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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Cerro Otto and many more San Carlos de Bariloche attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's San Carlos de Bariloche tourist route planner.
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  • Being very close to the city, Cerro Otto is an option that you can enjoy having long, 3-4 hours, or a full day excursion can be made. You Ascend by cable car, although some do it walking, climbing along marked trails. The vision of the city of Bariloche since the cable car is incredible. And from the terrace and the viewpoints, it is even more. A highlight is a sample of exact replicas of works by Miguel Ángel (piety, Moses, David), which are displayed in a special room next to the confectionery-
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  • Enjoy it in various ways, doing trekking along the path of pioneers near the YPF, in ascending car by the same path or the cable car which is the way to entering the Tearoom, but must pay the same to enter it. The views are beautiful and from the top can be walks of low demand, know the cabin of other Meiling, the place where this buried in winter enabled the Piedras Blancas complex overlooking route 40 and the other Bariloche, the most suffered.
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  • Is a stop forced whenever going to Bariloche, in addition to the ride in if is very nice the confectionery swivel. You can have lunch and they accept card. The prices are similar to any restaurant level medium. I highly recommend the ravioli stuffed with salmon.
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  • This is the location for the cable car up to Confitería Giratoria Cerro Otto. Bus 51 will drop you across the street on Pioneros. It's near KM5 on Bustillo but will require about a mile hike towards Pioneros. Unless you're hiking or biking to the top of Cerro Otto, it's pretty much the only way up. We showed up a half hour before the published closing time and they told us they were closed. The next day when we went to the top the listed last decent time was two hours after the published closing time. I'm not sure why "they were closed" but it is probably a "local thing". Just be aware if you're a tourist that you should get there first thing in the morning or at least a couple hours before closing. The view from the cable car on the way is amazing and worth the ride. I assume to "balance" the system they make you wait and let a lot of empty cable cars go by. Wait was only about 10 minutes but curious since I haven't seen that done before on other cable cars.
  • Kind of expensive but worth the investment. Try to arrive early because queues are very long and you will need to wait ages to enter the restaurant on top. Lots of kids.
  • Somewhere spectacular, impossible not to go if you're going to bariloche. Not to be missed.
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  • Because it has a great view and excellent rotating confectionery. Also I was with my family and loved my daughter
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  • Expensive and never be Copán with resident.
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