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Shared with Chile in Northern Patagonia, the Lake District offers wonderful alpine scenery and varied activities.

Set between the towering Andes in the west and the plains of Patagonia in the east, the Argentinean Lake District is a paradise for walks and horseriding in the summer and skiing in winter. The alpine scenery attracted European settlers at the end of the 19th century and their influence is visible in the Estancias, architecture, cuisine and chocolates.

Bariloche is the main centre for tourism, with its beautiful location on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi - an immense, 7-branched lake which sit in valleys carved by glaciers. The town is surrounded by alpine forests, and snow-capped mountains, making it the perfect destination for visitors keen on outdoor activities such as hiking, birdwatching, horseriding or cycling. There is also plenty for those who prefer gentler activities, combined with stunning mountain and lake views, which can be seen in nearly every direction.

Want to see more of the Lake District? Visit the Chilean side

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Bariloche & Lake District

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Argentine Lake District Grand Tour

Discover the lakes, lagoons, valleys, forests and mountains of the Argentine Lake District in this memorable grand tour.

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Hiking in Nahuel Huapi

Immerse yourself in the splendid landscapes of the Argentine Lake District on a half-day hike.

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Seven Lakes Road

Enjoy one of Argentina's most spectacular drives, between Villa La Angostura and San Martín de los Andres.

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Enchanted Valley

Marvel at the magical rock formations, ancient caves and spectacular views of the wonderfully-named Enchanted Valley.

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Llao Llao & Cerro Campanario

Gain a wonderful insight into the natural beauty, endemic bird-life and human history of the region around Bariloche.

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Lake Mascardi, Waterfall & Glacier

Take a panoramic trip around Lake Mascardi, with views of an impressive glacier and a waterfall.

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San Martin de Los Andes

Drive the spectacular Seven Lakes Road to the charming town of San Martin de Los Andes.

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Villa La Angostura

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Horse riding in the Argentine Lake District

Ride across the open valleys of Northern Patagonia, looking out for local birds and enjoying sweeping views.

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Hiking to Condor nest

See the iconic birds soaring majestically overhead with a short hike to their volcanic ash nesting site.

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Venture into Chile

A memorable journey into Chile to appreciate the green waters and spectacular landscapes of the region.

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Mount Tronador & Glaciers

Admire the beautiful glaciers and waterfalls of Mount Tronador, where sumptuous views abound.

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Victoria Island

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Lloa Lloa Hotel

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La Cascada

The La Cascada Hotel takes full advantage of its location in Bariloche overlooking Nahuel Huapi Lake with its popular restaur…

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El Casco Art

A modern, yet elegant, hotel with stunning views of Nahuel Huapi Lake. Relax in the magnificent gardens and admire the hotel'…

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Ideal location in the centre of Bariloche where you can enjoy the nightlife within walking distance from the hotel. Only a fe…

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El Faro

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Sol Arrayan

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Las Balsas

A stunning retreat on the shores on Nahuel Huapi Lake.

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La Chatelet

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Loi Suites Chapelco

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