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Puerto Varas to Bariloche Andean Lakes Crossing with Optional Return

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.
  • Duration: 13 hours
  • Duration: 13 hours
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$240.00 USD
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Full-Day Tour Chiloe Istand Including Ancud - Castro and Dalcahue from Puerto Varas

Discover the unique history and heritage of one of Chile’s largest islands on this full-day tour to Chiloè Island, including hotel pick-up from Puerto Varas and round-trip transport by ferry from Pargua. Visit the historic village of Chacao, explore the island capital of Castro and tour the Ancud Museum. Finally, pick up some unique souvenirs as you browse the stalls of the renowned Dalcahue crafts fair.
  • Duration: 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.00 USD
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Day Trip to Ancud and Chiloe from Puerto Varas

Explore the remote wilderness of Chile’s Chiloè island on this full-day tour, including hotel pick-up from Puerto Varas and round-trip transport by ferry from Pargua. Explore Chacao village, walk the sandy Arena Gruesa beach and tour the historic landmarks and markets of Ancud, then visit some of the island’s UNESCO-listed churches.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.00 USD
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Petrohue Waterfalls and Peulla Village Tour from Puerto Varas

Discover the beauty and tranquility of southern Chile as you explore the Vicente Pérez Rosales Park during this full-day excursion. Visit the Petrohue Waterfalls and see where the river flows over volcanic lava rocks. Then head to the village of Peulla to get a look at a group of volcanoes and admire the beautiful landscape before heading back to Puerto Varas.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.00 USD
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OSORNO VULCANO & PETROHUE FALLS

Lakes, Rivers and Volcanoes embedded in the vastness of native forest accompanied by the history of the ancient inhabitants and the German colonization of the area, make this a wonderful and unforgettable tour, enjoy this full day tour designed for the whole family
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00 USD
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Tour Frutillar

Let your guide handle the logistics and relax while discovering the charming town of Frutillar in Chile's Lake District region. Enjoy hassle-free round-trip transport from Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas and travel down a rural road for an authentic view of the region. Explore the town as your guide points out the influences of German settlers and provides insight into local life here.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.20 USD
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Llanquihue Town Tour from Puerto Varas

Discover the natural wonders and gastronomic heritage of lakeside Llanquihue on this 6-hour tour from Puerto Varas. Discover Llanquihue’s German colonial history, sample the city’s famous Bavarian-style sausages (extra cost) and get a glimpse of local life as you pass dairy farms, salmon farms and breweries. After visiting the memorial to the German colonists, head to nearby Frutillar, where you can tour the German Colonial Museum and visit the Teatro del Lago (Lake Theater).
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00 USD
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Chiloe Island: Castro & Dalcahue

Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chiloe Island on this full-day tour from Puerto Varas. Cross the Canal de Chacao to reach the isolated island and get a look at the sea lions and various bird varieties. Discover the myths and traditions that surround the island as you explore the cities of Castro and Dalcahue and their respective landmarks.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$64.00 USD
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Full Day Trip from Puerto Varas to San Carlos de Bariloche

Explore the Andes on an all-day tour from Puerto Varas, Chile to Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina. Travel by bus and boat over mountains and across rivers and see waterfalls, glaciers, and volcanoes along the way. Leave the logistics, driving, and navigating to your guide as you take in the unique scenery and learn about the area’s natural wonders. This tour is ideal for visitors who are short on time, but still want to experience an Andes adventure.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$240.00 USD
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Day trip to Peulla from Puerto Varas

Explore the natural wonders of Chile’s Lake District on this full-day tour from Puerto Varas to the Vicente Perez Rosales National Park. Pass through towns like La Poza, Ensenada and Peulla; admire the Petrohué Falls (extra cost); and cruise across the Todos los Santos Lake in a catamaran. After a delicious 3-course or box lunch (depending on option selected), choose from optional activities like hiking, kayaking, horseback riding or a 4WD safari, and enjoy the park’s scenic rivers, forest valleys and soaring cliffs.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.00 USD
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The island of Chiloé: Castro Dalcahue

Chiloe is famed for its wooden churches, stilted houses, and rich folklore, and is best explored in the company of a guide who can explain the significance of each. Dive deep into the culture of Chiloe on this full-day tour of the northern part of the island, leaving from Puerto Varas. Spot birds while sailing down the Chacao canal, see UNESCO-listed churches, and visit a local artisan market.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.42 USD
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Petrohue Falls from Puerto Varas

