Trekking & Sailing in North Patagonia.

Food & Wine, Outdoor Adventure, 9 days / 8 nights.


Located in Northern Patagonia, Argentina´s Lake district is blessed with some of the most gorgeous mountain scenery in all of South America. This temperate zone encompassing the central Andes is scattered with green forests, clear rivers, azure lakes, snow-capped volcanoes and colorful villages. Paddle through flat waters at Los Alerces National Park, one of Patagonia´s hidden gems and less visited corners. Sail in style at a glacial lake, and trek at the Andean foothills. This adventure is complemented by wonderful lodges, memorable cuisine and superb wines from the new world.

  •  Paddle through flat water courses and Lakes of North Patagonia ( Double Kayaks).
  •  Leisure away at Las Balsas Relais & Chateaux, and other distinctive Boutique properties.
  •  Sail the azure, glacial waters of North Patagonia´s Lake District while enjoying Argentine Malbecs.
  •  Trek both at Nahuel Huapi and Los Alerces National Parks, North Patagonia.
  •  Dine at exclusive hidden venues of local & fusion cuisine.


Day 1: Fly to Bariloche, transfer to Villa La Angostura.

(Afternoon flights to Bariloche can be combined on same day with international flights arriving in Buenos Aires)

Afternoon reception at Bariloche airport and depart on a scenic drive along the shore of Lake Nahuel Huapi, to the quaint mountain town of Villa La Angostura. Its buildings made of stone and wood, in harmony with a stunning landscape of lush forests, lakes and rivers of crystalline waters. Check in at Las Balsas Relais & Chateaux, that welcomes guests in search of tranquility and relaxation. Dinner on own at the lodge, or explore the local scene.

Lodging : Las Balsas Relais & Chateaux.

Day 2 Villa La Angostura – Trekking to Lake Espejo. Sailing at Sunset

VAfter breakfast, we trek through typical forest of Cohihues and lengas to Lake Espejo. Later on we return to the village for lunch on own. Afternoon leisure, or enjoy the fabulous Spa by the Lake, at Las Balsas. Sunset will find us on board at the Velero Impaciente, the elegant wooden sail boat in which we venture into the deep glacial waters as we enjoy exquisite Patagonian delicatessens and a wine fly on board.

Trekking time: 3 hours on rolling hills, effort level: moderate.

Lodging:  Las Balsas Relais & Chateaux.

(B, D)

Day 3: Bariloche, trekking at the Andean foothills

Morning scenic drive to Bariloche, capital of North Patagonia´s Lake District. Time to scout the town´s famous Chocolaterías and lunch on own before heading for our hotel, a cozy inn surrounded by nature a few miles away from Bariloche, on the shore of Lake Nahuel Huapi. Later on, we will make our way to the Llao-Llao hill, where we will hike throughout a magnificent forest and enjoy great views of the surrounding lakes and mountains. This evening, it is time for regional dishes at the lively local brewery.

Lodging: Aldebaran Hotel.


Day 4: Bariloche – Lake paddling (Flat water Kayaking)

This morning we’ll depart for the shore of Lake Gutierrez—a protected lake at the foothills of the Cathedral mountain range. After a safety talk from our guide, we’ll start paddling through flat waters. We’ll stop at a pristine beach for picnic lunch, and from there we will return to the lodge. Leisure afternoon relaxing by the pool or enjoying easy walks through the surroundings. The evening is yours to explore a complete palette of fine dining options in Bariloche. Kayaking time: 2 hours, double kayaks on flat waters.

Lodging: Aldebaran Hotel

(B, D)

Day 5: Andean Villages & Los Alerces National Park

Today we will be heading south on route 40, driving pass El Bolsón and other Andean communities. By mid afternoon we enter Los Alerces National Park, an area of 650.000 Acres, founded in 1937 to protect some of the oldest trees on earth and one of Patagonia´s best kept secrets with its native forests, pristine lakes and glaciers. We then continue to the El Aura Lodge, in the heart of the park. The luxurious bungalows in total harmony with the surrounding forest and lakes, and our home for the next three nights.

