North Patagonia: horseback and trekking in Bariloche
Arrival at Buenos Aires airport, private transfer to the
National airport, flight to Bariloche, located in the Nahuel
Huapí National park in Northern Patagonia. Transfer to the hotel.
Meeting with the guide, short itinerary briefing and dinner.
Overnight in double room with private bathroom and breakfast.
Early morning crossing in regular bus to Cerro Tronador,
an impressive and wonderful glacier-mountain south of Bariloche
on the border with Chile. Overnight stay at Hostería Pampa Linda
in double bedroom with ensuite, all meals included. Afternoon visit
to Nalca Waterfall and Ventisquiero Negro on one's own..
After breakfast, a 3-hour mountain guide assisted ride on
horseback, first to the forest edge, then a further one-hour
hike to the Refugio Meiling (mountain lodge) on the
"balcony" of the Tronador, surrounded by the glacier face. Those
with enough energy and enthusiasm can go on a glacier walk (2
hours) with the guide (to decide and book at refuge). Afternoon
descent into the valley and same overnight stay as previous day.
All day excursion up again on horseback with guide to a nearby
mountain or lagoon (depends on weather conditions), through the
region's typical rainforest with dense and varied flora. Descent at
the afternoon with guide.
Same overnight stay as previous day .
Free time before lunch to enjoy the wilderness or to hike
over to the continually calving Castano Overo glacier face
(without guide). Afternoon crossing back to Bariloche to the
Dinner and overnight stay in double bedroom suite with breakfast
All day boat excursion to the western end of Nahuel-Huapí lake.
Three-hour hike to a small lake high up in the rainforest set
in a wonderfully idyllic spot. Transfer back to hotel and dinner.
Same overnight stay as previous day. .
Crossing to an Estancia East of Bariloche. Beginning of a
4-day guided riding tour with camping sites and full bed and board
included on the Patagonian steppe. On a daily basis we will be
able to observe Condors sailing overhead in majestic flight,
surrounded by bizarre rock formations and beautiful desert hues,
with the ever present backdrop of breathtaking vistas of the far off
Andes to the west. It is an experience far removed from all signs of
civilisation and in complete contact with Nature, in which
the morning and evening moods will remain unforgettably etched in
Late afternoon ride back to Bariloche, overnight stay at
hotel in double bedroom and dinner.
Breakfast and transfer out to airport, flight to Buenos Aires,
transfer to hotel, overnight stay at hotel in double room (no dinner
included that night).
Breakfast and transfer to the international airport, departure
Includes: All transfers as per
program Accommodation in double rooms with private bath and in
double tents during the horseback riding Full board on Pampa Linda
and horseback riding, half board in hotel in Bariloche, breakfast
day 12 in Buenos Aires. Boat excursion on Nahuel Huapí lake Mountain
guide and guide with assistant during the horseback riding.
Not Included: flights, airport
taxes, optional excursion and activities, insurance, medical
insurance, extras, not specified meals, extras tips and gratitude to
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