Much closer to Chile than to Buenos Aires, Bariloche is a charming Alpine-style modern city in the eastern Andes Mountains. Abuzz with life, Bariloche is a cosmopolitan holiday destination for those who love vibrant indoor activities as well as those who prefer the lure of fishing, boating and winter sports.
Bariloche - South America's Playground
San Carlos de Bariloche (or just "Bariloche") is one of the most attractive cities you'll find anywhere in the world. The city is charmingly situated on the shores of Argentina's Lake Nahuel Huapi and is surrounded by several scenic lakes, high mountain peaks, forests and the Andean foothills. Bariloche is renowned for its skiing, but also for the sight-seeing, water sports, trekking and rock- and mountain-climbing activities that it offers and the famous chocolates that are made there. Cerro Catedral, located near Bariloche, is one of the most important ski centers in South America.
Much closer to Chile than to Buenos Aires, Bariloche is a charming Alpine-style modern city in the eastern Andes Mountains. Abuzz with life, Bariloche is a cosmopolitan holiday destination for those who love vibrant indoor activities as well as those who prefer the lure of fishing, boating and winter sports. Visitors regularly catch discount flights to Bariloche in order to take advantage of its wide appeal. A relatively new city that was founded in 1902, accommodation in Bariloche is first-class, and the city virtually overflows with shops, boutiques, restaurants, pubs and tea-houses. Plan and book cheap flights from Australia to Bariloche with Direct Flights. Its nightlife, with fabulous discos, wonderful restaurants, and splendid pubs, causes many visitors to stay up well into the night, while those who retire earlier are treated to a view of the lake and the sun rising over the mountains when they awake. Take a look at the destination activities section at www.directflights.com.au and book your favourite activity whilst planning your cheap flights from Australia and New Zealand to Bariloche, Argentina.
A plethora of indoor and outdoor sights and activities await visitors on discount Bariloche travel packages, which you can obtain online through Direct Flights. The town centre's alpine-style buildings, designed by the renowned Argentine architect Alejandro Bustillo, are worthy of a visit for travellers with an interest in architecture. And while you're there, take in the Patagonian Museum and the nearby Cathedral of Nahuel Huapi.
In the summer, visitors on cheap holidays to Bariloche enjoy fly-fishing for trout and salmon, hiking and mountain-climbing, river rafting, boating on the lakes, and peaceful walks through the tall trees of the forests. During the winter, ski season begins with the first snowfall. A scenic chairlift ride to the top of Cerro Campanario (Bell Tower Hill) resembles a ride through a tunnel with walls thick with trees. Spectacular views of Lake Nahuel Huapi from several vantage points are the reward at the top. Get cheap flights to Bariloche with Direct Flights and take advantage of the incredible skiing and winter sport activities this year!
The beautiful peaks of Cerro Catedral (Mount Cathedral) are a world-class ski resort that's only a short drive away, offering more than 50 ski runs of varying difficulty. Adventuresome travellers can also enjoy snowboarding, sledding, paragliding, hiking, mountaineering and mountain biking at Cerro Catedral.
Nahuel Huapi National Park features views of gorgeous mountain peaks, amazing glaciers, rapid rivers, thick forests, bountiful wildlife, the spectacular lake itself and year-round recreational activities for visitors. Its centrepiece is Lago Nahuel Huapi, a huge glacial remnant. Atalaya Watch Point, a 25 minute drive from Bariloche, provides a panoramic view of Lake Nahuel Huapi. Cerro Otto is only 5 kilometers from Bariloche and offers a cable car up to a revolving tearoom/café, majestic views, and a wide variety of activities including guided hikes through the woods, mountain biking, rock-climbing, sled trips and Nordic skiing.
The renowned lake crossing from Bariloche to Puerto Montt is a bit farther afield, but well worth the extra time that's required. If there could be only one experience that you could take home with you following your discount travel to Bariloche, it's this one. This crossing of the Argentine and Chilean lake districts by a combination of launches and buses is one of the most beautiful journeys you can make in South America. Crossing three lakes and traveling alongside a fourth, the trip takes two days in the winter but one day in the summer. Without a doubt the "Lake District Crossing" is one of South America's most popular surface crossings through spectacular scenery - snow-capped mountains, gloriously green forests and clear blue lakes.
Cheap flights to Bariloche are easy to book through Direct Flights. The city is served by a nearby international airport, with daily flights to Bariloche from Buenos Aires and regular flights from elsewhere in South America such as El Calafate, Ushuaia, Rio de Janerio, Lima, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Mendoza, Cusco, and Montevideo. Direct Flights, based in Australia, can arrange for your discount travel to Bariloche from just about anywhere in the world like New York, London, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Thailand, Bangkok, China, Auckland, Christchurch, Chicago, Cairo, and Paris. Plan and book a fascinating discount holiday to Bariloche, Argenita today!