Cruce Andino: Puerto Varas to San Carlos de Bariloche
- Pickup available
- Duration: 12 hours
- Optional audio guide
Explore Chile's Los Lagos Region on a day trip. See lakes, waterfalls, and rivers. Take in stunning scenery, incredible nature, and local villages.
Start your trip early in the morning at the local supplier's office in Puerto Varas, where you will meet your host for the day. Climb aboard the bus to be taken into Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park, bordering the beautiful Llanquihue Lake. See the mouth of the Rio Pescado river and small towns such as La Poza before heading to the city of Ensenada. Here, you have the chance to visit Petrohué Falls. Cross the walkways installed amidst lush vegetation and beautiful scenery on the River Petrohué and admire the turquoise waterfalls. Then, continue your tour with Todos los Santos Lake, where you will board an Andean Lakes catamaran. Navigate through the Andes to the green village of Peulla. Enjoy fre...
Begin your tour in either Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt and make your way south to Pargua to board a ferry to sail through the Chacao Channel to Chiloe Island. During the trip, see sea wolves, pelicans, and other sea birds endemic to the area. Upon arrival at Chacao pier, admire the houses built with Alerce wood, and the churches that are a National Heritage Site. Then, continue along a coastal route and visit Caulín beach, a place famous for its oysters and rich marine fauna. Later, go to Puñihuil beach, declared a National Heritage Site for its ecological relevance. Once on Puñihuil beach, hop on a boat to a small island where you'll find both Magellanic penguins and Humboldt penguins. This is the place where these two species make their nests, and they have coexisted together for generations. With your guide, learn about the way of life of these birds, the surroundings, and the abund...
Depart from Puerto Varas, Chile and enjoy views of beautiful landscapes, natural landmarks, and spectacular lakes as you travel by boat and bus to San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina. The route you will travel has been used for more than 400 years by the native Huilliches and Mapuches. Itinerary 8:00 AM - Travel overland from Puerto Varas to Petrohue 10:30 AM - Sail from Petrohue to Peulla on Lake Todos los Santos 12:30 PM - Free time in Peulla for lunch 3:00 PM - Travel overland from Peulla to Frías Port 5:00 PM - Sail from Frías Port to Blest on Lake Frías 7:00 PM - Sail from Blest to Pañuelo Port on Lake Nahuel Huapi 8:00 PM - Travel overland from Pañuelo Port to San Carlos de Bariloche 9:00 PM - Arrive in San Carlos de Bariloche
Depart from San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina and enjoy views of beautiful landscapes, natural landmarks, and spectacular lakes as you travel by boat and bus to Puerto Varas, Chile. The route you will travel has been used for more than 400 years by the native Huilliches and Mapuches. Itinerary 8:00 AM - Travel overland from Bariloche to Pañuelo Port 10:00 AM - Sail from Pañuelo Port to Blest on Lake Nahuel Huapi 11:00 AM - Sail from Blest to Frías Port on Lake Frías 12:00 PM - Travel overland from Frías Port to Peulla 2:00 PM - Free time in Peulla for lunch 3:30 PM - Sail from Peulla to Petrohue on Lake Todos los Santos 5:30 PM - Travel overland from Petrohue to Puerto Varas 8:00 PM - Arrive in Puerto Varas
After pickup in either Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt, begin the tour in the lovely city of Puerto Varas, also known as “The City of Roses.” Stop on the lakeshore road to appreciate the view of the city from the bay and the “Aurora” sculpture with Llanquihue Lake in the background. Then, explore the city's main attractions, such as the Old Neighborhood and the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, built from 1915 to 1918. Admire the Baroque style of a church that is an exact replica of one in the Black Forest, Germany, where some of the first settlers came in 1852. After that, go to the downtown by the shore of the beautiful Llanquihue Lake. Depending on the weather, catch a glimpse of the Osorno Volcano, whose melting ice enhances the water level of the Llanquihue Lake. Continue along the Route of Settlers, passing by the village of Alerce, and access Puerto Montt. Visit the highest place in ...
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A quasi local guide with reflected insight into the local situation of the population. Despite obviously good connections to the local organizers, there was no impression of the biting. Guide was very knowledgeable. Well-coordinated team of driver and guide (photo stops etc.). Generally recommended and worth the money.