- 8 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
From 9 AM to 5 PM.
Round Trip Transfer.
English Speaker Guide.
Use of mountain hut facilities.
Beberages at Lunch.
What to bring?
Comfortable walking shoes and clothes.
- Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
- Local guide
San Carlos de Bariloche Hotels
We start in the morning by picking you up at the hotel. When the group is ready, we travel approximately 20 km to the Challhua-co valley.
This valley is a Natural Reserve because it is the only place in the world where an endemic species of amphibian commonly called “Challhua-co frog” lives.
After a 40-minute drive we get to the refugio, a rustic mountain lodge where the guide will brief you on the hike and tell you about the history of the place.
After this welcome, we set on a hike to Laguna Verde and encounter, as we go, the various inhabitants of the forest. We make some stops along the way, for instance, at Mallín de los Patos, a marsh that is full of ducks and cauquenes (ashy-headed geese) in spring.
It takes over an hour to get to the lagoon. Once there, we spend some time enjoying such a peaceful setting.
Then, we walk back to the refugio for lunch. They’ll be waiting for you to with pumpkin cream soup as a starter, casserole of lamb as the main course and lemon mousse with red fruit sauce for dessert.
After lunch, the guide will invite you for a short walk to Mirador del Valle, a nearby lookout point. You may join in or stay at the refugio drinking coffee and enjoying the warmth and the calm of the mountain hut.
Eventually, around 4 p.m., we drive you back into town.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- Infant meals not included
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.