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SAN CARLOS DE BARILOCHE

Located 1640km south of Buenos Aires, Bariloche is the first stop on the way to the Patagonian Andes.
This beautiful city is home to nature reserves which contain lakes, forests and mountains, not to mention famous ski resorts and spectacular scenery, making it a haven for outdoor enthusiasts.
All this coupled with great food and vibrant nightlife make it Patagonia's most visited city.

How to get there

En Bus

Buses run to San Carlos de Bariloche from most of the country's main cities. The bus terminal is about 3k (10 mins) from the city centre and a taxi costs about U.S. $ 5.

A tourist information centre is located inside the terminal.

By Plane

"Teniente Luis Candelaria" International Airport receives direct flights from Buenos Aires, Mendoza, El Calafate and from some Brazilian cities (depending on the season).

It is located 17 km (20 mins) from the city center and there are regular transfers to the city for $ 18 each way.

The domestic airlines flying to and from Bariloche are:

By Train

The train station is located next to the bus terminal. Trains from Viedma arrive at this station and prices and frequencies can be found on: www.trenpatagonico.com.ar.

Weather

Money

The legal currency is Argentine Pesos but credit cards, US Dollars or Euros are accepted in most places. Nonetheless it is always wise to have cash in pesos.

Bariloche has several ATMs located in the city centre at the following locations:

  • BANCO FRANCES. San Martin 336.
  • BANCO DE LA NACIÓN ARGENTINA. Bartolomé Mitre 180.
  • BANCO SANTANDER RIO. Bartolome Mitre 520.

Money can be exchanged at the following offices:

  • Cambio Sudamérica – Mitre 63.
  • Columbia – Moreno 105.

Restaurants

$$$ BUTTERFLY: Hua Huan 7831 (Bariloche); Tel.46-1441

An excellent choice for a night of fine dining beside Lake Nahuel Huapi. With superb views of the lake, this restaurant offers a daily 7 course set menu created by their Irish chef and owner.

$$ ALTO EL FUEGO: 20 de Febrero 451 (Bariloche); Tel. 443-7015

On the outskirts of the city centre, this cozy restaurant is without doubt the best place to enjoy a great barbecue in Bariloche. While the menu is not hugely varied, the dishes are very well prepared.

$$ BAHÍA SERENA: Av. Bustillo (Bariloche); Tel.52-4614

This lakefront restaurant offers affordable and varied cuisine including regional specialties, homemade pastries and crepes. Perfect for lunch!

Health and Safety

The city has both a public hospital (Zonal) and a private clinic. The first visit is free but is often not the best.

HOSPITAL ZONAL “Dr. RAMON CARRILLO”: Av. Moreno 601 / Tel. 42-6100

SANATORIO SAN CARLOS: Mitre 124 / Tel. 42-9000 (info@ssancarlos.com.ar)

While safety is not usually a problem, Bariloche is not the safest city in Patagonia. Caution should be taken with your belongings and in the places you visit. The main police station is located in the Civic Center of Bariloche, tel: 43-1288.

OTHER TOURS INCLUDING SAN CARLOS DE BARILOCHE

  • Bariloche and the Lakes, 4 days / 3 nights.

  • Argentina Adventure 21 Days: Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, El Calafate, El Chaltén, Torres del Paine, Bariloche & Iguazu Falls, 21 days.

Bariloche and the Lakes, 4 days / 3 nights.

Featured Sites:
  • Bariloche City
  • Sailing on Lake Nahuel Huapi
  • Nahuel Huapi National Park
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights.
Day 01 Bariloche

On arrival to Bariloche, you will be transferred to your hotel from where you can explore the civic centre and sample the delicious local chocolates.

Day 02 Circuito Chico Adventure Tour.

Breakfast. Around 9:00 a.m. you will be collected at the hotel to go to Cerro Campanario to see one of the 10 best views in the world while enjoying delicious chocolates. The tour continues to the Llao Llao Municipal Forest where a 2 hour hike brings to you a hidden lake.

