Bariloche & the Lake District Trip

Bariloche & the Lake District Trip



from 715 USD


days 5
  • Discover the nature of the Lake District and tour Bariloche, the capital of chocolate. 
  • Enjoy a scenic ride through Bustillo Av. and hop on a chairlift to Campanario Hill's summit. 
  • Walk through the Llao Llao Forest and sail to the magnificent Puerto Blest.
  • Best time to travel: From October to April
  In this 5-day tour, you will visit Bariloche, the ideal home base for exploring the nearby lakes. Hike and sail to the most beautiful destinations and learn all about the history of the first inhabitants of the region. If you’re looking for an Argentina hiking trip, this is the perfect option for you. Explore both the city of Bariloche and the natural wonders of Patagonia on a single trip!
Day 1

Welcome To the Lake District Trip - Bariloche



  • Transfer from the airport to your hotel in Bariloche 

Upon arrival, we’ll drive you to your hotel in Bariloche, Lake District in Patagonia. Then you will have the day to explore the city or the surroundings.

Bariloche sits on the southern coast of Nahuel Huapi, a glacier-water lake with enthralling islands and beaches. Hills and mountains framing the area allow visitors to enjoy all sorts of hiking trails and winter sports (Cerro Catedral is home to the biggest ski slopes in South America), as well as some mesmerizing views of the natural wonders of Patagonia. 

This region has it all — horseback riding through the Patagonian steppe, navigations through pristine blue-green waters, and the most mouthwatering chocolate in the country!


Say Hueque Tips

Our recommended activities for your free day in Bariloche:


  • Visit Playa Bonita, it is on km 8 of Av. Bustillo (there are public buses leaving from downtown every twenty minutes). During the summer months, on hot days, it gets filled up with families and brave people who jump into the cold waters of Nahuel Huapi!
  • Take a horseback ride through long-living cypresses and coihues forest, surrounded by mountains and glacier streams until reaching an excellent panoramic view of the outstanding Patagonian landscape. Set off along the shore of the lake to complete this beautiful two-hour horseback riding experience.
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Day 2

Lake District Tour Natural Wonders - Bariloche

Bariloche - Lakes District


  • Lake District Tour Natural Wonders

Start your first Lake District tour with a pick-up from your hotel, and prepare to enjoy a sightseeing tour along Bustillo Avenue. Discover the most famous attractions like Campanario Hill, the legendary Llao Llao Hotel, and Puerto Pañuelo. Reach Campanario summit in a short chairlift ride and enjoy one of the most beautiful 360° of Bariloche.

Continue bordering Moreno Lake to San Eduardo Chapel and Llao Llao Natural Reserve where we’ll go for an easy hike through a Cipres and Coihue forest.  Your final stop of the day will be Bahía López and the Angostura Stream connecting Nahuel Huapi and Moreno Lake. On your way back to Bariloche, stop at jaw-dropping viewpoints and return to the city to relax and rest at your accommodation.


Say Hueque Tips

  • What do they say about Bariloche?

 “Strung out along the shoreline of Lago Nahuel Huapi, in the middle of the national park of the same name, Bariloche (formally San Carlos de Bariloche) has one of the most gorgeous settings imaginable. This, combined with a wealth of summer and winter activities in the surrounding countryside, as well the production of Argentina’s best chocolate, has helped it become the Lake District’s principal destination.” (Lonely Planet). Find out what other famous travel publications say about Bariloche in our Bariloche Travel Guide

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Bariloche - Lakes District
Day 3

Kayak in Bariloche, Patagonia

Kayak experience in Bariloche lake District, Patagonia Argentina.


  • Kayak at Gutiérrez Lake

At the appropriate time, you will be picked up at your hotel to start the adventure! We’ll drive you to Lago Gutiérrez, one of the most extraordinary lakes in Bariloche. Reach the campsite where your guide will be waiting to brief you on technical and safety recommendations.

This is an experience for every age. Enjoy sailing in the tranquil waters of the lake and admire the surrounding peaks. After some paddling time, stop at a secluded beach and enjoy a snack stop before heading back to the campsite. At the end of the day, you’ll be transferred to your hotel in Bariloche.

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Kayak experience in Bariloche lake District, Patagonia Argentina.
Day 4

Lake District tour to Puerto Blest

Explore Bariloche and the lakes in Argentina


  • Discover magical Puerto Blest & Cántaros Waterfall

Today, you’ll set out by boat from Puerto Pañuelo on the Llao Llao peninsula, and after one hour of sailing, passing by Centinela Island, the resting place of Perito Francisco Pascasio Moreno, one of the first explorers of Patagonia, you’ll arrive at Puerto Blest.

Puerto Blest is one of the heavenly ports of Nahuel Huapi Lake, a secluded place that has amazed travelers from all over the world with its beautiful vegetation – one of the most varied in Bariloche – and a relaxed atmosphere created by the mountains and the surrounding Valdivian Forest.

Once there, you’ll be able to tour the bay, eat your boxed lunch, and walk the shores of Lake Frías to see its peculiar green waters, which help to form the natural border between Argentina and Chile.

From there, and after a short 5-minute sail later,  you’ll visit Cascada de los Cántaros (Cántaros Waterfall) and take a walk through the lush vegetation of the Valdivian rainforest, arriving at Lago Cántaros, where the overwhelming 1,500-year-old larch tree will be waiting. At the end of this full-day experience, we’ll drive you back to Bariloche.

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Explore Bariloche and the lakes in Argentina
Day 5

The end of your Bariloche Patagonia trip



  • Transfer from your hotel to the airport, end of your trip

Today we will take you to the airport, where your 5-day hiking and adventure trip to Bariloche in Patagonia come to an end. But don’t be sad! You can return whenever you want or continue your trip through other destinations in South America.

Do you know that in Patagonia we have the only glacier in the world that is still advancing? Or that in Chile you can hike in the famous Torres del Paine National Park? If you want to keep on journeying take a look at any of our Featured Trips

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Prices per person
Accomodation INN & B&B

715 USD

Accomodation Comfort

950 USD

Accomodation Superior

1155 USD

Accomodation Luxury
  • Prices in US Dollars.
  • Valid until April 2025 (ask for prices at Christmas and New Year).
  • Prices are per person, based on 2 people in double occupancy. Single rates are available on request.
  • Flights are not included in the price but can be arranged on request.
  • 4-night accommodation in Bariloche
  • Daily breakfast
  • Transfers and tours mentioned in the itinerary
  • Bilingual guides (English/Spanish)
not included
  • International or domestic flights and buses
  • National Park Entrance Fees
  • Bariloche Eco Fee: Payable in cash at your hotel (around 5 USD). 
  • Travel / Medical Insurance – Follow this link to get a free quote (only available for U.S. Travelers)
Flights needed for this itinerary

plane-icon No flights are needed for this trip. The trip starts and finishes at Bariloche.

ESTIMATED COST FOR THE FLIGHTS ON THIS TRIP: Local flights cost from $150 per person per segment. We offer special rates on flights for this tailor-made itinerary.

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We deeply care about our planet, just like you do. When you book with us, you’re not only fulfilling your travel dreams but also leaving a positive impact on the destination you’re about to discover. We are proud to plant 10 trees in damaged zones of Patagonia for every traveler. It feels good to do it right. Let’s move beyond sustainable!

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