Cerro Otto, San Carlos de Bariloche

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Relax and enjoy the panoramic view over a network of lakes at Cerro Otto, one of Argentina's most renowned scenic viewpoints. You can take a cable car to the summit, appreciating the scenery out the window as you climb. If you're feeling energetic, save your pesos and trek up the 8 km (5 mi) path to truly earn the view at the top. After you've had your moment of reflection, reward yourself with a drink at the summit's rotating cafeteria. Our San Carlos de Bariloche planning tool makes visiting Cerro Otto and other San Carlos de Bariloche attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We took the cable car up to the top of Cerro Otto. It was too windy to hike farther up, and in fact by the time we wanted to come down they had closed the cable car due to wind. That caused some... 
    We took the cable car up to the top of Cerro Otto. It was too windy to hike farther up, and in fact by the time we wanted to come down they had closed the cable car due to wind. That caused some...  more »
  • Buy your tickets from the bureau on San Martin ave and enjoy a bus journey from there in the middle of Bariloche to the cable car and a return journey included. Excellent value trip especially for... 
    Buy your tickets from the bureau on San Martin ave and enjoy a bus journey from there in the middle of Bariloche to the cable car and a return journey included. Excellent value trip especially for...  more »
  • Ok so a different type of review. My wife and I ran up to and back down from Cerro Otto this morning. It is 16k from town and took just over 3 hours. It is very runnable with no real steep parts (600....  more
    Ok so a different type of review. My wife and I ran up to and back down from Cerro Otto this morning. It is 16k from town and took just over 3 hours. It is very runnable with no real steep parts (600....  more »
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  • nice view. but too expesive for the offer. but once in a like you must go
  • Great but a little bit like 80’s
  • Enjoyed amazing views from the top and the revolving restaurant. Met lovely people from the UK. Wish I could go back again
  • nice view!!
  • It's a fun alternative to Cerro Catedral if you have kids in your party. There are free shuttles to the base of the Cerro, but you have to buy your ticket to the gondola (adults are $900, kinds under 6 are free) before getting on the shuttle. The ride up the mountain in the gondola is beautiful, you get incredible views. Once at the top, there is a restaurant that rotates so you get 360 views. Food is just ok, there was a long wait (it was lunchtime), and the poor servers weren't able to keep up with the amount of people. There are some outdoor games, more fantastic views, and then you have the Circuito Otto -- cute little hike with a tour guide (ours was super friendly and funny) where you go through a hanging bridge, a fun house with mirrors, and a maze. Everything is small and kinda falling apart, but really fun to do with young kids. My kids are 3 and 5 -- they had tons of fun and left exhausted. You can do Cerro Otto in a long half day, or a late-start full day. Worth going!

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