Enjoy the beauty of the landscape along the whole Circuit. There are points of interest and some natural viewing-points such as Lopez Bay and "Punto Panorámico" (Panoramic Point).
Here we find Cerro Campanario, located in the “center of the landscape “(Km 17) considered by National Geographic as one of the 7 best views in the world.
This tour will give you a general panorama of the diversity of landscapes around Bariloche. Travelling along tourist "Route 40" is one of the most traditional activities near the city, where you’ll visit other tourist centers inside the Nahuel Huapi & Lanin National Parks.
Get ready to be dazzled at one of the most beautiful areas of the Nahuel Huapi National Park, where you'll visit forests, lakes, beaches, mountains, waterfalls and glaciers together with the highest mountain in the area, the Tronador, which rises 3478 meters above sea level and forms a natural frontier between Argentina and Chile. Besides the magnificent scenery, there are unusual natural wonders such as the "black glacier" Ventisquero Negro, which originates from the spotless white at the top of the Tronador and its glaciers.
It’s South America's premier ski resort, providing during the winter season, a full range of infrastructure supply services for skiing and snowboarding, perfect for enjoying the snow and the fantastic scenery. Several ski lifts provide transport up the mountain all year round. Hotels, restaurants and a wide range of shops cater for the tastes and needs of the many skiers and tourists from different parts of the world visiting the resort.
Outside the skiing season, you can enjoy the magnificent panoramic views, and in summer, there's a wide range of outdoor activities such as mountain biking, horseback riding, rappel, rock climbing and trekking - just some of the options available for enjoying the mountain actively.
This circuit tour towards San Martin goes through Villa La Angostura and into a wooded route that crosses rivers and creeks bordering the seven lakes (Nahuel Huapi, Rapid, Espejo (Mirror), Escondido (Hidden), Villarino, Falkner and Machónico). Returning by route 40 crossing the "Valle Encantado" (Enchanted Valley)
At 129 kilometers south of Bariloche, along paved National Route 40, lies El Bolsón town. Among other highlights, the Artisans Fair (open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) can’t be missed. A significant number of craftsmen gather to trade a wide range of their products. Pottery, wool, leather and metal works, dry flowers, fresh vegetables, typical gaucho knives, candles as well as homemade cheese and jams, and home brewed beer.
Lago Puelo National Park is 16 Km away from Bolsón with its breathtaking Lake Puelo, after which this park has been named.
This beautiful village is located just 85 km north west from Bariloche. Its highlights: Peninsula Quetrihue (where you can visit the Arrayanes (Myrtle) Forest), Manzano Bay, the Correntoso River, the ports (Bahia Mansa or Bahia Brava), "Selva Triste" lagoon, and the "Asunción" Chapel. A few minutes from downtown La Angostura, you can visit Mt. Bayo where ski runs in winter, and wonderful panoramic views at other times of the year.
"Swiss Colony" is a small village with a great history, there you can see typical houses of former European immigrants who settled in the area. It is only 40 minutes away from Bariloche and among its major attractions we find the handcraft fair that opens every Wednesday and Sunday. Don`t leave Colonia Suiza without trying the typical delicious Curanto and The Boccaccio's tastiest homemade ice creams!!!
With a beautiful panoramic view cafeteria and a comfortable chairlift.
To descend there are two options: either a typical mountain trek or a practical and fun slide.
Cerro Otto´s gondola is only five kilometers away from the town Centre. Free transfer is provided by the gondola`s company up to the base of the mountain.
Once there, the gondolas take you up to the revolving cafe.
On the East border of the Nahuel Huapi Lake, just 15 km away from Bariloche, this majestic rocky bastion was home, for over 8.000 years, to the first inhabitants of the region. You can see three ancient caverns, one of them 30 meters wide and 130 meters long. During the tour you can see cave paintings of more than 1000 years old.
The highlight of the tour is the visit to the third cavern. The cave leads inwards to a small lagoon.
Sail for 30 minutes along Lake Nahuel Huapi to Victoria Island, where you can find marked trails and cave paintings. The tour continues by boat to Peninsula Quetrihué where there is another major attraction "Los Arrayanes National Park". A boardwalk leads through the magical atmosphere of a unique forest of magnificent myrtle trees.
(Note that on this tour there is a charge to access Nahuel Huapi National Park, including access to Los Arrayanes National Park, and a boarding tax.)
The catamaran sails towards the Blest branch of Lake Nahuel Huapi, passing Centinela Island, where the remains of Perito Francisco P. Moreno, creator of the National Parks, rest. An hour later, it arrives at Puerto Cántaros. The boat then crosses to the opposite shore, disembarking at Puerto Blest. There is a visit to the place on foot and then the boat returns to Bariloche.
(Note: on this tour there is a charge to access Nahuel Huapi National Park, including access to Los Arrayanes National Park, and a boarding tax.)
You can go from Bariloche to Puerto Montt (Chile) by ferry, crossing 3 different lakes nestled amongst the mountains and into the heart of "Los Andes" range.
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