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Bariloche hiking and kayaking Discovery

We invite you to be a part of “Bariloche hiking and kayaking Discovery”. San Carlos de Bariloche is one of our chosen destinations, known  as the Switzerland of South America,for its architectural style.


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To get up and have breakfast in a hotel room that overlooks the mountains in the background and the Nahuel Huapi Lake reflecting the light of the sun as a natural mirror,is an memorable experience for those who love and admire the beauty of nature. This simple but priceless moment is the start to an unforgettable day.

At 09 o´clock in the morning we´ll be picked up at the hotel with a small group that will join us during the excursion. Once onboard the van we´ll drive around the “Short Circuit” along Bustillo Av. Which is the main avenue bordering the Nahuel Huapi Lake from downtown Bariloche to the Llao Llao Hotel. This circuit  goes along mountain roads and lakes very typical in Bariloche that at every turn shows us amazing views.

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We arrive at the meeting point by the Nahuel Huapi Lake where our local tour guides are waiting for us and with the kayaks ready to begin the first leg of our crossing of the Nahuel Huapi and Moreno Lakes, where we´ll get to see their coastlines and hidden bays hardly ever visited by people. This way we´ll find ourselves rowing on crystal-clear,enjoying the sights and taking pictures of the beautiful views surrounding us.

We land on a beach where we leave the kayaks and make a stop to have lunch surrounded by nature while we relax and listen to the tour guides telling stories about Bariloche and the nearby villages.

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Time to get a move on once more and start walking towards the vantage point Tristeza where you´ll get to see the Nahuel Huapi in its full extension,its islands and the surrounding mountains. A little way back you´ll see the Tronador Mount with its glaciers and the” eternal snows” on the Andes peaks.

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On the way back we´ll start an easy descent towards our vehicle and we´ll go on discovering the beauties of Bariloche and the Lakes district. We´ll make our last stop to appreciate once more the Nahuel Huapi, Victoria Island and the Andes mountain range, the true stars of our trip.

We arrive back at the hotel at 05PM.” Discover Bariloche hiking and kayaking” is an experience that every active tourist must take to get to know in depth and through a genuine contact with nature this destination and its secretsbariloche-hiking-and-kayaking-discovery-1


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Departure: Bariloche, Patagonia Argentina
  • Trip length: 9:00 am – 17:00 pm (full day)
  • Available: October to April
  • Activity level: Easy + / Medium
  • Activities: Hiking & kayaking
  • Group size: Min. 4 – Max. 12
  • Dates: Daily From October 15th – April 15th

Included:

  • Certified mountain and kayak guide (English, Spanish) & assistant
  • Private shuttle services from Bariloche
  • All kayak equipment (life vest, spray skirt splash jacket, neoprene gloves & booties)
  • NRS Dry bags & Pelican cases for clothing and personal items (camera, ecc.)
  • Fine lunch by the lake
  • Morning / afternoon energy snacks (Cereal bars, gorp, non alcoholic beverages)
  • First aid kit

Not Included:

  • Everything not mentioned as INCLUDED

Recommended equipment list:

  • Daily backpack or fanny pack
  • Wind jacket
  • Mountain / outdoor pants
  • Fleece & extra
  • Woolen hat / gloves
  • Baseball cap / sun screen & lip balm
  • Hiking boots / training shoes
  • Pair of socks
  • Sandals
  • Small towel
  • Rain gear
  • Optional: hiking poles / camera
  • On request: Vegetarian Menu / other languages guiding.

Trail of the pioneers safari Iguazu

The peculiar sound produced by the giant Tiger ant when it gets angry. Hamadrya butterfly curious camouflage disguises it on the tree bark. The characteristic smell that a herd of peccaries to mark its territory. The softness layer of thick gross on the tree trunk. These are some of the experiences in this adventure trip along the Trail of the Pioneers Safari Iguazu.


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We ride towards the waterfalls through the jungle in a 4 x4 vehicle. Differently to other excursions, this one has a special and theme characteristic, where you enter the Argentine Waterfalls Area by an ancient dirt road (today closed to the access of private vehicles). This trip recreates the experiences that the first visitors had been through at that time, when there was no paved road but only the one “carved” on the hill.

It is interesting to know that until 1974, that road connecting the Iguazú Port to the waterfalls was a dirt road. In spite of this, tourists from all over the world walked along this trail to delight themselves with the new Wonder of the World, the Iguazú Falls.

This trail is closed to private vehicles due to safety reasons. Therefore we had the possibility of travelling through it all in absolute solitude. The old “Forest Rangers Station” is still present among the lianas, surrounded by citrus and banana trees. This station is a mute witness of a past surely filled with adventures that the forest is trying to throw a blanket of silence on. Right there our 4×4 truck stops and walking starts.

