Boat Trip to Victoria Island and the Arrayanes Forest
Explore the natural landscapes of Victoria Island on a journey from Puerto Pañuelo, a lake harbor located just outside of Bariloche. After a 30-minute cruise across Lake Nahuel Huapi to Puerto Anchorena, you’ll take a chairlift up to Cerro Bella Vista, then hike through the Arrayanes Forest. Round-trip hotel transport included.
Board your cruise vessel at Puerto Pañuelo after hotel pickup in central Bariloche and set off across scenic Lake Nahuel Huapi. After the 30-minute ride to Victoria Island you’ll go ashore in Puerto Anchorena.
Hop into a chairlift and ride to the top of Cerro Bella Vista where you'll have panoramic views of Bahía Anchorena, the Llao Llao Hotel, and the entire Puerto Pañuelo area. After a rest stop here, embark on a nature walk through the Arrayanes Forest.
You'll have the option of hiking with your guide or going at your own pace. You can't go wrong with your trail choice; every corner of the island is host to magnificent views, rich history, and impressive natural surroundings. Step foot on the former National Nursery Trail or the Antonio Pargade Interpretation Trail for a look at an old settlement, cave paintings, Playa del Toro, and more. You'll also have the opportunity to take a short walk to the pebble beaches of Patagua Lagoon.
Visit a widely photographed wooden cottage built deep within the forest, a setting said to have been used as inspiration for the Walt Disney movie Bambi. You're welcome to enter the cottage for a tea and snack or to purchase handicrafts and souvenirs. At the end of the trail you will find a Visitor Center where you can visit with national park rangers.
Your day trip ends with the return boat ride and drop-off at your hotel in Bariloche.