San Carlos de Bariloche Extension

Mountains and Lakes of Northern Patagonia

Trip Details at-a-Glance

Cost From: $1730  
Length: 5 days
Arrive: Bariloche, Argentina
Depart: Bariloche, Argentina
Lodging: 4 nights hotels
Meals: Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Hiking / Trekking, Cultural Adventures
Trip Level: Day hikes on moderate to steep trails, sea kayaking

Visa Requirements

A visa is not required for U.S. citizens visting Argentina, but there is a Reciprocity Fee that must be purchased online prior to arrival.

Our Trips using this Extension

Argentina Private Journey

Choosing the Right Trip

We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.

Set in Argentina’s Lake District, San Carlos de Bariloche is surrounded by snow-capped Andean mountains, deep blue lakes, and forests of Patagonian cypress (alerce) and Southern beech (lenga). Known as a winter ski resort, Bariloche is also the perfect setting for summer activities. This extension can be taken either pre-trip or post-trip (the itinerary shown below is for a post-trip extension).

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

Transfer to the Buenos Aires domestic airport and fly to Bariloche, where you are met for a transfer to the hotel. In the evening, meet with your guide for a short briefing. Overnight at El Casco Art Hotel, a boutique hotel on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi...meals on your own

Day 2
Day Hike

Choose between two guided hiking options. The easier option is a hike among deep native forests to Cerro Llao Llao for spectacular views of deep-blue Lake Nahuel Huapi and the surrounding mountains, including glacier-clad Tronador on the border between Chile and Argentina. A short drive brings you to Baha Lopez, where you can hike the Brazo Tristeza Trail to a granite dome at the base of Cerro Lopez for a classic viewpoint of Tristeza Bay and Cerro Capilla. The more challenging option is a guided hike to the summit of Cerro Challuaco (6,000') via Laguna Verde and Laguna de los Patos, where giant Patagonian woodpeckers and majestic condors are often seen. Most of the hike is on a well-traveled trail, with talus slopes on the upper section. Overnight at hotel...BL

Day 3
Sea Kayaking

Paddling a sea kayak is one of the best ways to discover the area’s lakes, bays, and islands. After a kayak safety briefing with your guide, paddle Moreno Lake, circling  the Llao Llao Peninsula, with a picnic lunch on a wilderness beach. Overnight at hotel...BL

Day 4
Optional Activities

Enjoy optional activities in and around Bariloche town. Overnight at hotel...BL

Day 5

Transfer to the Bariloche airport for connecting flight to Buenos Aires.

Extension Cost

Prices valid through Spring 2016
$1730 per person, double occupancy
Single supplement: $895
Internal airfare: $600 (subject to change)
Optional Upgrade to Llao Llao Hotel: Please call us for details.
Holiday surcharge: Please call us for details.

Prices are not guaranteed until services are confirmed.
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Extension Cost Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Local taxes
  • Airport transfers by private car with bilingual guides
  • Bilingual mountain/sea kayak guide
  • Transportation as noted

Extension Cost Does Not Include:

Airfare, airport taxes, meals not mentioned, optional tours, personal expenses, tips for baggage handling, and optional gratuities for guides and drivers.

El Casco Art Hotel

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

The El Casco Art Hotel is a boutique lodge with a tranquil lakeside setting and views stretching out over the waters of Lake Nahuel Huapi, best enjoyed from the outdoor Jacuzzi on the terrace, the lawn, or from the bar. The health club has a pool and deck with equally magnificent views toward the lake, as well as a gym and a small spa offering treatments. The hotel is named for its extensive collection of paintings and sculptures by Argentine artists, whose works are displayed in indoor and outdoor settings around the hotel grounds.

Note: Listed above are our signature accommodations for this trip. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.