Welcome to Neuquén


At the confluence of the Río Neuquén and the Río Limay, Neuquén is the province’s easternmost city. Most travelers hit Neuquén en route to more glamorous destinations in Patagonia and the Lake District – the town is the area’s principal transport hub, with good connections to Bariloche and other Lake District destinations, to the far south and to Chile. Paved highways go east to the Río Negro valley, west toward Zapala and southwest toward Bariloche.


Top experiences in Neuquén

Amazing hotels and hostels

We've pre-picked the best hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Travel guides

Starting at $27.99

Image for

Neuquén activities

$129.02 Outdoor Activities

HORSEBACK RIDING in Lolog Lake - Half Day

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this producthorseback riding with LOLOG lake viewsDuration: 3 hoursLocation: Lago Lolog, San Martin de los Andes, Province of Neuquen, Patagonia

$890 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Tour to Patagonia one week

ItineraryDay 1: Welcome to Argentina: Flight to Trelew and transfer to the hotel in Puerto MadrynStop At: Puerto Madryn ChubutAfter a previous appointment to deliver the vouchers of your trip, you will undertake your initial flight to the city of Trelew. Once there, you will be transferred to the city of Puerto Madryn.Free afternoon to explore the city.Recommendation: In the afternoon we suggest visiting the beach and the center of the city, where you can taste sea delicacies.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A selected 3 stars hotel in Puerto Madryn.Day 2: Excursion to Playa Unión and Punta Tombo Pingüinera Stop At: Punta Tombo, Dos Pozos, Province of Chubut, PatagoniaToday you will visit the most important penguin colony in Latin America. The first stop is the Port of Rawson, Playa Union where you will make a navigation to spot the largest dolphin, the smallest dolphin in the world (the excurstion lasts 1 hour).Then, you will go to Pingüinera Punta Tombo, a geographical feature that serves as a habitat for the Magellanic penguin (1.30 / 2hs).Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A selected 3 stars hotel in Puerto Madryn.Day 3: Flight to El Calafate and free dayStop At: El CalafateYou will be transferred to Trelew airport to take your flight to El Calafate. Arrival and transfer to the hotel in the city.Free afternoon to explore the city.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A selected 3 stars hotel in El Calafate.Day 4: Los Glaciares National Park: Nibepo Aike Ranch, Navigation of Perito Moreno Glacier (South and Rico Arm) Stop At: Perito Moreno Glacier, Los Glaciares National Park, Province of Santa Cruz, PatagoniaThis day you will go through the old Route 15, crossing the Patagonian steppe with glacial signs and different hulls of estancias. You will arrive at Estancia Nibepo Aike, where you will make a walk through its rural environment and enjoy a barbecue.Then you will navigate through the South and the Rico Arm, to finally visit the Perito Moreno Glacier. You will disembark at Playa de las Monedas, and hiking through a lenga forest towards the South Glacier viewpoint. Later you will sail to the Bajo de las Sombras to visit the footbridges and be in front of the glacier (around 2 hours).Return to the city in the afternoon.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: A selected 3 stars hotel in Calafate.Day 5: Welcome to San Carlos de Bariloche: Flight to Bariloche and free dayStop At: Bariloche airportYou will take a flight from El Calafate to Bariloche and you will be transferred to your hotel in the city.Free afternoon to explore the city.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A selected 3 stars hotel in Bariloche.Day 6: Excursion to Nahuel Huapi National Park: Forest walk and gastronomic experienceStop At: Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, Neuquen, Province of Neuquen, PatagoniaToday you will make an excursion to the Nahuel Huapi National Park. After touring the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi you will arrive at the beginning of the path inside the Llao Llao Municipal Forest, which will allow you to enjoy the nature of the place. After the walk, you will meet a family descendant of Swiss-French immigrants, in Colonia Suiza, dedicated to the gastronomic field, who will reveal everything about the elaboration of craft beer and you will enjoy a tasting.Duration: The walk through the forest is simple and lasts one hourDuration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A selected 3 stars hotel in Bariloche.Day 7: The Seven Lakes Road: From Villa La Angostura to San Martín de Los AndesStop At: Villa La AngosturaIn the morning you will take Route 40 towards the famous Seven Lakes Road, towards Villa La Angostura, a small mountain village that it's part of the path of mirrored lakes, forests and waterfalls. You will continue the trip along the route enjoying the panoramic views until you reach San Martin de los Andes, where you will spend the night.Duration: 12 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: You will spend the night in a selected hotel in San Martín de los Andes.Day 8: End of the trip: Transfer to Bariloche Airport Stop At: Bariloche airportYou will be transferred to the airport of Bariloche, where you will take your flight back to Buenos Aires. End of our services.Duration: 4 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$60 Kid Friendly

