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Self drive tour from Puerto Varas in one day

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Self drive tour from Puerto Varas in one day

Hi!

I've read the following itinerary for a self drive tour from Puerto Varas. Do you think it is feasible in one day? Can I finish it before sunset? I'll be travelling to Lake District in the second half of December and I intend to stay in Puerto Varas just for 2 nights (1 and half day). After this self drive tour, in the following day, we intend to be heading to Bariloche.

Puerto Varas - La Ensenada - Petrohue - Vicente Perez Rosales National Park - Petrohue Falls - Todos Los Santos Lake - Osorno Volcano (to the sky center) - return to la Ensenada and drive n the border of the Llanquihue Lake - stop in Frutillar - Puerto Varas

If you have to skip something. What would you skip?

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1. Re: Self drive tour from Puerto Varas in one day

yes, it is workable, but I would do a change at the return following this track after Osorno volcano, go by east lakeside to Las Cascadas-Puerto Fonck-Puerto Octay-Frutullar-Puerto Varas. I fact doing a circuit along the lake

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2. Re: Self drive tour from Puerto Varas in one day

That route here:

vialidad.cl/proyectos/RedInterlagos/Publishi…

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3. Re: Self drive tour from Puerto Varas in one day

As Fernando said, you don't have to return to Ensenada after going up the volcano.

you continue following the lake route.

Puerto Varas - La Ensenada - Petrohue - Vicente Perez Rosales National Park - Petrohue Falls - Todos Los Santos Lake - Osorno Volcano (to the sky center) - return to la Ensenada and drive n the border of the Llanquihue Lake - stop in Frutillar - Puerto Varas

December is the time of the longest days of the year. I rode this same circle on a bicycle in less than a day, I'm sure you'l finish it by car ! ; )

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4. Re: Self drive tour from Puerto Varas in one day

Hi,

We are travelling to Puerto Varas in April and have only one day to explore. How did your self-drive go? Would you recommend doing this during our one day in Puerto Varas or would you suggest something else? We will be catching a bus at 17.25.

Thanks,

Rachel

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5. Re: Self drive tour from Puerto Varas in one day

Hi!

We had two nights in Puerto Varas and a whole day to explore. We did the circuit above and it was fine. However, It took us a full day and we couldn't enjoy the town itself for long (just at night), we got back to after 7 PM. We also didn't spend much time on Puerto Octay. I would recommend it just if you have a car and don't have a fixed time to return.

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6. Re: Self drive tour from Puerto Varas in one day

Thank you for your reply :)

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7. Re: Self drive tour from Puerto Varas in one day

I recommended to go to Ensenada and Osorno Vulcano and then to Petrohue falls and the to Todos los Santos lake,,,,,enjoy your trip ,,,regards,,,arturo

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