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One option I recommend to you is to spend several days combining activities together into an expedition. Nights can be spent camping or in the homes of families where possible, while days are spent travelling on foot, by horseback or by boat. Numerous options are possible depending on your preferences.

Here I propose some examples of expeditions, though others are available.
To find a program to fit you, please send me an email through the link on the contact page.

Bariloche - Mascardi Lake Bariloche - El Tronador Bariloche
Manso River 1
Bariloche
Manso River 2
Bariloche
Manso River 3
Bariloche - The 5 Lakes
Bariloche - Villa Catedral Bariloche
In the middle of the Steppe
Bariloche
Until the Pacific
   
Bariloche - Full Bike    
     
     
Bariloche
Expedition: Mascardi Lake
 

| Total 5 days - Expedition with guides.

Day 1 : Transfert from Bariloche - Canyoning (2 hours) - "La Virgen" (virgin) river ends up with a 40 yard cascade - light lunch + dinner + camping at night on the shore of Moreno Lake.

Day 2 : Breakfast + Trekking - until to San Martín hut (6 hours) - meal taken while walking + dinner + camping at night or optional accomodation in San Martín hut ("refugio").

Day 3 : Breakfast + Trekking - Course from San Martín to Mascardi Lake along the small river Fresco (8 hours) - meal taken during the trek - Dinner + camping at night on the shore of lake Mascardi (not far from Tronador Hotel)

Days 4 and 5 : Breakfast + Kayak - Mascardi Lake to Brazo Tronador - The whole of Mascardi lake in 2 days ! Day Nb 4 meal taken on island "Corazón" - Dinner + camping at night on "Los Rápidos" campground - Day Nb 5 : breakfast + meal and kayaking on Mascardi lake. Camping at Night.

Return to Bariloche by road...

  Level : Initiates Period : Summer
To envisage : Meal :
Bariloche
Expedition: Tronador
 

| Total 4 or 7 days - Expedition with guides.

Day 1 : Transfert from Bariloche to "Villa Los Coihues" + Kayak - Crossing of the whole from Gutierrez lake until to the "Los Baqueanos" campground. Dinner + night camping.

Days 2 and 3 : Complete breakfast + horseback riding raid - From Gutierrez Lake (Los Baqueanos) to Pampa Linda. A wonderful ride with gourmet dinner and camping night near the "Laguna Llum".

Day 4 : Complete breakfast - Trekking - From Pampa Linda to Meiling Refuge - 5 to 6 hours trek, with lunch while climbing up - dinner at the refugio (hut) - camping night or in the hut (optional...)

Day 5 : Breakfast at the hut (refugio) + High mountain trekking - Meiling Refugio / Tronador (Pico Argentino) / Meiling Refugio round tour (starting at 4 am or so...) - You'll be treated with the meal after you've reached the top of the peak... Back to the refugio (hut) at around 3 pm - Dinner at the hut - Camping night or in the hut (optional...)

Days 6 and 7 : Breakfast at the hut (refugio) + Trekking - Meiling Refugio/Paso de las Nubes (2 day trek...) - camping night amidst wild nature in the vicinity of the "Paso de las Nubes" + Cruise - "Lago Frías" / "Puerto Blest" / "Lago Nahuel Huapi" to Bariloche. As an option, you may start right from Pampa Linda with the 4th day program...

  Level : Initiates Period : Summer
To envisage : Meal :
Bariloche
Expedition: Manso River 1
 

| Total 4 or 6 days - Expedition with guides.

Day 1 : Transfert from Bariloche - Kayaking to Steffen Lake : round trip to the opposite shore + (optional) light walk to the Río Guanaco cascade with fishing opportunities on the lake - Caming night on the shore of Steffen lake.

Day 2 : Quite a generous breakfast on the lake shore + Duckies (kind of 2 seat kayak, see picture - 2 people per ducky, with 1 guide every 2 duckies.) - From Steffen lake to "Río Manso". Light meal on the way down. Arrival to the "Piedra Pintada" where as an option you'll be able to watch the local Indian rupestrian paintings – Dinner and camping night.

Day 3 : Quite a generous breakfast on the bank of "Río Manso" + Mountain biking - 15 miles biking raid on the right bank of the "Río Manso Inferior". A few halts to meet some "Mapuche" local village people. Meal taken on the way. Dinner + camping night near the "Pasarela" campground. Quite a heavenly place !

Day 4 : Breakfast + Rafting - "Río Manso inferior" / Chilean border (Paso León) - Lunch then rest (& nap ?) near the river, with an optional walk up to the Chilean "Pueblo León", where you'll spend your camping night...

Days 5 and 6 : Optional : Horseback riding raid - "Paso del Manso" / 2 days in Chile amidst wild nature ! (meals, dinner, camping night).

