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Nahuel Huapi National Park

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Nahuel Huapi National Park which includes landscape views, mountains and a lake or waterhole

Trek around a vast lake and marvel at the inspiring natural scenery in the first national park set up in Argentina.

Nahuel Huapi National Park is based around imposing Andean mountains and a scenic lake of the same name. It is the oldest national park in Argentina, having been established in 1934. The park is also the largest in the region, with an area of 2,720 square miles (7,050 square kilometers). Take part in many outdoor activities, from rafting and kayaking to paragliding and mountain biking.

Take your family or friends on a scenic trek through the forests and valleys of the park. The quickest trails include the Cerro Llao Llao, which should take only 2 or 3 hours to reach the summit. It offers splendid views of Nahuel Huapi Lake. For shorter walks, climb Cerro Campanario or visit Los Duendes Waterfall. Experienced hikers may prefer a route that covers the entire park from Pampa Linda to Colonia Suiza, which takes around 5 days.

Admire the region’s intriguing vegetation in the rainforests of the western section. Note the lenga and coihue trees that are typical of the region, along with xerophyte Patagonian bushes that dominate the eastern part of the park. As for animals, spot the foxes, cougars and many other species that live here. Look for the legendary lake monster called Nahuelito.

The park has several activity hubs, such as Cerro Catedral with skiing and rafting. In Pura Vida enjoy rock climbing, mountain biking and golf. Camp at one of the sites with basic amenities, such as Refugio Frey or Refugio Italia.

The site has an entrance fee, payable at several points. Access to the camping refuges is free. Use the walking trails between December and March. They are closed at other times, as snow blocks the way during the rest of the year.

The Nahuel Huapi Nation Park is just north of the charming city of San Carlos de Bariloche in western Argentina. Use one of the regular buses from the city to parts of the park. The vast site, which borders Chile, stretches across the provinces of Neuquen and Rio Negro.

Top Hotels Close to Nahuel Huapi National Park

Design Suites Bariloche
Design Suites Bariloche
4.5 out of 5
Av. Bustillo Km. 2.5, San Carlos de Bariloche, Rio Negro
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The price is ¥11,611 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 1
Situated near the boardwalk, this luxury hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Nahuel Huapi Lake and 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Civic Center Bariloche. Nahuel Huapi National ...
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"Good location, with great views from dining room. Even standard rooms are spacious, and most rooms are equipped with hot tubs."

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Nido del Condor Hotel & Spa
Nido del Condor Hotel & Spa
4.5 out of 5
Av. Bustillo Km. 6.9, San Carlos de Bariloche, Rio Negro
The price is ¥16,910 per night from Aug 26 to Aug 26
This family-friendly San Carlos de Bariloche hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 5-minute walk of Nahuel Huapi Lake and Nahuel Huapi National Park. ...
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"Because Orbitz never cancelled my reservation I had to pay for rooms I didn’t use. Orbitz told me and emailed me they cancelled the reservation but didn’t do it."

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Lirolay Suites
Lirolay Suites
4.5 out of 5
Av Bustillo km 7, San Carlos de Bariloche, Rio Negro
The price is ¥16,259 per night from Aug 6 to Aug 6
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Hotel Concorde Bariloche
Hotel Concorde Bariloche
3.5 out of 5
Libertad 131, San Carlos de Bariloche, Rio Negro
The price is ¥5,804 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
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Nido del Condor Hotel & Spa
Nido del Condor Hotel & Spa
4.5 out of 5
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The price is ¥16,910 per night from Aug 26 to Aug 26
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Lirolay Suites
Lirolay Suites
4.5 out of 5
Av Bustillo km 7, San Carlos de Bariloche, Rio Negro
The price is ¥16,259 per night from Aug 6 to Aug 6
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Design Suites Bariloche
Design Suites Bariloche
4.5 out of 5
Av. Bustillo Km. 2.5, San Carlos de Bariloche, Rio Negro
The price is ¥11,611 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 1
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La Cascada Casa Patagónica by DON
La Cascada Casa Patagónica by DON
3.5 out of 5
Av. Ezequiel Bustillo Km.6, San Carlos de Bariloche, Rio Negro
The price is ¥17,493 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 1
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Aguila Mora Suites & Spa
Aguila Mora Suites & Spa
3.5 out of 5
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The price is ¥18,087 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 1
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Charming - Luxury Lodge & Private Spa
4.5 out of 5
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Rochester Bariloche
Rochester Bariloche
4 out of 5
Av. Bustillo 6700, San Carlos de Bariloche, Rio Negro
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Pailahue Lodge & Cabañas
Pailahue Lodge & Cabañas
3.5 out of 5
Av. Ezequiel Bustillo Km 4600, San Carlos de Bariloche, Rio Negro
The price is ¥12,245 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 1
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