ROUND TRIP - from ARGENTINA

Trip description

A unique tour that sails through The Andes Mountains, across three beautiful lakes, connected by four overland legs, from San Carlos de Bariloche in Argentina to Puerto Varas in Chile, and vice versa. A journey that can be enjoyed every single day of the year, revealing mountainous landscapes of great beauty that are located in the most colorful area of the Patagonia. It takes just one day to travel from one country to the other, but the option exists of extending the trip to two days or more, staying in Puella and/or Puerto Blast at the half-way mark.

Details

Duration 112 miles (180 km) in 12 hours, EACH WAY. Subject to changes according to the number of passengers aboard and climate conditions.
Departure OUTWARD: 08:30 hrs. from Bariloche
Arrival OUTWARD: 8.00 PM to Puerto Varas
Departure RETURN: 8.00 AM from from Puerto Varas
Arrival RETURN: 9.00 PM to Bariloche
Transfer Our itinerary includes a pickup service from the main hotels in Puerto Varas and Bariloche. If your hotel is not included on the list you must make your own way to our offices located at Calle Mitre #150 - Bariloche, or 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)

→  ROUND TRIP from BARILOCHE in 2 DAYS
Includes hotel accommodation in Puerto Varas, Chile

starting at US$ 402 pp.

OUTWARD Journey

BARILOCHE 8:00am Departure by bus from Bariloche to Puerto Pañuelo, passing by Lake Nahuel Huapi.
BARILOCHE - PUERTO PAñUELO 8:00 am- 10:00 am En route, you'll be marvelled by the beautiful Swiss-style architecture that characterizes the constructions of the area. Beautiful gardens and flowers color the landscapes all the way to Puerto Pañuelo.
PUERTO PAñUELO - BLEST 10:00 am- 11:00 am We'll sail from Puerto Pañuelo to Puerto Blest aboard the Gran Victoria, navigating across Lake Nahuel Huapi. You'll observe the grandeur of the landscapes, the green tones of the forests, the birds that fly close and you'll learn more about the destination's fascinating history. (Boarding tax is not included. US$3 approx).
BLEST - FRÍAS 11:00 am- 12:00 pm Arrival to Puerto Blest. We travel by bus along River Frías to Puerto Alegre, and then continue the sailing trip across Lake Frías, aboard the Victoria del Sur. Along this stretch of the lake, we'll experience beautiful views of Cerro Tronador. After a short sail, we'll arrive to Puerto Frías where we will complete the necessary steps at the border.
FRÍAS - PEULLA 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm We'll continue by bus to Peulla with beautiful views of the Andes Mountains.
PEULLA - PETROHUE 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm We'll sail to Petrohué, 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.
PETROHUE - PUERTO VARAS 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm We'll continue to Puerto Varas, passing by Lake Llanquihue. Impressive views of Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes dominate the landscape. Arrival to Puerto Varas.

RETURN Journey

PUERTO VARAS 8:00 am Departure by bus from Puerto Varas to Petrohué, passing by Lake Llanquihue.
PUERTO VARAS - SALTOS PETROHUE 9:45 am- 10:15 am 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 am- 12:30 pm 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.
LUNCH IN PEULLA 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm Arrival to Peulla, an ecological lodge and a paradise for nature lovers. Lunch (additional cost).
PEULLA - PUERTO FRÍAS 3:00 - 5:00 pm 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.
PUERTO FRÍAS - BLEST 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm The 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 PAñUELO 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm We'll begin the final sail across Lake Nahuel Huapi, destined for Puerto Pañuelo.
PUERTO PAñUELO - BARILOCHE 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Upon 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)

→  ROUND TRIP from BARILOCHE in 3 DAYS or more
Includes hotel accommodation in Peulla and Puerto Varas, Chile

starting at US$ 612 pp.

Lodging at Hotel Natura - Peulla, Chile

OUTWARD Journey - in 2 days

Outward - day 1
BARILOCHE 8:00am Departure by bus from Bariloche to Puerto PaÑuelo, passing by Lake Nahuel Huapi.
BARILOCHE - PUERTO PAÑUELO 8:00am - 10:00am En route, you'll be marvelled by the beautiful Swiss-style architecture that characterizes the constructions of the area. Beautiful gardens and flowers color the landscapes all the way to Puerto PaÑuelo.
PUERTO PAÑUELO - BLEST 10:00am - 11:00am We'll sail from Puerto PaÑuelo to Puerto Blest aboard the Gran Victoria, navigating across Lake Nahuel Huapi. You'll observe the grandeur of the landscapes, the green tones of the forests, the birds that fly close and you'll learn more about the destination's fascinating history. (Boarding tax is not included. US$3 approx).
BLEST - FRÍAS 11:00am - 12:00pm Arrival to Puerto Blest. We travel by bus along River Frías to Puerto Alegre, and then continue the sailing trip across Lake Frías, aboard the Victoria del Sur. Along this stretch of the lake, we'll experience beautiful views of Cerro Tronador. After a short sail, we'll arrive to Puerto Frías where we will complete the necessary steps at the border.
FRÍAS - PEULLA 12:00 - 2:00pm We'll continue by bus to Peulla with beautiful views of the Andes Mountains.
PEULLA 2:00pm 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 and accommodation at additional costs.
Outward - day 2
PEULLA - PETROHUÉ 4:00pm - 5:30pm We'll sail to Petrohué, 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.
PETROHUÉ - SALTOS 5:30pm - 6:00pm 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.
SALTOS - PUERTO VARAS 6:00pm - 8:00pm We'll continue to Puerto Varas, passing by Lake Llanquihue. Impressive views of Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes dominate the landscape. Arrival to Puerto Varas.

