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Bariloche: Full-Day El Bolsón and Puelo Lake Tour

Product ID: 268727
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Take a relaxing and fascinating day trip to El Bolsón from Bariloche for a taste of traditional village life, handcrafted chocolate, and artisanal beers. Take in the peaceful energy and amazing scenery of Argentina's Patagonia.
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Mobile ticketing
Duration 8 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, Portuguese, English

Pickup included

Centrally located hotels in Bariloche or up to 5 miles from

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  • Discover the beautiful village of El Bolsón
  • Tour the artisan market and buy some local crafts
  • Explore the incredible natural surroundings
Full description
Head south from Bariloche on a magnificent journey to the town of El Bolsón. Pass by the Gutierrez and Mascardi lakes, then through the wilderness of Pampa del Toro and La Veranda, where you can take in views of the mighty Ñirihuau and Aspero mountain ranges. Cruise down a sinuous road through Cañadón de la Mosca.

A few minutes later, arrive at the small village of Villegas River. Cross the Foyel River, the Quemquemtreu River, and arrive in El Bolsón, a tiny town nestled in a picturesque area at the foot of the Cerro Piltriquitron Mountain. At the local fair in the central square, discover amazing craftwork — proof that the local artisans have achieved an undeniable level of skill in working with wood, clay, metals, stones, dried flowers, among many other materials. 

The market is famous throughout Patagonia and consists of more than 230 stands, where you can find wool, knives, preserves, pottery, and more. Spend the rest of your trip touring the ranches that produce fine fruit, jams, and organic processes, and/or visiting the Puelo Lake National Park. Head back to Bariloche after a relaxing day in the countryside.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in centrally located hotels in Bariloche and up to 5 miles surrounding
  • Tour guide
  • Insurance
What’s Not Included
  • National Park Entrance fee (paid in cash in local currency)
  • Pickup in residential or other types of lodgings
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• This tour requires walking on unpaved or uneven terrain

From US$ 28 per person