I’m travelling to Argentina with another chicka in Oct (both late 20’s), we’ll spend to spend a week in BA (meeting a local friend there) then heading to Mendoza and down to Bariloche (1 week), onto El Bolson (1 week) and then cross over to Chile and spend another week around the lake district there (is this enough or should more time be spent there rather Argentina?), but don’t know where. Too many places to choose from any suggestions?
We like hiking (not really hard core climbs though, just day hikes), kayaking, horseriding, rafting, waterfalls, hot springs, wildlife... You can do this all over the area, so has anyone had some special experiences, special places, tours, they would share or recommend?
We’ll be staying in hostels and we are on a budget, my Spanish is alright and my mate is Italian, so she chats away fine!... we like things a bit off the beaten track, I know Bariloche is touristy but I thought it might be a good base to explore the surrounding parks, if anyone can suggest other places please do....
Some of the parks seem expensive if you get tours and transport etc, can you hitch there and walk on your own?
We’re heading to Bolivia after so it’s bus vs plane, but we want to see salt flats, so thinking a bus might be better with a stop in Santiago to break it up...
Any tips hints will be appreciated!