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A few steps ahead we see a wild old “Yerba Mate” tree where the Tiger ant amazes us with its colossal size. Afterwards, some miles ahead we will recognize, due to its color contrast with the characteristic red soil of the region, the “Ñahú”, a clay used by the native guaraní tribe to model jars. The tree ferns accompany us all along the journey with exuberant leaves that continue vigorous in spite of their own age.

In our journey we come closer to our final destination. An old sign hidden in the jungle of plants indicates the proximity of the Iguazú Falls, transporting us to the past in our mind, imagining the natural beauty of this destination before the man.

This is a different way of visiting the Iguazú Falls, away from crowds, in the intimacy of the jungle and the nature. When entering the Iguazú National Park, you can combine this tour with the regular excursion to the argentinian side of the falls.


FACT SHEET

Regular tours every day in Spanish and English (subject to previous confirmation and a minimum of 2 pax).

NOTE: the tour provides mineral water, insect repellent, binoculars, birds guide, mammals guide and footprint guide, rain poncho, etc.

Departure time from Iguazú Port Hotels: 07:30 am.

Arrival to the Yacaratiá trail: 08:00 a.m.

Arrival to the Access Entry to the Waterfalls: 09:30 a.m.

Seats per vehicle: 8 passengers.

Duration: Two hours

There is no guide in the park. If you want to request for it, there is an extra cost.

The tour finishes at the entrance of the National Park. Is to be combined with the regular FD Argentina Iguazu Falls or with the Jungle Safari which includes the transfer Out.

 

A new experience in whale watching

We invite you to a new experience in whale watching. Our adventure starts really early when we are picked up at the hotel to get to “Puerto Pirámides”. We had heard about this new way of whale watching and we were very excited about the trip.

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We decided to embark at 11:30 in the morning, from the Southern Spirit’s office at “Puerto Pirámides” where we had to show up one hour before leaving. Besides, there is another departure time at 13:30 in the afternoon which is ideal for those who find difficult waking up and getting up early. During September, October and November there is a schedule of two departures a day and in December there is only one at 11:30 am.

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The boat –we are embarking- is yellow which reminds us of one of the most emblematic Beatles’ songs. It is the first semi-submersible model specially designed for watching the Southern Right Whales and Sea Lions. It offers the possibility of having an underwater view since the hull is designed with windows which enable you to watch the whale in a unique way. This possibility is not offered by the rest of the traditional whale watching trips at “Puerto Pirámides”. At the under the water level, passengers have 40 windows for submarine watching, each one with his/her own seat.

new-experience-whale-watching-5You also have the possibility of watching the natural spectacle from the boat deck which also offers a more panoramic and not less attractive view.

The combination of submarine whale watching together with panoramic view from the deck has really been an unforgettable experience!

The trip took us through “Golfo Nuevo” [New Gulf], within 10 miles from the starting point, depending on the location of the animals, for an hour-fifty minutes.

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After having sailed for some minutes we reached the whale area and we started the whale watching. During the whole journey the guide explained the behaviour and uses of the animals, he was interpreting the whale activity at that time and responded each of our questions very professionally.

Our experience was incredible therefore we share it with you. In addition, we also want to profit this opportunity to remind you ok the Kayak Whale Watching, an experience suitable for those who love to be more adventurous.


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Summits of the End of the World Trekking in Ushuaia

In the Summits of the End of the World Trekking in Ushuaia, we have a close encounter with one of the most beautiful landscapes of Tierra del Fuego

Description and Itinerary

Summits of the end of the world is a journey of trekking in Ushuaia. We are going in search of the most beautiful panoramic views of Tierra del Fuego. It is a journey of trekking, climbing the hills that surround the city to the north, where the best panoramic views of the area are obtained.

To start the summits to the end of the world trekking excursion we pick up you at 9 am in your hotel, have a short transfer to the beginning of the trail. The excursion is about 6 hours walk. According to the weather we will go on one way route, or come back on the same way. Transfer, Guide, Box Lunch and Equipment are include. You need to bring Wind Jacket, Water bottle, Day backpack, Globes and hat.

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The tour begins at the city limit (beagle’s viewpoint neighborhood) and from there, following a path of the old prison of Ushuaia, we are going to climb to Cerro del Medio, A summit is simple to climb, but impressive sight. From its 800 meters high, feel like a Himalayan summit. We shall not cease to amaze us throughout your journey, surrounded by the most pristine nature and unique view, gives us the height. We’ll continue ascending the Cerro del Medio, Lagoon Margot, Roy hill, and keep walking the edge of Roy from where there are excellent views of the city, the bay and the mountains to the north . Then descends to the Martial Glacier. We passed the refuge Club Andino Ushuaia, the Martial and continues down to the base of the chairlift.

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You have to carry your camera because of the great views you’ll be able to have. We believe that you would want to photograph everything you see. We will bring amazing pictures and an unforgettable experience.

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You can request more information about The Summits of the End of the World Trekking contacting your personal Kallpa Account Executive or at Incoming Kallpa Tour