The Lake District of Patagonia is a fairy-tale land of crystalline lakes, snow-capped mountains and ancient Patagonian woodland. This trip will take you to two of the region’s best known towns, San Carlos de Bariloche and Villa la Angostura: you will sail and canoe round the lakes, bicycle in the forest-coated hills and crash down one of it’s fastest moving rivers taking part in some of the best white water rafting in Patagonia.


The Patagonian Lake District

Min / Max group size

4 / 10

When to travel

September to May

Number of days

6 days / 7 nights


Day 1

Arrival in Bariloche airport, reception and transfer to Villa La Angostura (1 hr).

Night at Hotel Luma

Mountain biking & Rafting in Patagonia

Hotel Luma

Day 2

Morning transfer to the village pier, from where you will take a boat to the Arrayanes Peninsula where you will start a 13 km trip mountain-biking around the Península.

Transfer back to hotel in the evening.

Night at Hotel Luma

Mountain biking and Rafting in Patagonia

Biking in the Arrayanes Forest

Day 3

After breakfast, transfer to Lake Espejo for a two-hour kayaking excursion.

You will then continue on to San Carlos de Bariloche, stopping to have lunch at the Boliche Viejo: a restaurant that was once a general store which Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid used to frequent, before continuing south on their tour of South America’s banks.

Night at Hotel Peninsula Petit

Mountain biking and rafting in Patagonia

Kayaking on Lake Espejo

Day 4

After a morning to relax you’ll spend the afternoon on the yacht El Orgulloso sailing round the vast Nahuel Huapi Lake.

Night at Hotel Peninsula Petit

Mountain biking & rafting in Patagonia

El Orgulloso Yacht

Day 5 

For your final day you’ll drive up into the hills.  Here you’ll get kitted out for rafting (with a wetsuit, helmet, windbreaker jacket and life vest) before boarding your raft and setting off for two hours of intense and exciting sailing in white water rapids and pools along the River Manso. You’ll disembark near the Chilean border and drive back to the starting point for a traditional Argentine barbecue, followed by a short trek through Valdivian Forest.

Biking and rafting in Patagonia


Day 6

Transfer to airport

End of trip


  • Price includes – All accommodation and activities mentioned in the itinerary. All transfers throughout the itinerary. Food and beverage only where mentioned int he itinerary.  All local tax. 24 hr concierge service. Most bank charges.
  • Price does not include  – International flights to Argentina. Transport to the Lake District. Depending on method of payment some bank charges. Personal medical insurance (compulsory). Any visa fees and extras such as tips, laundry etc.

Prices are quoted in US dollars. 


  • You need to be 14 years old or older to take part in the rafting.

This program is an example of one of many programs we organize round Argentina. All our trips our tailor-made and we can adapt all our programs to your specific needs. And, if you would like help organizing transport, accommodation or any other activity in any other part of the country we would be very happy to help.