begins with a convenient pickup from most centrally located hotels in Bariloche. After gathering all travelers, we head to our first destination, San Carlos de Bariloche, where the adventure begins. The first part of the tour focuses on the renowned "Circuito Chico," a panoramic route offering spectacular views of Nahuel Huapi Lake, Moreno Lake, and the Angostura Bridge. Marvel at the beauty of the surrounding landscapes as you pass through these notable points. Next, we venture to Cathedral Hill, home to Cerro Catedral, famous for its ski slopes in winter and outdoor activities in summer. Here, you'll have the opportunity to explore the base of the mountain, take panoramic photos, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the area. As we pass by Lake Nahuel Huapi, you'll be treated to stunning panoramic views before concluding our tour back in San Carlos de Bariloche. Immerse yourself in the natural majesty of Bariloche on this unforgettable half-day tour.

Bariloche: San Martin de los Andes along Route of 7 Lakes

Bariloche: San Martin de los Andes along Route of 7 Lakes

Set off on a full-day trip along the famous Road of the Seven Lakes route from San Carlos de Bariloche. Relish in unparalleled views of the countryside. Visit the true mountain village, Villa La Angostura, characterized by its stylized Alpine-wood architecture. A few kilometers later, the Road of the Seven Lakes begins, passing by the beautiful Correntoso, Espejo, Escondido, Villarino, Falkner, Hermoso, and Machonico lakes. Each with a unique landscape and surrounded by ancient, leafy forests, marvel at unmatched natural beauty. Once in San Martin de Los Andes, situated on the shore of Lake Lacar, explore the area at your own pace and you will have time to have lunch (not included in the price).

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We joined to tour to the 7 lakes and San Martin de los Andes organized by MS Turismo and it was a pleasant experience. The road trip along Route 40 was enchanting, given the colours of the autumn. The speed of the bus was the right one, allowing us to enjoy the views and take nice pictures. The tour guide, Deborah was very attentive to all the participants - even if we were the only ones non Spanish speakers, Deborah carefully translated all the explanations about the places we saw in English. Also Deborah answered all the questions we had and gave us additional suggestions for other trips we can take. Overall we are very pleased with the trip, the information we received and how everything was organized. The trip to the 7 lakes it is a worth doing while in Bariloche, because of the impressive sights along the route, the mistic lakes and the cute city of San Martin de los Andes.

Closeby Bariloche, the 4 hours tour has as a peak the views from Cierro Campaniro - on a sunny day, the view overa Nahuel Huapi lake, the islands and the Andes is breathtaking. During the trip we were guided by Deborah, our tour guide for the trip. Everything was well organized and the trip went smoothly (pick up and drop off, the visits, the tea tastings and the explanations)

The attitude of the guide and his willingness to tell us everything we needed about what we were seeing

A short tour but full of surprises, a wonderful experience, the ride on the chairlifts is a spectacle

Easy day. I was the only English speaker and the guide translated everything in English just for me.