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Lakes Crossing Extension from Puerto Varas

4 Days
From AUD 1,928


Extension package

Trip Code: CLFTLC

DIFFICULTY RATING: 2 (light adventure)

Start: Puerto Montt, Chile

Finish: Bariloche, Argentina


Chile, Argentina

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3 Breakfasts (B)


Private Transfer from Puerto Montt to Puerto Varas, A mix of buses and boats for the Lakes Crossing over 2 days on a shared basis & Private Transfer from Lakes Crossing finish point to Bariloche Hotel



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Included SightseeingIncluded Sightseeing

Puerto Varas: Half Day Shared Frutilla Tour
Puella: Lakes Crossing to Puerto Varas
Bariloche: Lakes Crossing to Puella 
*Please note some entrance fees may be payable locally for the Lakes Crossing 


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Take a unique journey from Chile to Argentina via the Chilean and Argentinean Lakes Districts. Beginning your journey in Puerto Varas, you will have time to explore Lake Lanquihue and the town of Fruitillar before continuing on to Puella and Bariloche. To cross the border you will take a series of bus and boat rides through spectacular scenery with highlights including Vicente Peres Rosales National Park, Lake Todos Los Santos, Lake Frias, Cascada los Cantaros and Lake Nahuel Huapi. Your tour ends in Bariloche, a picturesque Swiss, Germanic town known for its chocolate and Saint Bernard dogs.

On this all-encompassing personalised itinerary, Chimu will provide travel logistics for your travel party for the duration of your journey, plus expert guides for all the major sightseeing as per itinerary. Each night you will stay in superior accommodation, handpicked by our experienced team for their creature comforts, convenient locations, and impeccable service. 


Arrive in Puerto Varas

You will be transferred to Puerto Varas after landing in Puerto Montt. Known as ‘La Ciudad de las Rosas’ or ‘The City of Roses,’ Puerto Varas is located on the shores of Lake Llanquihue at the southern end of Chile’s Lakes District. Characterised by traditional German architecture, manicured gardens and the pristine lakeside scenery, Puerto Varas is a prime location for adventure sports. Visitors can enjoy kayaking, sailing, rafting, fishing and sailing as well as canyoning, rock climbing and mountain biking. Today is an arrival day, so you are free to explore at your leisure.

Half day Fruitillar tour

Further around Lake Llanquihue is the city of Frutillar, the location of today’s half day excursion. Enroute you will stop in the town of Llanquihue to visit a Memorial for German colonists. Fruitillar is known as the UNESCO city of music thanks to its year-round program of musical events. Founded in 1856 by German settlers, the city is undoubtedly one of Chile’s finest. You will enjoy time to discover its beautiful houses and gardens, shop for souvenirs and take in magnificent views of the Osorno and Puntiagudo volcanos. There’s also the opportunity to visit the German Museum, which chronicles the life of the early settlers of Fruitillar.

Puerto Varas to Peulla

Today you will depart Puerto Varas, travelling first by road and then by boat to Peulla. After driving along the shores of Lake Llanquihue, you will stop enroute at Vicente Perez Rosales National Park. There you can get a closeup look of the Osorno Volcano and view the chute-type, turquoise waters of the Petrohue Waterfalls. Continuing by boat you will cruise Lake Todos Los Santos, one of Chile’s most beautiful lakes, to Peulla. Peulla is a nature lover’s paradise with a broad array of activities such as horse riding, canopying and four-by-four safaris. The rest of the day is free for you to explore.

Peulla to Bariloche

Leaving Peulla you will cross the Chilean border into Argentina whilst also crossing the Andes. On the other side you will reach Puerto Frias where you will board a cruise on Lake Frias to Puerto Alegre. You will be amazed by the scenery and the emerald colours of the lake thanks to the minerals from the surrounding glaciers.



  • Enjoy the German architecture and manicured gardens of La Ciudad de las Roses, Puerto Varas

  • Visit the UNESCO City of Music, Frutillar, and discover its beautiful houses

  • Get a close look at the Osorno Volcano and Petrohue Falls at Vicente Perez Rosales National Park

  • Take scenic bus and boat rides from Chile and crossing into Argentina

  • Finish your tour in Bariloche, located on picturesque Lake Nahuel Huapi


We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.


Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.


Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.


Luxurious properties with impeccable facilities and service.

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Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service

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Tried & tested upmarket properties with above average facilities and service

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Important Information

  • Inclusions

    Private airport transfers
    Accommodation with breakfast daily
    Other meals where stated
    Sightseeing with local English-speaking guide as detailed in the itinerary



    International and internal flights not indicated
    Visa and reciprocity fees (if applicable) 
    Travel Insurance
    Personal expenses
    Gratuities for tour guides/drivers
    Any items not mentioned as included

  • 2 (light adventure)
  • A single supplement surcharge applies and is subject to availability. Please contact us for more information.

  • Prices are based on per person, twin share.
    Prices are correct at time of publishing but are subject to change at any time.
    All entrance fees are subject to change without prior notice.

  • Seasonality and availability at time of booking.


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