1. Argentina
  2. Patagonia, Argentina
  3. San Carlos de Bariloche
  4. Nahuel Huapí National Park

From Bariloche: Chico Circuit & Colonia Suiza Tour

Product ID: 374279
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Get to know the unique landscapes of Bariloche visiting its highlights. Discover the beauty of Argentina's scenic landscape as you travel along the edge of Nahuel Huapi Lake. Pay a visit to the historic town of Colonia Suiza.
About this activity
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Duration: 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, Portuguese

Pickup included

Your hotel in downtown Bariloche. Does not include pickup on hotels located at Avenida Pioneros or in residential or other types of lodgings. If you are staying outside the pickup route, you will be provided the closest meeting point available.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Colonia Suiza, the first European settlement in the region
  • Admire the most emblematic landscapes of the city
  • Stop at Cerro Campanario and take a lift up to see incredible views (ticket not included)
  • Take a picture of the Llao Llao Peninsula and the surrounding lakes
Full description
Begin your trip with pickup from your hotel in central San Carlos de Bariloche and embark on a sightseeing tour of the city’s highlights. Take the traditional Chico circuit - a 60km route through stunning natural scenery and the wonderful Bariloche landscapes.

First, discover different sections of the coast along the shores of the Nahuel Huapi and Moreno lakes. On Ezequiel Bustillo Avenue - arrive at Playa Bonita, where you can see Huemul Island. Head to Campanario Hill for an incredible panoramic view of all the lakes and hills. Make a stop here and feel free to purchase a ticket to ascend the ticket (not included).

Next, pass by the iconic Llao Llao Hotel, as well as the San Eduardo Chapel, and Puerto Pañuelo. Continue the route through Llao Llao Municipal Park, crossing Angostura Bridge where the Moreno and Huapi lakes meet. Admire the view of Lopez Bay and Capilla Hill. From there, the Llao Llao Peninsula can be seen together with the surrounding lakes, a classic Bariloche postcard. Cross the Moreno Lake bridge to El Trébol Lagoon.

Then, head to visit the Colonia Suiza - the first European settlement in the region. Taste the traditional curanto, an originally Araucanian meal that was introduced from Chile by Emilio Goye - one of the first settlers. Discover several tea houses and restaurants, handicraft businesses and an important craft fair. Finally, return to Bariloche where your tour concludes.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in centrally located hotels in San Carlos de Bariloche
  • Bilingual guide Spanish/Portuguese
  • Insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Ascent to Cerro Campanario
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• When booking, it is mandatory to provide your full name, DNI or passport details, and date of birth of all participants
• Pickup in residential or other types of lodgings are not included
• At Colonia Suiza you will have plenty of options to eat - you will have 2 free hours to explore the village
• Please provide the local tour operator with the full name, DNI or passport details, and date of birth of all participants taking part within 12 hours of booking to ensure the corresponding insurance will be issued; without this data within the indicated time, the tour operator will not be able to provide the service
• The weather can change at any time, be prepared and dress comfortably; please bring warm clothes and a windbreaker

From US$ 20 per person