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Andean Lakes Crossing

Argentina, Chile, Patagonia

5 days

Summary

Cross from Argentina to Chile (or vice versa) though the most scenic route, passing mountains and cruising over pristine Andean Lakes. All the way from Bariloche to Puerto Varas, you will experience breathtaking views of pure nature. Let the majesty of the Andes inspire you.

Highlights

  • This is the most picturesque way to cross between Argentina and Chile.
  • Enjoy Bariloche, a city surrounded by millenary native forests, snow peak mountains and stunning clear water lakes.
  • Travel through mountain passes and cruise over pristine lakes by boat on this spectacular crossing of the Andes.
  • Get impressive views of the Osorno and Calbuco Volcanoes from the shore of the Llanquihue Lake.

ITINERARY

Day 1 Bariloche

Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.

Day 2 Bariloche

Morning tour of Bariloche’s surrounding mountains, lakes and parks. Take a chairlift up Campanario Hill from where you will have incredible views.
Free afternoon. Bariloche is famous for its chocolates made in the Swiss tradition; visit Mamoushka or ask your guide for their personal recommendations!

Day 3 Bariloche/Puerto Varas

Today your lakes crossing adventure begins. This morning you will be transferred to Puerto Pañuelo where you will board your catamaran and sail Lake Nahuel Huapi towards Puerto Blest. Take a bus to Puerto Alegre and then continue by catamaran across Lago Frias (border with Chile). Continue by bus to Peulla and then sail the waters of Todos los Santos Lake, which has a spectacular view of the Osorno Volcano and Petrohue Falls. Finally, take the bus to your hotel in Puerto Varas.

Day 4 Puerto Varas

Day at leisure. Options include a full-day tour to Chiloe Island, a land of myths and legends famous for its folklore, its culinary traditional of course for the beautiful colourful stilt houses.

Day 5 Puerto Varas

Transfer to Puerto Montt airport.

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