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Puerto Varas/Bariloche

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Puerto Varas/Bariloche

We will be two couples traveling together at the end of February 2007 and have tentatively planned three nights and two full days in Puerto Varas and three nights and two full days in Bariloche. Are there good local guides who would take all four of us on day excursions or is it even necessary for guides? Would renting a car in each city for traveling to surrounding sites be easy enough?

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1. Re: Puerto Varas/Bariloche

Puerto Varas and Bariloche are chalk and cheese. Bariloche is a medium sized city and P. Varas is a small town. You should not need a guide in either place if you have a good guidebook. Both places have tourist agencies which can arrange day trips to sights in the area which might be easier than renting a car. The end of February will be very full in Puerto Varas as it is the most popular month for local tourism.

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