Next is Bahia Lopez, where at the end of a pleasant 40 minute walk you can take in the scenery from the Brazo Trsteza (Sadness Arm) viewpoint.

The day ends with a visit to a small town which was formerly Swiss colony before returning to your hotel.

Day 03 Excursion to Victoria Island and Myrtle Forest.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Puerto Pañuelo to embark on a full day tour to Victoria Island and Myrtle Forest.

Day 04 Bariloche

Hotel transfer to the airport or bus terminal.

Price includes
  • Transfers from / to the airport.
  • 3 nights in Bariloche.
  • Breakfast.
  • Tours described in the itinerary.
  • Bilingual guides (Spanish / English).
Prices do not include
  • Domestic & International Flights or Buses.
  • Entrance to the Nahuel Huapi National Park $ 15.

Bariloche and the Lakes, 4 days / 3 nights.

Featured Sites:
  • Bariloche City
  • Sailing on Lake Nahuel Huapi
  • Nahuel Huapi National Park
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights.

At Argentina On The Go we appreciate the different tastes and preferences of each of our clients, which is why we don't offer a "one-size-fits-all" solution. Instead, we choose accommodation for our passengers based on their specific requirements and match them with a hotel that suits them. We work with a variety of trusted hotels, each of which has been carefully chosen by our team following a thorough selection process. This means that not only will the accommodation be the perfect fit, but also the choice of neighborhood, amenities and environment. For more information about the range of lodgings we work with, contact a travel adviser and we will be happy to help you find the ideal place to stay for the duration of your trip.

Coming Soon

Argentina Adventure 21 Days: Buenos Aires, El Calafate, El Chaltén, Torres del Paine, Bariloche, Ushuaia & Iguazu Falls, 21 Days / 20 nights.

Featured Sites:
  • Buenos Aires City Tour.
  • Dinner and Tango Show.
  • Iguazu Falls (Argentinian & Brazilian Side).
  • Perito Moreno Glacier.
  • Sail in front of Perito Moreno Glaciero.
  • Glaciers National Park.
  • Cities of El Calafate, Ushuaia, Buenos Aires & Puerto Iguazú.
  • Tierra del Fuego National Park
  • Beagle Channel sailing
  • Trekking in El Chaltén
  • Torres del Paine National Park
  • Nahuel Huapi Navigation
  • Lakes District Bariloche
Duration: 21 days / 20 nights.
Day 01 Buenos Aires

Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, you will be transferred to your hotel before exploring the city at your own pace.

At night, try a typical Argentine dish in one of the many restaurants that the city has to offer.

Day 02 City Tour, Dinner and Tango Show

Breakfast. Our city tour provides an overview of the city and its attractions. During this three hour tour, you will visit Retiro, Avenida 9 de Julio (El Teatro Colon and Obelisco), the Center (Congress, Plaza de Mayo, Avenida de Mayo, Casa Rosada), Puerto Madero and San Telmo with stops in Recoleta (Cemetery and Plaza Francia) and La Boca (Caminito).

At night you will enjoy a delicious meal and a tango show, before being transferred to your hotel.

Day 03 El Calafate / Ushuaia, Patagonia

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Ushuaia.

Arrive in Ushuaia, the end of the world, and then transfer to your hotel.

Day 04 Ushuaia: Trekking and Canoeing in the Tierra del Fuego National Park

You will be collected at your hotel (shared service) and brought to the Tierra del Fuego National Park. Once in Ensenada Bay, you'll have time to enjoy the view over the Beagle Channel before starting the walk along the coast.

This six kilometer route allows you to observe the flora and wildlife as well as discovering traces of the area's ancient indigenous people, the Yamana. After 3 hours you will arrive at Lake Roca, where lunch will be served.

After a picnic there is a canoe trip down the river Lapataia, which will take you to Lapataia in the Beagle Channel where the Panamerican Highway and the National Highway No. 3 end.

