Andean Lakes Crossing | 5 Days

From Puerto Montt to Bariloche (or vice versa)
  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Patagonia
  • Custom
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Tour Description

Explore the heart of the Chilean and Argentinean Lakes Districts as you travel from Chile to Argentina (reverse itinerary available).    
Explore Puerto Varas and the unique Chilean Island of Chiloe and enjoy spectacular views of the Nahuel Huapi national park and explore the region surrounding Bariloche.

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The Andean Lakes is an incredible must-see due to their breathtaking scenery and abundance of attractions

Enjoy spectacular views of snow-capped Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes

Spend time at you leisure in Puerto Varas, the town characterised by German-style architecture

Tour Itinerary

Customisable ? This tour can be customised to suit your tastes and timing. Enquire here for more information.
Day 1
Puerto Montt Puerto Varas

Upon arrival into Puerto Montt you will be met & transferred to your hotel in Puerto Varas.
Puerto Varas and Puerto Montt lie at the southern end of the Lake District under the shadow of the snow-capped Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes. Puerto Varas sits on the shores of Lake Llanquihue and is known as “The city of Roses”. Puerto Montt is 20kms from Puerto Varas on the Seno de Reloncaví Bay, the capital of the Lake District, and the last significant outpost of the region.
Overnight Puerto Varas

Day 2
Puerto Varas

Today we visit the iconic Osorno Volcano which stands on the south eastern shore of Lake Llanquihue towering over Todos los Santos Lake. Explore the mountain and the Osorno volcano ski center, located at 1200 meters above sea level. Includes snack.
Overnight in Puerto Varas

Day 3
Puerto Varas Bariloche

From Puerto Varas, your journey across the border today will be a combination of scenic bus rides and lake crossings. Travel along the shores of Lake Llanquihue with fantastic views of the Osorno and Calbuco Volcanoes. En route, visit Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park to see Petrohué Falls. There’ll be some free time to stroll around Petrohué before heading off for Peulla by boat. There’ll be time for lunch (not included) in Peulla, before boarding a bus to Puerto Frias. Complete the Customs procedures to exit Chile and enter Argentina. Cross the Andes (altitude 976m) and descend to Puerto Frías for the onward cruise on Lake Frias to Puerto Alegre. Continue by bus to Puerto Blest and board your final cruise of the day on Lake Nahuel Huapi to Puerto Panuelo. The final leg is a scenic bus ride along the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi, taking in the lovely flower gardens and Swiss-style architecture that characterize the area, arriving Bariloche early evening.
*NOTE: This schedule is for guidance only and may change according to weather conditions and the number of passengers. *This itinerary will be in reverse if starting from Bariloche. Option to add an overnight stay in Peulla.
*National Park fee is not included, payable in Argentinean pesos only ($37.25).
Overnight in Bariloche

Day 4

Explore the southern shore of Lake Nahuel Huapi. There is a great viewpoint of the Llao Llao Hotel and the lakes, as well as attractions like the Saint Edward Chapel, near Port Pañuelo. 17 kilometres away from Bariloche you will find Mount Campanario, where you will take a chairlift and enjoy the incredible views. (Included).
Afternoon at leisure in Bariloche.
Overnight in Bariloche

Day 5
Bariloche Depart

Departure day. Transfer to the airport is included.
**Why not extend your stay or add additional destinations to your trip. Please ask for more details.

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 4 nights accommodation in standard hotels
  • Included Copy 31 Hotel upgrades available
  • Included Copy 31 Option to add an overnight stay in Peulla during Lakes Crossing Tour
  • Included Copy 20 Breakfast daily, and other meals as outlined in the included sightseeing tours
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Sightseeing on a shared basis as outlined in the tour itinerary with English speaking guides
  • Included Copy 20 Lakes Crossing tour (shared services)
  • Included Copy 20 Return airport transfers (shared services)
  • Included Copy 7 National Park fee is not included, payable in Argentinean pesos only ($37.25).
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5 days

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$925 USD

Per person, twin share

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