Extensions - Lakes District
The lakes district of Argentina and Chile is one of the most beautiful areas in the world. The picturesque town of Bariloche, situated on the shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake, is the gateway to the famous lake crossing which joins both countries. Sailing across the Andes range through incredible scenery of lakes and mountains is a wonderful experience. Surrounded by colourful flora and the contrasting colours of glittering emerald lakes, we offer a variety of tours to take in the regions rivers, glaciers, waterfalls, valleys, forests, mountains & snow peaks.
Note: All touring is independent and can be adapted to suit your requirements.
Chilean Lakes Crossing
From USD1120 Single, USD770pp Twin/Double
The lakes district of Argentina and Chile is one of the most beautiful areas in the world. The picturesque town of Bariloche, situated on the shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake, is the gateway to the famous lake crossing that joins both countries. Sailing across the Andes range through incredible scenery of lakes and mountains is a wonderful experience. Surrounded by colourful flora and the contrasting colours of glittering emerald lakes, we offer a variety of tours to take in the region’s rivers, glaciers, waterfalls, valleys, forests, mountains and snow peaks.
Fly to Bariloche. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel for two nights accommodation and buffet breakfast.
This morning you will be met and taken on the Small Circuit sightseeing tour for approximately 3 hours. The Small Circuit is a 60-km excursion. The tour starts along Exequiel Bustillo Ave, bordering Nahuel Huapi Lake to get to Playa Bonita from where it is possible to see Huemul Island. The tour continues to Campanario Hill for a lift to the top to admire the beauty of the area (tickets are not included). The next stop is Llao Llao Peninsula, location of the famous hotel and San Eduardo chapel, two wonderful buildings and Puerto Panuelo on Nahuel Huapi Lake. Then continue to Angostura Bridge to cross Angostura River. This river connects Nahuel Huapi and Moreno Lakes to get to a wonderful panoramic point that offers an excellent view of Moreno Lake and Llao Llao Peninsula. The tour continues bordering El Trebol Lagoon to reach Bustillo Ave and return to Bariloche. Afternoon at leisure.
This morning depart hotel by bus to Puerto Panuelo. The bus departs at 7.00am and takes 30 minutes to reach Puerto Panuelo. Upon arrival, board the Catamaran and sail the Blest branch of Nahuel Huapi Lake (1.30 hrs by motor-ship).
On arrival at Puerto Blest you will transfer to a waiting bus for the short ride (15minutes) to Puerto Alegre that borders the Frias River. Board a motor-ship for the short ride to Puerto Frias. During this trip you will have your first views of Mount Tronador. Upon arrival at Puerto Frias you will clear Argentine customs and proceed on through lush Andean vegetation to the Vicente Perez Rosales pass and then to the Chilean Customs at Peulla. After you have cleared customs a two-hour bus ride to Peulla for one night accommodation at Hotel Peulla with dinner and breakfast.
Morning at leisure. This afternoon depart on a Catamaran across Todos los Santos Lake. From here you will be able to admire Mount Puntiagudo and the imposing Osorno volcano. (1.40 hrs by motor-ship) On arrival at Petrohue, continue by bus making a brief stop at Petrohue waterfalls. Continue bordering Llanquihue Lake to reach Puerto Varas, near Puerto Montt. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel for one night accommodation with buffet breakfast.
This morning you will be met and transferred to Puerto Montt airport for your onward flight.
Note: Itinerary can be also done in reverse. Please note all touring is independent and can be adapted to suit your requirements.
Departs: Daily from Bariloche or Puerto Montt.
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