San Carlos de Bariloche Argentina

Bariloche Argentina

Bariloche Argentina picture San Carlos de Bariloche Argentina

Bariloche Argentina is in the Rio Negro Province near the Nahuel Huapi National Park in Argentina. This town is popular for tourists all year round. All outdoor sports and activities are available here especially skiing. Bariloche is a fast growing city due to the high quality of life and the scenery. It is situated on a lake that remains very cold all year round due to snowmelt.

To get to Bariloche from Buenos Aires:

By plane · Aerolineas Argentinas [] flies from Buenos Aires. A ticket is around Ar$830 (Nov/05) · LAN Argentina [] flies from Buenos Aires. A ticket cost around Ar$800 (us$270). Data of November 05

BY CAR To go by car to Bariloche from Buenos Aires takes about 22 hours. One of the best alternatives is to go to Neuquen first day (about 1200 Km) and continue the second day driving about 450 kilometers.

By bus If you decide to travel by bus you can choose between diferent companies, such as “Via Bariloche”, “El crucero del Norte”, “AndesMar”, etc. The first 2 companies offer different services where the main variable is confort and price. You can take “supercama”, wide and large seats. “Cama”, wide seats. “Semi-cama”, normal distribution of 4 seats per line. “Supercama”, and “cama” take as long as 19hs (summer), “semi-cama” makes several stops and takes as long as 22hs (summer).

What to do in Bariloche Argentina · Circuito Chico – This beautiful 60km route can be biked, clockwise is the most easiest way. Or take a bus. · Cerro Otto – Transport there costs $25 pesos (it’s not on the standard bus circuit). Either take the cablecar up or mountain bike to get to the top. The rotating restaurant at the top has some impressive vistas of the region (average meal costs about $25 pesos) and there are some nice hiking trails behind the restaurant. · Paragliding – Ernesto Gutierrez, 02944-462234 / 02944-1543037 ( offers 50 minute tandem flights for Ar$120 and an additional Ar$10 to Ar$30 transportation cost depending on the location. · Rafting – Several agents offers rafting on the grade III Rio Limay or the grade III/IV Rio Manso. · Cerro Campanario – $15 pesos (usd$5) for entry/ski-lift up the mountain. This is another peak on the circuit with spectacular views (no hiking trails, though) and a non-revolving restaurant at the top. Take city bus #20 out of Bariloche to arrive/return.

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Tom Wick is an American expat living in Buenos Aires. An expert travel consultant and tour guide offering free travel inforamtion and private guided tours of Buenos Aires.

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