Trekking to Colorado Peak

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Cerro Colorado, San Martin de los Andes, Province of Neuquen, PatagoniaA short but challenging trek just a few minutes away from San Martin de los Andes. We will go with the vehicle to the start of the trail, in an area called by the Mapuche native community Pampa del Trompul. Soon we will start going up by the steep slopes covered by dense Patagonian forest. As we gain altitude the vegetation turns shorter which will us to get great views of the Lacár Lake valley. Soon we will pass the timberline and reach a rocky area that will lead us the summit, made of red rocks that are the remains of an old lava flow. From the top, at 1,778 m, we will have a great view of the south face of Lanín volcano, with the Lolog Lake valley on one side and the Lácar Lake valley on the other. Duration: 5 hours

$350 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Bariloche 3 tours Classic package

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productDay 1: Small Circuit with Chairlift Campanario Hill 15:00 hs – 19:00 hs The Small Circuit is the presentation of Bariloche. It is a walk to enjoy and savor. The beauty of the landscape is present throughout the journey. Various points along the way and some natural viewpoints, such as Bahía López and Punto Panorámicoare ideal for contemplating this marvel. The chairlift of Cerro Campanario, located in the "center of the landscape" (Km 17), elevates it "to the right height of amazement" to enjoy the most beautiful view of the area. In front of Puerto Pañuelo, the Llao Llao Hotel and the San Eduardo Chapel, are unique attractions for visitors.Duration: 4 hoursLocation: Circuito Chico, San Carlos de Bariloche, Province of Rio Negro, PatagoniaDay 1: Victoria Island and Arrayanes Forrest 10:00 – 17:30 hs with transfer to the Port The excursion begins in Puerto Pañuelo, located 25 km away from the center of the city, in Llao-Llao. After30 minutes of navigation you will arrive at Puerto Anchorena, located in the central and narrowest part of Victoria Island and its service center. There are different options of guided or free walks on marked trails,among which are: Ex Vivero National Trail, Interpretation Path "Antonio Pargade", Pto. Gross and old town, cave paintings and Playa del Toro, Balcony of Cerro Bella Vista, among others. Every corner of the island, with its wonderful landscapes, its rich history and its impressive natural environment, make this trip an experience to fully enjoy. Duration: 8 hoursLocation: Isla Victoria, San Carlos de Bariloche, Province of Rio Negro, PatagoniaDay 2: San Martin de los Andes and Seven Lakes Road 8:00 hs – 19:00 hsThe route of this beautiful circuit includes the whole range of landscapes that can be enjoyed in thisprivileged region. The journey to San Martin, on a wooded road that crosses rivers and streams and bordersseveral lakes (Nahuel Huapi, Correntoso, Espejo, Escondido, Villarino, Falkner and Machónico) on whosebanks, some beaches and various panoramic points allow you to enjoy wonderful landscapes. Bordering theLacar Lake, you arrive at San Martin de los Andes to have lunch and to know the city.Duration: 10 hoursLocation: Route of the Seven Lakes, San Martin de los Andes, Province of Neuquen, PatagoniaDay 2 - Second part The excursion continues to navigate to the Quetrihué Peninsula, where the other great attraction of the promenade is located, the Los Arrayanes National Park. There, walking a path entablonado, you can see magnificent specimens of this species, which form a dense forest with unique characteristics: broad trunks, striking cinnamon bark with white spots and heights that exceed 15 meters, which give this place a magical appearance.Pass By: Sendero de los Arrayanes, San Carlos de Bariloche, Province of Rio Negro, PatagoniaDay 2 - Seven lakes - The journey to San Martin, on a wooded road that crosses rivers and streams and borders several lakes (Nahuel Huapi, Correntoso, Espejo, Escondido, Villarino, Falkner and Machónico) on whose banks, some beaches and various panoramic points allow you to enjoy wonderful landscapes. Bordering the Lacar Lake, you arrive at San Martin de los Andes to have lunch and to know the city.Pass By: Nahuel Huapi Lake, Province of Neuquen, PatagoniaDate 2: Part of the seven lakes tourPass By: Lago Correntoso, Villa La Angostura, Province of Neuquen, PatagoniaDay 2: Part of the seven lakes tourPass By: Lago escondido y Puente Romano, San Carlos de Bariloche, Province of Rio Negro, PatagoniaDate 2: Part of the seven lakes tourPass By: Lago Espejo Grande, Villa La Angostura, Province of Neuquen, PatagoniaDate 2: Part of the seven lakes tourPass By: Lago Espejo Chico, Villa La Angostura, Province of Neuquen, PatagoniaDate 2: Part of the Circuito chico tourDuration: 10 minutesLocation: Mirador Bahia Lopez, San Carlos de Bariloche, Province of Rio Negro, PatagoniaDate 1: Part of the Circuito chico tourPass By: Puerto Panuelo, San Carlos de Bariloche, Province of Rio Negro, PatagoniaDate 1 :Part of the Circuito chico tourPass By: Parque Municipal Llao Llao, San Carlos de Bariloche, Province of Rio Negro, Patagonia