  Level : For everybody Period : Summer
To envisage : Meal :
Bariloche
Expedition: Manso River 2
 

| Total 5 or 7 days - Expedition with guides.

Day 1 : Transfert from Bariloche to Mascardi Lake + Kayak - on the southern bank of the lake (quite wild & untouched...) Dinner & camping night on the "La Querencia" camping ground.

Day 2 : Generous breakfast + Trekking - Mascardi Lake / Steffen Lake, with meal taken on the way down - Dinner and camping night on the shore of the Steffen lake, with an - optional - light walk to the "Río Guanaco" cascade.

Day 3 : Generous breakfast on the bank of lake Steffen + Duckies (kind of 2 seat kayak, see pictures - 2 people per ducky - 1 guide everu 2 duckies) - from Lake Steffen to "Río Manso". Light meal taken on the way down. Arrival to "Piedra Pintada" and optional light walk (with a guide) to watch the local Indian rupestrian paintings - Dinner and camping night.

Day 4 : Generous breakfast on the bank of the "Río manso" + Mountain Biking - 15 miles biking raid on the right bank of the "Río Manso inferior". A few halts to meet some "Mapuche" local village people. Meal taken on the way. Dinner + camping night near the "Pasarela" campground. Quite a heavenly place !

Day 5 : Breakfast + Rafting - "Río Manso Inferior" / Chilean border (Paso León) - Lunch then rest (& nap ?) near the river, with an optional walk up to the Chilean "Pueblo León" - where you'll spend your camping night.
Days 5 and 6 : Optional : Horseback riding raid - "Paso del Manso" / 2 days in Chile amidst wild nature ! (meals, dinner, camping night).

  Level : For everybody Period : Summer
To envisage : Meal :
Bariloche
Expedition: Manso River 3
 

| Total 7 days - Expedition with guides.

Day 1 : Transfert from Bariloche + Duckies (kind of 2 seat kayak, see pictures - 2 people per ducky, with 1 guide every 2 duckies) - From Steffen lake to "Río Manso". Light meal on the way down. Arrival to the "Piedra Pintada" where as an option you'll be able to watch the local Indian rupestrian paintings - Dinner & camping night.

Day 2 : Quite a generous breakfast on the bank of "Río Manso" + Mountain biking - 15 miles biking raid on the right bank of the "Río Manso Inferior". A few halts to meet some "Malpuche" local village people. Meal taken on the way. Dinner + camping night near the "Pasarela" campground. Quite a heavenly place !

Day 3 : Breakfast + Rafting - "Río Manso Inferior" / Chilean border (Paso León) - Lunch then rest (& nap ?) near the river, with an optional walk up to the Chilean "Pueblo León", where you'll spend your camping night.

Days 4, 5, 6 and 7 : Horseback riding raid - Paso del Manso / Chile (4 days in Chile), in the heart of the Andes Cordillera !!!

Back to Bariloche by road.

  Level : For everybody Period : Summer
To envisage : Meal :
Bariloche
Expedition: The 5 Lakes
 

| Total 5 days - Expedition with guides.

Day 1 : Transfert from Bariloche to "Villa los Coihues"- Kayaking - crossing of the whole of Gutierrez lake, down to the "Los Baqueanos" campground. Dinner + night camping

Day 2 : Breakfast + transfer (3 miles) + Kayaking from Mascardi Lake (with its turquoise waters) to "Los Rápidos" camping site - Dinner + Camping night near the camping ground.

Day 3 : Breakfast + transfer to "Los Rápidos" on Hess Lake + Kayaking - on Hesse Lake (quite an unforgettable wild scenery) - meal taken on the shore of the lake + Dinner and camping night amidst wild wild nature.

Day 4 : Breakfast + tranfer from Hess Lake to Fonck Lake + Kayaking - on Fonck Lake (with a magnificent view on the Tronador...) - meal taken on the lake shore + Dinner + Camping night amidst untouched nature...

Day 5 : Breakfast + Transfer from Fonck Lake to Roca Lake + Kayaking - on La Roca Lake + light walk to Alerces cascades.

Back to Bariloche by road.

  Level : Initiates Period : Summer
To envisage : Meal :
Bariloche - Expedition: Catedral  

| Total 4 days - Expedition with guides.

Day 1 : Transfer from Bariloche to "Villa los Coihues" + Kayaking - Crossing of the whole of Gutierrez lake up to the "Los Baqueanos" campground. Dinner + night camping

Day 2 : Complete breakfast + Trekking - Gutierrez/Frey Refugio (hut) : 7 hour walk with meal taken on the way) - Dinner and camping night (with optional accomodation in the refugio)

Day 3 : Complete breakfast + Trekking - From Frey Refugio to Lynch Refugio (a 7 hour trek, meal being taken on the way) - Dinner and camping night.

