My husband and I (29 and 32) have planned a trip to Argentina March 18-30, 2009. We're staying 5 nights in Buenos Aires, followed by 4 nights in Mendoza. For our last two nights we're deciding between going back to BA or visiting Bariloche.
I've read one of the guidebooks and am certainly interested in visiting the Black Ice, as well as potentially doing some outdoor activities like hiking and white water rafting (although we might do the rafting in Mendoza, which I hear is the best in the country). What else do you recommend?
We're leaning towards staying at Design Suites as it is within our budget and seems to be a great location with amazing views.
Also how often do flights run between Bariloche and BA that time of year? I know we can go on LAN Mendoza-Santiago-Bariloche (rather than back through BA which looks out of the way), but on the return we'll have to go Bariloche-BA and then transfer to the international airport for our return to the U.S. late in the evening.
Oh, and if it matters, we'd be spending Saturday and Sunday nights in Bariloche (i.e. flying in on Saturday and returning to BA on Monday).
I guess the primary question is 'is it worth it to travel to Bariloche for 2 nights?' Then you can go ahead and answer the rest. :)
Thanks in advance for your input.