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Welcome to Bariloche

Operating at an entirely different pace than cosmopolitan Buenos Aires (a two-hour flight away), San Carlos de Bariloche offers adventurers a host of ways to get close to nature. Nestled at the foot of the Andes and on the banks of glacial lake Nahuel Huapi, this Patagonian town offers easy access to pristine wilderness and show-stopping views. Go horseback riding on the Llao Llao peninsula; kayaking through Andean lakes; and skiing on snow-capped peaks—Cerro Catedral is a popular resort with both visitors and locals—against stunning natural scenery. The town of Bariloche itself is a pleasant place to while away some time: Stroll past the Alpine-style shops on the main street, and duck into one of the many restaurants or ice-cream shops for a bite or a sweet treat. Day trips are easy and plentiful, and it is easy to lace up your boots and go hiking at nearby Cerro Tronador, Cerro Campanario, or through the Bosque de Arrayanes national park. Visit Villa la Angostura, filled with old-fashioned wooden buildings; or visit the market filled with handmade goods in the town of El Bolsón. Whatever activity, guided tour, or day trip you pick, Bariloche rewards with adventure—and photo ops—at every turn.

Top 10 attractions in Bariloche

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Victoria Island (Isla Victoria)

Victoria Island (Isla Victoria)

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Victoria Island (Isla Victoria)—the largest island in Nahuel Huapi lake—lies at the heart of the eponymous national park. The island is characterized by rugged coastline, volcanic black-sand beaches, and pine forest, and features a backdrop of snow-capped peaks; all of which make it one of the most picturesque spots in Argentina’s Lakelands.More
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Nahuel Huapi National Park

Nahuel Huapi National Park

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Stretching over 1.8 million acres, Nahuel Huapi National Park is Argentina’s oldest national park. Centered around the region’s largest lake, Nahuel Huapi, and encompassing the popular resort town of San Carlos de Bariloche, this enormous park offers mountain and forest hikes, and the opportunity to cruise the lakes.More
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Nahuel Huapi Lake

Nahuel Huapi Lake

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With a surface area of 210 square miles (338 square kilometers) and extending over the Chilean border, Nahuel Huapi Lake is Argentina’s largest. At the heart of the Lakeland region, visitors come to explore the beaches, islands, and lakefront towns of Nahuel Huapi against a backdrop of the Andes Mountains.More
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Arrayanes Forest (Bosque de Arrayanes)

Arrayanes Forest (Bosque de Arrayanes)

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Arrayanes Forest (Bosque de Arrayanes), named after the rare Arrayán trees that grow along the northern shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake, is Los Arrayanes National Park's star attraction. Covering more than 4,000 acres (1,600 hectares) along the Quetrihué Peninsula, it’s a picturesque spot for hiking and wildlife watching.More
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Lake Moreno

Lake Moreno

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Glacial Lake Moreno (Lago Moreno) lies in the Río Negro province of Argentina, near Bariloche. It covers more than 4,000 acres (1,618 hectares), and its waters are warmer than other lakes in the area, making it a popular destination for water sports and swimming. Along its shores are two small resort towns, Colonia Suiza and Villa Llao Llao.More
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Villa La Angostura

Villa La Angostura

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Perched on the northern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake, and surrounded by the forests and snow-capped peaks of the Lakelands, Villa La Angostura is nicknamed the Garden of Patagonia. Ideally situated for exploring the Argentina’s lakes and mountains, the small resort town makes a popular alternative to Bariloche.More
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Tronador Hill (Cerro Tronador)

Tronador Hill (Cerro Tronador)

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Rising 11,660 feet (3,554 meters), Tronador Hill (Cerro Tronador) is Bariloche’s highest mountain. It sits on the border between Argentina and Chile, nestled between two national parks. The mountain’s name comes from the Spanish word for thunder, a reference to the rumbling icefalls from the area’s seven glaciers, which are audible from a safe distance.More
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Otto Hill (Cerro Otto)

Otto Hill (Cerro Otto)

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Otto Hill (Cerro Otto) is a mountain that stands on the outskirts of Bariloche. With several activities and attractions in addition to the cable car ride up, sweeping vistas, and 360-degree revolving mountaintop restaurant—the only one of its kind in Argentina—Otto has turned what was formerly just a lookout point into a tourism center.More
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Cathedral Hill (Cerro Catedral)

Cathedral Hill (Cerro Catedral)

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The snow-blanketed peak looming on the horizon south of Bariloche is the 7,800-foot-high (2,388-meter-high) Cathedral Hill (Cerro Catedral), one of the city’s most memorable landmarks. A paradise for hikers and site of a popular ski resort, the mountaintop affords spectacular views over the Lakelands.More
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Belfry Hill (Cerro Campanario)

Belfry Hill (Cerro Campanario)

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Patagonia is a popular region of Argentina for exploring nature, and many people base themselves in Bariloche for some time due to the many lakes and mountains in the area. If you enjoy hiking, this is the place to be. There are many hiking trails with gorgeous views of Bariloche and the Nahuel Huapi National Park, but the best view is from Cerro Campanario, or Belfry Hill. It's an easy hike, and the elevation is 3,442 feet.From the top of Belfry Hill (Cerro Campanario), you will enjoy spectacular views of Lake Moreno, San Pedro Peninsula, Llao Llao Peninsula, several mountains, and other parts of the national park. Signs help visitors identify the different landmarks that are visible from the viewpoint. At the top there is a cafe with a view offering cake and other sweets.More

Recent reviews from experiences in Bariloche

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I nice basic tour to see the area...
stevebierfeldt, Sep 2016
Bariloche Sightseeing Tour
I nice basic tour to see the area around Bariloche.
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