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Andean Crossing

From Bariloche (Argentina) to Puerto Varas (Chile)

5 Days 4 Nights

This trip is the only crossing that sails the Cordillera de los Andes through 3 beautiful lakes connected by 4 land sections, which goes from San Carlos de Bariloche in Argentina to Puerto Varas in Chile. An unforgettable experience in Patagonia, Argentina and Chile.

– Lakes, volcanoes, mountains and beautiful landscapes .. All of this and more to surprise you on one side and the other from the Andes Mountain range. 

– San Carlos de Bariloche and its lake region in Argentina and Puerto Varas and its volcanoes in Chile. Both are amazing destinations in the North of Patagonia. 

– Enjoy navigating three different lakes while crossing the Andes Mountain

– Admire the immensity of the Osorno Volcano as you walk through the streets of the picturesque city of Puerto Varas 

Day 1 – Arrival San Carlos de Bariloche

We welcome you at Bariloche`s Airport and then transfer to the hotel to check in. The rest of the day is at leisure to visit the city center on our own or to do any of the optional Excursions that Bariloche has to offer us.

Accommodation in Bariloche – Double or Single Base
Included Meals: None
Optional Excursion Recommended: Small Circuit with Campanario Chairlift 
We recommend to add two extra nights in Bariloche in order to visit the lake regioin on the argetinian side of the Andes Mountain 

Day 2 – Andean Crossing from San Carlos de Bariloche to Puerto Varas

After breakfast we transfer to Puerto Pañuelo passing by Lake Nahuel Huapi.

On route we will be marveled by the beautiful Swiss-style architecture that characterizes the constructions of the area. Beautiful gardens and flowers color the landscapes all the way to Puerto Pañuelo.

Around 10.00 AM we will start sailing from Puerto Pañuelo to Puerto Blest aboard the Gran Victoria, navigating across Lake Nahuel Huapi, where we will be able to observe the grandeur of the landscapes and the green tones of the forests.

Upon arrival to Puerto Blest we travel by bus along River Frías to Puerto Alegre, and then we continue sailing across Lake Frías, aboard the Victoria del Sur. Along this stretch of the lake, we will experience beautiful views of Cerro Tronador. After a short sail, we arrive to Puerto Frías where we will complete the necessary steps at the border. Then we continue by bus to Peulla with beautiful views of the Andes Mountains and after we sail again to Petrohué, navigating across Lake Todos los Santos. If the weather permits, different and breathtaking views of the Osorno and Puntiagudo volcanoes and Cerro Tronador can be seen. Then we continue to Puerto Varas, passing by Lake Llanquihue. Impressive views of Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes dominate the landscape. Then we transfer to our hotel in Puerto Varas.

Accommodation in Puerto Varas – Double or Single Base
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 – Osorno Volcano & Petrohue Waterfalls

After breakfast we will start a new adventure where we will be able to see an active volcano, renowned for its perfect formation, and the famous Petrohué Waterfalls, both important landmarks in Southern Chile. A lake originating from a glacier and an active volcano, famous for its perfectly shaped crater, are the two attractions we will visit today. The tour starts on the southern shores of the Llanquihue Lake, where we will learn about the German settlers and agriculture in the zone. Once in the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park, we enjoy the imposing Petrohué Waterfalls, which stun visitors with their turquoise waters. From there, we will go on to the origin of the Petrohué River, Todos los Santos Lake, where we will visit some of its sleepy beaches. By then, we will be at the foot of the Osorno Volcano to enjoy a lunch (not included) in the village of Ensenada, before continuing up to the ski resort on the volcano. On our way back to Puerto Varas we will be stunned by the panoramic views of the Petrohué River valley and the beautiful Llanquihue Lake.

Accommodation in Puerto Varas – Double or Single Base
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 – Puerto Varas

After breakfast the rest of the day is at leisure to visit the town on our own or to do any of the optional excursions that Puerto Varas has to offer us. We can visit Frutillar or Chiloe Island.

Accommodation in Puerto Varas – Double or Single Base
Included Meals: Breakfast
Optional Excursion Recommended: Full Day Frutillar 

Day 5 – Puerto Varas – Puerto Montt´s Airport 

After Breakfast we transfer to Puerto Montt where our services end.

Included Meals: Breakfast
We can also leave you at Puerto Montt´s bus terminal

INCLUDED SERVICES

– Private Transfers from Bariloche´s Airport 
– 1 Night Accommodation in Bariloche – Double or Single Base 
– Transfers from hotel in Bariloche – Puerto Pañuelo  
– Andean Crossing from Bariloche (Argentina) – Puerto Varas (Chile) 
– Transfer from Puerto Varas´s port – Hotel 
– 3 Nights’ Accommodation in Puerto Varas – Double or Single Base 
– Full Day Tour to Osorno Volcano and Petrohue Waterfalls with English Speaking Guide 
– Transfer from Puerto Varas – Puerto Montt´s Airport / Bus Station 
– 4 Breakfast 

NON INCLUDED SERVICES

– Entrances to National Parks / Reserves / Museums 
– Tips
– Flights 
– Embarking Fee at Puerto Pañuelo (3 USD)
– Meals non shown in the itinerary
– Optional Excursions   

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