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Argentina Patagonia Lake District Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Teens & Kids

Argentina's Epic Patagonia, Lakes & Tango

You'll be blown away by Argentina's epic national parks. Jagged spires blanketed with glaciers. Your kids breathlessly narrating every magical encounter to the person next to them. Gazing over a shimmering lake against the backdrop of the majestic Andes, you'll feel like you were the first ones ever here.

THIS ITINERARY: 7 days, 6 nights

ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere Hotels*

FROM: $5,799 - $6,299 pp dbl occ
($1,070 for sgl occ)

Special Kids Prices
Walk/Hike
Bike
Kayak
Horseback Ride

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Start San Martín de los Andes / End Llao Llao (16 miles from Bariloche) or Bariloche

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Highlights
  • Experience an unforgettable family adventure hiking, biking, kayaking and horseback riding amid emerald lakes and Andean peaks
  • Dance the tango and learn about the local culture as you make empanadas, enjoy wine tastings and savor an asado meal in a private home
  • Boat across Lake Nahuel Huapi in Nahuel Huapi National Park and hike in remote parts of Isla Victoria
  • Engage the younger set with a rock-climbing adventure, a private craft workshop with a famous artisan and a special kids-only dinner
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Itinerary
Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
7 Days Premiere Hotels*
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

Hike on a private ranch and savor a traditional home-cooked lunch | Saddle up for a horseback ride with views of Lake Lalog | Explore pristine Lanín National Park and take in vistas of Lácar Lake | Youngsters enjoy a special evening with an accomplished Argentine artisan | Adults visit the gallery of a world-renowned artist in San Martín de los Andes | Scope out a local artisans' market for handicrafts and treasures.

Casona del Alto
Casona del Alto
San Martín de los Andes
| *Casual Hotel

Boasting an ideal location about 15 minutes from the city center in the Seven Lakes region, Casona del Alto is a cozy mountain-style retreat surrounded by views of the Andes. (pool)

Days 3-4

Enjoy the many beautiful lakes, rivers and streams en route to the town of Villa La Angostura | Walk to the stunning Cascada Ñivinco, in a landscape highlighted by waterfalls and lake vistas | Sip yerba maté and savor gourmet cuisine | Kayak the crystal-blue waters of Lago Espejo (Mirror Lake) | Kids have the chance to learn the ins and outs of rock climbing | At a private home, taste acclaimed local wines while feasting on authentic Argentine asado and homemade treats | Move to the rhythm as you learn the tango and regional folkloric dances.

El Faro Boutique Hotel & Spa
El Faro Boutique Hotel & Spa
Villa La Angostura
| Premiere Hotel

Set on the water's edge, this modern hotel is a perfect place to relax and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and Lake Nahuel Huapi. (pool, spa)

Days 5-7

Embark on a private boat excursion across Lake Nahuel Huapi, hike on pristine Isla Victoria and dig into a gourmet picnic | Pedal along scenic roads with views of blue-green lakes, the spiked spires of Cerro Catedral and the glaciers of Cerro Tronador | Learn how to make empanadas with a local chef | Golf, go canoeing, fly fish, or try your hand at archery | Explore picturesque Lake Perito Moreno on foot.

Llao Llao Hotel and Resort
Llao Llao Resort, Golf & Spa
Llao Llao
| Premiere Hotel

One of Argentina's finest properties, this National Historic Landmark features a stunning setting in the foothills of the Andes and a history of hosting world leaders and diplomats. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa)

Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy

Click on dates for pricing, itinerary variations and to book your trip. Price is per person, double occupancy.

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Activity Level: 1-3

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do. LEARN MORE.

Note: The minimum age required for kids to ride their own bike on this trip is 9+

Day 1
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 500 ft. gain
Level 1 | 3 miles | 600 ft. gain
Level 2 | 6 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Other
Horseback Riding (2-3 hours) | min. age: 6+
Day 2
Biking
Level 1 | 6 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 1 | 9 miles | 700 ft. gain
Level 2 | 12 miles | 1500 ft. gain
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles | 800 ft. gain
Just For Kids
Local Artisan Workshop in San Martin de los Andes (2.5 hours)
Dinner in Town
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 2 miles | 400 ft. gain
Level 1 | 3 miles | 200 ft. gain
Level 1 | 3 miles | 700 ft. gain
Other
Tango Dancing Performance & Class
Day 4
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 2 miles | 200 ft. gain
Level 3 | 2 miles | 1500 ft. gain
Kayaking
on Lago Espejo (2.5 hours) | no min age
Just For Kids
Rock Climbing (2 hours) | min. age: 6+
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 2 miles | 300 ft. gain
Level 1 | 2 miles | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles | 500 ft. gain
Other
Private Boat Excursion on Lake Nahuel Huapi to Victoria Island (2.5 hours)
Day 6
Biking
Level 1 | 5 miles | 500 ft. gain
Level 1 | 9 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Level 1 | 12 miles* | 1200 ft. gain
Level 3 | 24 miles | 2200 ft. gain
Other
Family: Empanada Making with Local Chef (1 hour)
Afternoon Optional Activities at Llao Llao Hotel
Day 7
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 4 miles | 400 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles | 900 ft. gain
Other
Trip End in Llao Llao, Bariloche, or Bariloche airport
* Includes shuttle.

Note: On this trip, we'll be using titanium mountain bikes that are just right for the non-technical dirt road riding as well as the paved riding. (Approximately 45% dirt and 55% paved). The biking terrain on this trip includes a mix of paved and unpaved roads with some stretches of rugged terrain and sandy sections, making the routes feel more challenging than the mileage may suggest. Liberal van support is incorporated into the itinerary and mileage is moderate to enable you to spend more time exploring on your own.

What's Included

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip.

Suspension Mountain Bike

This custom-built titanium mountain bike is ideal for for all adventures from dirt roads to rough terrain. Equipped with a suspension fork, knobby tires and low mountain bike gearing.

Kids' Bikes

Backroads is the only travel company to manufacture its own line of kid's bikes. While the wheels might be small, the performance is big—it's the perfect choice for kids. On our Family Trips, you'll find 20" and 24" bikes.

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Straight talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Terrain, Traffic & Hiking Trail Support

The Lake District's beautiful yet rugged topography limits the number of available roads. Although we've carefully crafted this itinerary to feature a mix of the region's most scenic paved and dirt road-biking routes, at times we encounter small trafficked areas, as well as a few sections of dirt roads with loose rocks and sand. Of course, you're always welcome to jump in the shuttle to avoid the busier or rougher sections of the route. Our hikes through Patagonia's captivating terrain follow rocky and sometimes uneven paths, many of which are remote and do not intersect with roads. Vehicles will get us to and from the trailheads, but the nature of these trails is such that we won't see our vehicles along the route. Ample trail support in the form of water, snacks, and encouragement is provided by your Backroads leaders and local guides.

Leaders & Local Guides

Trips with a small number of guests may be supported by one Backroads Trip Leader and team of knowledgeable local guides. Rest assured that there will always be at least two people hiking on the trail with you.

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