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Andean Lakes Crossing
  • English and Spanish
  • 12 hours

Sail along the lakes of the Andean Lakes and cross the mountains all the way to Argentina. This Andean crossing is an unforgettable adventure that you simply cannot miss during your trip to South America.

Andean Lakes Crossing

We will set off from Puerto Varas in the morning and head east. Enjoy a pleasant road trip bordering Lake Llanquihue, with views of Osorno volcano in the background.

In Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park you will encounter the beautiful Petrohué waterfalls. The stunning emerald cascades are surrounded by pretty forests and the nearby Todos los Santos lake.

We will board a ferry and sail along the lake while admiring the spectacular landscapes that open up before us. Osorno volcano and other huge Andean peaks rise up alongside Lake Todos los Santos.

After traveling for around two hours, we will arrive at Peulla. You will then have two hours of your own free time to have lunch (not included) and enjoy the wonderful natural environment of this remote locality, including numerous waterfalls and lush green vegetation.

With your batteries recharged, we will then catch a bus which will take us across the mountains into Argentina. The route will take us across the border at almost 1000 meters (3,300 feet) above sea level before descending to the banks of Lake Frías. There, we will catch a ferry which will take us on a wonderful cruise to the other end of the lake, while you admire the spectacular mountain scenery which surrounds you.

Arriving at Puerto Alegre, we will then continue our journey by bus to the municipality of Puerto Blest, located in Nahuel Huapi National Park.

We will stop for a while to rest and admire the huge peaks of the Argentine Andes, before boarding a ferry across Nahuel Huapi lake. This crystal blue glacial lake, surrounded by lush green forests and snow-capped mountains, is one of Argentina's most spectacular locations.

The cruise will take us to the Puerto Pañuelo port on the Llao Llao peninsula. From there we will take another bus to our last stop on the tour Bariloche. Known as 'the capital of Argentine tourism', Bariloche is a city full of life with an enormous offering of culture, sports, and shops and restaurants.

Around 8:30 pm, we will arrive in Bariloche, where our trip ends. You are then free to spend one or more nights (accommodation not included) before taking the return trip to Puerto Varas.

Return to Puerto Varas

When you make the reservation, you must choose what day you would like to take the return trip to Puerto Varas. This journey follows exactly the same route as Puerto Varas to Bariloche, but in the opposite direction and lasts the same length of time.

Price

Adults Children between 3 and 5 years old Children under 3 years old
Andean crossing
US$ 442
US$ 221
Free

Andean crossing

  • Adults

    US$ 442
  • Children between 3 and 5 years old

    US$ 221
  • Children under 3 years old

    Free

More Information

Duration

12 hours.

Language

This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.

Included

Andean crossing to Bariloche.

Return trip to Puerto Varas.

English speaking guide.

Boat trip on three Andean lakes.

Border crossing.

Not included

Food.

Entry to the Petrohue waterfalls ($3, €2.70 approx.).

Accommodation.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 3 days before (Puerto Varas local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 442
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 5 days before

Meeting point

72, Calle Del Salvador.

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 5 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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