ONE WAY TRIP - from CHILE to ARGENTINA

Trip description

A unique crossing, sailing through The Andes Mountains across three beautiful lakes that are connected by four overland legs, from Puerto Varas in Chile to San Carlos de Bariloche in Argentina. A journey that can enjoyed on any day of the year, exploring the beauty of mountainous landscapes that takes you through the most colorful region of the Patagonia. Arriving to Argentina in just one day, you have the option of extending your trip to two days or more with accommodation at the midway point in Puella and/or Puerto Blest.

Details

Duration 112 miles (180 km) in 12 hours. Subject to changes according to the number of passengers aboard and climate conditions.
Departure: 8.00 AM from Puerto Varas
Arrival: 9.00 PM to Bariloche
Transfer Our itinerary includes a pickup service from the main hotels in Puerto Varas. If your hotel is not included on the list you must make your own way to our offices located at: Del Salvador #72 - Puerto Varas
Lodging Optional hotel accommodation in Peulla (CHILE) or in Puerto Blest (ARGENTINA)
Languages spoken Spanish, Portuguese, English

Travel itinerary (referential)

→ PUERTO VARAS TO BARILOCHE IN 1 DAY

starting at US$ 230 pp.
HOTELS8:00Departure by bus from the main hotels in Puerto Varas (verify list) to Petrohué, passing by Lake Llanquihue.
PUERTO VARAS OFFICE 8:00Departure by bus from the Puerto Varas Office (Del Salvador 72) to Petrohué, passing by Lake Llanquihue.
PTO. VARAS - SALTOS PETROHUE09:45 - 10:15Impressive views of the Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes dominate the landscape. Entrance to the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park where we'll visit the Saltos del Petrohué and appreciate the capricious volcanic rock formations, bathed in the emerald green waterfalls.
PETROHUE - PEULLA 10:30 - 12:30We'll sail to Peulla, navigating across Lake Todos los Santos. If the weather permits, different and breathtaking views of the Osorno and Puntiagudo volcanoes and Cerro Tronador can be seen.
ALMUERZO PEULLA 12:30 - 15:00Arrival to Peulla, an ecological lodge and a paradise for nature lovers. Lunch (additional cost).
PEULLA - PTO. FRÍAS 15:00 - 17:00 We'll board the following bus destined for Puerto Frías, close to Chilean customs to follow the necessary steps at the border. We'll cross the Andes Mountains, following the route to Puerto Frías.
PTO. FRÍAS - BLEST 17:00 - 19:00The trip continues in the following sail across Lake Frías for 20 minutes aboard the Victoria del Sur headed towards Puerto Alegre. Upon arrival to Puerto Alegre we'll take our third bus to Puerto Blest.
BLEST - PUERTO PAÑUELO19:00 - 20:00 We'll begin the final sail across Lake Nahuel Huapi, destined for Puerto Pañuelo.
PTO. PAÑUELO - BARILOCHE20:00 - 21:00Upon arrival to Puerto Pañuelo, we'll take a bus on the final leg of the journey towards Bariloche, a city that attracts visitors in winter and summer thanks to its ski centers, shops, hotels, restaurants and night life. Over the past few years, Bariloche has developed a name for itself as a city for top-class breweries.

Travel itinerary (referential)

→ PUERTO VARAS TO BARILOCHE IN 2 DAYS
Includes hotel accommodation in Peulla, Chile

starting at US$ 340 pp.

Overnight stay at Hotel Natura - Peulla, Chile

Day 1

HOTELS8:00Departure by bus from the main hotels in Puerto Varas (verify list) to Petrohué, passing by Lake Llanquihue.
PUERTO VARAS OFFICE 8:00Departure by bus from the Puerto Varas Office (Del Salvador 72) to Petrohué, passing by Lake Llanquihue.
PTO. VARAS - SALTOS PETROHUE09:45 - 10:15Impressive views of the Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes dominate the landscape. Entrance to the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park where we'll visit the Saltos del Petrohué and appreciate the capricious volcanic rock formations, bathed in the emerald green waterfalls.
PETROHUE - PEULLA 10:30 - 12:30We'll sail to Peulla, navigating across Lake Todos los Santos. If the weather permits, different and breathtaking views of the Osorno and Puntiagudo volcanoes and Cerro Tronador can be seen.
PEULLA 12:30 Arrival to Peulla, an ecological lodge and a paradise for nature lovers. Free afternoon to enjoy a range of excursions including canopy, horse-riding, 4x4 safari (additional cost). Food at additional cost.

Day 2

PEULLA - PTO. FRÍAS 10:00 - 12:00We'll board a bus in Peulla destined for Puerto Frías. At Chile's customs, we'll follow the necessary steps at the border.
PTO. FRÍAS - BLEST 12:00 - 13:00We cross the Andes Mountains, sail across Lake Frías and head to Puerto Alegre. In Puerto Alegre we'll take a bus to Puerto Blest.
ALMUERZO BLEST 13:00 - 16:00Arrival to Puerto Blest. Lunch (additional cost).
BLEST - PUERTO PAÑUELO 16:00 - 17:00 From Puerto Blest we'll begin the final sailing trip across Lake Nahuel Huapi, destined for Puerto Pañuelo.
PTO. PAÑUELO - BARILOCHE 17:00 - 18:00 Arrival to Puerto Pañuelo. We'll take a bus along the final leg of the journey to Bariloche, a city that attracts visitors in winter and summer thanks to its ski centers, shops, hotels, restaurants and night life. Over the past few years, Bariloche has developed a name for itself as a city for top-class breweries.

