• Location: Bariloche, Argentina
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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Visit Cerro Tronador, the tallest mountain in the Andean Lake District, on this full-day trip from Bariloche. Travel to Nahuel Huapi National Park via coach on a stunning scenic route across the Manso River. After a stop in the town of Pampa Linda, take a brief hike with an informative guide to Ventisquero Negro glacier and hear the booming sound of calving ice chunks.


  • Day trip to Cerro Tronador from Bariloche
  • Enjoy a scenic drive past mountain streams and the Manso River
  • Stop in the town of Pampa Linda and see the glacier of Ventisquero Negro
  • Admire the high Andean peaks of Cerro Tronador
  • Round-trip hotel transport from Bariloche included

What You Can Expect

Cerro Tronador Day Trip from Bariloche

Enjoy spectacular views of Cerro Tronador!

After pickup at your Bariloche hotel, settle in to your seat aboard the comfortable coach for the scenic drive toward Cerro Tronador. Cross the Pampo de Huenuleo and along the rippling creeks of Melgarejo and Pilmayen until you reach Lake Gutierrez. Stop to snap photos and stretch your legs at a lodge and private beach on the shores of this unspoiled body of water.

Climb back on the coach and continue along Mascardi Lake and across the popular white-water rafting destination, the Manso River. Stop in Pampa Linda, in the shadow of Cerrro Tronador, for lunch (own expense). Continue your coach journey through a forest of native lenga and coihue trees in the Vuriloches Valley until you reach the Ventisquero Negro (Black Snowdrift) glacier. 

Ride the coach a bit further to reach Cerro Tronador, the tallest mountain in the Lake District at 11,500 feet (3,500 meters). Home to seven glaciers, it was so named for the thunderous sound that ice chunks frequently make falling from the glaciers' faces. View Cerro Tronador's three peaks — Pico Chileno, Pico Argentino and Pico Internacional — while taking a short walk into the woods with your guide to view the glaciers. 

Return to your coach for the ride back to Bariloche and drop-off at your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Melissa W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Great day - amazing sights of the black glacier and lake, and nice hike near the mountain.
Guide was very knowledgable and enthusiastic, and although we were the only 'English speaker's she sat us near the front and gave us full coverage of the tour.

Peter C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

This is a great tour four for seeing the National Park. I was the only English speaking person on the tour and the guide had me sit behind him, so that after the Spanish commentary I was given the English one. The guide was very knowledgeable about the area and made sure everyone was looked after.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Para los amantes de la naturaleza. Excelente guía.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Es un lugar maravilloso, no te puedes perder esta visita al cerro tronador.

Geoffrey P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We really enjoyed this tour. We were the only English speaking people but the guide handled this well by sitting us up front so that he could explain everything to us separately by not using the microphone. Along the way, we stopped for some nice photo opportunities, as well as lunch, all while learning about the regional animals and plant/tree life. Upon arriving at the feature presentation of the glacier, we were given time to wander around and the guide showed us to the nearby waterfalls. He was knowledgable in regards to the glacier and the surrounding mountain peaks. Once we left the glacier, the driver got us back to town as soon as possible, all while listening to some nice music. Speaking of the driver, he was very courteous as well. We even coincidentally saw him around town the next few days and he came up to tell us hello and wish us well!

Ilai A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

Nature at tis best, so is the guide. Perhaps more attention to English-speaking tourists.

Chikkathambu A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

The tour and the stop over at San Martin is highly enjoyable. It was like a family excursion.

Ellen T

4 star rating: Recommended February 2018

Enjoyable afternoon. We purchased the VIP tickets and it was worth it. Lovely day.

Ann J

4 star rating: Recommended January 2017

A lot of time in the van, but the sights made it very worthwhile.

Francisco C

4 star rating: Recommended September 2015

Very good day. The guide was very good and the views delightful. Just don't give 5 stars cause trekking on the perito Moreno was even better.

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