Lakes Crossing

Cross the Andes by boat! Travel through the spectacular lake country of Chile and Argentina, enjoying the rich green hues of "Emerald Lake" and magnificent views of the Osorno, Puntiagudo, and Tronador volcanoes. Enjoy a free day in Argentina's famous vacation city, Bariloche. End your tour with a drive through Chile's Puyehue National Park. This trip can start and end in Bariloche as well.

Day 1

Puerto Varas

Upon arrival in Puerto Montt, you'll transfer to the lovely city of Puerto Varas, the "City of Roses." Overnight.

Day 2

Lake Crossing

Today you travel across land and lakes by buses and boats, beginning with a bus to Petrohue. From Petrohue Pier you take a modern catamaran for the crossing of Todos los Santos Lake, with water of such a deep green hue that it is also known as “Emerald Lake.” During the crossing you will have stunning views of the Osorno, Puntiagudo and Tronador volcanoes. By late morning you will arrive at Peulla, with time for lunch and/or a short walk before boarding a bus to Puerto Frias. After checking with the Chilean custom offices, your journey takes you through a beautiful Andean rainforest up to an altitude of 2,900 feet. After a check-in with the Argentine police, you will navigate across Lake Frias to the village of Puerto Alegre. A short bus ride through an Andean larch forest takes you to Puerto Blest, where you will board another modern motor-catamaran to take you across Lake Nahuel Huapi to Puerto Panuelo.

Your day of travel ends around 9 p.m. with a short bus ride to the Edelweiss Hotel in Bariloche, the famous Argentine vacation center. Overnight in Bariloche.

Day 3


Free day in the city, to spend at your leisure or to take optional tours. Bariloche has something for everyone - whether you want to go horseback riding, mountain biking, white-water rafting, kayaking, fly fishing, or hiking through Nahuel Huapi National Park. For those who want a more relaxing day, a stroll around the city is a rewarding option, as Bariloche is famous for its alpine architecture and European feel. And if you have a sweet tooth, you're in the right spot - Bariloche is renowned for its chocolates, sold in dozens of stores throughout the city. Overnight in Bariloche.

Day 4

Bariloche - Puerto Varas

After breakfast you transfer to the bus terminal, where you'll board a regular international bus to Puerto Varas, crossing into Chile at Puyehue National Park. The trip takes approximately 5-6 hours. Upon arrival at Puerto Varas you'll transfer by car to your hotel. Overnight in Puerto Varas.

Day 5

  • Breakfast

Puerto Varas - Puerto Montt

After breakfast at your hotel, you'll transfer to Puerto Montt to catch your flight. Fly home or continue your travels in the region!

Tour Cost
Total Cost (USD)


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  • 4 Breakfasts
  • 4 Nights Accommodations
    • 4 Nights Hotel


  • Both International Arrival and Departure Transfers are excluded.
  • International Flights
  • Internal Flights

Recommended Budgeting

  • $120 Meals not Included
  • $60 Optional Excursions