In your trip around Barilocheyou will be surrounded by a natural landscape full of mountains, woods, lakes and crystalline rivers. Bariloche also offers its high mountains, which are covered in snow throughout the entire year.
Bariloche stands by the Nahuel Huapi lake, over 2,500 feet above the sea level, it is one of the most densely populated cities in the province of Río Negro and one of the most important tourist spots in Argentina.
In your trip around Bariloche, you will find a wide range of tourism-oriented services that have been offered there for decades. One of the most remarkable excursions is the visit to the Arrayanes forest.
EL BOLSONPATAGONIA ARGENTINA
In the middle of the Argentine Patagonia, in the province of Río Negro, El Bolsón surprises you with its mountain landscape with little valleys that form the Comarca Andina. A great variety of landscapes, formed by abundant rivers such as the Azul (Blue), the Pedregoso, or the Manso, and lovely lakes such as the Puelo, Epuyén or Cholila, draw the geography of the place.
People of the land, Mapuches, in their original language, chose these valleys to rest during their nomadic life, to them some muleteers, and descendents from Europeans added, who started modeling the character of the population.
El Bolsón, only 300 meters over the level of the sea, at the foot of Piltriquitón Hill, of 2,230 meters, shows the geographical characteristics of the area, with deep valleys, such as Puelo Lake, only 200 meters over the level of the sea, or El Hoyo, capital city of Fine Fruits, near the Pirque Hill.
During the summer, the popular parties are another reason to know the productive and cultural riches. The quality and diversity of the production of the region, in many cases organic production of vegetables, dried flowers, lupul, fine fruit, cow and goat milk cheese, sweets, liquor, ice-cream, tulips, smoked-trout, evidence, as in many other forms, the devoted love the locals put in what they do. Furthermore, you will be able to visit the premises, and share details of the production.
SAN MARTIN DE LOS ANDESPATAGONIA ARGENTINA
The city of San Martín de los Andes is the main tourist center of the province of Neuquén. Built between the East margin of the of the Lake Lácar and the fertile valley of Vega Maipú, it is picturesque, of an alpine style, with wooden buildings and wide paved streets of a neat design.
It is the most important city near the Lanín National Park, and counts with excellent tourist infrastructure, that makes it the turning point to travel all over the area. The summer season lasts up to April, and in June, a new movement starts with tourists and skiers that visit the Chapelco Hill ski resort. The most important spot of the city is the Civic Center, around San Martín Square. There, you can find the Town Hall, the post office, and some banks. The Lake Lácar covers an area of 50 square km., and it is 25 km. long, and 58 km. deep; it is surrounded by luxuriant natural woods, that are commercially exploited.
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