San Carlos de Bariloche Vacations

When most people think of an alpine vacation they usually do not think of Argentina but San Carlos de Bariloche, or Bariloche for short, will give skiers, snowboarders, nature lovers as well as outdoor enthusiasts alike every reason to include it on their short-list of alpine destinations. Located on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi in Patagonia, ... Read more
Bariloche is surrounded by breathtaking mountains and forests and is arguably one of Argentina's most beautiful cities. Also, being Argentina's chocolate capital, Bariloche offers visitors a chance to stroll through its quaint alpine themed downtown to sample an abundant variety of chocolate.
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Oakland, California, USA

Imagine an idyllic Swiss mountain town - crisp blue lakes, white capped mountains, people strolling around with a box of chocolates in their arms - that's Bariloche! It is a great town to visit for a few days - treat yourself to the delicious food and of course, a nice bottle of wine. Go on hikes or drives around to see the scenery too. Interesting side note: the town is famous for the high school parties - every year the graduating students pile into buses and head from Buenos Aires to this town for a roaring good time and late night dancing. Don't let that spoil your plans. You can focus on the chocolate shops and nice dinners!

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Denver, Colorado, USA

If you're in Bariloche, consider taking the Lake Crossing Tour to the Chilean Lake District, a spectacular region dotted with emerald-colored lakes and snow-capped volcanoes--there are various tours in the region as well as a good ski resort. The trip is a one-of-a-kind boat and bus trip that takes you from Bariloche, Argentina to Puerto Montt/Puerto Varas, Chile. The trip crosses the Andes via several isolated roads and gorgeous lakes. The views are amazing. Tour operators on both ends offer the trip.

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Tel Aviv, Israel

nice town, but eventually boring. If you're coming from Bolivia or peru, you enjoy the good facilities, but if you start your trip here, it is bit that exciting.
You can eat well and travel around 7 lakes (siete lagos) which is a great route

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Nairobi, Kenya

A small town that appears to have a deal of money. Fueled by tourists for the winter ski season, and summer trekkers, they sell exhilaration and beauty. Great food as well: boar ravioli, deer, and fresh trout. In the summer, bring backpacking and fishing gear, and use Bariloche as a luxurious base camp.

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New York City, New York State, USA

San Carlos de Bariloche is a gorgeous and relaxing area to visit. It feels like there is a little Swiss town in Argentina, with chalet-style buildings, chocolate shops galore, and St. Bernards as the local dog of choice. With the city overlooking Lake Nahuel Huapi and numerous mountains in the immediate area, Bariloche is the starting point for so many year-round outdoor activities. Don't miss driving the Circuito Chico or taking the gondola to the top of Cerro Otto.

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Concord, New Hampshire

Be sure to visit the upstairs cafe at base of catedral as they are doglovers

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Bogotá, Colombia

Good for visiting year round. You can explore the mountains and the lakes. Be sure to try the local lamb and venison.

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Strassen, Luxembourg

A nice place, with good restaurants, excellent starting point for great day tours through the Nahuel Huapi National park. The day long lake crossing to Chile (Puerto Varas)is a spectacular experience

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Kiryat Gat, Israel
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San Carlos de Bariloche is very beautiful i love this place It's like a little Switzerland great food good place 2 be :)))))))))

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Nice ski spot for begginers, if you are lucky to get a snowy winter.
It's the introduction to ski and snow for Brazilians, so there are a lot of them there during winter season.

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