Boat Trip to Victoria Island and the Arrayanes Forest

Summary

Begin your day's adventure with pickup at your hotel in Bariloche. From there, transfer to Puerto Puerto Pañuelo, located just 15 miles (25km) outside of town.  Step aboard a boat and sail out into Lake Nahuel Huapi; be sure to have your camera handy for views of Nahuel Huapi National Park's landscape. After 30 minutes of travel on the water, go ashore in Puerto Anchorena on Victoria Island. Choose to hike with the guide or on your own in Arrayanes Forest. Walk to Patagua Lagoon to see the pebble beaches, head for the Balcony on Cerro Bella Vista, explore the former National Nursery Trail or discover the ancient Cave Paintings.  Visit a picturesque rustic cottage deep in the Arrayanes Forest, said to have inspired Walt Disney as he created the setting for the movie Bambi. Enter the cottage for a tea and snack or to purchase handicrafts and souvenirs. At the end of the trail you will find a Visitor Center where you can visit with the national park rangers.  Return to Bariloche the way you came; your tour ends with hotel drop-off.

Tour info

Duration
9 hours
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Meeting Point
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Why take this tour?

Explore the natural landscapes of Victoria Island on a journey from Puerto Pañuelo, a lake harbor located just outside of Bariloche. You'll take a 30-minute cruise across Lake Nahuel Huapi to the Quetrihue peninsula, seat of the Arrayanes Forest located northeast of the Lake . Round-trip hotel transport included.

What’s included?

  • Round-trip transfer from Bariloche hotels

  • Guide

  • Food and beverages

  • Port taxes (USD 3)

  • National park entrance fee (USD 8)

  • Gratuities

  • Entry/Admission - Isla Victoria

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Before you book

  • Duration: 9h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Tour the Curcuito Chico to get a taste of Bariloche's gorgeous natural attractions during this half-day excursion. In downtown Bariloche, see the houses of pioneers who settled the area, the Nautical Club and the Melipal neighborhood. Skirt Lake Nahuel Huapi on the journey to attractions like San Eduardo Chapel, Puerto Pañuelo and the Llao Llao Hotel. Stand in the shadow of the impressive Mt Campanario, looming 3,444 feet (1,050 meters) tall. In the short, 37-mile (60-km) journey, view the regions mountains, lakes and verdant forests. Round-trip transportation from Bariloche hotels is included.

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