The city of Bariloche, located in the Patagonian province of Rio Negro, is chosen by most Argentine students for their graduation trip. The city has an international airport, and offers a variety of accommodation and restaurants, day trips and comforts for the different type of needs and travels.
San Carlos de Bariloche owes its name to Carlos Wiederhold, who in 1895 opened a general store in the Argentine Patagonia and to the Mapuche word “vuriloche”, which means “people on the other side of the mountain”.
The first buildings were made of wood in European Alpine style, also typical of southern Chile where German immigrants arrived before settling in Bariloche.
The city offers a variety of activities for winter or summer travel. The main tourism attractions include tours to the Catedral Hill, the most important ski center of the Argentine Patagonia, to Nahuel Huapi National Park, the Arrayanes woods and Tronador Hill —whose peak is a boundary reference point between Argentina and Chile.
A tour along Mascardi Lake reaches the Ventisquero Negro Glacier and going up Tronador Hill, tourists can spend the night at a shelter.The city can be widely admired from that viewpoint. Another interesting travel option is the so called “Cruce de Lagos" (lakes crossing) where catamarans set sail from Pañuelo Port near the Llao Llao Hotel, one of the best landscapes in the area.