Ride aboard a comfortable coach past the stunning scenery surrounding the Lakes District of Bariloche. On this half-day or full-day tour, view all of Bariloche's most important alpine landmarks. Learn about the area through your guide's informative commentary as you pass through the meadows, forests and mountains of this beautiful region.
Half-Day Tour (morning or afternoon):After being collected by the coach at your hotel, set out on a half-day drive that covers about 37 miles (60 km) of ground. Skirt the shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake toward Cerro Campanario (Belfry Hill) and disembark to snap some photos of several alpine vistas. Re-board the bus and head on toward the serene landscape of the Llao Llao Peninsula.
In Puerto Panuelo, admire architect Alejandro Bustillo's San Eduardo Chapel, one of several of his wooden structures in the region. Continue toward Lopez Bay, Lopez Hill and the beautiful Clover (El Trebol) Lagoon before returning to your hotel in Bariloche.
Full-Day Tour:Travel 155 miles (250 km) on this full-day coach tour that starts with a drive along the Limay River. Pass Rincon Grande, Rincon Chico and the Amphitheater before continuing on to view the rock formations at the Enchanted Valley (Valle Encantado). Ride through the communities of Cuyin Manzano and Confluencia, where the local Argentine cowboys, or gauchos, settled their families before it became a national park. Take this opportunity to purchase some local handicrafts such as rugs, wool clothing and knives hewn with bone handles.
Head over the Minero River and up to Traful Lookout, stopping in Villa Traful for lunch (own expense). After this stop, continue on to the Seven Lakes Road past Portezuelo and Puerto Arrayan to Villa La Angostura before being returned to your hotel in Bariloche.