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CROSSING THE ANDES BY BOAT
Pucón - San Martín de los Andes
Puerto Varas - Bariloche
(Cruce Andino o de Lagos)
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(Skorpios)
LAGUNA SAN RAFAEL
From Puerto Montt:
Navimag Ferries
Skorpios
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Catamaranes del Sur
Navimag Ferries
From Bahía Exploradores:
Launch "Explora I"
PATAGONIAN CHANNELS
Puerto Montt - Puerto Natales (Navimag)
From Puerto Natales to Southern Ice Field
(Skorpios III)
TIERRA DEL FUEGO
Punta Arenas - Ushuaia
(Cruceros Australis)
Punta Arenas - Puerto Williams

 

PUERTO VARAS - BARILOCHE (or viceversa)
Cruce Andino, 1 or 2 days, by bus and catamarans, from US$ 230
It is a different way to cross the Andes towards Bariloche, Argentina. This journey allows you to enjoy the spectacular crossing of three lakes, with views to impressive volcanoes and mountains on both sides of the Andes.
Itinerary
Since January 1st, 2012, departure is only from Puerto Varas. It is not possible anymore to start the trip in Puerto Montt.

The departure is from Puerto Varas towards Petrohué where there is the first change to a catamaran in order to cross the Todos los Santos lake. In Peulla there is a bus waiting to take you to Puerto Frías, a tiny village already in Argentina. After sailing the small lake Frías and another short bus ride, you arrive at Puerto Blest on the shores of the Nahuelhuapi Lake, where there is the catamaran to take you to Puerto Pañuelo. From this point there is still another short bus ride left to reach the final destination, Bariloche.
The excursion viceversa contains the same stages reverted.
The journey last en entire day. If you wish, it is possible to make a stop over at Peulla, in the heart of Vicente Pérez Rosales national park, and continue the next day.

Dates
Daily departures all year round.
Means of transportation
The trip is made with tour buses in the roads, and modern catamarans for 300 passengers to cross the lakes (one class).
Rates

The price is only for transport and does not include food.

Rates Puerto Varas -> Bariloche (or viceversa)
1 July 2013 to 20 April 2014 US$ 280
21 April 2014 to 30 June 2014 US$ 230
1 July 2014 to 25 December 2014 US$ 280
26 December 2014 to 5 January 2015 US$ 300
6 January 2015 to 5 April 2015 US$ 280

Discounts:
Children under 12 years 50% discount
Infants (under 2 years) free, with no right of seat

If you want travel both ways accross the lakes, there is a 50% discount when travelling back.

There is a promotional rate for people with residence either in Chile or Argentina (including foreigners) - please ask details.

If you like to spend a night in Peulla, you can get accommodation, at the traditional Hotel Peulla or the modern Hotel Natura.


Price for a double room aprox. US$ 112
Price for a single room aprox. US$ 110
Price for a triple room aprox. US$ 149
(Rates include breakfast)

How to make a reservation

We can take your reservation at TravelAid with the following information:

-Full name
-Nationality
-Passaport or ID number
-Date and place of birth
-Occupation
-Country of residence

*Since this is an international trip, it is very important to give your information exactly as it appears in your papers you will use for this trip. To avoid misunderstandings, you will be asked for a copy of your passport when taking the reservation.

 

All images:
Copyright by Cruce Andino


Lake Todos los Santos and Volcán Osorno


Petrohué waterfalls


Puntiagudo volcano


Arriving at Peulla


Crossing the border in bus


Catamaran in Lake Nahuel Huapi


Puerto Pañuelos near Bariloche

For more information, please contact us at:

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