Hiking Patagonia's beautiful Lake District in Argentina
Northern Patagonia, an exquisite wonderland of glaciated mountains, sparkling lakes, and rich deep forests, is the spectacular setting for this exclusive adventure. Based at deluxe lakefront lodges in Los Alerces and Nahuel Huapi National Parks, home to numerous lakes, crystal-clear brooks and rivers, and forests of the giant sequoia-like Patagonia cypress, you’ll hike on forested trails up to mountain ridges, kayak deep blue glacier waters, or choose to engage in other activities like horseback riding or mountain biking.
At the end of each day you’ll relax in the lodges’ sumptuous settings, which feature gourmet restaurants where you can dine like a king on delicious regional fare including the famous parrilla (Argentine barbecue), and sip wine from cellars stocked with the best Argentine
Easy to moderate optional activities, including hiking, sea kayaking, horseback riding, and mountain biking
- Discover Patagonia's beautiful Lake District—"The Mediterranean of Patagonia"
- Hike and sea kayak in Los Alerces and Nahuel Huapi National Parks, plus enjoy optional horseback riding and mountain biking
- Enjoy the good life in deluxe lakefront lodges with wonderful wines and great cuisine!
Duration: 8 days Start Location: Buenos Aires End Location: Buenos AiresDownload Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Buenos Aires
Upon your arrival at Buenos Aires' Ezeiza Airport you'll be met by a representative outside the customs and immigration area at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Once you've settled in you'll depart for an afternoon tour of the city tour.
Day 2 : Nahuel Huapi National Park
Fly to San Carlos de Bariloche and transfer to the Aldebaran Hotel. After you settle in, join our guide for a trek to Cerro Llao Llao.
Day 3 : Climb to Bella Vista
Morning departure for our hike up Bella Vista Hill, for incredible panoramic views.
Day 4 : Kayak Nahuel Huapi Lake
Explore the deep blue waters and shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake by kayak, returning to our hotel in late afternoon.
Day 5 : To Los Alerces National Park
Travel from Bariloche, south to Esquel and Los Alerces National Park. The day will be a 7-8 hr day with about 5 hrs of total driving. The road is quite scenic and we´ll stop along the way in El Bolsón and for lunch at a local restaurant.
Day 6 : Trekking to Torrecillas Glacier
Excursión to the Torerecillas Glaciar. The navigation will be done in a 8 mts long truker. Your guide will be waiting for you at Lago Verde's shores, From Lago Verde you will ship headed to Puerto Mermoud, where you will make your first walk of the day of around 1000mts along the rapids of the Menéndez river up to Puerto Chucao. Once in Puerto Chucao you will ship again. After a 40 minute navigation through the east branch of the Menéndez Lake, you will arrive to Puerto Nuevo at Toreccillas Hill´s base. While trekking, alerces, tineos and other trees of the valdiviana jungle will be seen. Marcelo will tell you the history of this beautiful place.
Day 7 : Millennial Alerce tour at Los Alerces National Park
Today you will enjoy one of the most interesting excursions in Los Alerces National Park where you can appreciate different kinds of vegetation. After a pleasant navigation you will start a trek of magnificent scenery.
Day 8 : Return to Buenos Aires and fly home
Travel from Lago Verde Lodge to Esquel for flight to Buenos Aires.
DATES: Best time to go: January - April, October - December Departures: Private departures are available on the dates of your choice, pending availability. Call us for details.
Loi Suites Recoleta
This five star hotel is located in the most elegant area of the city, at walking distance from museums, art galleries, shopping areas, historical architecture and beautiful parks.
El Casco Art HotelSan Carlos de Bariloche
El Casco Art Hotel is an original venture that blends breathtaking landscape, an impressive Argentine art collection, specially elaborated cuisine and state-of-the-art amenities. Situated on the shore of teh Nahuel Huapi Lake, it is strategically located and the most renowned attractions within easy reach. All rooms have lake views and are decorated with masterpieces, and guests can enjoy over 300 works of Argentinean art of the Zurbaran collection.
Properties shown are representative of the accommodations we use on this trip, may not be inclusive of all accommodations we use, and are subject to change.
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