VC110 Andean Lakes Crossing
From Puerto Varas to Bariloche or vice versa

Duration: All day (11 hours)
Season: From January 1st. 2024 until April 30th. 2025
Departures: 08:30 AM
Meeting point: Puerto Varas office or in Bariloche office

The Andean Lakes Crossing provides you the opportunity to connect two fascinating countries, Chile and Argentina.
Sail and admire the majesty of the Andes Mountain Range through the Andean Lakes Crossing between Chile and Argentina, with the mountains, crystalline lakes, and glaciers. To embark on this journey, you will start in Puerto Varas, Chile, or Bariloche, Argentina.

The Lakes and Volcanoes district wait for you!!!

The Andean Lakes Crossing tour between Chile and Argentina is operating everyday.

Price ​​per person:
Adult: USD325
Child: USD 162

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This page has been updated: Tuesday January 9th 2024

Itinerary of the Andean Crossing in 1 day trip:

UNFORGETTABLE ROUTE THROUGH THE LAKES AND VOLCANOES BETWEEN ARGENTINA AND CHILE OR VICE VERSA
The Andean Lakes Crossing, is a journey that navigates three lakes through the Andes Mountains, between two National Parks, Argentina and Chile.

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Day 01 Puerto Varas - Peulla - Bariloche Chile to Argentina (One day trip)
08:00 AM Meeting point in our office in Puerto Varas

08:30 AM Departure from Puerto Varas towards Petrohué, bordering Lake Llanquihue. Imposing views of the Osorno and Calbuco Volcanoes dominate the entire landscape. Entering the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park we will be able to see the forms of volcanic rock, bathed by falls of emerald green waters.

10:00 AM From the Port of Petrohué we will set sail towards Peulla, navigating the Lake Todos los Santos. If the weather allows it, we can see again the Osorno Volcano, Puntiagudo Hill and Tronador Hill and always we will surprise us.

12:00 PM Arrival in Peulla, an ecological village, a paradise for nature lovers.
Optional lunch in Peulla. (doesn’t include)

We suggest having lunch at the Hotel Peulla.

14:00 PM Departure by bus to Puerto Frías, Argentina. First, the process of leaving the country will be carried out at the Chilean Customs. We will cross the Cordillera de Los Andes at only 976 m.a.s.l. We will go down a winding road to Puerto Frías.

16:00 PM navigation through Lago Frías, towards Puerto Alegre.

In Puerto Alegre we will take a bus to Puerto Blest. (Only 10 minutes) The Hotel Puerto Blest is located there.

17:00 PM Departure from Puerto Blest, we will start the last navigation through the Nahuel Huapi Lake, bound for Puerto Pañuelos.

18:30 PM Arrival at Puerto Pañuelos (Near the Llao Llao Hotel) and we will continue by bus to San Carlos de Bariloche.

19:30 PM Arrival to Bariloche.

Day 01 Bariloche - Peulla -Puerto Varas Chile to Argentina (One day trip)
08:00AM Meeting point Mitre street 150 Bariloche
08:30 AM Departure from Bariloche to Puerto Pañuelo.
10:00 AM Upon arrival we board the Catamaran and sail the Blest Branch of Nahuel Huapi lake.
11:00 AM We enjoy lunch (optional) in the cosy restaurant of the Blest Hostal with a magnificent view of the lake. After lunch we start a bus trip to Puerto Alegre which borders the Frías river during 3 km. On board the Caleuche or the Dalca motorship we sail Frías Lake for 15 minutes.
From where we shall have the first view of Tronador Hill.
12:30 PM Upon arrival at Puerto Frías we clear Argentine customs and proceed on a bus through lush Andean vegetation to the Vicente Perez Rosales pass and then 29 kms. to the Chilean customs at Peulla. After customs, it is a short ride to Peulla. Doesn’t include lunch.
15:00 pm We board the Lagos Andinos Catamaran and set out to cross the waters of the Todos Los Santos lake. On our trip we will be able to view Mount Puntiagudo and the impressive Osorno Volcano.
17:30 PM Arrival at the Port of Petrohué and bus to Puerto Varas.
Bordering the southern shore of Lake Llanquihue.
19:00 PM Arrival in Puerto Varas.

Cruce Andino: Lake crossing is a touristy trip, timetable is referential, after when we will send you the voucher by email and will be the right schedules

Frequent inquiries

Where does the Andean Lakes Crossing begin?
The Andean Lakes Crossing begins in Puerto Varas, Chile or in Bariloche, Argentina.
It's possible to do the Andean Lakes Crossing in one day trip?

Yes, is possible in one day trip (11 hours)
We like to recommend to do the lakes crossing in two days trip in our winter season (May until August)
Spend one night in Peulla or Puerto Blest.

How I do with the suitcases?

You deliver your bags at the departure (Puerto Varas or Bariloche), they will give you a tag luggage and you will pick them up at the destination (Bariloche or Puerto Varas).
The allowed luggage in the Andean Crossing is:

  • One maximum piece of 23 kgs per person
  • A handbag (backpack, wallet).
  • Extra Price per luggage USD 25
    Your suitcases will travel in containers, therefore, don’t forget your passport and entry card to Chile or Argentina, please leave it on your handbag.
What does the Andean Crossing Ticket include?
✓ Ticket from Puerto Varas to Bariloche (in one day trip)
✓ Tourist guide throughout the tour.
✓ Bus from Puerto Varas-Petrohué (01 hour)
✓ Navigation Todos los Santos Lakes(02 hours)
✓ Bus from Villa Peulla to Puerto Frías (01 Hours)
✓ Navigation Frías Lake (20 minutes)
✓ Bus from Puerto Pañuelo to Puerto Blest (05 minutes)
✓ Navigation Nahuel Huapi Lake (02 hours)
✓ Bus from Puerto Pañuelo to Bariloche (01 hour)
✓ Bus from Puerto Pañuelo to Bariloche (01 hour)
✓ Luggage must be delivered to the Puerto Varas office and received at the Bariloche office.
How do make a reservation for the Andean Lake Crossing?
How to Make the Andean Lakes Crossing Reservation

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Any questions, you can send an email directly to: monica@visitchile.cl
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