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Brazo Tristeza, 2-day Kayaking expedition from Bariloche

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Join Luciano, AAGM-certified mountain guide, on a fabulous kayaking outing to Brazo Tristeza, in Nahuel Huapi Lake. Come to Bariloche and discover a unique area of the Argentinean Patagonia!



2 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec




  • Explore a breathtaking region of the Argentinean Patagonia.
  • Paddle to Brazo Tristeza, a remote area of Nahuel Huapi Lake.
  • Enjoy kayaking on deep-blue water with an expert guide.


Would you like to enjoy a stunning adventure in the deep-blue lakes of Patagonia? Then come to Bariloche for a 2-day kayaking experience to Brazo Tristeza!

San Carlos de Bariloche, most known as Bariloche, is at the foothills of the Andes mountain range, on the shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake. Both the city and the lake are part of the Nahuel Huapi National Park, the oldest in Argentina. This beautiful area is one of the most popular skiing, trekking and mountaineering destinations in South America.

Nahuel Huapi, in northern Patagonia, is a 529 km2 deep-blue lake surrounded by lush forests and huge peaks. On this 2-day kayaking tour we will reach one of the seven branches of Brazo Tristeza.

Comfortable and stable kayaks will allow us to explore this pristine lake. We will reach amazing waterfalls and enjoy breathtaking views of the Andes mountains including Lopez, Capilla and Tronador, among others!

We can also try some easy hikes in the area. At night, we will sleep in tents very close the the lake, surrounded by fabulous natural scenery. You can check the complete itinerary below!

So, if you want to discover the beauty of Northern Patagonia, please contact me for this kayaking expedition to Brazo Tristeza. Let me guide you to one of the most remote spots of Nahuel Huapi Lake in Bariloche!

I also offer an exciting hiking adventure in this same National Park. Check it out here.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Drinks

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner


Day 0: Previous meeting

The day before the trip I’ll visit you at your accommodation in Bariloche to meet and check the equipment.

Day 1: Bariloche - Brazo Tristeza

After a few minutes of easy paddling, we’ll get to Brazo Tristeza. There is plenty of time to stop, relax and enjoy the surroundings. We will have lunch on one of the secluded beaches, and then continue towards the campsite.

During the afternoon, we can go for short walks to explore the area, take photos or relax on the beaches with splendid views of the mountains and lakes.

Lunch, Snacks & Dinner included  – Tent & Camp included.


Day 2: Brazo Tristeza - Bariloche

After a tasty and hearty breakfast and some free time, we’ll pack up our gear and tents and paddle towards the end of Brazo Tristeza. we’ll take an easy hike on the banks of River Frey to an impressive waterfall and granite toboggan.

Back in the kayaks, we’ll start the return trip along the opposite coast to continue discovering this wild part of Nahuel Huapi National Park. The expedition ends at Bahía López in the afternoon, and we’ll drive back to your accommodation in Bariloche.

Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks & Dinner included. 

*** This itinerary may change based on the group and the weather conditions.



More info

Equipment needed (not included):

Personal clothing Everything not mentioned as Included Recommended equipment list:

Sleeping bag (-5ºC) Therm-a-rest Waterproof jacket (gore tex or similar) Mountain / fast drying pants & extra Base layer & extra Fleece & extra Woolen hat / gloves Cap / sunscreen Rain gear (in case of bad weather) Sandals & hiking shoes Pair of socks & extra Headlamp Small towel & toiletries Personal Items

Meeting point

San Carlos de Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentina.

About the guide

I grew up with my family in Patagonia, Argentina. My parents emigrated here from northern Italy, close to the Alps, after the the Second World War, looking for a better life and new opportunities.

My father, Felipe Frasson, nicknamed “Pippo” by his relatives and friends, fell in love with Patagonia, the Andes and the outdoor lifestyle, becoming a great rock climber, alpinist, genuine adventurer and explorer in the 1960- 75’. He did many successful expeditions and first ascents in Patagonia, Argentina and also in the Peruvian Andes.

During my childhood and adolescence, I spent long summers and winters with my family hiking, skiing, climbing and paddling in Bariloche and Patagonia, my place in the world. After graduating as a Physical Education teacher, lifeguard and a qualified mountain guide (member of AAGM), and after travelling all around Patagonia, Chile, Europe and the Dolomites, I founded SENZA LIMITI ADVENTURES.

As a guide, I want to pass on my passion for the mountains, nature and the outdoor lifestyle on to others, allowing me to share with visitors from all over the world the natural beauties of this magic land of adventurers & explorers.


Portuguese | Italian | German | French | English



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