  • Total duration: 8/10 hours.
  • Trail: 3 hours.
  • Canoeing: 1 ½ hours.

If this seems like too much of an adventure, let us know and we can offer a more traditional tour excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park, with an option to take the End of the World Train.

Day 05 Ushuaia / Navigating the Beagle Channel

After breakfast, make your way to the tourist wharf where you will board a boat to sail through the Beagle Channel. The tour offers panoramic views of the city of Ushuaia, and of the diverse marine fauna, such as cormorants and sea lions and the islands of Lobo and De los Pajaros.

If the winds permits, land on one of the islands' bridges, where you can see the remains of giant shells and enjoy views of Chile and Argentina.

Next you can explore Les Eclaireurs, known as the "Lighthouse at the end of the world".

You will have to pay a local tax in the port of Us$ 4. -

Duration: 3-4 hours.

Day 06 Ushuaia / El Calafate, Patagonia

Breakfast. Transfer to Trelew airport for your flight to El Calafate.

Arrive at Calafate, the capital of the glaciers and gateway to the Perito Moreno Glacier.

Upon arrival you will be taken to the hotel and have the rest of the day to relax or explore the city. You could also walk to Laguna Nimez in time for the beautiful Patagonian sunset.

Day 07 El Calafate / Perito Moreno Glacier

After breakfast you will start the full day excursion to Perito Moreno. In Glacier National Park, you will take the route along Lake Argentino where, 80km from El Calafate, the Perito Moreno is revealed by its 70m high walls of ice. Numerous walkways leading to the front of the glacier (there are approximately 5 km gateways) offer both a visual and audio experience, with each different view soundtracked by the constant ruptures and echoes of the iceberg. The tour also includes a short boat trip past the glacier.

You will return to the hotel in the evening.

Duration: 6 horas.

For the more adventurous, glacier hiking tours with Big Ice or Minitrekking are also available as an addition. For more information on these excursions, just ask!

Day 08 El Calafate, Patagonia

Free day. Ask us about optional excursions, we recommend taking a trip to Estancia Cristina.

Day 09 El Calafate to El Chaltén, Patagonia.

Breakfast. Make your own way to the bus station to go from El Calafate to El Chalten. This trip takes about 3 hours.

Upon arrival in El Chalten at noon, stop by the ranger's office to collect information about various walks and hikes available in the area.

Spend the night at the hotel or discover the town for yourself.

Day 10 El Chaltén, Patagonia.

Breakfast. Spend the day enjoying the numerous trails and paths at your own pace. We recommend taking the path that leads to the foot of Cerro Fitz Roy: Laguna Los Tres.

Day 11 El Chaltén to El Calafate, Patagonia.

Breakfast. You will again have time to explore the area in more depth at your own pace. This time, take the path that leads to the foot of Cerro Torre: Laguna & Glacier Torre. Take the bus back to El Calafate at 6pm to arrive back to Calafate at night. Make your own way to your hotel to rest.

Day 12 El Calafate / Torres del Paine.

Early in the morning, you will begin a full day excursion to Torres del Paine National Park. On this tour of one of South America's most important parks, you will discover the most beautiful and impressive landscapes in Patagonia, including Salto Grande, Laguna Amarga, Lago Pehoe, the Horns of Paine and the famous Torres del Paine. Get your camera ready to capture in the wild guanacos. The tour will stop at the hotel.

Day 13 Torres Del Paine.

Breakfast. Day free to enjoy any of the area's wonderful treks. We recommend trekking to the Base of the Towers.

Day 14 Torres del Paine / El Calafate.

After breakfast, you will take the bus back to El Calafate (afternoon departure from Laguna Amarga).

Where upon arrival you will go to your hotel.

Day 15 El Calafate / Bariloche.

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Bariloche.

Arrive in Bariloche and transfer to the hotel.

Day 16 Circuito Chico Adventure Tour.

