Welcome to Comodoro Rivadavia


Founded in 1901, Comodoro was once a transport hub linking ranches in nearby Sarmiento. In 1907 the town struck it rich when workers drilling for water found oil instead. With the country’s first major gusher, Comodoro became a state pet, gaining a large port, an airport and paved roads. Today it is a powerhouse in the oil industry, with the dubious status of the largest consumer of being plasma TVs in Argentina. Although the oil-industry downswing looks gloomy, there's still a casino and hot rods racing in the streets.


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Boat navigation to Victoria Island and Arrayanes National Park from Bariloche

Leaving Puerto Pañuelo, located in the stunning Llao LLao peninsula and after sailing for about an hour, you'll reach the Quetrihue peninsula, located northeast from Nahuel Huapi lake, where the legendary myrtle woods are.The Myrtle (called “quetrihue” in the mapuche language) is a bush with an exquisite saffron color and white flowers. In this place, the only one in the world, the bush takes a tree form and creates a magical and rare forest.After walking around this unmatched scenery, you'll sail again to Puerto Anchorena, on Victoria Island, where you'll find lush vegetation that offers an incredible view.Following the trails of this beautiful and thousand-year-old island, you'll reach Playa del Toro, where you can see the paintings made by the native peoples that used to live in the area, surrounded by a magnificent volcanic-sand beach. An experience you'll never forget!Specialized guides from the National Park will be by your side at all times and will provide accurate and necessary information for this tour to be even more rewarding.

$99 Day Trips & Excursions

Boat navigation to Puerto Blest and Los Cantaros Falls from Bariloche

Sailing begins at Puerto Pañuelo, in the Llao Llao peninsula. After an hour sailing, you'll see Centinela Island, where the remains of Perito Moreno lie, the father of Argentine National Parks. From then on, sailing goes on up to Cascada de los Cántaros.Walking through the lush vegetation of the Valdivian rainforest, you'll get to the mouth of the waterfall, on Cántaros lake, where you can see an over 1,500-year-old larch tree.Five minutes later, you'll finally get to Puerto Blest, a place whose beauty has amazed tourists for years.The Blest Inn, a tribute to the legendary inn that was once located there, reopened recently. It is the perfect place to spend the night and rest in the middle of a unique environment. The inn has a gourmet restaurant and, a few meters away, there is another place where they serve different meals.

$45 Day Trips & Excursions

Circuito Chico Excursion in Bariloche (Short Circuit)

The Shorter Trail tour begins in downtown Bariloche. Driving along the edge of the southern banks of Nahuel Huapi lake, as you follow Bustillo avenue, you'll find the Regatta Club, at milestone 20. The San Pedro peninsula and Puerto Bueno are beautiful spots where you can enjoy the amazing scenery and discover a small cave.After going around the peninsula, you'll reach Villa Llao Llao at milestone 23. You'll find a stunning viewpoint and other attractions in the area including the Llao Llao hotel, with its magnificent natural environment, the Llao Llao municipal park, where you can take quiet walks through the woods and Saint Edward's chapel, whose architecture blends with the surrounding environment. You'll see Puerto Pañuelo, the starting point of the lake tours and Victoria Island, the Myrtle Woods and Puerto Blest.The trail continues deep into the Llao Llao peninsula. At milestone 30, a road opens that takes you to Villa Tacul, overlooking the Llao Llao bay. The circuit then takes you to Escondido Lake, where you can visit the Tourist Information office. Once you leave the peninsula, at milestone 33, the road crosses the Angostura stream. From here you can take a detour that leads to the Bahía López area, where you’ll find the rocky walls of mounts López and Capilla.Following the Shorter Trail, when you get to milestone 40 you'll find another panoramic viewpoint - 945 meters (3,100 feet) above sea level - with an excellent view of the Moreno lake and the Llao Llao peninsula. Traveling along the banks of Moreno lake, at milestone 42, you'll see the bridge that connects the east and west sides of the lake. There you can take a detour to the left to discover Colonia Suiza, where you can visit the small farms and campsites and have a delicious cup of tea.Resuming the circuit route, 17 kilometers (10 miles) from the city you'll find Mount Campanario: From the viewpoint and cafeteria located at the top you can enjoy the most incredible panoramic views. Finally, at milestone 45, you begin heading back toward Bariloche.

