We checked out of our Jungle lodge in Iguazu, and headed to the airport to catch our flight out. There are no direct flights from Iguazu to Bariloche. Ours went via Buenos Aires, so the journey pretty much takes the whole day. We landed in Bariloche around 4pm. We picked up our pre-booked rental car, and headed to the house I had booked, up on a mountain. The house was huge, with a large front yard, with a stunning view of the lake.
Since we had half a day left, we set out in on rental car on the short circuit drive. This drive is a loop drive with some nice scenery, with the surrounding mountains, with plenty of stops and lookouts on the way. We stopped on the roadside, where it looked like we could walk to the waterfront.
After spending some time taking photos, and admiring the clear water, we continued on the circuit. The road climbed steadily and offered spectacular views of the mountains around.
On one of the lookouts, we had some company.
After doing about 30% of the drive, we decided to call it a day since we were all tired from the flights. We drove to a nearby supermarket and stocked up on rice, beans, vegetables, milk, and bread for the next 4 days. The house had a spacious kitchen, and we had planned to cook dinner every day.