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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 your selected meeting point in Puerto Varas between 7:30 am and 8:30 am and head east. Enjoy a pleasant road trip bordering Lake Llanquihue and admiring the Andean landscapes.

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 cross 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 board a catamaran 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 around half an hour 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.

From there we will take another bus to our last stop on the tour Bariloche, where we will arrive at around 7:30 pm. 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.

Return to Puerto Varas

When you make the reservation, you must choose whether you'd like to book a one day way journey to Bariloche, or if you'd prefer to book the return journey to Puerto Varas as well. In the latter case, you must indicate what day you would like to take the return trip to Puerto Varas. Chilean and Argentinian residents need only pay for the one-way journey, as the return journey is free for them.

Price

Adults Children between 3 and 11 years old Children under 3 years old
One way trip
US$ 240
US$ 120
Free
Return trip
US$ 360
US$ 180
Free
Trip for Chilean and Argentinian residents
US$ 190
US$ 95
Free

One way trip

  • Adults

    US$ 240
  • Children between 3 and 11 years old

    US$ 120
  • Children under 3 years old

    Free

Return trip

  • Adults

    US$ 360
  • Children between 3 and 11 years old

    US$ 180
  • Children under 3 years old

    Free

Trip for Chilean and Argentinian residents

  • Adults

    US$ 190
  • Children between 3 and 11 years old

    US$ 95
  • Children under 3 years old

    Free

* The price varies based on the chosen date

More Information

Duration

12 hours.

Language

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

Included

Andean crossing to Bariloche.

Transport by bus.

English speaking guide.

Boat trip on three Andean lakes.

Not included

Food.

Entrance to the National Park (10 USD approx.).

Accommodation.

Activities in Bariloche.

When to book?

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

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

Yes (you must attend with a carer).

from
US$ 230
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 3 days before

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.