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Lakes & Mountains: Andean Crossing
Bariloche - Puerto Varas
A group tour through the incredible landscapes of Patagonia
8 DAYS - 7 NIGHTS

Day 1 Bariloche Airport – Bariloche

We welcome you at Bariloche airport and transfer to your hotel in town. The rest of the day is at leisure to visit the city on our own or to do any of the optional excursions that Bariloche has to offer us.

Accommodation options:

Double or single base: Ayres del Nahuel Hotel (or similar)

Hostel base: shared room and shared bathroom

Included Meals: none

 

Day 2 Victoria Island & Myrtle Forest

After a one hour sail, departing from Puerto Pañuelo on the imposing Llao Llao peninsula, we arrive at the Quetrihue peninsula, location of the Bosque de Arrayanes, and north-east of Lago Nahuel Huapi. The myrtle (called “quetrihue” in the mapuche language) is a bush with an exquisite saffron color and white flowers. In this place, the only one in the world, the bush takes a tree-like appearance and creates a magical and rare forest. We will sail again to Puerto Anchorena, on Isla Victoria, where we will find lush vegetation that offers an incredible view. Following the trails of this beautiful and thousand-year-old island, we will reach Playa del Toro, where we can see the paintings made by the native peoples that used to live in the area, surrounded by a magnificent volcanic-sand beach, an unforgettable and magical experience.

Accommodation options:

Double or single base: Ayres del Nahuel Hotel (or similar)

Hostel base: shared room and shared bathroom

Included Meals: breakfast

Day 3 Bariloche

After Breakfast, the rest of the day is at leisure to visit Bariloche on our own.

Accommodation options:

Double or single base: Ayres del Nahuel Hotel (or similar)

Hostel base: shared room and shared bathroom

Included Meals: breakfast

 

Day 4 Bariloche Small Circuit

During any time of the year, as you go down Bustillo Avenue towards the West, you can begin one of the more beautiful and comprehensive trips offered by our Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi: Circuit Chico. It’s a half day trip that goes around the southern border of the Lago Nahuel Huapi, in a 65 kilometers long tour. Along the way, we can go through beaches like Playa Bonita or Bahía Serena, some natural lookout points, like Bahía Lopez and Punto Panoramic, ideal spots to enjoy the wonderful scenery; from there we can see the chair lifts to Cerro Campanario, the Bahía Llao Llao (Bay,) Puerto Pañuelo and other fascinating sights. We can experience Puerto Pañuelo, Llao Llao Hotel and Capilla San Eduardo (Chapel,) all singular attractions for all visitors. Circuit Chico is a very comprehensive trip. Aside from the scenery, there’s an ample offering of regional artisan-made products: weaves’ woods, candles, ceramics, cosmetic products and more. The rest of the afternoon is free.

Accommodation options:

Double or single base: Ayres del Nahuel Hotel (or similar)

Hostel base: shared room and shared bathroom

Included Meals: breakfast

 

Day 5 Cruce Andino – Puerto Varas

After breakfast we transfer to Puerto Pañuelo passing by Lake Nahuel Huapi.

On route we will be marveled 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.

Around 10.00 AM we will start sailing from Puerto Pañuelo to Puerto Blest aboard the Gran Victoria, navigating across Lake Nahuel Huapi, where we will be able to observe the grandeur of the landscapes and the green tones of the forests.

Upon arrival to Puerto Blest we travel by bus along River Frías to Puerto Alegre, and then we continue sailing across Lake Frías, aboard the Victoria del Sur. Along this stretch of the lake, we will experience beautiful views of Cerro Tronador. After a short sail, we arrive to Puerto Frías where we will complete the necessary steps at the border. Then we continue by bus to Peulla with beautiful views of the Andes Mountains and after we sail again 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. Then we continue to Puerto Varas, passing by Lake Llanquihue. Impressive views of Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes dominate the landscape. Then we transfer to our hotel in Puerto Varas.

Accommodation options:

Double or single base: Patagonia Hotel (or similar)

Hostel base: shared room and shared bathroom

Included Meals: breakfast  

 

Day 6 Osorno Volcano & Petrohue Waterfalls

After breakfast we will start a new adventure where we will be able to see an active volcano, renowned for its perfect formation, and the famous Petrohué Waterfalls, both important landmarks in Southern Chile. A lake originating from a glacier and an active volcano, famous for its perfectly shaped crater, are the two attractions we will visit today. The tour starts on the southern shores of the Llanquihue Lake, where we will learn about the German settlers and agriculture in the zone. Once in the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park, we enjoy the imposing Petrohué Waterfalls, which stun visitors with their turquoise waters. From there, we will go on to the origin of the Petrohué River, Todos los Santos Lake, where we will visit some of its sleepy beaches. By then, we will be at the foot of the Osorno Volcano to enjoy a lunch (non included) in the village of Ensenada, before continuing up to the ski resort on the volcano. On our way back to Puerto Varas we will be stunned by the panoramic views of the Petrohué River valley and the beautiful Llanquihue Lake.

Accommodation options:

Double or single base: Patagonia Hotel (or similar)

Hostel base: shared room and shared bathroom

Included Meals: breakfast

 

Day 7 Puerto Varas

After Breakfast, the rest of the day is at leisure to visit the town on our own. We can also do any of the optional Excursions: Frutillar or Chiloe Island. 

Accommodation options:

Double or single base: Patagonia Hotel (or similar)

Hostel base: shared room and shared bathroom

Included Meals: breakfast 

  

Day 8 Puerto Varas – Puerto Montt

After Breakfast we transfer by bus to Puerto Montt airport. We say good bye to fellow travelers going south to visit Torres del Paine National Park. End of services.

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

Combine this trip with an extension to Torres del Paine National Park or Santiago de Chile.

 

  

INCLUDED SERVICES

 • Incoming services

 • Bilingual tour leader (English - Spanish) when the group has 4 or more passengers.

 • Bosque de Arrayanes Excursion

• Small Circuit Bariloche Excursion

• Cruce Andino Bariloche – Puerto Varas    

• Osorno Volcano & Petrohue Waterfalls Excursion

• All transfers: Bariloche airport. Bariloche - Puerto Pañuelo - Puerto Varas - Puerto Montt airport

• 7 Breakfasts

 

NON INCLUDED SERVICES

• Entrance fees to National Parks
• Medical and life insurance
• Tips
• Drinks and beverages (all foods are without alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks)
• Flights or airport taxes
• Optional excursions
• Services not shown or detailed in the program

PRICES FOR THIS TRIP
 
There is no minimum of passengers to confirm this trip.  
The maximum number of passengers in the group is 14.
Standard category
Double base: USD 3124 (Private room for two passengers traveling together).
Single base: USD 3828 (Private room for one person)
Hostel base: USD 2758 (Shared room and shared bathroom with other passengers).
GROUP DEPARTURE DATES FOR THIS TRIP

Trip 1 
START January 15th, 2023 Sunday
END January 22nd, 2023 Sunday

Trip 2
START March 12th, 2023 Sunday
END March 19th, 2023 Sunday