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Lakes Crossing Extension from Bariloche

18 Days
From USD 1,271

STYLE: Extension package 

Trip Code: CLFTLCR

DIFFICULTY RATING: 1 (easy adventure)

Start: Bariloche, Argentina

Finish: Puerto Montt, Chile


Argentina, Chile

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3 Breakfasts 


Private Transfer from Bariloche Hotel to Start of Lakes Crossing and Private Transfer from Puerto Varas to Puerto Montt. A mix of buses and boats for the Lakes Crossing over 2 days on a shared basis. 



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Included SightseeingIncluded Sightseeing

Bariloche: Lakes Crossing to Puella 
Puella: Lakes Crossing to Puerto Varas
Puerto Varas: Half Day Shared Frutilla Tour 
*Please note some entrance fees may be payable locally for the Lakes Crossing 


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Take a unique journey from Argentina to Chile via the Argentinean and Chilean Lakes Districts. Departing from Bariloche, you will wave goodbye to the Saint Bernard dogs and chocolate shops to make your way into Chile. To cross the border you will take a series of bus and boat rides through spectacular scenery with highlights including Lake Nahuel Huapi, Puerto Blest, Lake Frias, Peulla, Lake Todos Los Santos and Vicente Peres Rosales National Park. After reaching your final destination, Puerto Varas, you will have time to explore Lake Lanquihue and the nearby town of Fruitillar.

On this all-encompassing personalised itinerary, Chimu will provide travel logistics for your travel party for the duration of your journey, plus expert guides for all the major sightseeing as per itinerary. Each night you will stay in superior accommodation, handpicked by our experienced team for their creature comforts, convenient locations, and impeccable service. 



Bariloche to Peulla

Departing from Bariloche you will cross the Argentinean border into Chile whilst also crossing the Andes. To reach the border you will travel by bus to Puerto Panuelo and then board a boat across Lake Nahuel Huapi to Puerto Blest via Cascada los Cantaros. From Puerto Blest you will take another bus to Puerto Alegre where you will board another cruise to Puerto Frias across Lake Frias. You will be amazed by the scenery and the emerald colours of the lake thanks to the minerals from the surrounding glaciers. Once in Puerto Frias you will exit Argentina and travel to Peulla. The town of Peulla is a nature lover’s paradise with a broad array of activities such as horse riding, canopying and four-by-four safaris. The rest of the day is free for you to explore.

Peulla to Puerto Varas

Today you will depart Peulla, travelling by boat and then by road to Puerto Varas. Your boat ride takes you on Lake Todos Los Santos, one of Chile’s most beautiful lakes.
Travel by bus along the shores of Lake Llanquihue, you will arrive in Puerto Varas. Known as ‘La Ciudad de las Rosas’ or ‘The City of Roses,’ Puerto Varas is characterised by traditional German architecture, manicured gardens and the pristine lakeside scenery. A prime location for adventure sports, visitors can enjoy kayaking, sailing, rafting, fishing and sailing as well as canyoning, rock climbing and mountain biking.

Half day Fruitillar tour

Further around Lake Llanquihue is the city of Frutillar, the location of today’s half day excursion. Enroute you will stop in the town of Llanquihue to visit a Memorial for German colonists. Fruitillar is known as the UNESCO city of music thanks to its year-round program of musical events. Founded in 1856 by German settlers, the city is undoubtedly one of Chile’s finest. You will enjoy time to discover its beautiful houses and gardens, shop for souvenirs and take in magnificent views of the Osorno and Puntiagudo volcanos. There’s also the opportunity to visit the German Museum, which chronicles the life of the early settlers of Fruitillar.

Depart Puerto Varas

You will be transferred to the airport in Puerto Montt to fly to your next destination.



  • Begin your tour in Bariloche, located on picturesque Lake Nahuel Huapi

  • Take scenic boat and bus rides from Argentina crossing into Chile

  • Enjoy the German architecture and manicured gardens of La Ciudad de las Roses, Puerto Varas

  • Visit the UNESCO City of Music, Frutillar, and discover its beautiful houses


We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.


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Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.


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Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service

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Important Information

  • Inclusions

    Private airport transfers
    Accommodation with breakfast daily
    Other meals where stated
    Sightseeing with local English-speaking guide as detailed in the itinerary


    International and internal flights not indicated
    Visa and reciprocity fees (if applicable) 
    Travel Insurance
    Personal expenses
    Gratuities for tour guides/drivers
    Any items not mentioned as included

  • 1 (easy adventure)
  • A single supplement surcharge applies and is subject to availability. Please contact us for more information.

  • Prices are based on per person, twin share.
    Prices are correct at time of publishing but are subject to change at any time.
    All entrance fees are subject to change without prior notice.

  • Seasonality and availability at time of booking.


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