Bariloche: Argentinas' Lake District

From Bariloche to Bariloche
  • Argentina
  • Patagonia
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Tour Description

Make the charming town of Bariloche your base for 4 days, as you explore the area's mountains, lakes and forests. Bariloche is set on the shores of the glacial Nahuel Huap Lake,  in the heart of Argentinas' beautiful Lake District.

Explore the streets of Bariloche, known for its Swiss alpine-style architecture and  delicious chocolate. Then head out and enjoy nature; discover the country's oldest national park, ride a chairlift to the top of Campanario Hill for panoramic views, take a boat journey to the less-traveled Tristeza Sound, go on a short hike to some waterfalls, and more!

This Bariloche extension is designed to be added to many of our Argentina programmes, or add on a Lakes crossing to take you to Puerto Varas, Chile for more exciting adventures.

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Take a boat trip to explore remote areas of Nahuel Huapi Lake, on a clear day you can see the glaciers at the top of Mount Tronador, an extinct stratovolcano in the southern Andes.

Explore the classic circuit of San Carlos de Bariloche, including beautiful vistas from Campanario Hil and Llao Llao Hotel, appreciating the lake and mountain views.

Walk the forests in Nahuel Huapi National Park, the oldest national park in Argentina, full of native trees including lengas, coihue, and ñires.

Tour Itinerary

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Day 1

Welcome to San Carlos de Bariloche, or Bariloche as it’s also known. As you arrive you could be forgiven for thinking you have arrived somewhere in the Bavarian or Swiss Alps.

Bariloche is situated on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi and surrounded by the national park of the same name. The architecture of this area also has a strong European influence due to German settlers arriving here from neighbouring Chile in the 1840’s. With streets dotted by chocolate shops and friendly Saint Bernard’s welcoming you to the town’s main square, Centro Civico, you’re sure to enjoy your visit. Today is an arrival day and you are free to explore at your leisure.

Day 2

Today you will uncover some of Bariloche’s most breathtaking natural highlights. Your first highlight will be boarding a chairlift to the top of Cerro Campanario. From the top, you will enjoy spectacular views of the city below as well as Lake Nahuel Huapi, the snow-capped Andes and the region. From there, you will visit the Llao Llao Hotel. This exclusive resort is located between Lake Nahuel Huapi and Lake Moreno and framed by the peaks of Cerro Lopez, Cerro Capilla and Cerro Tronador. Here, you will take a one hour nature walk through Parque Municipal Llao Llao with your guide who will provide information about the rich history and natural sites of the region.

Day 3
Lake Nahuel Huapi & Tristeza Sound

Enjoy a half day boat excursion from Lopez Bay on Lake Nahuel Huapi and the Tristeza Sound. On a sunny day there are views from the boat to Cerro Tronador. On reaching the Tristeza branch of the river, you will disembark to hike a forest trail to the Arroyo Frey Waterfall. Along the way, be amazed by the dense forest of the Coihue and towering Alerches trees. Returning to Bariloche, you will enjoy lunch on board the boat.

Day 4
Depart from Bariloche

You will be collected from your hotel at the appropriate time and transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 Accommodation in standard hotels
  • Included Copy 31 Upgrade to superior or deluxe accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 Breakfast daily, and other meals as outlined in the included sightseeing tours
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Airport Transfers
  • Included Copy 20 Sightseeing on a shared basis as outlined in the tour itinerary with English speaking guides
  • Included Copy 7 International Flights, Visa and reciprocity fees (if applicable), tips, travel insurance


  • Included Spend time exploring Bariloche in Argentina's Lake District
  • Included Enjoy a boat ride on Lake Nahuel Huapi and the Tristeza Sound
  • Included Sample locally made chocolates
  • Included Take a short hike to Arroyo Frey Waterfall enjoy the beautiful larch trees
  • Included Take a chairlift to the top of Cerro Campanario for spectacular views of the region
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4 days

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$752 USD

Per person, twin share

Daily departures