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Andean Lakes Crossing from Argentina to Chile by Bus and Boat

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    What to Expect
    After pickup from your accommodation in Bariloche, board a comfortable coach and enjoy the scenic drive to Puerto Pañuelo.

    Upon arrival at the port, board your waiting vessel and set sail on Nahuel Huapi Lake toward Puerto Blest, located about an hour away. Learn about the surrounding forest and its abundant bird life from your guide as you enjoy the alpine scenery.

    Board a bus at Puerto Blest for the trip along the Frías River to Puerto Alegre. Sail aboard another boat on turquoise Lake Frías in the shadow of the majestic Cerro Tronador, the region's highest mountain and host to nine glaciers. At Puerto Frías, you'll go through Argentine customs before continuing to Peulla, Chile, by bus.

    Enter Vincente Pérez Rosales National Park in Chile and arrive in Peulla, where you can enjoy lunch (own expense) after completing the official entry to Chile.

    In late afternoon, set sail on Todos los Santos Lake, with marvelous views of Osorno Volcano, Puntiagudo Hill and Cerro Tronador if the weather cooperates. Continue to your destination, Puerto Varas, with an optional stop at Saltos de Petrohué (Petrohué Waterfalls; admission not included.)
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro, Argentina

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Other downtown hotels in Bariloche
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Puerto Varas, Los Lagos Region, Chile
    • Boat and bus transportation from Bariloche to Chile
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • National park entrance fee
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Date of birth, nationality, passport name, number, expiry, and country is required at time of booking for all participants
    • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 2 suitcases at 44 pounds (20 kg) each
    • Note: schedules can suffer changes due to weather conditions and number of passengers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    The bus ride is comfortable. Ferry ride is fun. It was necessary to get off the bus several times for customs, to cross the straits, etc. Weather wasn't bad, and I met a lot of nice people on the bus, so it was a pleasant experience. Just a heads up-don't take meat, cheese,
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    The scenery was wonderful but after 4 buses and 3 boats it was a very long day. The final bus trip played a very poor recording of very poor tourist information which was very aggravating at the end of a big day. It spoiled the last part, along with stopping at a waterfall that
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    We asked our travel agent to book us on this tour after I read a bit about it. She recommended that we stop in Peulla overnight - don't bother, we didn't. You will be stuck there for 24 hours and there is little to do. We crossed three lakes on this day trip and it was very
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    Having read some of the reviews I was dubious about taking this tour because of the apparent poor communications between Viatur and the local tour operator. I now understand the problem. There are 2 Viatur offices in the same street and sometimes the bus leaves from one
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