Escape to Bariloche, Patagonia and the lake district!
A long-time favorite destination of the middle class of Buenos Aires, the Lake District of southern Argentina is a kind of Patagonia lite and a perfect place for a tour. On one hand it boasts ice-capped mountains, beautiful azure lakes, temperate rainforest and rugged hiking trails; but on the other, smart sophisticated towns like San Carlos de Bariloche and San Martín de los Andes offer all the modern comforts you could ask for. Bariloche sits on Lago Nahuel Huapi, a huge lake lying inside the region’s biggest national park. Famous for its chocolate factories and ski resorts, the quaint civic buildings at its center might resemble Tyrol but were designed by a local architect in the 1930s. Hikers can ascend Cerro Tronador or aim for easier walks around Llao Llao and Lago Puelo; for luxury, the Llao Llao resort offers spa and golf, while the Hosteria Peuma Hue hotel offers an idyllic setting on Lago Gutierrez.
The iconic ‘ruta 40’ highway runs north out of Bariloche to join ruta 234 (the locally famous ‘Seven lakes road’) to another lovely city of Patagonia: San Martin de los Andes. San Martin is an idyllic setting for a chalet vacation, for fly fishing or for more trekking. The wonderful natural environment that characterizes the city of San Martin de los Andes offers a range of possibilities for travelers. The proximity of the renowned Lanin National Park ensures a full enjoyment of natural resources in the area!
The entire lake region will provide a fascinating and unforgettable escape. You’ll see some of the great landscapes Patagonia has to offer: ancient forests, glacial lakes, beaches, streams of clear water, fresh air, flowers, birds, volcanoes, waterfalls and starry skies. At 01 Argentina Travel Agency we offer personalized tours that will alow you to explore the cities of San Martin and Bariloche, but also allow for some amazing nature tourism opportunities. There’s a lot of tours offered, that will take you along the Route of the Seven Lakes, as well as to hot springs and volcanic sand beaches.