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Lake Crossing

Travel Type: Nature
Duration 3 Days

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Day 1 – Lake crossing to Bariloche
In the morning, you will travel along the road following Lake Llanquihue’s shoreline, enjoying breath-taking views of the Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes. First stop of the day is at the «Saltos de Petrohue» waterfall.
Afterwards, a catamaran will depart for the crossing of Lake Todos Los Santos, setting off from the quay at Petrohue. «All Saints Lake» is surrounded by densely forested mountains, while the perfect cone of the Osorno volcano dominates the landscape. During the journey, the boat passes small islands, waterfalls and the pointed summit of the Puntiagudo volcano. Your destination is Peulla, in the heart of the Vicente Pérez Rosales National park. A hike through the dense Valdivian temperate rainforest will take you to the ‘Cascada de la Novia’ waterfall, and introduce many indigenous trees and plants alongside the interesting educational path.
In the afternoon, the journey continues to Argentina, via the Pérez Rosales Pass. Short distances by bus are interspersed by lake crossings by boat or catamaran. Everywhere you will be treated to wonderful views of pristine landscape. Fortunately this lonely route has never been turned into a major highway, and can still be travelled in much the same way, as by the earliest settlers to the region, over a century ago. The last boat journey ends at Puerto Pañuelo on Lake Nahuel Huapi. Accommodation in Bariloche.

Day 2 – Bariloche
Day at leisure to discover Bariloche and its surroundings.

Day 3 – Bariloche – Puerto Varas (bus)
Transfer to the bus station in Bariloche. From there you will drive back to Puerto Varas via the beautiful lake village Villa la Angostura and the Puyehue Pass. During the first part of this journey you will travel along the shore of the giant Lake Nahuel Huapi before ascending into the Andes. On the Chilean side, you will have wonderful views of the Antillanca, Puyehue and Calbuco volcanoes. Arrival in Puerto Varas in the late afternoon.

The first day of this programme can be booked as a full day excursion in summer (November to March).
In Winter (April to October) this tour is only possible with an overnight in Peulla.
After your transfer from Puerto Montt and before the beginning of the programme, you might need to stay one extra night in Puerto Varas, depending on the time of your arrival. This programme can be combined with any Puerto Varas module.

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