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Visit the quaint alpine city of Bariloche. This town is the principal city of the Argentine Lakes District and a great base camp for enjoying various outdoors activities including hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting, horseback riding and mountain biking. Spend time strolling the stores and its many chocolate shops or come in the off season for skiing opportunities!

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive Bariloche
Day 2 : Cerro Campanario
Day 3 : Explore Patagonia
Day 4 : Return Buenos Aires

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Day 1 Arrive Bariloche

Arrive to Bariloche today. Settle into your hotel for the evening.

Day 2 Cerro Campanario

Today you set out on the traditional Circuito Chico, taking in beautiful scenery of the surrounding lakes and forest. We will border the south bank of Lake Nahuel Huapi seeing various viewpoints. We will ascend to the summit of Cerro Campanario, taking a chairlift to see one of the best panoramic views in the region. Next we hike through the Llao Llao Municipal Park for an interpretive walk immersed in the native forests and lakes. 2 hours hiking.

Day 3 Explore Patagonia

Today is a free day for you to explore Bariloche. Choose to add an activity of your choice for an additional charge or just spend the day relaxing in Bariloche. We can help arrange additional activities such as kayaking, whitewater rafting, horseback riding and mountain biking. Here are some suggested, optional tours:

Manso River Valley Mountain Biking (Full-day)

After picking you up at your hotel, we start our adventure driving south, along the shores of the lakes Gutiérrez, Mascardi and Guillelmo. Then we head west along a gravel road up to the first bridge over the Manso River, whose crystal clear waters with green and blue shades (Lower Manso) flow towards the Pacific. There, after preparing our mountain bikes, we pedal over the hanging bridge and start our ride across the Manso valley along the right shore of the river. Along the way, we view the neighboring mountains, such as Bastión and Ventisqueros. We cycle across streams and over small bridges to discover wild Patagonia with its spectacular waterfalls, solitary prairies and a myriad of flora. Halfway through our trip, we enjoy a homemade picnic on the river shore. After a short break, we follow a relatively flat single track until we reach the last stage of the trip, where it becomes steeper and rougher. Again, we bicycle down towards the second hanging bridge across the Manso River, where the impressive emerald waters, its rapids and a magnificent sandy beach make it the ideal setting to relax and start our way back to the city of Bariloche. Includes Lunch. Total distance: 15-20 miles / 25 - 35km

Whitewater Rafting

Set out this day to tackle one of the best Patagonian adventures! You will feel the adrenaline rush as you take on the Class III-IV rapids near the Chilean border. Our trained guides will take you through private country with fantastic scenery to the river. Here enjoy a homemade breakfast and receive your equipment check and safety briefing. Next take on the river for about a 10 km ride mixing fun water entertainment with thrilling rapids in a spectacularly beautiful natural setting! At the end of the ride, you'll enjoy a Patagonian barbecue! Return to Bariloche this evening. Minimum age restriction: 14 yrs old. Includes Lunch.

Day 4 Return Buenos Aires

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy a leisurely morning before transferring back to Buenos Aires for your return flight, or continue on to your next destination in Patagonia.

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  • 3 Breakfasts
  • 3 Nights Accommodations
    • 3 Nights Hotel
  • 2 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service


  • Both International Arrival and Departure Transfers are excluded.
  • International Flights
  • Airport Departure Tax
  • Internal Flights
    • Buenos Aires - Bariloche - Buenos Aires


  • $120 Meals not Included
  • $150 Optional Excursions
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