Day trip

Bariloche: Full-Day El Bolsón and Puelo Lake Tour

Activity provider: Margarita Stuke Turismo

Bariloche: Full-Day El Bolsón and Puelo Lake Tour

Activity provider: Margarita Stuke Turismo

From US$ 80 per person

Take a relaxing and fascinating day trip to El Bolsón from Bariloche for a taste of traditional village life, handcrafted chocolate, and artisanal beers. Take in the peaceful energy and amazing scenery of Argentina's Patagonia.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, Portuguese, English
Pickup included
Centrally located hotels in Bariloche or up to 5 miles from

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the beautiful village of El Bolsón
  • Tour the artisan market and buy some local crafts
  • Explore the incredible natural surroundings
Full description
Head south from Bariloche on a magnificent journey to the town of El Bolsón. Pass by the Gutierrez and Mascardi lakes, then through the wilderness of Pampa del Toro and La Veranda, where you can take in views of the mighty Ñirihuau and Aspero mountain ranges. Cruise down a sinuous road through Cañadón de la Mosca. A few minutes later, arrive at the small village of Villegas River. Cross the Foyel River, the Quemquemtreu River, and arrive in El Bolsón, a tiny town nestled in a picturesque area at the foot of the Cerro Piltriquitron Mountain. At the local fair in the central square, discover amazing craftwork — proof that the local artisans have achieved an undeniable level of skill in working with wood, clay, metals, stones, dried flowers, among many other materials.  The market is famous throughout Patagonia and consists of more than 230 stands, where you can find wool, knives, preserves, pottery, and more. Spend the rest of your trip touring the ranches that produce fine fruit, jams, and organic processes, and/or visiting the Puelo Lake National Park. Head back to Bariloche after a relaxing day in the countryside.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in centrally located hotels in Bariloche and up to 5 miles surrounding
  • Tour guide
  • Insurance
  • National Park Entrance fee (paid in cash in local currency)
  • Pickup in residential or other types of lodgings
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour requires walking on unpaved or uneven terrain
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4/5

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The trip is a little long, but we make a few stops along the way. The landscape is beautiful and the promenade is crowned with the beautiful view of Lake Puelo. The little town of El Bolsón is beautiful and has recently been renovated. A very pleasant day is spent on this tour, which can also be done by people with low mobility, since it is not necessary to walk a lot.

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January 31, 2020

September 5, 2022

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Product ID: 268727