Red de Turismo Comunitario Cultural Rural Patagonica: Bariloche Discovery Tour: Homestay with Locals

Bariloche Discovery Tour: Homestay with Locals

Province Rio Negro, Argentina

Red de Turismo Comunitario Cultu...

Community-based cooperative

3 days/2 nights
From$382 USDper person

Red de Turismo Comunitario Cultural Rural Patagonica supports families in different towns around Patagonia by providing direct economic benefits and promotes cultural exchange between them and the visitors.

Tour Highlights

  • Visit an agricultural community in Patagonia and help them preserve their culture and environment.
  • Explore the surrounding sights while horseback riding.
  • Connect with locals and learn first hand about their daily life.

Tour revenue is reinvested in the community fund which contributes to the maintenance and improvement of the area as well as the families that are part of the network.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment from November - April

  • Start Time

    Flexible, however, activities begin in the morning

  • Duration

    3 days/2 nights

  • Good For

    Adults, Families, Professionals

  • Languages

    Spanish

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 8

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Binoculars, Camera, Change of clothes, Comfortable shoes for walking, Hat, Light shirt, Sunglasses, Sunscreen lotion, Warm clothes

Tour Description

Become immersed in Argentine culture spending 3 days with a host family. Learn about their daily chores and activities and taste the delicious traditional foods personally prepared by them. In this one of a kind experience, enjoy the following:

Day 1: Delicious welcome breakfast prepared by your local hosts. Discover their traditional lifestyle and enjoy an introductory workshop about horseback riding safety practices. Ride for about 3 hours through the surrounding beautiful landscapes up to the viewpoint and admire the “Las Buitreras” hill and the condors flying around. Upon return, enjoy a home cooked lunch. Spend the rest of the afternoon engaging in traditional activities, leisure walks around the river, resting and enjoying home cooked snacks. As night falls, join the family in the cabin for dinner.

Day 2: Adventure into a second day of horseback riding through different paths around the river and through the woods for approximately 6 hours. Explore the different animals inhabiting the area as the trail ends in the Mallin Redondo where lunch is served. Wander through different sights and streams on the way back to the cabin. Enjoy another delicious snack, rest and enjoy the family’s grounds and views. Savor one last traditional dinner as the family prepares a typical asado (BBQ).

Day 3: After enjoying breakfast, hike for about 2-3 hours with the local family and admire breathtaking views. Learn about the history of their land and town. Assist the hosts in the preparation of the last day’s lunch. After resting, learn more in-depth about their daily chores and activities in their rural lifestyle. Before ending this experience, choose to have a snack by the river or take a dip in the river to refresh before heading back.

Activities and schedules may vary depending on final placement with host family. Details can be discussed and modify upon request.
Also available for shorter stay (2 days/1 night).

Tour Start Address

Bariloche. Exact address depends on host family assigned, address will be provided, Province Rio Negro, Patagonia, Argentina

How To Get There

Transportation from Bariloche or Dina Huapi to your destination can be arranged. Please inquire at [email protected]

More About Red de Turismo Comunitario Cultural Rural Patagonica

Mission

To promote intercultural understanding and the sustainable development of our communities through mutual learning with visitors.

Main Programs

  • Promoting our culture and preservation of the environment

  • Supporting youth through the legal process of maintaining their land

  • Empowering women

Awards & Recognition

National Contest of Rural Tourism
2º Premio del Concurso Nacional de Turismo Rural