$390 Tours & Sightseeing

Bariloche 3 tours Traditional package

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productDay 1 – Cathedral Hill 13:00 hs – 17:00 hs Catedral Hill is the most important Ski Center in South America. During the winter season, it offers a wide and varied infrastructure of services for skiing and snowboarding to enjoy the snow and its fantastic landscapes. Different means of lifting allow access to it at different times of the year.The rest of the year you can enjoy its magnificent panoramic views and in the summer to perform various activities that allow you to fully enjoy its stunning nature: mountain biking, horseback riding, abseiling, rock climbing or trekking, some of the many possibilities offered by the mountain to those who wish to enjoy it actively.Duration: 4 hoursLocation: Cerro Catedral, San Carlos de Bariloche, Province of Rio Negro, PatagoniaDay 1 – Small Circuit + Victoria Island and Arrayanes Forrest 9:00 – 19:30 hs The Small Circuit is the presentation of Bariloche. It is a walk to enjoy and savor. The beauty of the landscape is present throughout the journey. Various points along the way and some natural viewpoints, such as Bahía López and Punto Panorámico, are ideal for contemplating this marvel. The chairlift of Cerro Campanario, located in the "center of the landscape" (Km 17), elevates it "to the right height of amazement" to enjoy the most beautiful view of the area. In front of Puerto Pañuelo, the Llao Llao Hotel and th1e San Eduardo Chapel, are unique attractions for visitors. At the end of the road, the bus stops at the port, to take the catamaran to navigate the lake to Victoria Island.In 30 minutes of navigation you will arrive at Puerto Anchorena, located in the central and narrowest part of Victoria Island and its service center. There are different options of guided or free walks on marked trails, among which are: Ex Vivero National Trail, Interpretation Path "Antonio Pargade", Pto. Gross and old town, cave paintings and Playa del Toro, Balcony of Cerro Bella Vista, among others. Every corner of the island, with its wonderful landscapes, its rich history and its impressive natural environment, make this trip an experience to fully enjoy. The excursion continues to navigate to the Quetrihué Peninsula, where the other great attraction of the promenade is located, the Los Arrayanes National Park. There, walking a path entablonado, you can see magnificent specimens of this species, which form a dense forest with unique characteristics: broad trunks, striking cinnamon bark with white spots and heights that exceed 15 meters, which give this place a magical appearance.Duration: 10 hoursLocation: Circuito Chico, San Carlos de Bariloche, Province of Rio Negro, PatagoniaDay 3 – San Martin de los Andes and Seven Lakes Road 8:00 hs – 19:00 hsThe route of this beautiful circuit includes the whole range of landscapes that can be enjoyed in this privileged region. The journey to San Martin, on a wooded road that crosses rivers and streams and borders several lakes (Nahuel Huapi, Correntoso, Espejo, Escondido, Villarino, Falkner and Machónico) on whose banks, some beaches and various panoramic points allow you to enjoy wonderful landscapes. Bordering the Lacar Lake, you arrive at San Martin de los Andes to have lunch and to know the city.Duration: 11 hoursLocation: Route of the Seven Lakes, San Martin de los Andes, Province of Neuquen, PatagoniaDay 2 - In 30 minutes of navigation you will arrive at Puerto Anchorena, located in the central and narrowest part of Victoria Island and its service center. There are different options of guided or free walks on marked trails, among which are: Ex Vivero National Trail, Interpretation Path "Antonio Pargade", Pto. Gross and old town, cave paintings and Playa del Toro, Balcony of Cerro Bella Vista, among others. Every corner of the island, with its wonderful landscapes, its rich history and its impressive natural environment, make this trip an experience to fully enjoy. The excursion continues to navigate to the Quetrihué Peninsula, where the other great attraction of the promenade is located, the Los Arrayanes National Park. There, walking a path entablonado, you can see magnificent specimens of this species, which form a dense forest with unique characteristics: broad trunks, striking cinnamon bark with white spots and heights that exceed 15 meters, which give this place a magical appearance.Duration: 8 hoursLocation: Isla Victoria, San Carlos de Bariloche, Province of Rio Negro, PatagoniaPart of the seven lakesPass By: Nahuel Huapi Lake, Province of Neuquen, PatagoniaPart of the seven lakes tourPass By: Lago Correntoso, Villa La Angostura, Province of Neuquen, PatagoniaPart of the seven lakes tourPass By: Lago escondido y Puente Romano, San Carlos de Bariloche, Province of Rio Negro, PatagoniaPart of the seven lakes tourPass By: Lago Escondido, Lago Escondido, Province of Tierra del Fuego, PatagoniaPart of the seven lakes tourPass By: Lago Espejo Chico, Villa La Angostura, Province of Neuquen, PatagoniaPart of the seven lakes tourPass By: Lago Espejo Grande, Villa La Angostura, Province of Neuquen, PatagoniaPart of the Circuto chico tourPass By: Mirador Bahia Lopez, San Carlos de Bariloche, Province of Rio Negro, PatagoniaPart of the Circuito chico tourPass By: Parque Municipal Llao Llao, San Carlos de Bariloche, Province of Rio Negro, PatagoniaPart of the Circuito chico tour and Isla VictoriaPass By: Puerto Panuelo, San Carlos de Bariloche, Province of Rio Negro, Patagonia

