Trip Details at-a-Glance
|Lodging:||4 nights hotels|
|Meals:||Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)|
|Activity:||Hiking / Trekking, Cultural Adventures|
Day hikes on moderate to steep trails, sea kayaking
Visa RequirementsA 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).
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
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
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
Transfer to the Bariloche airport for connecting flight to Buenos Aires.
Prices valid through Spring 2014
$1550 per person double occupancy
Single supplement: $650
Internal airfare: $650 (subject to change)
Optional Upgrade to Llao Llao Hotel: Please call us for details.
All costs subject to changemore on pricing
Extension Cost Includes:
- 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.