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Puerto Blest

Isla Blest, San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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Arroyo Grande, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The 1500 year old tree is pretty cool and, of course the waterfall and views are amazing. I liked the hour long hike from the port to the restaurant; very educational and a nice little work out to go with climbing the 800 steps!

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163 reviews 163 reviews
30 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Some pretty decent scenery on the way, although it was tough to see it past all the people standing up trying to feed the seagulls. Too much time at the end with only a couple places to wander (waterfalls, Lago Frio). We walked the 3km to Lago Frio and were pretty disappointed - no good place to see the lake... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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157 reviews 157 reviews
35 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Puerto Blest is currently a work-in-progress, with lots of building work at the ferry landing stage. There is a cafe about 100 metres up the hill behind, where you can get coffee etc, but better to bring your own. But I doubt if anyone goes to Puerto Blest for itself: most will go for the waterfalls and lake nearby, which,... More

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Alice Springs, Australia
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224 reviews 224 reviews
49 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

As part of the crossing the lakes package from Petrohue to Bariloche, we crossed the Andes and arrived at customs/border control at Puerto Frias before continuing on to Puerto Blest. Views of mountains and lakes along the way were stunning... though I think we were lucky with the blue sky weather! Regardless, it was a sensational day and we'd highly... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This was the tour i enjoyed the most in bariloche... Followed by el bosque de Los arrayanes and el tronador. The colors of the water and the landscape are breath taking. This is indeed only a boat trip with no much to do as other reviewers said, but you will never forget how beautiful it is.

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scarsdale, ny
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71 reviews 71 reviews
6 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

This full day excursion by boat along Lake Nahuel Huapi is beautiful. You have an hour's boat ride followed by an opportunity to continue on to Lake Frias(?) or to walk on the road along the Rio Frias(?) through the Valdivian rain forest. I would recommend the walk as a change of pace. After another short boat ride there is... More

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Naples, Florida, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

I agree with most of the reviews posted recently. It really is just a very slow boat ride and you must purchase the second part of the trip otherwise you will just sit at Puerto Blest for 3 hours doing nothing. The ticket price should include both but it doesn't. It's absurd to think any visitor would find that interesting... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We had a wonderful experience and having been nervous to do the whole crossing to Chile because of reviews, I would now definately do the crossing if we went again. Very well organised, although it may get a bit slow at the border, but such helpful people on the boat even though we had no spanish. Views amazing although best... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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96 reviews 96 reviews
42 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

I'll try to be objective here: 1) the places, Puerto Blest and + Cascada Los Cantaors & Lago Frias (we paid extra to go see Lago frias, where the water turns milky green): both beautiful, but not much to do really once you're there....the boat to puerto blest takes you through amazing landscapes, and you get to feed the seagulls... More

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Marrakech, Morocco
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Three years ago we went on a wonderful holiday to South America, the highlight of which was supposed to be a 2-day trip through the Andean lakes by boat and bus from Puerto Varas in Chile to Bariloche (via Puerto Blest). Unfortunately, the weather was appalling with very low cloud throughout and rain most of the time - as a... More

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