. Tronador Multi Trek

We leave at 9 a .m. from Bariloche southbound on route 40 going round lakes Gutierrez and Mascardi, and then turn west to enter Nahuel Huapi National Park.

Our first stop: the path leading to Cascada de los Cesares for a 45 minute trekking circuit visiting one of the most beautiful spots of the National Park. We will then go to Vuriloches' valley and going round the upper river Manso we will see the majesty of Cerro Tronador (the highest peak in the area with 3,554 m ) and the glaciers on its slopes.

After lunch break in Pampa Linda we will carry on to Ventisquero Negro, the only black glacier in Patagonia. At Ada Mariana view-point we will enjoy unforgettable sights of this unique glacier.

Our last trekking section will lead us into the thick of the forest towards Saltillo Las Nalcas.
We will be arriving back to Bariloche at approximately 19.30 p.m.

Includes:
· All transfers
· Bilingual tour guide

 

.  Horse Riding in the Estancia "Fortín Chacabuco"-
There are three different options in the Estancia Fortín Chacabuco:

- Full day with asado: this one includes the transfer back and forth to the estancia, two horse ridings of a bit more than 2 hours each, asado for lunch, wine saladas and desert and mate with tortas fritas in the afternoon.-

- Half day with asado: this one includes the transfer back and forth to the estancia, one horse riding of a bit more than 2 hours, lunch with meat, wine saladas and desert.-

 

Rafting Manso Frontera (border) / Grade III-

Full day trip.-
To the limit of you adrenaline, to the limit of you enthusiasm, to the limit of your boldness, to the limit of Argentine with Chile . Yes!! Do you picture yourself getting to the border of another country navigating white waters? The magnificence of the Bastión del Manso, where the white waters or the Manso River will make your adrenaline flow. Of course your efford will be rewarded . The experience of having navigated a beautiful and exciting river and of a patagonean asado with salads, wine and desserts on your way back, in the middle of the forest and beside the beach, of the kind that you thought only existed in pictures! You cannot lmiss the chance of seeing this !!

Lake kayaking in Lake Gutierrez
Half-day outing

DISCOVER.
It all begins with our passengers being picked up at their hotel with our registered utility vehicles.
Once everyone is on board, we will drive to our exclusive boarding place on Lake Gutiérrez, the El Retorno inn, a unique spot on the shores of this fine lake. Our guides will be waiting for us with all the gear ready.
Backpacks with passengers' extra clothing will remain in our utility vehicles.
Cap, gloves, sunscreen, water, and a photograph camera will be the essential items to carry on the kayak. Let Pura Vida worry about all the rest.
Our guides will be introduced to the group, and will begin to equip everyone with a neoprene spray skirt, waterproof NRS jackets with thermosealed seams imported from the US, special kayaking lifesavers, NRS paddles imported from the US, and neoprene gloves (we recommend that you wear woolen or fleece gloves below these in wintertime).
Dry NRS bags imported from the US will be placed at the disposal of passengers to protect their photograph cameras. Should these bags fall into the water, they will keep the cameras inside dry and afloat.
Once the passengers are all geared up, the guides will give a talk on safety, explaining from how to climb onboard a kayak to what to do in the event of unexpected experiences.
We will then get on board and determine the paddling route depending on weather conditions (calm or windy) and on the needs of the group.
The length of our stay on the lake will be approximately 2 hours, including a stop on some lonely and paradisiacal beach for a cup of coffee, tea, or hot cocoa with regional alfajores.
Discover an activity that will fill you with good moments, with the unique sensation of floating very close to the surface, immersed in a different world.
We will then climb back on board and return to the El Retorno inn, where we will use its facilities to dress in our regular clothes prior to our 20-minute drive to town.
You have two options:

Full-day outing

When time is an issue, Pura Vida Patagonia offers a full-day outing on Lake Gutiérrez, surrounded by towering snowy peaks and dense native forests.
Should you be unable to check in at our office, please call us one day earlier to confirm the exact time and place where we will pick you up, and do not forget to advise us on any special detail we may need to know.

