Andean Lakes Crossing: Bariloche (Argentina) – Puerto Varas (Chile)
The best way to cross the Andes! Experience breathtaking unspoilt beauty on this unforgettable tour in which the inspiring majesty of the southern Andes unfolds as you travel from Argentina to Chile via a series of lake cruises.
The tour begins at Puerto Pañuelo, where you board the catamaran and set sail on Nahuel Huapi Lake for an hour-long ride to Puerto Blest. Upon arrival at Puerto Blest, board a bus for a 3 km ride bordering the Frías River to Puerto Alegre. Then, cruise over the peaceful, emerald-green and pristine waters of Lake Frías as you take in magnificent views of Cerro Tronador, hovering approximately 3,500 meters above sea level, and admire the flight of the magnificent Condor. After a 20-minute voyage, reach the small port of Puerto Frías, where you’ll go through departure procedures at Argentina customs before continuing by bus to Peulla, first Chilean town. Along the way, appreciate the lush vegetation of the Cordillera de Los Andes and marvel at Tronador, which has nine glaciers on its summit. Enter Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park, Chile’s first national park, and arrive in Peulla. Once you’ve carried out entry formalities, you’ll have free time to have lunch. Later, set sail on Todos los Santos Lake with great views of Osorno Volcano, Tronador and Puntiagudo Hill (if the weather allows)towards Petrohue. Then, continue to your final destination of Puerto Varas by bus, stopping en route for an optional visit to the Petrohué Waterfalls (Saltos de Petrohué). Finally bordering Lake Llanquihue we arrive in Puert Varas.