My husband and I took this trip as a way to transit from Bariloche to Puerto Montt. We thought it would be wonderful to see the sights from a lake perspective. We were both right and wrong.
The trip involves both boat and bus travel and does afford beautiful views...but we had just spent 5 days in Bariloche where we had seen many similar, beautiful vistas. While the boat rides were interesting and gave close up views of volcanos and other sights we both agreed that this trip was overkill!! In addition a three hour stop half way into the trip was uninteresting. It was this length to allow for lunch and then helicopter tours of a nearby volcano. One tip...as the trip includes border crossing into Chile...bring no nuts, seeds, fruits or cheese with you. Chile is very strict about these items and thoroughly searched every bag of every passenger on board. Lunch can be purchased at one of two restaurants...or bring prepackaged snacks which do not contain these foods.
The one very interesting stop on the overall trip was given short shrift... this was a beautiful waterfall near the end of the trip. We were given 30 minutes...20 of which we needed to pay the not-included admission fee and to get to the site itself.
The entire trip took 7 hours...to go a relatively short distance.
Overall I was disappointed. This would be a good option for those who do not have time to explore the beauty of Bariloche...but for those that have...take a much less expensive and quicker bus and explore Puerto Varas instead.
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