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Puerto Varas to Bariloche Andean Lakes Crossing with Optional Return

Highlights
  • Hassle-free transportation between Puerto Varas and Bariloche
  • Travel by bus and by ferry, across mountains and over lakes
  • In the company of a guide, take the stress out of border and customs control
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Puerto Varas to Bariloche Andean Lakes Crossing with Optional Return
From $240.00
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One-Way Lakes CrossingMost Popular
One-way Andean lakes crossing from Puerto Varas to Bariloche. Takes place in 1 day.
From $240.00
Round Trip Lakes Crossing
Round trip Andean lakes crossing from Puerto Varas to Bariloche and back. Takes place in 2 days. (You can choose your return date).
From $360.00
Overview
Enjoy hassle-free transportation from Puerto Varas, Chile, to Bariloche, Argentina, while taking in the sights along the way. You’ll enjoy several lake cruises, visit small towns, cross the Andes, and hike in a national park. Admire plunging waterfalls and snow-capped volcanoes as you make your way by bus and boat to the charming town of Bariloche. Choose between a one-way or return journey to best suit your vacation schedule.
What to Expect
After meeting your guide in the center of Puerto Varas, ride a bus to picturesque Petrohue, on Llanquinhue Lake, to enjoy views of snow-covered volcanoes, including the perfect cone of Osorno.

Upon arrival at Vicente Perez Rosales National Park, hike to the Petrohue Waterfalls. Then, board a ferry for a cruise on Todos los Santos Lake, admiring views of the Andean foothills.

Disembark at Peulla on the Argentinian border, and enjoy lunch at your own expense. Then, cross the border, taking in amazing views of the Andes, and snake your way down the mountains to Puerto Frías. You’ll sail across the deep turquoise-colored Felix Frias Lake to Puerto Alegre, where you board a bus to Puerto Blest. Later, cruise from Puerto Blest across Nahuel Huapi lake, then ride a bus to Bariloche.

If you've opted for the round trip back to Chile, see Itinerary below for details.
Reviews (23)
1 - 5 of 14 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
It depends on the weather

This is a complicated review to make. The positive: the scenery is simply splendid, you cannot ask for more when you have snowcaps and lakes and rocks in a natural setting. The negative: 1) the experience depends on the weather, if sunny its gonna be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank S1PRA
Reviewed April 30, 2018
Highlight of our Month in South America

This really was the highlight of our month travelling around South America. We were lucky to get a lovely clear sunny day which meant the lakes and volcanoes looked stunning. It is a long day but it is great fun. The arrangements all went smoothly...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Persephone20
GrayLineChile, reservas OTA's at Gray Line Chile, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

Hello, Greetings from Gray Line Chile. Thank you very much for taking time to share your experience with our TripAdvisor community. It makes us very happy that your stay in Chile was of your liking. So good you had clear sunny day! We hope having...More

Reviewed March 29, 2018
Wonderful and Memorable Trip with kids

We had a great, unique and memorable journey from Puerto Varas to Bariloche with our 3 kids, aged 8, 10 and 12. Because this was a complicated, unknown and long journey, I did a lot of reading online before deciding whether to bring the kids...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank ews525
GrayLineChile, reservas OTA's at Gray Line Chile, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

Hello, Greetings from Gray Line Chile. Thank you very much for taking time to share your experience with our TripAdvisor community. It makes us very happy that your stay in Chile was of your liking. This feedback really helps us improve. For example about the...More

Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile
Don’t do it!

We could have taken the bus from Chile to Bariloche for £20 but we chose to go with the tour at £200 thinking that the extra £180 (each) would deliver us a tour of lasting memories crossing the Andes. Initially, everything seemed well organised and...More

10  Thank mgm2007
Reviewed March 7, 2018
A Beautiful journey

Loved this trip in a very beautiful scenery. Green lakes surrounded by white capped mountains, nice lunch at the midway point and the helli ride to view the surrounding mountains including Tronador was a very good addition to the whole trip.More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Siv H
GrayLineChile, reservas OTA's at Gray Line Chile, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

Hello, Greetings from Gray Line Chile. Thank you very much for taking time to share your experience with our TripAdvisor community. It makes us very happy that your stay in Chile was of your liking. We hope having you again in our country enjoying a...More

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