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“crossed lakes en route to Bariloche”

Lago Todos Los Santos
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Private Tour: Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas and Vicente Peres Rosales National Park
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Owner description: Sometimes called Lago Esmeralda because of its blue-green color, this strikingly beautiful glacial lake is bordered by steep cliffs.
NYC
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“crossed lakes en route to Bariloche”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

would recommend crossing the lake district in the Patagonias. We went from Chile to Bariloche, Argentina and the views were amazing

Visited October 2012
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Charlottesville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful trip, lousy weather.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

The lake is incredible, running along canyons clearly dug by the glaciers of Tronador, towering above, in its younger more spectacular days. The walls of the valley reminded me of Yosemite, some sheer cliffs laced with waterfalls from the snow cover visible on the peaks above. We traveled across Lago Todos los Santos south beneath the Osorno volcano. Unfortunately the trip was taken in a driving mist affording only occasional glimpses of the peaks towering above us with their snowy caps from which cascaded ribbons of water falling down to the lake. It reminded us of our trip long ago up the Hardangerfjord from Bergen in Norway. Fortunately that trip took place in perfect June weather, under mountains studded with blooming apple trees. Here we saw an occasional house on one of the rare flat areas, perhaps fill from an avalanche. At one spot a very small town appeared, from which a small boat came out to meet us. Passengers--perhaps children of families heading to boarding school, or residents heading elsewhere, could transfer to our catamaran free of charge. Supplies were also brought to the isolated villages aboard our boat or its sisters in the fleet. After half an hour or so the lake opened up and the cliffs retreated into the fog. The color of the very clear water was remarkable, a turquoise green. The lake had the nickname Lago Emeralda owing to this color.

Visited December 2012
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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“it was really nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2012

It was really a very nice trip. I went in a one day tour from Puerto Varas and it was really nice the navegation on the lake

Visited December 2012
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Panguipulli, Chile
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“A great drive to see Volcano Puntaguido”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

You will enjoy the drive to the Rio Petrohue to see the falls then head up from there and ytou will come to Lago Todo Los Santos
a lake that was divided when Osorno volcano erupted in 1906
and made 2 lakes Lago Llanquihue & Lago Todo los Santos that empties out into the Pacific ocean as Rio Petrohue and the fjords
of the Relocavi. This is simply one of the most spectacular places in the world.

Visited November 2012
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
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“great trek”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

It s easy to get to the lake with a bus. Trekking on Desolacion trail is long but amazing. Then we had a snack at the lodge, not cheap but ok

Visited December 2011
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