• Argentina: Bariloche plus the lakes & mountains of Northern Patagonia

    Hiking Patagonia's beautiful Lake District in Argentina

    Some have called Patagonia's beautiful Lake District "The Mediterranean of Patagonia!" On this exclusive adventure you'll hike and kayak your way through beautiful Los Alerces and Nahuel Huapi National Parks, and stay in comfortable lakeside lodges.

    best times to go: January - April, October - December

    departures: Private departures are available on the dates of your choice, pending availability. Call us for details.

    pricing: from $4,395 see detailed pricing

    Other South America

    Easy to Moderate
Avaliable as a private trip. Call for details

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

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Trip code: 6NP

Activities

Easy to moderate optional activities, including hiking, sea kayaking, horseback riding, and mountain biking

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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 Aires

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    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. 

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    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.

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    Day 3 : Climb to Bella Vista

    Morning departure for our hike up Bella Vista Hill, for incredible panoramic views.

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    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.  

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    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.

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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.

PRICING:

2013/2014 Prices
$4,395 (4 - 6 members)
$4,595 (2 - 3 members)
$1,550 single supplement
Price does not include flightswithin Argentina (Buenos Aires to Bariloche and Esquel to Buenos Aires)
*Please call for Holiday Season Prices - Dec 20, 2013 - January 1, 2014

 

  • 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 Hotel
    San 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.

Expert leadership is the key to an exciting, unforgettable experience. Our trips feature gifted leaders for whom leading trips is a true vocation. Besides showing you wonders you’d never find on your own, they make sure everything runs smoothly and safely without a hitch. They are knowledgeable about all aspects of your trip, and take great pleasure in sharing their insights with you. More than just guides, they positively elevate your experience by being teachers, companions, and the best of friends. You’ll be in good hands with them every step of the way.

photo credits: ©Mary Jane Smith (MTS guest)



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