Journey to Bariloche

Bariloche, nestled in the foothills of the Andes and surrounded by picturesque alpine lakes, is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers. The journey to get there may have been challenging, but the reward was well worth it. From skiing and snowboarding in the winter to hiking and rafting in the summer, Bariloche offers a wide range of activities for visitors to enjoy.

Travel plans

As I boarded my flight from Seattle to Houston, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of excitement about what lay ahead. The prospect of exploring a new place, immersing myself in its culture, and experiencing the great outdoors on a secluded island was exhilarating. But little did I know, my journey was just beginning.

My plans had me flying on 3 different airlines, starting with Alaska Airlines, and each leg was on a different alliance. I was also departing on Christmas morning. It had been just days since Alaska Airlines had massive cancelations due to ice storms, and Southwest was about to start its week-long breakdown. There was zero room for delay or failure.

After a stopover in Houston (IAH), where I grabbed one of the two bags I departed with, I set off on the next leg of my journey with United Airlines to Ezeiza Airport (EZE).

EZE was a whirlwind of activity, with long immigration lines and a complicated taxi booking system, but after a quick cab to AEP airport and another queue, I was ready to board the next flight to Bariloche.

This flight would take me to Bariloche airport (BRC) with a short layover at Viedma (VDM).


As the plane made its descent into BRC, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of awe at the stunning scenery below. Snow-capped peaks and vibrant blue lakes were visible from my window seat, and I knew that this would be a trip to remember. Finally, after two long days of travel, I had arrived in Bariloche, ready for the adventure to begin.

In Bariloche, at last