RETURN Journey - in 1 day

PUERTO VARAS 8:00 am Departure by bus from Puerto Varas to Petrohué, passing by Lake Llanquihue.
PUERTO VARAS - SALTOS PETROHUÉ 9:45 am - 10:15 am 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.
PETROHUÉ - PEULLA 10:30 am - 12:30 pm 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.
LUNCH IN PEULLA 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm Arrival to Peulla, an ecological lodge and a paradise for nature lovers. Lunch (additional cost).
PEULLA - PUERTO FRÍAS 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm 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.
PUERTO FRÍAS - BLEST 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm The 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 PAÑUELO 6:00 - 7:00 pm We'll begin the final sail across Lake Nahuel Huapi, destined for Puerto PaÑuelo.
PUERTO PAÑUELO - BARILOCHE 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Upon 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)

→  ROUND TRIP from BARILOCHE in 3 DAYS or more
Includes hotel accommodation in Puerto Blest, Argentina and Puerto Varas, Chile

starting at US$ 627 pp.

Lodging at Hotel Puerto Blest - Puerto Blest, Argentina

OUTWARD Journey - in 2 days

Outward - day 1
BARILOCHE 8:00am Departure by bus from Bariloche to Puerto Pañuelo.
BARILOCHE - PUERTO PAñUELO 8:00am - 10:00am Passing by Lake Nahuel Huapi. Along the way, you will be able to enjoy the beautiful Swiss-style architecture that characterizes the buildings of the region. Beautiful gardens and flowers color the landscapes all the way to Puerto Pañuelo.
PUERTO PAñUELO - BLEST 10:00am - 11:00am We will sail from Puerto Pañuelo to Puerto Blest aboard the Gran Victoria, traveling across Lake Nahuel Huapi. You will be able to enjoy the grandeur of the landscapes, the green of the forests, the birds that come close and discover more about the fascinating history of this place. Arrival to Puerto Blest. The morning is free time to enjoy trekking (without a guide) to Los Cántaros Waterfalls.
LUNCH IN BLEST 1:00pm - 3:00pm Lunch at Puerto Blest (extra cost).
BLEST 3:00pm A free afternoon to enjoy walks, experience gourmet offers, chill out in the hotel's relax zone or in the jacuzzi. Accommodation and dinner at Puerto Blest are included.
Outward - day 2
BREAKFAST IN BLEST 9:00am Breakfast in your hotel (included).
BLEST - FRÍAS 11:00am - 12:00pm Passing along the River Frías by bus towards Puerto Alegre, and continuing with the sailing trip aboard the Victoria del Sur across Lake Frías. During the journey across the lake, we will enjoy a beautiful view of the Cerro Tronador.
FRÍAS - PEULLA 12:00pm - 2:00pm After a short sail, we will arrive to Puerto Frías where we will pass through border control and then continue on by bus to Peulla, enjoying beautiful views of The Andes Mountains along the way.
LUNCH IN PEULLA 2:00pm - 3:30pm Lunch in Peulla (extra cost).
PEULLA - PETROHUE 3:30pm - 5:30pm We will sail to Petrohué, traveling across Lake Todos los Santos. If climate conditions permit, we will be able to see the Osorno and Puntiagudo volcanoes and the Cerro Tronador.
PETROHUé - SALTOS - PUERTO VARAS 5:30pm - 8:00pm We will continue on to Puerto Varas, traveling alongside Lake Llanquihue. Impressive views of the Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes dominate these landscapes. Arrival to Puerto Varas.

RETURN Journey - in 1 day

PUERTO VARAS 8:00 am Departure by bus from Puerto Varas to Petrohué, passing by Lake Llanquihue.
PUERTO VARAS - SALTOS PETROHUE 9:45 am- 10:15 am 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 am - 12:30 pm 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.
LUNCH IN PEULLA 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm Arrival to Peulla, an ecological lodge and a paradise for nature lovers. Lunch (additional cost).
PEULLA - PUERTO FRÍAS 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm 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.
PUERTO FRÍAS - BLEST 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm The 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 PAñUELO 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm We'll begin the final sail across Lake Nahuel Huapi, destined for Puerto Pañuelo.
PUERTO PAñUELO - BARILOCHE 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Upon 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.

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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