Bariloche, Argentina "Swiss" Alps for skiing (07 13 2006)

Bariloche ( July 13 -15)

Hoster�a del Lago Av. Ezequiel Bustillo Km 7.800 - San Carlos de Bariloche
Tel: (02944)52-5044

Perito Moreno Glacier
Something you cannot miss during your visit in Argentina is the Perito Moreno glacier, which, together with other twelve glaciers, makes up the biggest sliding masses of ice and snow of Los Glaciares National Park. This 5-Km-wide glacier, which is 60 meters above Lake Argentino, continues in advance. Throughout the year, ice towers detach from the glacier and plunge into the water as small icebergs. Perito Moreno glacier can be reached from El Calafate. Sailing across Lake Argentino, among white and blue icebergs, you can see 50-Km-long Upsala glacier. Onelli and Agassiz glaciers can be admired after walking 1,5 Km from Onelli bay.
The Andes mountain range shows its beauty in the Patagonian provinces. Millennial silent forests with native vegetable species are extended along the shores of glistening waters. On top of the mountains, nature overflows with granite peaks and ice fields spreading their glacier tongues into lakes of unsurpassable beauty.


Imposing mammals and sea birds, half-way between real life and fantasy, spend certain seasons on the rough coasts of Patagonia where they complete part of their life cycle. Seals colonies play on the islets and sandbanks. The world’s most important southern elephant seal continental colony is located in Peninsula Vald�s. Every year, southern right whales come to Nuevo and San Jos� gulfs to breed. Patagonian hares, “�and�es” (South American ostrich) and “guanacos” run about the steppes, and the largest colony of Magellanic penguins in the world is located in Punta Tombo. This life cycle repeated since time immemorial, unfolds itself in front of the astonished visitors’ eyes.

In the south, Tierra del Fuego and the World’s southernmost city, Ushuaia, are the gateway towards the vast and mysterious Antarctica.

Nahuel Huapi National Park
Its glacial lake covers 560 square kilometers and its creeks reach into the forests of the National Park named after it. On its shore is San Carlos de Bariloche, a first-class tourist center, where the well-known Cerro Catedral winter resort is, and which offers an active cultural life.


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