Immerse yourself in the mesmerising landscapes of Chile’s Lake District on this 6-hour tour from Puerto Varas, including hotel pick-up. Enjoy views of Lake Llanquihue, Laguna Verde and Osorno volcano; sample smoked salmon from the Pescado River and browse for handicrafts in Ensenada village. After lunch at a local restaurant (not included), head to the Vicente Perez Rosales National Park, where you can hike through the forest, visit Petrohuè Falls or cruise the Todos Los Santos lake (extra costs apply).
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.00 USD
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Isla de Chiloé: Ancud - Puñihuil

Discover the culture, nature, and - of course - penguins of Chiloe coast on a 10-hour tour. After complimentary hotel pickup, hop on a boat to the northern coast. Here, you can observe rare Magellanic and Humboldt penguins. The well-rounded tour continues to Chiloe Island, followed by a stop in the small fishing village of Caulin. After a stroll past the colorful houses, conclude with a visit to the market in Ancud.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.71 USD
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Day Tour to The Border of Llanquihue Lake and Osorno Volcano from Puerto Varas

Uncover the colonial history and heritage of Chile’s Lake District on this full-day tour from Puerto Varas, including hotel pick-up. Journey along the ancient Route of Settlers, stopping to admire the scenery around Llanquihue Lake and visit the Memorial to the German Colonists. After taking in the highlights of Llanquihue and Frutillar, climb to the ski resort of Osorno volcano, where you’ll be rewarded with magnificent views over the Lakelands.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.00 USD
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Island of Chiloe and The Penguins of Puñihuil from Puerto Varas

Get up close to the wildlife of Chiloè Island on this full-day tour from Puerto Varas, including hotel pick-up and round-trip transport by ferry from Pargua. Spot black-necked swans, flamingos and cormorants at the Caulín Spa bird sanctuary in Ancud; tuck into fresh oysters (own expense); and view Magellanic and Humboldt penguins on a cruise around the coast. That’s not all: see some of the island’s UNESCO-listed churches and visit the museums and crafts markets of Ancud.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.00 USD
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Alerce Andino National Park from Puerto Varas

Discover the vibrant wildlife of Chile’s Lake District on this full-day tour to Alerce Andino National Park from Puerto Varas, including hotel pick-up. Follow the legendary Settlers Road to Puerto Montt as you journey to the park, then spend the day exploring the ancient forests and glittering lagoons of Alerce Andino. Make the most of the vast network of hiking trails and keep a lookout for native creatures like Pudú, Venado Chileno and puma, as well as condors, kingfishers and hummingbirds.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.00 USD
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Full-Day Tour to Petrohue Falls Through the Lake District from Puerto Montt, Chile

The Petrohue Waterfall is a large chute-style waterfall in the Lake District of Chile. During this full-day tour from Puerto Montt see the falls and explore the culture and beauty of the Lake District. Explore the seaside town of Puerto Varas including its handicraft market. Visit Vicente Perez Rosales National Park. See the power and distinct green color of the Petrohue Waterfall. Enjoy a short hike through the forest around Laguna Verde.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$180.00 USD
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Kayaking in Patagonia from Puerto Varas

Paddle your way around Chile’s dramatic fjords on this full-day Patagonian kayaking adventure, including hotel pick-up from Puerto Varas. Cruise down the Petrohué River to the first Chilean fjord, enjoy striking views of the Osorno Volcano and spot colorful kingfishers along the waterfront. After tucking into lunch (included) on one of the fjord’s beaches, relax with a dip in the Ralún hot springs. With all equipment and full instruction provided, this tour is suitable for all skill levels, including first-timers.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$116.00 USD
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Puyehue Day Trip from Puerto Varas

Visit Puyehue National Park on a full-day tour from Puerto Varas that includes free time to hike, soak in natural hot springs, and sightsee. Hard to access without a private vehicle, Puyehue National Park offers lush forests with views across the Andes Mountains; with pickup and drop-off at Puerto Varas hotels, this Puyehue tour takes care of logistics for a hassle-free day of exploring.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.00 USD
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