Our final destination in Argentina took us to the beautiful Lake District region in Rio de Negro province, situated on the shores of Lago Nahuel Huapi. The city has a very European look and feel to it and when it’s winter in Europe film & television companies often come over to Argentina to use the backdrop which is very similar for filming spring & summer scenes.
Bariloche is a hub for outdoor activities, we did a day hike to the ‘Refugio Frey’ part of the Cerro Catedral and the views were stunning. We followed the trail along a 6 mile long lake, hiked through a forest and eventually arrived at the ‘Refugio Frey’ where you are surrounded by the peaks of the Andes with snow still on them and the centre piece is a glacial lake of crystal clear water.
We enjoyed some amazing food here from steaks, cheese fondue, ice cream and chocolates and even though we were on a budget there are still plenty of place to eat and drink. It didn’t feel like backpacking here, we were on holiday. Argentina we will be back one day, there is so much to discover. We head over to Chile tomorrow, I can’t believe we are nearly half way through our South America adventure; time never goes this quickly doing the 9-5 daily routine.
Tip – If you plan on travelling throughout Argentina and you pick up a SUBE card for use on public transport keep your SUBE card with you as you can just recharge it and use it in other cities including Buenos Aries.