About 1,600 kilometers or 2 hours flight time South West from Buenos Aires, the great Andes mountains spread into a landlocked lake area of sophisticated scenic contrasts. Nature blends rich greens and gentle blues in a myriad of streams and lakes framed by snow capped peaks and lightly clouded skies. It is a land of quiet beauty, of warm hearts and of youthful energy. Skiing, fishing, walking, climbing, dancing, skating, lovely gardens, graceful homes and interesting people who live in a paradise of sense and sensibility.

San Carlos de Bariloche is its centre, a town of hotels and guest houses on the Nahuel Huapi shores. From here a half day tour along the shores of lovely lakes or a full day excursion to Victoria Island will be remembered as highlights of any tour in South America. It is also the gateway to Chile. The beginning of a one or two day journey through lakes and mountain passes, in view of the thundering Tronador and graceful Osorno Volcanoes. A stay or meal at Peulla Inn, a boat journey across All Saints Lake and drive around Lake Llanquihue which ends at Puerto Montt, the Chilean sea fishing port on the Pacific Ocean.