My friends and I are doing a rafting trip on the Futaleufu river that starts from Bariloche. We were planning on flying into Buenos Aires from the US until we realized that plane tickets to Santiago were so much cheaper than BA. But we need to catch an overnight bus to Bariloche from Santiago. I know there are no direct buses. From what I have heard there are overnight buses from Santiago to either Osorno, Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt. Anyone know which route is the quickest (we don't have much time) and approx. how much travel time it is with bus changes and layovers? Finally, I need a reliable travel agent that find the quickest routes for us and book the tickets. I was having problems with the all-spanish websites of the bus companies that I found who offered such tickets.
Thanks so much!