$390 Walking & Biking Tours

Bariloche 3 tours with adrenaline

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productDay 1 – Villegas River RaftingWe go to look for the passengers by the Hotel and we leave Bariloche by the route 40. We go towards Villegas passing through the lakes Gutiérrez, Mascardi and Guillelmo.Once in the boarding place, at the confluence of the Villegas and Manso rivers, we dressed with the river equipment and after a brief safety talk by the head-guide we are ready to start the descent.Surrounded by exuberant vegetation the crystalline waters of the Manso become exciting ... Billiard Band, Hippopotamus Tooth, Russian Mountain and Magnetic Rock are the most intense rapids that we will sail. In the summer months the sun invites us to enjoy a dip in the warm backwaters that form the waters of the river. When we reach the Lower Manso valley we conclude the navigation.At our exclusive Puerto Manso Parador, after changing our clothes, we enjoyed a delicious snack to later return to Bariloche.Operability: November to April. Required: Over 05 years. Duration: 5 hoursLocation: Punto Limite Rafting & Expediciones, San Carlos de Bariloche, Province of Rio Negro, PatagoniaDay 2 – San Martin de los Andes and Seven Lakes RoadThe route of this beautiful circuit includes the whole range of landscapes that can be enjoyed in this privileged region. The journey to San Martin, on a wooded road that crosses rivers and streams and borders several lakes (Nahuel Huapi, Correntoso, Espejo, Escondido, Villarino, Falkner and Machónico) on whose banks, some beaches and various panoramic points allow you to enjoy wonderful landscapes. Bordering the Lacar Lake, you arrive at San Martin de los Andes to have lunch and to know the city.Duration: 8 hoursLocation: Route of the Seven Lakes, San Martin de los Andes, Province of Neuquen, PatagoniaDay 3 – Small Circuit with Chairflift Campanario Hill + Cathedral HillThe Small Circuit is the presentation of Bariloche. It is a walk to enjoy and savor. The beauty of the landscape is present throughout the journey. Various points along the way and some natural viewpoints, such as Bahía López and Punto Panorámico, are ideal for contemplating this marvel. The chairlift of Cerro Campanario, located in the "center of the landscape" (Km 17), elevates it "to the right height of amazement" to enjoy the most beautiful view of the area. In front of Puerto Pañuelo, the Llao Llao Hotel and the San Eduardo Chapel, are unique attractions for visitors. Catedral Hill is the most important Ski Center in South America. During the winter season, it offers a wide and varied infrastructure of services for skiing and snowboarding to enjoy the snow and its fantastic landscapes. Different means of lifting allow access to it at different times of the year.The rest of the year you can enjoy its magnificent panoramic views and in the summer to perform various activities that allow you to fully enjoy its stunning nature: mountain biking, horseback riding, abseiling, rock climbing or trekking, some of the many possibilities offered by the mountain to those who wish to enjoy it actively.Duration: 5 hoursLocation: Circuito Chico, San Carlos de Bariloche, Province of Rio Negro, PatagoniaThe chairlift of Cerro Campanario, located in the "center of the landscape" (Km 17), elevates it "to the right height of amazement" to enjoy the most beautiful view of the area. In front of Puerto Pañuelo, the Llao Llao Hotel and th1e San Eduardo Chapel, are unique attractions for visitors. At the end of the road, the bus stops at the port, to take the catamaran to navigate the lake to Victoria Island.In 30 minutes of navigation you will arrive at Puerto Anchorena, located in the central and narrowest part of Victoria Island and its service center.Duration: 3 hoursLocation: Cerro Catedral, San Carlos de Bariloche, Province of Rio Negro, Patagonia