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  • Location:Bariloche, Argentina
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)

Andean Lakes Crossing from Argentina to Chile by Bus and Boat

Complete a scenic crossing between Argentina and Chile by bus and boat, from Bariloche to Puerto Varas. Cross three lakes  Todos los Santos, Nahuel Huapi and Frías — on this full-day excursion with views of Chile's Vicente Pérez National Park and Argentina's Cerro Tronador. Enjoy an intimate experience with a small group limited to 10 passengers as you cross the Andes via the scenic route. 


  • One-way, full-day transfer from Bariloche to Puerto Varas by bus and boat
  • Cross the Cordillera de Los Andes from Argentina to Chile
  • Cruise over Nahuel Huapi Lake, Lake Frías and Todos los Santos Lake
  • Enter Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park in Chile
  • Visit the Petrohué Waterfalls (optional)
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people ensures a personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Andean Lakes Crossing from Argentina to Chile by Bus and Boat

Take a scenic bus ride through Perez Rosales National Park

After pickup from your accommodation in Bariloche, board a comfortable coach and enjoy the scenic drive to Puerto Pañuelo. 

Upon arrival at the port, board your waiting vessel and set sail on Nahuel Huapi Lake toward Puerto Blest, located about an hour away. Learn about the surrounding forest and its abundant bird life from your guide as you enjoy the alpine scenery. 

Board a bus at Puerto Blest for the trip along the Frías River to Puerto Alegre. Sail aboard another boat on turquoise Lake Frías in the shadow of the majestic Cerro Tronador, the region's highest mountain and host to nine glaciers. At Puerto Frías, you'll go through Argentine customs before continuing to Peulla, Chile, by bus. 

Enter Vincente Pérez Rosales National Park in Chile and arrive in Peulla, where you can enjoy lunch (own expense) after completing the official entry to Chile. 

In late afternoon, set sail on Todos los Santos Lake, with marvelous views of Osorno Volcano, Puntiagudo Hill and Cerro Tronador if the weather cooperates. Continue to your destination, Puerto Varas, with an optional stop at Saltos de Petrohué (Petrohué Waterfalls; admission not included.)


Hotel pickup from Bariloche:
Crans Montana Hotel, Hotel Nevada, Hotel Nahuel Huapi, Kenton Palace, Hotel Tres Reyes, Hotel Edelweiss, Hotel Panamericano, Hotel Cacique Inacayal, Llao Llao Hotel and Resort, Villa Huinid Resort, Design Suites, Nido del Condor Resort and Spa, La Cascada Hotel, El Casco Art Hotel, Alma del Lago Suites and Spa, Peñon del Lago Lodge and Spa

If staying at another hotel, please go to the meeting point: Turisur at 8.30am

Drop-off is included at the following hotels in Puerto Varas:
Hotel Cumbres Patagonicas, Hotel Patagonico, Dreams Puerto Varas, Gran Hotel Colonos del Sur, Hotel Canaña del Lago, Solace Hotel, Hotel Bellavista, Hotel Puelche, Borde Lago Hotel
From USD $ 229.99

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Tour code: 5239BRCCROSS


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