Explore.
It all begins with our passengers being picked up at their hotel with our registered utility vehicles.
Once everyone is on board, we will drive to our exclusive boarding place on Lake Gutiérrez, the Estancia Peuma Hue inn, a unique spot on the shores of this fine lake. Our guides will be waiting for us with all the gear ready.
Backpacks with passengers' extra clothing will remain in our utility vehicles.
Cap, gloves, sunscreen, water, and a photograph camera will be the essential items to carry on the kayak. Let Pura Vida worry about all the rest.
Our guides will be introduced to the group, and will begin to equip everyone with a neoprene spray skirt, waterproof NRS jackets with thermosealed seams imported from the US, special kayaking lifesavers, NRS paddles imported from the US, and neoprene gloves (we recommend that you wear woolen or fleece gloves below these in wintertime).
Dry NRS bags imported from the US will be placed at the disposal of passengers to protect their photograph cameras. Should these bags fall into the water, they will keep the cameras inside dry and afloat.
Once the passengers are all geared up, the guides will give a talk on safety, explaining from how to climb onboard a kayak to what to do in the event of unexpected experiences.
We will then get on board and determine the paddling route depending on weather conditions (calm or windy) and on the needs of the group.
The length of our stay on the lake will be approximately 5 hours, including a lunch stop at Muñoz Beach, in the middle of the mountains, an entirely different beach environment with magnificent views.
At this spot, our guide will open the kayak's watertight compartments to bring out tables, stools, a stove, an Essen pot, snacks, soft drinks, mineral water, and a wide variety of piping-hot local turnover pastries (chicken, meat, Roquefort, capresse, spinach, ham & cheese, corn, etc.) The menu will have been previously arranged according to each group, due to which we need to know in advance whether anyone is a vegetarian or has any type of diet restriction.
Dessert will vary depending on the weather: on sunny days we will have season fruit in a truly surprising arrangement; otherwise, custard with milk jam.
After such grand meal and a short rest, we will hop aboard to paddle some more to other lake spots, until we arrive to our exclusive boarding spot at the El Retorno inn. There, we will dress in our regular clothes and enjoy the magnificent surroundings while sipping a beer, a cup of coffee & milk, some tea, or a soft drink, courtesy of Pura Vida.
Once the day comes to an end, and with a special and pleasant feeling of exhaustion, we will take a 20-minute drive back to Bariloche.

Chal-Hua-Co Valley -
Walk deeply into a typic Barilochean forest and allow you feet to walk the 8 different paths with the trees surrounding you.-

There are several options:

- full day: includes: 2 guided walks, a welcome coffee, lunch and something for the tea time.-
- half day: includes one walk and the tea.-
- transfers and sleep overs: you can just take the transfer back and forth to the mountain shelter and once there you can do the walks you prefer.-
- by your own: you can go in your own car or bike to the mountain shelter and once there, do the walks you prefer.-

HIKES
Neumeyer Shelter. 
Passengers are picked up at the hostel at 9 am approximately, and taken to Challhua-co valley, 600 meters before reaching the Shelter.
. Guided hike in the forest for about 30 minutes, to the Shelter. Welcome chocolate and tea with torta fritas.
. Guided hike from the Shelter to the Vantage point.
. Lunch in Neumeyer Shelter.
. Games with plastic bum boards.
. Guided hike from the Shelter to the vehicles (600mts, 20 minuites approximately). 

Arrival at the hostel around 5.30 pm.


Night hike 
Passengers are picked up at the hostel at 9 pm approximately, and taken to Challhua-co valley, 600 meters before reaching the Shelter.
. Guided hike with head flashlights in the forest for about 30 minutes, to the Shelter. 
. Dinner under candle light at Neumeyer Shelter.
. Games with plastic bum boards in illuminated sledge slopes.
. Guided hike with head flashlights in the forest for about 30 minutes to the vehicles. 

 Arrival at the hostel around 1.00 am.

CROSSCOUNTRY SKI
Passengers are picked up at the hostel at 1 pm approximately, and taken to Challhua-co valley, 600 meters before reaching the Shelter.
. Guided hike in the forest for about 30 minutes, to the Shelter, where ski gear is provided. 
. Ski ride for 1 and a half to 2 hours in the forest.
. Games with  plastic bum boards.
. Guided hike in the forest for about 30 minutes to the vehicles. 

   Arrival at the hostel around 7.00 pm. 

There are also transfers to and from the ski resort, Cerro Catedral  (19 kms from the city center), with scheduled departures from the hostel, including hot chocolate for the return.

Ski or snowboard gear: first line carving with damages insurance and full snowboard equipment (doesn´t include damages insurance).

 

. San Martin de los Andes Backpacker

We started to pick up the passengers at 8am, then headed due north along route 40 to enjoy the landscape of Valle Encantado and the Limay River to Confluence where we turn to take the path that will take us to Villa Traful, there will do a short stop in the incredible viewpoint and then continue down this same path until Portezuelo that is where we take the route of Seven Lakes.
At the height of the Rio Nivin-co stop where we will be making a trek of an hour approx. to the waterfall that bears his name, will use the beautiful landscape of place for lunch (Lunch Box included).

Then continue to make stops at various scenic points up to San Martin de los Andes, there will have a few minutes of free time to visit the town or relax on the beach.
We begin the return taking the path of the circuit Arrayan and we will make a stop on a view point to enjoy the landscape of the area and the people. The return will continue on the path of Seven Lakes and we will make our last stop in Villa la Angostura , arriving in Bariloche at 20:30 pm approx.