Breakfast. Around 9:00 a.m. you will be collected at the hotel to go to Cerro Campanario to see one of the 10 best views in the world while enjoying delicious chocolates. The tour continues to the Llao Llao Municipal Forest where a 2 hour hike brings to you a hidden lake.

Next is Bahia Lopez, where at the end of a pleasant 40 minute walk you can take in the scenery from the Brazo Tristeza (Sadness Arm) viewpoint.

The day ends with a visit to a small town which was formerly Swiss colony before returning to your hotel.

Day 17 Excursion to Victoria Island and Myrtle Forest.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Puerto Pañuelo to embark on a full day tour to Victoria Island and Myrtle Forest.

Back to the hotel at the evening.

Day 18 Bariloche / Buenos Aires / Puerto Iguazu

Breakfast. Transfer to airport for flight to Puerto Iguazu (with a stop in Buenos Aires).

Upon arrival in Puerto Iguazu, you will be transferred to hotel where you will have the rest of the day free to enjoy the pool. In the evening you may visit the Three Borders Landmark, located in the tri-border area between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.

Day 19 Puerto Iguazu / Excursion to Argentinian Falls

After breakfast, start the full day excursion with a trip to the Argentine side of Iguazu Falls. Explore the National Park by wandering its paths to take in the incredible views of 200 waterfalls. Lunch is at noon, after which you can take the optional Great Adventure tour that allows you to examine the falls up close, and even takes you underneath! In the afternoon, catch the train to the largest of the park's attractions, the Devil's Throat. In the afternoon you will be transferred to hotel.

Day 20 Puerto Iguazu / Excursion to Brazilian Falls / Buenos Aires

After breakfast, a half day excursion takes you to the Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls, where you will be treated to panoramic views of the falls visited the previous day. In the afternoon, you will be transferred in a regular service to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. Transfer to hotel (private service).

Day 21 Buenos Aires

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for your departure.

Prices include
  • Transfers from / to the airport.
  • 3 nights accommodation in Buenos Aires, 3 in Ushuaia, 5 in Calafate, 2 in Chalten, 2 in Torres del Paine, 3 in Bariloche & 2 in Iguazu..
  • Breakfast.
  • Tours described in the Itinerary.
  • Bilingual guides (Spanish / English).
Prices do not include
  • Domestic & International Flights or Buses.
  • National Park Entrance Fees (Argentinian Falls U$D 25; Brazilian Falls U$D 25).
  • National Park Entrance Fees Los Glaciares U$D 27.
  • National Park Entrance Fees Tierra del Fuego U$D 25.
  • National Park Entrance Fees Torres del Paine U$D 35.

Argentina Adventure 21 Days: Buenos Aires, El Calafate, El Chaltén, Torres del Paine, Bariloche, Ushuaia & Iguazu Falls, 21 Days / 20 nights.

Featured Sites:
  • Buenos Aires City Tour.
  • Dinner and Tango Show.
  • Iguazu Falls (Argentinian & Brazilian Side).
  • Perito Moreno Glacier.
  • Sail in front of Perito Moreno Glaciero.
  • Glaciers National Park.
  • Cities of El Calafate, Ushuaia, Buenos Aires & Puerto Iguazú.
  • Tierra del Fuego National Park
  • Beagle Channel sailing
  • Trekking in El Chaltén
  • Torres del Paine National Park
  • Nahuel Huapi Navigation
  • Lakes District Bariloche
Duration: 21 days / 20 nights.

At Argentina On The Go we appreciate the different tastes and preferences of each of our clients, which is why we don't offer a "one-size-fits-all" solution. Instead, we choose accommodation for our passengers based on their specific requirements and match them with a hotel that suits them. We work with a variety of trusted hotels, each of which has been carefully chosen by our team following a thorough selection process. This means that not only will the accommodation be the perfect fit, but also the choice of neighborhood, amenities and environment. For more information about the range of lodgings we work with, contact a travel adviser and we will be happy to help you find the ideal place to stay for the duration of your trip.

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