4 days / 3 nights
Day 1 – Bariloche | Meals: Breakfast
Arrival at Bariloche. Shared transfer from Airport to hotel.
Accommodation for 3 nights at selected hotel, breakfast and local taxes are included.
Day 2 – Bariloche | Meals: Breakfast
It is almost compulsory that the first excursion done in Bariloche be the famous Circuito Chico, not only because it shows such an abundance of the places in the mountain range, but also because visitors see and fall in love with this city in just half a day. Which borders Lake Nahuel Huapi with a winding layout. This beautiful water body, which is a sight in itself is the largest lake in the region and, with its 55,700 hectares, is present almost all through the tour. The first stretch, in addition to urban architecture, includes the houses of pioneers, the Nautical Club and the Melipal neighborhood. As buildings are left behind, the scenery near the Nahuel Huapi begins to change. From this point, it shows off cypresses, maitenes, coihues and ñires, among other typical trees. In summer, this road acquires brilliant red and yellow colors from the rose hip bushes, blackberry and raspberry plants which bloom all around. 8 kilometers ahead, opposite Huemul Island, lies a beach called Bonita. Farther ahead, Serena Bay is reached, a small bathing resort with a boat ramp. At the 17th kilometer marker, stands the base of Mount Campanario, which reaches 1,050 meters of height and whose summit may be accessed through a chairlift. Passing by the San Pedro Peninsula, the itinerary continues towards the Llao Llao Peninsula. At the 24th kilometer marker, the San Eduardo Chapel, Puerto Pañuelo and the Llao Llao Hotel may be spotted. Totally refurbished and with all its facilities open, the classical hotel is one of the best known postcards in Bariloche, with panoramic sights of the national park and Lakes Perito Moreno and Nahuel Huapi. The Llao Llao Municipal Park protects forests of coihues and cañas colihues, as well as creepers, bushes and other trees, which may be seen when hiking along its trails. After passing by Villa Tacul and Lake Escondido, the joint between Lakes Nahuel Huapi and Perito Moreno is reached. This is crossed by Bridge Angostura, over the river bearing the same name. This is the ideal spot to have a break and go down to the rocky beaches of both lakes, lying 150 meters from one another. The circuit also shows the mountaineers cemetery, the Swiss hamlet and, finally, the panoramic or vantage point over Lake Moreno, at the 40th kilometer marker. The way back begins at El Trébol Lagoon and continues to the joint with Bustillo Avenue, which leads back to the city center. Then, traveling along just 60 kilometers, visitors may admire lakes, mountains and native forests of singular beauty.
The journey begins at Puerto Pañuelo, a lake harbor located just 25 km outside of Bariloche. We'll board a boat to sail 30 minutes across Lake Nahuel Huapi to Puerto Anchorena where the real journey begins! You'll have the chance to jump onto a chairlift and ride all the way to the top of Cerro Bella Vista where you'll have panoramic views of Bahía Anchorena and the entire Llao Llao Hotel/Puerto Pañuelo area. Once we have rested a little at the top of the mountain we'll leave from Puerto Anchorena on a nature walk you'll have the option of walking along with a guide or taking it at your own pace along trails through the park. The most outstanding hikes are the former National Nursery Trail, the Antonio Pargade Interpretation Trail, Pto. Gross, Old Settlement, Cave Paintings, Playa del Toro, and the Balcony on Cerro Bella Vista. You can't go wrong with your trail choice; every corner of the island is host to its own variety of magnificent views, rich history and impressive natural surroundings. Nearby you'll also have the chance to take a short walk to beautiful Patagua Lagoon with pebble beaches. An interesting sector of the Arrayanes Forest hosts a beautiful wooden cottage built deep inside. A classic sight, this wooden house has been photographed countless times by visitors. This sector of the forest is said to have been visited by the famous American cartoonist and film maker Walt Disney who was inspired by the amazing landscape to create the film Bambi. You're invited to enter the cottage for a tea and snack or to purchase handicrafts and souvenirs. At the end of the trail you will find a Visitor Center where you can visit with the national park rangers.
Day 3 – Bariloche | Meals: Breakfast
Enjoy this six hour tour winding through forests, rivers, streams, lakes and beaches. This beautiful tour will help introduce you to the beauty of the area and see why Bariloche is called the lakes region of Patagonia. The road to San Martín winds through forests, crosses rivers and streams, and skirts several lakes (such as Nahuel Huapi, Correntoso, Espejo, Escondido, Villarino, Falkner and Machónico). On the shores of these lake beaches we will stop several times at scenic lookout points to admire magnificent views.We will drive around Lake Lacar to San Martín de los Andes for lunch and a visit to the town. We will take the traditional route along the unpaved Paso Córdoba road, where the scenery is different from the first part of the trip; the forest will give way to beautiful and intriguing rock formations. Both these routes meet up at Confluencia Traful, where the magical landscape includes curious rock formations in the Enchanted Valley and the amazing Amphitheater. We will follow the road alongside the river to its source in Lake Nahuel Huapi and then all the way back to Bariloche where our tour will end.
Day 4 – Bariloche / Cordoba | Meals: Breakfast
Private transfer from your Hotel to the Airport.
Arrival at Cordoba.
END OF SERVICES.
The Price of the program is in USD for 1 PAX: Llao Llao Hotel: USD 670
The price of the program includes:
- 3 nights of accommodation in the hotels, breakfast and local taxes are included
- Transfers in regular service without guides.
- Excursions in regular service with English Guides.
The price of the program does not include :
- Domestic Flights
- Admission fees to National Parks / city tax
- Late Check Out and/or Early Check In