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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).

Bariloche: 4-Hour Cerro Catedral Base Tour

Bariloche: 4-Hour Cerro Catedral Base Tour

Cerro Catedral is the largest ski resort in the Southern Hemisphere. With 120 kilometers of slopes spread over 600 hectares, this iconic destination in Bariloche, Argentina, offers an unparalleled experience for winter sports enthusiasts. Open year-round, it boasts an impressive infrastructure including 34 lifts, comprising chairlifts, gondolas, and surface lifts. This facilitates the ascent of up to 36,000 people per hour, ensuring a smooth and comfortable experience for all visitors. The service includes transportation to the resort from centrally located hotels or designated meeting points, as well as return to the hotel at the end of the day. Upon reaching the base of Cerro Catedral, visitors have the option to ascend to the mountain peak, where they can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views and experience the true beauty of the Patagonian Andes. Ideal for a perfect winter day in nature, Cerro Catedral combines adventure, impressive natural landscapes, and high-quality services, offering an unforgettable experience in Argentine Patagonia.

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.

From Bariloche: Chico Circuit & Colonia Suiza Tour

From Bariloche: Chico Circuit & Colonia Suiza Tour

Begin your trip with pickup from your hotel in central San Carlos de Bariloche and embark on a sightseeing tour of the city’s highlights. Take the traditional Chico circuit - a 60km route through stunning natural scenery and the wonderful Bariloche landscapes. First, discover different sections of the coast along the shores of the Nahuel Huapi and Moreno lakes. On Ezequiel Bustillo Avenue - arrive at Playa Bonita, where you can see Huemul Island. Head to Campanario Hill for an incredible panoramic view of all the lakes and hills. Make a stop here and feel free to purchase a ticket to ascend the ticket (not included). Next, pass by the iconic Llao Llao Hotel, as well as the San Eduardo Chapel, and Puerto Pañuelo. Continue the route through Llao Llao Municipal Park, crossing Angostura Bridge where the Moreno and Huapi lakes meet. Admire the view of Lopez Bay and Capilla Hill. From there, the Llao Llao Peninsula can be seen together with the surrounding lakes, a classic Bariloche postcard. Cross the Moreno Lake bridge to El Trébol Lagoon. Then, head to visit the Colonia Suiza - the first European settlement in the region. Taste the traditional curanto, an originally Araucanian meal that was introduced from Chile by Emilio Goye - one of the first settlers. Discover several tea houses and restaurants, handicraft businesses and an important craft fair. Finally, return to Bariloche where your tour concludes.

Villa La Angostura and Bayo Hill Guided Day-Trip

Villa La Angostura and Bayo Hill Guided Day-Trip

Embark on a guided full-day trip to the village of Villa La Angostura, known as "The Garden of Patagonia". Visit nearby lake-side villages and stop at Bayo Hill to ski in the mountains.  After your early morning hotel pickup, set off from San Carlos de Bariloche towards Villa La Angostura, considered one of the most beautiful cities in Argentina.  Admire the breathtaking views of Lake Nahuel Huapi and the surrounding mountains as you drive through the famous National Route 40. On the way, make a stop at the picturesque, snow-capped Bayo Hill. Here, you can choose to spend the day skiing or continue with the tour onto the Villa La Angostura.  Be led a city tour of Villa La Angostura, this picturesque town, renowned for its alpine architecture and relaxed atmosphere, and visit the nearby lake villages in Bahía Manzano and Bahía Mansa. On the way back to San Carlos de Bariloche, travelers who opted to stay for a day of skiing will be picked up in Bayo Hill.

Lake District, Argentina

Lake District, Argentina

Our most recommended Lake District, Argentina Family-friendly activities

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).

Bariloche: 4-Hour Cerro Catedral Base Tour

Bariloche: 4-Hour Cerro Catedral Base Tour

Cerro Catedral is the largest ski resort in the Southern Hemisphere. With 120 kilometers of slopes spread over 600 hectares, this iconic destination in Bariloche, Argentina, offers an unparalleled experience for winter sports enthusiasts. Open year-round, it boasts an impressive infrastructure including 34 lifts, comprising chairlifts, gondolas, and surface lifts. This facilitates the ascent of up to 36,000 people per hour, ensuring a smooth and comfortable experience for all visitors. The service includes transportation to the resort from centrally located hotels or designated meeting points, as well as return to the hotel at the end of the day. Upon reaching the base of Cerro Catedral, visitors have the option to ascend to the mountain peak, where they can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views and experience the true beauty of the Patagonian Andes. Ideal for a perfect winter day in nature, Cerro Catedral combines adventure, impressive natural landscapes, and high-quality services, offering an unforgettable experience in Argentine Patagonia.

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.

From Bariloche: Chico Circuit & Colonia Suiza Tour

From Bariloche: Chico Circuit & Colonia Suiza Tour

Begin your trip with pickup from your hotel in central San Carlos de Bariloche and embark on a sightseeing tour of the city’s highlights. Take the traditional Chico circuit - a 60km route through stunning natural scenery and the wonderful Bariloche landscapes. First, discover different sections of the coast along the shores of the Nahuel Huapi and Moreno lakes. On Ezequiel Bustillo Avenue - arrive at Playa Bonita, where you can see Huemul Island. Head to Campanario Hill for an incredible panoramic view of all the lakes and hills. Make a stop here and feel free to purchase a ticket to ascend the ticket (not included). Next, pass by the iconic Llao Llao Hotel, as well as the San Eduardo Chapel, and Puerto Pañuelo. Continue the route through Llao Llao Municipal Park, crossing Angostura Bridge where the Moreno and Huapi lakes meet. Admire the view of Lopez Bay and Capilla Hill. From there, the Llao Llao Peninsula can be seen together with the surrounding lakes, a classic Bariloche postcard. Cross the Moreno Lake bridge to El Trébol Lagoon. Then, head to visit the Colonia Suiza - the first European settlement in the region. Taste the traditional curanto, an originally Araucanian meal that was introduced from Chile by Emilio Goye - one of the first settlers. Discover several tea houses and restaurants, handicraft businesses and an important craft fair. Finally, return to Bariloche where your tour concludes.

Villa La Angostura and Bayo Hill Guided Day-Trip

Villa La Angostura and Bayo Hill Guided Day-Trip

Embark on a guided full-day trip to the village of Villa La Angostura, known as "The Garden of Patagonia". Visit nearby lake-side villages and stop at Bayo Hill to ski in the mountains.  After your early morning hotel pickup, set off from San Carlos de Bariloche towards Villa La Angostura, considered one of the most beautiful cities in Argentina.  Admire the breathtaking views of Lake Nahuel Huapi and the surrounding mountains as you drive through the famous National Route 40. On the way, make a stop at the picturesque, snow-capped Bayo Hill. Here, you can choose to spend the day skiing or continue with the tour onto the Villa La Angostura.  Be led a city tour of Villa La Angostura, this picturesque town, renowned for its alpine architecture and relaxed atmosphere, and visit the nearby lake villages in Bahía Manzano and Bahía Mansa. On the way back to San Carlos de Bariloche, travelers who opted to stay for a day of skiing will be picked up in Bayo Hill.

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