Day 4 : Complete breakfast + Mountain biking - From Lynch Refugio to "Villa Catedral" (a 4/5 hours ride, uphill/downhill within the whole of the Catedral area) - Dinner and camping night.

Back to Bariloche by road.

  Level : For everybody Period : Summer
To envisage : Meal :
Bariloche
In the middle of the Steppe
 

| Total 5 days - Expedition with guides.

Day 1 : Transfer from Bariloche to the "Fortin Chacabuco" estancia + Horseback riding on the estancia (25,000 acres of land !) - 2 hours riding in the morning,+ 2 fresh hours in the afternoon - Stag watching - Meal with asado and Argentinian wine + guided visit of the estancia later in the afternoon - Dinner + exclusive night in one ofthe suites of the estancia.

Day 2 : Breakfast + Horseback riding on the estancia (25,000 acres of land !) - 2 hours riding in the morning + 2 fresh hours in the afternoon - Stag watching - Meal with asado and Argeninian wine + guided visit of the estancia later inthe afternoon - Dinner + exclusive night in one of the suites of the estancia.

Day 3 : Breakfast + tranfer to the Limay Río (3 Km) + Fly Fishing on Limay Río (2 people and a guide in each boat) - Dinner at the estancia + exclusive night in one of the suites.

Day 4 : Beakfast + transfer down to the Limay River (less than 2 miles) + Duckies (kind of 2 seat kayak, see pictures - 2 people per ducky, 1 guide every 2 duckies) - Dinner and camping night near "Llanquin Villa".

Day 5 : Breakfast + Mountain biking - to "Villa Llanquin" all along Limay River right bank, a 20 miles ride in the steppe; Meal taken on the way.

Back to Bariloche by road.

  Level : For everybody Period : Summer
To envisage : Meal :
Bariloche
Expedition: Until the Pacific
 

| Total between 4 & 6 horseback riding days - Expedition with guides.

The main goal of this expedition is to cross the Andes Cordillera, using the same means, and following the same itinerary as the first pionneers.

Thanks to such an adventure, not only will ou get the opportunity to behold breathtaking landscapes, but you should be able to gain access to the natives eagerly preserved culture... That unique experience will enable you to recapture the past.

Of course, a good physical condition is quite necessary, to avoid being exhausted at the end of every 6 to 8 hour riding day.

The provided guides are quite competent ones, with an extensive knowledge not only of the whole area, but of the people living there, as well as of their way of life...

This expedition can be carried on within 4 to 6 days, according to the riders average physical condition.

  Level : Initiates Period : Summer
To envisage : Meal :
Bariloche - Expedition: Full Bike  

| Total : 5 mountain biking days - Expedition with guides.

This is an offer aimed at people quite keen on sport. We offer do discover three quite different kinds of scenery, using mountain bike as means of transport. The three wonderful areas doubtless worth dscovering are : the arid steppe, Bariloche surroundings (quite varying ones !), and quite strange forests on either bank of the Manso Valley.

It's a hardly difficult raid, with campfires and "asados" every night to make up for tiredness...

We propose to follow Limay River down to a site where archeological excavations are currently in progress.

Then we'll ride around Bariloche, following the numerous lake shores, visiting the beaches, and taking up lanes and paths before reaching the second camping ground. Lastly, we'll be so to speak welcomed by the lower Manso valley. We'll follow its banks and explore these wonderful river surroundings, riding through the forests, crossing the small typical villages this zone is peopled with. We'll even reach the Chilean border.

  Level : Initiates Period : Summer
To envisage : Meal :
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Borispatagonia

Patagonia in all seasons menu. For example, according to the climate, from Bariloche, in Patagonia Argentina, it is possible to go to Puerto Montt, in Chile, crossing successively three lakes by boat, as did the Jesuits and the first German settlers. I offer a tour that leads to the Pacific Ocean. It is quite long, but the beauty of the sites - forests, volcanoes and crystalline lakes - is such that it is worth to be carried. The Argentine side, cross the west arm of Nahuel Huapi and Lake Puerto Alegre and, the chilen side, Lake Todos los Santos. Moving from one lake to another by bus. This tour is feasible in all seasons, but in winter, it takes two days to reach Puerto Montt, stopping for one night at Peulla. We returned to Bariloche by air or by the same way, after a night in Puerto Montt. Borispatagonia is also responsible for visas to go to Chile and to book hotels. In Patagonia, winter and summer are tourist seasons. In summer, besides explore the surrounding, many activities are available: climbing, torrent fishing, sailing, horseback riding, hiking, rides, visits to Aciendas... In winter, the main activity is, of course, skiing, especially in July and August on the side of the Andes, but not only: snowshoe hikes, thematic tours, many walks to admire the beauty of Patagonia Argentina and Chile in this season, due a unique light, the warmth of the people of Patagonia... Just to talk about, I get goose bumps!