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From Bariloche: Chico Circuit & Colonia Suiza Tour

1. From Bariloche: Chico Circuit & Colonia Suiza Tour

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.

Villa La Angostura and Bayo Hill Guided Day-Trip

2. Villa La Angostura and Bayo Hill Guided Day-Trip

Embark on a guided full-day trip to the village of Villa La Angostura, known as "The Garden of Patagonia". Visit nearby lake-side villages and stop at Bayo Hill to ski in the mountains.  After your early morning hotel pickup, set off from San Carlos de Bariloche towards Villa La Angostura, considered one of the most beautiful cities in Argentina.  Admire the breathtaking views of Lake Nahuel Huapi and the surrounding mountains as you drive through the famous National Route 40. On the way, make a stop at the picturesque, snow-capped Bayo Hill. Here, you can choose to spend the day skiing or continue with the tour onto the Villa La Angostura.  Be led a city tour of Villa La Angostura and visit the nearby lake villages in Bahía Manzano and Bahía Mansa. On the way back to San Carlos de Bariloche, travelers who opted to stay for a day of skiing will be picked up in Bayo Hill.

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What people are saying about Nahuel Huapi Lake

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 61 reviews

The tour is excellent and is a must-do once in Bariloche if you are into nature and marvelous lakes. The road is very scenic in every bit. The brief stops at the lakes to soak in the views and take some photos were priceless. Mika, our guide, was great: very knowledgeable, informative and funny. The stop at Villa la Angustura was extremely brief (more of a toilet break). I heard the place would deserve a bit more time to experience. I'd recommend spending more time in Villa la Angustura at the expense of San Martin de los Andes. A highly recommended tour.

After a pick up in the city center, we drove 1.5 hours before the first 30 minute break at Villa Angostura, then about 3 hours (with several stops to admire the viewpoints) to go to San Martin and stay there for 2 hours. On the way back we also stopped 30 at Villa Angostura. The landscapes are magnificent but the road is a bit long, especially on the way back. The guide was very interesting.

José, the driver, and Sandra, the tour guide, were wonderful.

The tour was well worth it, not only because of the views, but because José and Sandra were excellent. I learned a lot and had a lot of fun. What more can a traveler ask? Luis from Puerto Rico

A wonderful day with lots of beautiful lakes, nice company, and great tour guide and driver

Great, comfortable, informative (in Spanish) & beautiful sceneries.

Great, comfortable, informative (in Spanish) & beautiful sceneries.