1. Early morning arrival in Buenos Aires Argentina (EZE).
2. Taxi or bus (45 minutes) to the national airport (AEP), flight to Esquel.
3. Taxi to Hotel Casa de Piedra in Trevelin (45 minutes)
4. Shared Taxi provided at 9:00 a.m. to the border.
5. Exchile trip-pick-up at border, 9:45 a.m.
1. Post Exchile trip drop off at the border 7 p.m.
2. Shared Taxi provided to Casa de Piedra Hotel in Trevelin.
3. Next day, call a taxi from your hotel to the airport in Esquel.
4. Afternoon flight from Esquel to Buenos Aires domestic airport (AEP).
5. Taxi or bus to the International airport (EZE). Flight to your home country.
Brief Route Description:
The airport at Esquel is by far the closest jetport to the Futaleufu river valley. It is just forty five minutes ground transfer from the airport to the village of Trevelin and your reserved hotel. It avoids the 4.5 hours of driving from Bariloche, and allows you to be rested for the start of your trip in Futaleufu. Once you are in Trevelin relax, no more worries. You will have time to rest up, enjoy a great restaurant, and enjoy the Argentine culture. The next morning after breakfast (9 a.m.) provided remises/taxis will arrive, and drive our guests to the border. An exchile representative will meet you at the border at 9:45 a.m. to help with your crossing into Chile and take you to the nearby start of your trip. There is no faster or more relaxing way to get to the start of your Futaleufu adventure trip. At the end of the trip Exchile takes you to the border at 7 pm. A shared remis/taxi will take you to Hotel Casa de Piedra in Trevelin. You will have time for a shower and dinner at a nice restaurant.
Aerolineas Argentina is the only carrier to service Esquel from Buenos Aires. Flights fill quickly as there are only four flights a week so lock your reserve in early. We recommend using Gilda as a travel agent. Link to contact travel agent for reserves and quotes.
If you are searching for your flights make sure you have three hours legal connect time between your international flight arrival in Buenos Aires (EZE), and your departing flight to Esquel (EQS) from the Buenos Aires domestic airport (AEP). We recommend departing one's home town on Friday and flying through Miami, Dallas, or Atlanta for the early arrival. If you are coming from Europe you may want to consider spending a night in Buenos Aires before you fly to Esquel. For more information on finding your own air fare: Secure an air fare.
En-route ground transport:
If you like you can pre-reserve and pre-pay a personalized private transfer to drive you and your party to and from the airports on this route. Ask Gilda our travel agent to arrange pre-paid ground transport for you. In Buenos Aires the pre-trip and post-trip transfers between the international airport (EZE) and the Domestic airport (AEP) for the flight to Esquel (45 min). In Esquel, the pre-trip and post-trip transfers between the Esquel Airport and the Casa de Piedra hotel in Trevelin (45 min).
If you are used to traveling in a foreign country, speak a little Spanish, plan to carry cash, and do not mind saving a little money, you can pick up taxi’s to and from airports for the necessary transfers. In Buenos Aires and Esquel airports there are ground transport remis/taxi counters. En-route ground transport.
Pre and Post trip Hotel Reserve in Trevelin:
Reserve your hotel here.
Secure your trip reserve with Expediciones Chile:
Secure you reserve here.