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Puerto Varas to Bariloche Andean Lakes Crossing with Optional Return

Highlights
  • Andean lakes crossing between Puerto Varas and Bariloche by bus and boat
  • Visit Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park and see Petrohué Waterfalls
  • Cruise over the lakes of Todos los Santos, Felix Frías and Nahuel Huapi
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Puerto Varas to Bariloche Andean Lakes Crossing with Optional Return
From USD 280.00
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One-Way Lakes CrossingMost Popular
One-way Andean lakes crossing from Puerto Varas to Bariloche. Takes place in 1 day.
USD 280.00
Round Trip Lakes Crossing
Round trip Andean lakes crossing from Puerto Varas to Bariloche and back. Takes place in 2 days. (You can choose your return date).
USD 420.00
Overview
See an exquisite tableau of natural splendor during a one- or two-day from Puerto Veras in Chile to Bariloche in Argntina. Cross borders, traverse lakes and hike exhilarating woodland trails during this energetic excursion. See the snow-specked volcanoes and mirrored lakes of the Andes Mountains and cruise over the shimmering surface of Todos los Santos, Felix Frias and Nahuel Huapi lakes. Explore the verdant visions within Vicente Perez Rosales National Park and the refreshing spray of the powerful Petrohue Waterfalls. Opt for either a one-way or round-trip journey.
What to Expect
Begin the journey to picturesque Petrohue, a traditional town that borders the expansive Llanquinhue Lake. Admire a dramatic backdrop of snow-drizzled volcanoes as you approach the arresting enclave.
Enter the beautiful National Park of Vicente Perez Rosales and set out to discover the natural highlights of the expanse. As you hike towards the immensely powerful Petrohue Waterfalls, marvel at fragrant forests, rushing rivers and immense volcanoes.
Climb aboard a small ferry and set sail over the tranquil water of Todos los Santos Lake; admire the picturesque perimeter of Andean foothills as you approach the archaic hamlet of Peulla, casting your eye over the prominent peaks of the Pontiagudo and El Tronador volcano.
Disembark at Peulla, a town that rests upon the Argentinian border, and enjoy a light and leisurely lunch in a luxurious hotel (own expense). Next, cross the border between countries, clear customs the continue the curvaceous journey to Puerto Frias, which involves a boat trip acorss the turquoise-tinted water of Felix Frias Lake.
Arrive at the pretty port town of Puerto Panuelo and enjoy a short and scenic bus ride to the stunning city of Bariloche, a popular resort sprawled along the shore of the Nahuel Huapi Lake. If you have selected the round-trip option, see the Itinerary below for further details.
Reviews (24)
1 - 5 of 15 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Geographic, Scenic, Romantic, Spectacular, Historic, ….

The Andean Lakes Crossing has been on our radar for decades. We have been reading history and geography as we plan this crossing of the Andes. If Teddy Roosevelt had won the 1912 election, the Andes Crossing logistics may have been delayed. In 1913 Teddy...More

Thank SavantIII_11
Reviewed 1 May 2018
Highlight of our Month in South America

This really was the highlight of our month travelling around South America. We were lucky to get a lovely clear sunny day which meant the lakes and volcanoes looked stunning. It is a long day but it is great fun. The arrangements all went smoothly...More

1  Thank Persephone20
GrayLineChile, reservas OTA's at Gray Line Chile, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Hello, Greetings from Gray Line Chile. Thank you very much for taking time to share your experience with our TripAdvisor community. It makes us very happy that your stay in Chile was of your liking. So good you had clear sunny day! We hope having...More

Reviewed 30 March 2018
Wonderful and Memorable Trip with kids

We had a great, unique and memorable journey from Puerto Varas to Bariloche with our 3 kids, aged 8, 10 and 12. Because this was a complicated, unknown and long journey, I did a lot of reading online before deciding whether to bring the kids...More

1  Thank ews525
GrayLineChile, reservas OTA's at Gray Line Chile, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Hello, Greetings from Gray Line Chile. Thank you very much for taking time to share your experience with our TripAdvisor community. It makes us very happy that your stay in Chile was of your liking. This feedback really helps us improve. For example about the...More

Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile
Don’t do it!

We could have taken the bus from Chile to Bariloche for £20 but we chose to go with the tour at £200 thinking that the extra £180 (each) would deliver us a tour of lasting memories crossing the Andes. Initially, everything seemed well organised and...More

6  Thank mgm2007
Reviewed 7 March 2018
A Beautiful journey

Loved this trip in a very beautiful scenery. Green lakes surrounded by white capped mountains, nice lunch at the midway point and the helli ride to view the surrounding mountains including Tronador was a very good addition to the whole trip.More

Thank Siv H
GrayLineChile, reservas OTA's at Gray Line Chile, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Hello, Greetings from Gray Line Chile. Thank you very much for taking time to share your experience with our TripAdvisor community. It makes us very happy that your stay in Chile was of your liking. We hope having you again in our country enjoying a...More

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