San Carlos de Bariloche Tours, Vacations, Travel Packages & Experiences
The city of San Carlos Bariloche, usually shortened to just Bariloche, is located in Argentina’s Río Negro province. Nestled in the foothills of the Andes, the city, when on Argentina tours, is situated on the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake, surrounded by Nahuel Huapi National Park.
During the 16th and 17th centuries, the location of the city was an important pathway through the Andes, connecting Chile and Argentina. This pathway was used by Spanish conquistadors and later, by Jesuit missionaries. Towards the end of the 19th century, the Argentine government took control of the area and immigration of white settlers began. The foundations of the modern city were laid by Austrian and German settlers and the city was officially founded in May 1902. With the arrival of a railroad in the 1930s the town began to grow as a tourist destination.
Today, tourism is the main economic activity in Bariloche as the city has the benefit of being a year round destination. During the winter months, it is a haven for skiers and is home to Cerro Catedral, the biggest ski centre in South America. Summer months offer stunning beaches, excellent fishing as well as trekking in the mountains. With only a few mountain huts, the range is very wild and uninhabited making for an incredible journey on an Argentina vacation.
Argentina Travel Information
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
2 Trips Available
- 5 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 2,306
- Trip Type:
- Active & Adventurous, Classics (Bestsellers)
- 3 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 273
- Trip Type:
- Stopovers/City Breaks