Travel itinerary (referential)

→ PUERTO VARAS TO BARILOCHE IN 2 DAYS
Includes hotel accommodation in Puerto Blest, Argentina

starting at US$ 410 pp.

Overnight stay at Hotel Puerto Blest - Puerto Blest, Argentina

Day 1

HOTELS 8:00 Departure by bus from the main hotels in Puerto Varas (verify list) to Petrohué, passing by Lake Llanquihue.
PUERTO VARAS OFFICE 8:00Departure by bus from the Puerto Varas Office (Del Salvador 72) to Petrohué, passing by Lake Llanquihue.
PTO. VARAS - SALTOS PETROHUE 09:45 - 10:15 Impressive views of the Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes dominate the landscape. Entrance to the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park where we'll visit the Saltos del Petrohué and appreciate the capricious volcanic rock formations, bathed in the emerald green waterfalls.
PETROHUE - PEULLA 10:30 - 12:30 We'll sail to Peulla, navigating across Lake Todos los Santos. If the weather permits, different and breathtaking views of the Osorno and Puntiagudo volcanoes and Cerro Tronador can be seen.
PEULLA 12:30 Arrival to Peulla, an ecological lodge and a paradise for nature lovers. Free afternoon to enjoy a range of excursions including canopy, horse-riding, 4x4 safari (additional cost). Food at additional cost.
PEULLA - PTO. FRÍAS 15:00 - 17:00 We'll board a bus in Peulla destined for Puerto Frías. At Chile's customs, we'll follow the necessary steps at the border.
PTO. FRÍAS - BLEST 18:00 We cross the Andes Mountains, sail across Lake Frías and head to Puerto Alegre. In Puerto Alegre we'll take a bus to Puerto Blest.
HOTEL IN BLEST 13:00 - 16:00Arrival to Puerto Blest.

Day 2

BLEST until 16:00 Free morning for excursions and exploring the surroundings at Puerto Blest.
BLEST - PUERTO PAÑUELO 16:00 - 17:00 From Puerto Blest we'll begin the final sailing trip across Lake Nahuel Huapi, destined for Puerto Pañuelo.
PTO. PAÑUELO - BARILOCHE 17:00 - 18:00 Arrival to Puerto Pañuelo. We'll take a bus along the final leg of the journey to Bariloche, a city that attracts visitors in winter and summer thanks to its ski centers, shops, hotels, restaurants and night life. Over the past few years, Bariloche has developed a name for itself as a city for top-class breweries.

Outdoor activities at Peulla, Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park

Canopy
Price: US$30
This activity is for those who are looking to discover a new adventure, sensing the excitement of flying through the native trees of the south of Chile. Our canopy experience is 800 meters long, with eight cables, nine platforms and two abseiling opportunities. Along the way, we'll come into contact with century-old trees, including the Coigüe, a waterfall called "El velo de la novia" and a creek that flows from a lagoon in the middle of The Andes Mountains.
1 to 2 hours, depending on the group
Available October to March
Difficulty: LOW
Includes Canopy equipment, guide
Adults and children 5 years and older
Maximum weight: 210 pounds (95 kilos).
Limitations: Those under 18 years of age must have parental authorization. Restrictions apply to physical and/or mental conditions that provoke limitations, alcohol or drug induced states, and other kinds of states that might affect safety conditions during the activity.
Sports or comfortable clothing. Avoid sandals and high-heeled shoes.
Horseback riding
Price: US$30
This activity in Peulla is a complete horse-riding experience across farming country, traveling through Valdivian forest (incredible evergreen forest that always surprises), valleys and rivers, all within Chile's longest-standing national park, Vicente Pérez Rosales. We begin at Fundo Rigi, where a specialist guide in ecotourism will guide us through from start to finish. The horses are trained to receive all kinds of riders, with or without experience. There are different horse-riding routes to enjoy, providing opportunities to observe flora and fauna. All in all, a great experience.
1.30 hours
Available: All year round
Difficulty: LOW
Includes Guide
Adults and children 12 years and older
Limitations: Those under 18 years of age must have parental authorization. Restrictions apply to physical and/or mental conditions that provoke limitations, alcohol or drug induced states, and other kinds of states that might affect safety conditions during the activity.
No fear of horses. No spinal injuries, hip injuries, or problems with the lumbar region of the vertebrae.
Safari 4X4
Price: US$30
This fun activity is something the entire family can enjoy and shows off Puella's natural diversity. We'll make our way to the Fundo Rigi, where we'll discover a wide range of birds and farm animals. Our double-traction vehicles, Jabalí and Puma, will take us into the interior of The Andes Mountains in search of the River Peulla, which we will cross in our jeeps.
2 hours
Available: All year round
Difficulty: LOW
Includes: Driver, guide, rain jacket
Adults and children 12 years and older
Limitations: Those under 18 years of age must have parental authorization. Restrictions apply to physical and/or mental conditions that provoke limitations, alcohol or drug induced states, and other kinds of states that might affect safety conditions during the activity.
In the winter, warm clothing that's waterproof. In the summer, light-colored clothing to avoide attracting insects.

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