Nahuel Huapi National Park from Cerro Campanario | Bariloche | Argentina
FROM: AUD $1,995

Watch the incredible 2020 total solar eclipse in style on this 4-day express tour to Bariloche in Argentina. Enjoy gourmet food and wine as you see this incredible spectacle unfold from an exclusive observation camp, and take a scenic tour of Bariloche to admire its rolling hills, lakes and mountains.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Total Solar Eclipse - watch this incredible natural phenomena in Patagonia on the 14 December 2020
Bariloche - take a scenic tour of the beautiful surroundings of Bariloche including a climb to the top of Campanario Hill for amazing views
Experience this amazing astronomical event at an exclusive observatory camp and enjoy gourmet food and wine as the spectacle unfolds
Spend three nights at the charming Petit Penisula Hotel by Lake Nahuel Huapi

Included

3 breakfasts & 1 gourmet picnic lunch with premium Argentinian wines
Airport arrival and departure transfers on days 1 and 4
Full day solar eclipse excursion to an exclusive observatory camp with an astronomer guide
All relevant transfers and transportation in private vehicles
Maximum group size: 22
3 nights 3 star boutique hotel
Expert local guides for scheduled sightseeing
Half day Bariloche scenic tour
Eclipse viewing glasses

Not Included

International flights and visas
Tipping – an entirely personal gesture
Items of a personal nature, additional meals and drinks
Bariloche Eco Tax - $2 per day ($6 in total) to be paid directly to the hotel at time of check in

Itinerary

Day 1

Bariloche

Sunday 13th December 2020. Welcome to Argentina! On arrival in Bariloche, you'll be met by our representative and transferred to the Peninsula Petit Hotel. Located on the shore of magical Lake Nahuel Huapi, the hotel boasts incredible views of the surrounding forests and mountains. The rest of today is free to relax or go exploring in the area. There's a private beach at the hotel where you're sure to bump into the friendly hotel dog, Nahuel, who is very popular with visitors.
Overnight: Bariloche

Day 2

Total Solar Eclipse

14th December 2020. Experience the incredible astronomical event that is a total solar eclipse today. We have a full day excursion to an exclusive Nomad observatory camp, at a privileged location along the central path of the eclipse, near Piedra del Aguila. Departing Bariloche with our local guide early this morning, enjoy a incredibly scenic drive to the vast steppe lands in the east of Nahuel Huapo National Park. Arriving at our eclipse camp, you can have a drink, relax and await the eclipse in comfort or go for a short hike in the stunning Patagonian wilderness.

The big event begins with a partial eclipse at 11:45 local time. 13.08 is the start of the total eclipse, with totality lasting for just under 2 minutes. We'll be in the perfect spot to watch this incredible spectacle unfold (subject to weather conditions). Eclipse glasses will be provided to ensure you can watch this natural phenomenon safely.

Solar eclipses usually occur twice a year, however total solar eclipses are rare. A total solar eclipse is when the moon perfectly aligns in front of the sun, plunging the entire area into total darkness. Look out for Baily's Beards as the eclipse unfolds - these small blots of lights appear just before the total eclipse and are caused by gaps in the mountains and valleys on the Moon's surface allowing sunlight to pass through in some places but not others.

After the mesmerising eclipse, we'll enjoy a delicious 'Campestre' picnic lunch at our camp, accompanied by premium Argentinian wines. Relax and reflect on the spectacle you just witnessed before we return to the hotel in Bariloche, arriving late afternoon.
Overnight: Bariloche  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

Bariloche Scenic Tour

We spend our final day in Bariloche exploring the staggeringly beautiful Patagonian hills. Our half day sightseeing tour of the region will take in the breathtaking vistas of Lake Nahuel Huapi and Victoria Island. We also head through pine forest and past towering rock formations to the top of Campanario Hill. The incredible views from the top of the hill were voted one of the "Top 10 Views in the World” by National Geographic. The rest of the day can be spent further exploring Bariloche and its surrounding area at leisure.
Overnight: Bariloche  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Bariloche

Wednesday 16th December 2020. Today our amazing solar eclipse adventure comes to an end. Enjoy a final breakfast at the hotel before an included transfer takes you to the airport for your onward flight.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

This tour is guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 4 persons. Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the per person price. If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same gender on your tour, this can be arranged provided there is another single traveller booked on the tour date of your choosing. If a roommate cannot be found the single room supplement will apply.

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AUD $1,995
AUD $340

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Peninsula Petit Hotel, Bariloche

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

This enchanting boutique hotel is set in an idyllic location, on the shore of picturesque Lake Nahuel Huapi. With attractive Patagonian decor and modern amenities including WiFi, the well appointed guest rooms all offer incredible views of the lake, native forest and surrounding hills. The hotel's restaurant and tea house serves delicious home cooked meals and guests can enjoy leisurely strolls through the beautiful gardens down to the private beach. Located in San Pedro’s Peninsula, the property is 12.4 miles from downtown Bariloche, which can easily be reached by bus or taxi.

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Bariloche
Ends
Bariloche
Departs
13th December 2020
Group Size
Min 4 / Max 22
Hotel Rating
3 star
Tour Guide
Local guides for scheduled sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 3, Lunch: 1
Visiting
Countries
View of the lakes and wilderness of Bariloche
View of the lakes and wilderness of Bariloche
View of the lakes and wilderness of Bariloche
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