When is the best
period to travel to Patagonia?
Patagonia has the best weather conditions between October and May.
The summer months are January, February and March, when the weather can
be quite hot, but always with a little breeze or wind.
Do I need horseriding
For horse riding tours
you don't need experience. Several tourists have done a three day trip
without ever riding before. They loved it! We go slowly up and down the
mountains to enjoy the landscapes.
How are the
bus connections from Buenos Aires?
Several busses leave
Buenos Aires daily. I recommend the super cama from Via Bariloche. They
leave at 15.00 hrs and arrive the next morning at 10.00 hrs. You have
a bed and all meals included. How much does a trip cost?
How much are horse
For horse riding tours I charge 100 euros for one day trips and 150 euros
for several days, including transport, horses, food and drinks.
How are hotels
I can organise little hotels in town at a cheap rate, stays in family
homes or luxurious cottages and hotels, up to your needs.
Can I stay in
Accommodation in my house is possible, though you need to accept my dog
Lahui and cat Pichihuel. The rate is 40 euros per day, including breakfast.
Can I learn Spanish
There are several Spanish schools in Bariloche to learn the language.
I could recommend however private classes with a private teacher.
How much is a peso,
compared to the euro?
Can you organise
other things for me?
I can book flights and buses all over the country for you. Pre-payment
Can you pick me
up from the airport or bus station?
When you have a tour booked with Arianepatagonia we pick you up free of
Are cars easy to
Renting a car is a great way to explore the country. Cars are not too
expensive to rent, though a drop off charge at another city can be quite
How long have you
lived in Bariloche?
I arrived in Bariloche in August 2003.
Is Bariloche a
destination by itself?
One could choose to come to Bariloche for a long period of time, though
taking the place as a center point to travel to Chile or the south is
recommended. Around Bariloche there is a lot to see, a good week is advisable.
How far is Chile?
There are boat trips to Chile (Puerto Montt), which take from 8 to 20
hrs, crossing the Andes by boat and parts by bus.
Bus connections are several times per day to Puerto Montt and take 7 hours.
Is Argentina dangerous?
Argentina is a country with an economical crisis at the moment. People
need money, so you need to be careful, especially in the big cities.
When you travel in the countryside of Patagonia, you don't have this problem.
Sometimes you only meet up with one or two cars per day.
Are there saunas
and massage places in Bariloche?
Yes, Bariloche is a spiritually developed city. You can have massages,
yoga classes, meditations, "temascal" sauna (traditional aboriginal
type of sauna) etc. Even spiritual horsetrips with meditation and purifications
are an option.