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Las Balsas Relais & Chateaux

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Las Balsas is a luxury Patagonian-style hotel with one of the most picturesque waterside settings in the Argentine lake district. 

This striking luxury lodge, constructed in local wood with slate roofs and huge windows,  sits close to Villa la Angostura in the heart of the Argentine lake district. The grounds stretch over the lower slopes of a clutch of forested hills, and down to the northern shores of the lake Nahuel Huapi.

The 15 guest rooms are individually designed and most have attractive lake views. There is a bar and restaurant overlooking the lake offering enticing dishes prepared using locally sourced ingredients such as freshwater fish and vegetables from the hotel garden.

In addition to soaking up the views of the rugged mountain scenery, you can relax in the sumptuous spa with its outdoor heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and massage room.  You’ll be torn - tempted to stay on the property to enjoy its splendid facilities but also drawn to the surrounding countryside where you can go hiking and biking through the trails of the Nahuel Huapi National Park.

Other options include sports fishing (Nov-Apr) and a variety of water sports such as kayaking, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing and rafting on the cobalt waters of the lake and rivers which feed it. Indeed, the hotel has its own private beach, pier and dock. It comes as no surprise that this gorgeous  property is listed in the prestigious Relais & Chateaux portfolio.

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What our clients say

  • So many highlights. We wee deeply impressed by the stunning natural beauty of Argentina. Iguazu, Humahuaca, Perrito Moreno and Mount Fitzroy in particular.

    JD, London
  • Trekking on the Perito Moreno Glacier, seeing Condors in the Andes, crossing the Andes by boat and bus, the whole visit to Ushuaia. This was probably the most varied and…

    PN, Guildford
  • I have wanted to visit Argentina for years.  Journey Latin America helped by interpreting our desires and pulled together an excellent itinerary.  Our journey will be one of the most…

    LT, Wimborne
  • Highlights:The visit to the milonga for my husband and the Iguazu Falls for me

    LS, Dorchester
  • Impossible to choose a highlight - the variety made it great. the Falls were a highlight, plus Palermo Viejo in BA    

    KW, London
  • Each day gave us stunning scenery, amazing sights and the friendliness of the Argentinian people. Although one particular highlight was seeing an armadillo on the road from El Calafate..

    YGG, Wirral
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Our Expert's Opinion

With a private beach, a superb restaurant, and a beautifully set swimming pool and hot tub overlooking the shimmering lake, Las Balsas is a wonderfully luxurious property in which to catch your breath and have some downtime, so make sure you plan enough time to have at least one free day to enjoy the property itself.

Ben
Ben Line Travel Expert Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

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  • Hannah
    Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert

    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.

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    Ben Line - Travel Expert

    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

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    Juliet Ellwood - Travel Expert

    After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!

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    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

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    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert

    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

  • Paul Winrow Giffin
    Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert

    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

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