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Futaleufu via Bariloche Argentina

Brief Route Description:
Bariloche Argentina is about 4.5 hours away from Trevelin by Remis.  There are over 12 flights a day from Buenos Aires and one flight a day from El Calafate. We recommend pre-paying for remises to transfer you to your pre- trip hotel in Trevelin.  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. 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.

An alternative is the Bus. The Bariloche  terminal is 15 minutes from the Bariloche airport by Taxi. By bus 4.5  hours to Esquel.  From the Esquel bus station there is a twenty five minute taxi ride to the Casa de Piedra hotel in Trevelin. 6 hours from the arrival of your flight till you are in the Hotel.  Keep an eye on your baggage in the Bariloche Bus station before they load it on the bus.  

Futaleufu via Bariloche


1. Fly: Overnight to Buenos Aires Intl.
2. Bus: To Domestic Airport, (1 hr).
3. Fly:
to Bariloche  
4. Taxi:
Bariloche Airport to hotel in Trevelin (5hr). Sleep.
5. Taxi:
To Chilean border at 9 am (45 min).
6. Adventure starts:
10 am at the border.

End of Exchile Adventure (5 pm):

1. Taxi: Border to Hotel in Bariloche (5.5 hrs). Sleep.
2. Taxi: Hotel to Bariloche Airport (20 min).
3. Fly:
Bariloche to Buenos Aires Domestic Airport.
4. Bus:
Domestic to Intl. Airport Buenos Aires (1 hr).
5. Fly:
To home country (overnight).

Arrival Buenos Aires
The two Buenos Aires airports are separated by 32 miles.
The B.A. International Airport:  Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) commonly called Ezeiza.
The B.A. Domestic Airport: Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (AEP) commonly called Aeroparque. Domestic flights depart this airport.

Ground Transport between the two Airports in Buenos Aires.
Ground transport between Buenos Aires Airports.
A bus with wifi takes around 75 minutes (approx $16 usd)
A legal connection between your flights when you purchase your tickets is 3 hours, and it should be enough. The flight to Esquel departs after noon giving you lots of time to get to it unless your international flight is delayed significantly.

A Bus seat or Remis/Taxi or the can be reserved at the TiendaLeon counter in the customs area of the International airport when you arrive.

First ask them at the counter when the next bus departs for the Domestic airport and calculate if you will get to the airport 50 to 60 minutes before your flight to Bariloche.

Remis or Bus? A remis (a taxi without a meter operating on a fixed price for the route) will take 45 minutes (approx $60 usd) This is an option to use in Buenos Aires if you think you are running late and need to speed your arrival to catch the flight to Bariloche. You will arrive 20 to 25 minutes quicker than the bus.

If you flew Aerolineas Argentinas internationally you will be eligible to print a free coupon for the bus to transfer between the Buenos Aires Airports. Enter your last name and reserve code here.  Print and, turn this coupon in at the counter in exchange for the free ticket to board the bus waiting outside the Terminal. If you are flying an International carrier other than Aerolineas Argentinas you may purchase the bus ticket at the counter. You could also purchase the bus ticket here online.

Arrive at AeroParque(AEP) in Buenos Aires.
Aerolineas Argentina and LATAM fly AeroParque - Bariloche. There are multiple flights a day.

Arrive Bariloche Airport (BRC) Land in Patagonia on the dry side of the Andes. (4.5 hours. Remis to Trevelin)

Ground Transport between Bariloche Airport and Futaleufu (Chile border).
Remises are Argentine taxis without meters. They are willing to work remote areas with gravel roads that we traverse near the border between Chile and Argentina.

For your convenience you can prepay all ground transports to and from Bariloche, Argentina when you sign up for your trip. From Bariloche you and your group can be met by Remis/Taxis with drivers that we know, trust and have radio contact with our office. Three passengers per vehicle plus luggage. You can do it with a night in Trevelin or direct to Futaleufu.

Arriving to Futaleufu from Bariloche Airport: ($420 usd per vehicle).
Bariloche Airport to your hotel in Trevelin (4.5 hr).
Next morning, Hotel in Trevelin to the border with Chile (45 min).

Departing Futaleufu to Esquel: ($420 usd per vehicle).
End of your trip to Hotel in Trevelin (45 min).
Next day from Hotel to the airport in Esquel (4.5 hrs).

Update Border Crossing Regulations 2017-2018:

Guests arriving to Futaleufu through Argentina, please be advised that an Exchile representative will be waiting to pick you up on the CHILE side of the border.

Due to stricter regulations, we are no longer able to meet you at the Argentina border and walk you across the “no man’s land” to the Chilean Border.

Therefore when your Remis(taxi) drops you off at the Argentine border, first clear customs, and then proceed to walk down the road (500 yards) to the Chilean border. An Exchile representative will be waiting there to help you clear Chilean customs and transport you to Futaleufu.

Any questions please feel free to call our office. We look forward to sharing our paradise playground with you soon!

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Pre and Post trip Hotel Reserve in Trevelin:
Reserve your rooms in Casa de Piedra in Trevelin here.

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