Cerro Tronador Day Trip From Bariloche

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Be awed by the thunderous sound of calving glaciers at Cerro Tronador (Tronador Hill), the highest mountain in the Andean Lake District, located in the heart of Nahuel Huapi National Park. Soak up the breathtaking scenery on a day trip from Bariloche. Youll pass gorgeous mountain streams and cross the Manso River before a short walk to the glaciers with your knowledgeable guide a sight to remember!


  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Reaching an elevation of approximately 11,500 feet (3,500 meters), Cerro Tronador is the highest mountain in the Lake District, located near Bariloche on the border between Argentina and Chile. An extinct volcano in the southern Andes, Tronador was named 'thunderer' for the frequent sound produced by the ice tumbling from its seven glaciers.

Start your day trip to Cerro Tronador upon pickup from your hotel in Bariloche, and enjoy the scenic drive aboard the coach, crossing the Pampa de Huenuleo en route. Travel alongside Pilmayen and Melgarejo creeks until you arrive at Gutierrez Lake, where youll stop at a lodge with its own private beach, including two wharves and a boat ramp.

Back aboard the coach, continue along the east side of Mascardi Lake, crossing the Manso River one of the regions top white-water rafting rivers to reach the base of Cerro Tronador. After a stop in the village of Pampa Linda for lunch (own expense), cross part of the Vuriloches Valley past a forest of coihues and lengas until your coach arrives at the glacier called Ventisquero Negro (Black Snowdrift). Here, see where the Manso River begins its journey all the way to the Atlantic Ocean.

Just a bit further ahead, arrive at the foot of Cerro Tronador and gaze up at its three characteristic peaks Pico Argentino, Pico Internacional and Pico Chileno before embarking on a short, guided walk to the glaciers. Listen to the thunderous sound of ice calving off the glaciers as you approach, and look for mountaineers on three-day expeditions to the summit of Tronador before returning by coach to your Bariloche hotel.

Inclusions for Cerro Tronador Day Trip From Bariloche

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions for Cerro Tronador Day Trip From Bariloche

  • National park entrance fee (approx. USD 15)
  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Adult pricing applies to all travelers over the age of 2

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Para los amantes de la naturaleza. Excelente guía.

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

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Because of the local agent's coinfusion of dates, the trip never happened

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

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

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