Lodging: El Aura Lodge. Lago Verde. Parque Nacional Los Alerces

(B, L, D)

Day 6: Alerces National Park- Trekking to Torrecillas Glacier

Start the day with a boat navigation across Lake Verde (*). The guide will give a brief description of the excursion you will undertake and will check all the equipment is in order. From Lake Verde you’ll continue to Puerto Mermoud, where we will make your first walk of the day of (approx 25 minutes) along the rapids of the Menéndez River up to Puerto Chucao. From this point you will boar the boat again for 40 minute navigation through the east arm of the Menéndez Lake, arriving at Toreccillas Hill´s base. From there you will ascend for one hour and a half following a mountain creek to, El Antiguo Lagoon, resting at the base of the spectacular Torrecillas Glacier. While trekking, alerces, tineos and other trees of the valdiviana jungle will be seen. Enjoy a box lunch at this pristine area before turning back to the lodge Trekking Effort Level: Moderate, 4 – 5 hours.

Lodging: El Aura Lodge. Lago Verde. Parque Nacional Los Alerces

(B, L, D)

Day 7: Alerces National Park: Paddling through Lake Verde and Arrayanes river (Flat water kayaking).

After breakfast and safety instructions, we board traverse double kayaks and paddle along the shore on the protected waters of Lake Verde. We then follow the turquoise waters of Arrayanes river, stopping along a sandy river bank to enjoy some Patagonian home-brewed beer over a picnic lunch of regional favorites. Later on, paddle back to the lodge, and the afternoon is yours to opt for easy trekking options from the lodge or leisure away until dinner time.

Lodging:  El Aura Lodge. Lago Verde. Parque Nacional Los Alerces

(B, L, D )

Day 8: Transfer to Esquel airport and fly to Buenos Aires

Enjoy breakfast at the lodge or go for a leisurely walk during the morning. Early lunch at the lodge before departing for Esquel Airport to board the afternoon flight to Buenos Aires. Transfer and check in at your hotel at Palermo trendy neighborhood with an ample variety of Cafés, boutique stores and dining options.

Lodging: Legado Mitico Hotel or similar. Palermo, Buenos Aires

(B, L )

Day  9:  Buenos Aires, open day and transfer to the airport

Leisure morning to explore on own this vibrant city. (Optional guided activities could be included during this day ). By mid-afternoon, luggage pick up by your hotel and transfer to Buenos Aires International airport to board flights back home.

(B )

End of our services

Trip includes:

– All accommodations in “Boutique Luxury” lodging, on double occupancy:

Boutique Hotels / Wine estates (All lodges are subject to availability)

–  Meals, as described in the detailed itinerary (B: breakfast; L: lunch; D: dinner)

– Private transportation in all locations

– Private expert local guides (English- Spanish).

– Wine expert guides during Wine Tasting activities.

– Wine Tasting & Outdoor Activities as described,  

– Water Bottles during outdoor activities & shuttle time.


Not Included:

– Wines and other alcoholic beverages during meals/ except during wine tasting activities (included).

– Insurance of any kind.

– International and domestic airfares

– Tips for guides and drivers.

Days 1 & 2

Las Balsas Hotel

Villa La Angostura

Tel: +54 (294) 4494308


Days 3 & 4

Aldebaran Hotel

Península de San Pedro, Av. Bustillo Km 20,400, Bariloche

Tel: +54 (2944) 448678


Days 5, 6 & 7

El Aura Lago Verde Lodge

Parque Nacional Los Alerces, Esquel

Tel: +54 (294) 4457000


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Day 8

Legado Mitico Hotel

Gurruchaga 1848 Palermo Soho,Buenos Aires

Tel: +54-11-4833-1300



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