$49 Day Trips & Excursions

Visit to Cerro Catedral from Bariloche

Once you reach the top, you can enjoy the amazing centers located on the mountain's stunning slopes, with outstanding views of Nahuel Huapi and Gutiérrez lakes, the Andes, Mount Tronador and all other nearby mountains.There's all kinds of accommodation available, a wide range of food options to choose from and several shops. In winter, you'll find everything you need to ski and snowboard, from rental equipment to schools that teach all levels.During the summer months there are lots of adventure activities available for the entire family. From climbing to hiking, mountain biking, rappelling and much more. Enjoy breathtaking scenery, the finest cuisine and an area where cars and motorbikes are forbidden. Visit the Bike Park where inexperienced and expert riders can descend eight different trails marked on the southern side and center of the mountain.

$89 Day Trips & Excursions

Circuito Chico & Cerro Catedral in Bariloche

CIRCUITO CHICOThe Shorter Trail tour begins in downtown Bariloche. Driving along the edge of the southern banks of Nahuel Huapi lake, as you follow Bustillo avenue, you'll find the Regatta Club, at milestone 20. The San Pedro peninsula and Puerto Bueno are beautiful spots where you can enjoy the amazing scenery and discover a small cave.After going around the peninsula, you'll reach Villa Llao Llao at milestone 23. You'll find a stunning viewpoint and other attractions in the area including the Llao Llao hotel, with its magnificent natural environment, the Llao Llao municipal park, where you can take quiet walks through the woods and Saint Edward's chapel, whose architecture blends with the surrounding environment. You'll see Puerto Pañuelo, the starting point of the lake tours and Victoria Island, the Myrtle Woods and Puerto Blest.The trail continues deep into the Llao Llao peninsula. At milestone 30, a road opens that takes you to Villa Tacul, overlooking the Llao Llao bay. The circuit then takes you to Escondido Lake, where you can visit the Tourist Information office. Once you leave the peninsula, at milestone 33, the road crosses the Angostura stream. From here you can take a detour that leads to the Bahía López area, where you’ll find the rocky walls of mounts López and Capilla.Following the Shorter Trail, when you get to milestone 40 you'll find another panoramic viewpoint - 945 meters (3,100 feet) above sea level - with an excellent view of the Moreno lake and the Llao Llao peninsula. Traveling along the banks of Moreno lake, at milestone 42, you'll see the bridge that connects the east and west sides of the lake. There you can take a detour to the left to discover Colonia Suiza, where you can visit the small farms and campsites and have a delicious cup of tea.Resuming the circuit route, 17 kilometers (10 miles) from the city you'll find Mount Campanario: From the viewpoint and cafeteria located at the top you can enjoy the most incredible panoramic views. Finally, at milestone 45, you begin heading back toward Bariloche.CERRO CATEDRALOnce you reach the top, you can enjoy the amazing centers located on the mountain's stunning slopes, with outstanding views of Nahuel Huapi and Gutiérrez lakes, the Andes, Mount Tronador and all other nearby mountains.There's all kinds of accommodation available, a wide range of food options to choose from and several shops. In winter, you'll find everything you need to ski and snowboard, from rental equipment to schools that teach all levels.During the summer months there are lots of adventure activities available for the entire family. From climbing to hiking, mountain biking, rappelling and much more. Enjoy breathtaking scenery, the finest cuisine and an area where cars and motorbikes are forbidden. Visit the Bike Park where inexperienced and expert riders can descend eight different trails marked on the southern side and center of the mountain.

$99 Day Trips & Excursions

Circuito Grande in Bariloche (Long Circuit)

Leave Bariloche by heading toward the northeast along National Route 237. You'll cross Ñireco stream and Ñirihuah river. After reaching Limay river (the natural boundary of the provinces of Río Negro and Neuquén) the road takes you along the banks of Limay river until you get to Traful river. You can stop at Villa Llanquin and the Amphitheater of the Limay river, and at Valle Encantado to discover strange figures outlined by rocky formations.A few kilometers away you'll find Confluencia. From there, you should take Provincial Route 65, which is an unpaved road. You'll travel across the Traful river valley, crossing some of its tributaries (Cuyin Manzano river and Minero river) until you reach Traful lake. On the lake’s southern shore you'll find Villa Traful and its coihue woods. There, you can visit the main dock, walk around its colorful streets or go to one of the beautiful waterfalls formed by the Coacó and Blanco streams.If you follow lake Traful’s shore towards the west, you'll reach Puerto Arrayán, the Catarata stream waterfall and Paso Portezuelo, the gate to the Seven Lake Road (National Route 40).The route continues south. After visiting lake Correntoso and Espejo, you’ll reach Villa La Angostura. There you can walk around the attractive touristic center and enjoy the local cuisine. The return journey takes you through the isthmus of peninsula Quetrihue, a great opportunity to enjoy amazing views before returning to Bariloche by National Route 40.