Lake Crossing Chile

Day Tour

The Lake Crossing via Peulla (also called Cruce Andino) is the most scenic way to travel from Chile to Argentina. This spectacular crossing of the Andes takes you through esmerald-green lakes and snow-capped mountains.

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Cross the Andes by boat and bus.

Explore incomparable landscapes with blue-emerald lakes, snow-capped mountains and volcanoes.


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itinerary & includes

Day 1: Lake Crossing Chile from Puerto Varas to Bariloche

Included in this tour:

Shared services with guide.

The Lake Crossing Chile begins in Puerto Varas driving along the shores of Llanquihue Lake to Ensenada. Just after Ensenada, the Vicente Perez Rosales National Park begins and the road leads us to the famous Petrohué Falls where we stop and take a short walk to an outlook over the waterfalls (entrance fee not included). Continuing, we reach Hotel Petrohué on the shores of Todos Los Santos Lake. From Petrohué pier, the modern catamaran departs for the crossing of Todos los Santos Lake, also called “Emerald Lake” due to its deep green colours. During the navigation you can enjoy the magnificent view of the Osorno, Puntiagudo and Tronador volcanoes. Arrival at Peulla. We have time for lunch (optional) and/or for having a short walk before continuing the trip by bus to Puerto Frías. After checking with Chilean custom offices the journey takes you through a beautiful Andean rain forest up to the altitude of 884m above sea level. After checking with Argentinean customs, a short navigation will lead us across Lake Frías to the village of Puerto Alegre. A short bus ride through an Andean Larch forest takes you to Puerto Bleston. Departure from Puerto Bleston the last cruise to Puerto Pañuelo. Up on arrival, board the bus that will take you on the last stretch to Bariloche, Argentina, a city that beckons tourist all-year round with its wide variety of ski resorts, shops, hotels, restaurants and entertaining night life. Arrival at Bariloche around 21:00 hrs.

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