January 15, 2020
This is the wild and pristine wilderness that dreams are made of. For the nature lovers, hikers, explorers, adrenaline seekers, and landscape-obsessed photographers, Bariloche will be the town that kicks off our obsession with Patagonia. We'll want to take it slow during the week to prep for the many weekend adventures that await us: paragliding, kayaking, overnight hikes to legendary summits, zip-lining, biking, road-tripping, and nature walks where it'll be hard to put our cameras down. Let's spend a month in the mountain air, letting nature's beauty take ahold of us.
What's a Make it Happen Chapter?
Make it Happen Chapters aren't fully confirmed Chapters...yet. When the Tribe suggests a new location, we sometimes check the demand using a voting system before officially confirming the Chapter. If there's lots of interest, the community made the Chapter happen and we're going! If there's not, it's a chance to leave behind a less popular destination in favor of somewhere we really want to go.
Do you want to head to Patagonia this March? Voting for a Make it Happen Chapter is similar to the normal booking process, see details on how to request a spot here.
Experience Patagonia with the Tribe
Take on Bariloche with the Tribe and discover a new side to Argentina. Open your mind to the cocreated community experiences, adventures, and classic WiFi Tribe moments that'll make our time here one of a kind.
Get outside at sea level or a bird's eye view
Bariloche is a four-season town, and the autumn months open up the flood gates for adrenaline-pumping activities. Bike the winding roads of Circuito Chico and hit the many trails along the way that summit to incredible views. Fly like a bird while paragliding above Bariloche and kayak to scenic waterfalls on Nahuel Huapi, the region's most prominent lake. Patagonia is for adventurers, and we won't waste a second testing out the outdoor sports around us.
Stargaze while staying overnight at a refugio
Venture just outside of town to hike Cerro Catedral or drive to see Cerro Tronador and be rewarded with an unmatched starry-night sky during our overnight at the refugio. Atop Cerro Catedral, we'll take a chilly dip in the lagoon while the sun is still shining. Over at Tronador, we'll traverse between two glaciers and get our feet a little snowy in the process. These hikes are not to be missed.
Road trip through the Ruta de Siete Lagos
A road trip through the Ruta de Siete Lagos on the famous Rt. 40 is filled with pullovers to the 7 lakes that sit between La Angostura and San Martin de los Andes. When we hop in the car, grab a window seat to gawk at the views along the way. A new snowcapped mountain and flowery field will meet us around every turn.
Indulge in a steady diet of beer & chocolate
In the chocolate capital of Argentina, why not top off every great work week with a sweet treat? Try Mamushka for authentic bites or Rapanui to dig into some ice cream too. Weekends are best to stop at Patagonia Cervecería for a cold one. Grab an Adirondack chair, sip leisurely, and try every beer on the menu, you'll never want to step away from this view.
Our Home in Patagonia
Near Playa Bonita
Bed & breakfast
Each room has an ensuite bathroom, closet, and a desk and chair. There's also a small kitchen we can use and the property's restaurant will be open too.
The property has a big living room with a toasty fireplace, a dining room, and multiple common rooms (indoor and out) for coworking or just hanging out.
There's an outdoor pool with a furnished terrace for any unseasonably warm days and a pool table for a few game nights.
Good to Know
Our coliving home is sitting 300m from the lake. We're a 15 minute walk to Playa Bonita, and a 15 minute drive to downtown Bariloche. The main road with access to public transportation and taxis is just behind our home.
The bed & breakfast is homey and the decor is quaint, but the property has all the amenities we need.
We can opt to rent cars (there are multiple rental agencies in town), there is parking onsite. Or the property offers vans and minibuses that we can hire.
Make a Chapter Happen in Patagonia
Make it Happen Chapters need a minimum number of members to book a spot within a certain timeframe (usually a few weeks) before the Chapter is officially confirmed.
When requesting to book, your intention is to join the Chapter so you'll put a deposit down to hold your spot as we wait for more members to show interest. If we get enough bookings by November 23rd, then the Chapter is confirmed and we'll see each other in Patagonia in March. If there isn't enough interest, the Chapter will be cancelled and your deposit will be released to use for a future Chapter booking. Have questions? Find more details in this blog post.
Learn more about how WiFi Tribe Chapter prices work:
Joining your 1st or 2nd Chapter
Joining your 3rd or 4th Chapter
Joining your 5th or 6th Chapter
Joining your 7th Chapter then for life
If you previously purchased a Chapter Plan and have deposits remaining, see your Chapter price below:
3-Chapter Plan: a private room is $1,780 and a shared room is $1,155
5- Chapter Plan: a private room is $1,680 and a shared room is $1,055
Make it Happen: Mar 18 - Apr 15, 2022
Open to current WiFi Tribe members only.
Not a member yet? Apply here.
A few spots are set aside to build a more balanced community on the ground, with a mix of genders, nationalities, ethnicities, and member experience levels. All shared rooms are between 2 or 3 people of the same self-identified gender.
Not a Travel Program, a Community
We live, explore, and build our community together.
Embracing openness and curiosity, as a Tribe, we explore new places and ideas.
Do Life Together
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Discover how different travel feels when the experience is cocreated and shared as a Tribe.
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Patagonia Chapter FAQs
Find all general booking FAQs here and Chapter-specific information below.
Chapter Payments (please be aware we have reverted back to our pre-COVID policies for all 2022 Chapters):
- Booking requests will receive a link to finalize your booking to pay the full Chapter price payment
- The final full payment is due 8 weeks prior to the Chapter starting. (Note: this means you’ll have from the time of booking until 8 weeks out to submit the full Chapter payment)
- If your full payment is not received 8 weeks before the Chapter start date, your deposit will be forfeited and spot will be given to the next person on the waitlist
- Bookings made less than 8 weeks before the Chapter start date will pay the full Chapter price at booking
Cancellations (please be aware we have reverted back to a version of our pre-COVID policies for all 2022):
Once the full Chapter payment is paid, the following cancellation policy applies:
- Cancelled 6+ weeks before Chapter start date: 100% refund of full Chapter payment and the deposit is released to be used for a future Chapter
- Cancelled 4-6 weeks before Chapter start date: 50% refund of full Chapter payment and the deposit is released to be used for a future Chapter
- Cancelled ≤ 4 weeks before Chapter start date: No refund and the deposit is forfeited
Closest airport: San Carlos de Bariloche Airport (BRC)
The airport is about a 30 minute drive to the main center of Bariloche, accessible by a public bus (line 72) or taxi. If you're in Buenos Aires before traveling to Bariloche, bring your SUBE card to use for the colectivo buses here.
In the Chapter's Slack channel before arrival, members often coordinate transportation to our homes together. You'll receive our address 4 weeks from the Chapter's start date.
Make it a Journey
Create connections with more members or meet up with old friends by booking back-to-back Chapters.
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