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Posted on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 4:19 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

A few ideas for those wanting to visit Bariloche.

Isla Victoria / Arrayanes
The excursion takes in Puerto Panuelo 25km from Bariloche, in front of Lla Llao Hotel. After half an hour of sailing through Nahuel Huapi lake, vessel reaches Anchorena harbour in Victoria Island. Visitors can use the chair lift to get to high points in the island for scenic views of Anchorena bay and the area surrounding Llao Llao hotel. It is also possible to walk to Puerto Gross or visit Playa del Toro. After sailing a few minutes visitors arrive to Arrayanes Forest, considered unique in the planet.

Puerto Blest and Los Cantaros waterfalls
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Vessels depart from Puerto Panuelo going around Blest arm to arrive at Puerto Blest next to Chile. This is a dreamed region with norwegian fjords. It is possible to observe Centinela Island and very close the deepest part of the lake is recahed, at Cascada Blanca beaches. Puerto Blest is next. An exhuberant, magnificient place. The last point of this tour is Lago Frias. Along the way and on its way back, visitors will sail among enchanted waterfalls.

National Park Nahuel Huapi was founded on 1934. The Park has 750,000 hectares and is comprised of three main strips of vegetation: hydrophilic wood, mesophil wood, shrub-like steppe. Trees as Nire and Maiten are located in the low valleys. Myrtle and Mirlo are close to the bank of rivers and lakes. Myrtle constitutes some of the most valued species in the national park.

Small circuit
For short term visitors this tour es exceptional. The beauty of the landscape all around Nahuel Huapi lake is astonishing. There are a few stops at Lopez Bay and the Panoramic point that will have visitors appreciate scenic views at large. One key point in this tour is the visit to Llao Llao hotel, a prominent turist attraction. This visit includes Puerto Panuelo and Eduardo Chapel. It is possible to view majestic Tronador mountain and Lopez Hills. The Chapel is home for paintings of reknown Raul Soldi. About 17km into the tour visitors can take a chair lift at Campanario and reach the top of the hill for a scenic view of the region. At the hill and along the way, tea houses and coffee shops enhanced this visit with their delicacies.

Lopez Hill
Lopez Hill id found at the shores of Lopez small lake. It is possible to get here through a narrow passage comprised of beautiful lengas, coihues and reeds. At about 1600 mts of altitude and a 3 hour trip visitors reach Lopez shelter, built by the 'Andino Club of Bariloche'. Lopez Hill is a favorite among trekkers, climbers and 4x4 adventurous passengers who strive to reach 'Colonia Suiza'.

Colonia Suiza
This excursion starts in Bariloche towards the west. Many years ago french and swiss immigrants arrive in the area to settle down. They were all known as wheat producers. Today, their descendants still produce food but their output is more sophisticated. At Colonia Suiza visitors will be able to enjoy delicacies and specialty home-made treats not found anywhere else.

Tronador Mountain
This excursion provides a relaxing time. The first part of the tour is by boat. The "Victoria II" sails through the 'Seven Colors Lakes' towards the center of the Andes. It crosses Agustin Justo, Fray Elguea and Bonete Hills to get to Tronador hotel just in time to have lunch. Visitors can then walk through Vuriloches Valley all the way up to the Ventisquero Negro, located at the base of Tronador Hill. The trip back to Bariloche is done via Mascardi Lake and it is as magnificient as the first part of the trip.

Los Alerces Waterfalls
Starting at CR 258 on the way to Mascardi Valley. The tour path takes place via Gutierrez and Mascardi lakes. Crossing the bridge over the Mascardi river visitors arrive to Pampa Linda. Shady woods, Ventisquero Negro and Vuriloches Valley must also be crossed. Visitors will walk a pleasant gravel path to finally reach 'El Mirador' from where to enjoy the waterfalls.

Neumeyer Shelter
It takes abour 16km to reach the shelter located at 1200 mts above sea level. Some special equipment might be needed to walk from the shelter up to Laguna Verde or to the spectacular 'Mirador' at the top of the valley. During winter visitors can practice skiing, cross-country skiing and ski mountaneering using sledges. The national snow celebration takes place here so it pays to be informed about the schedule of events in advance.
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