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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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TIERRA DEL FUEGO
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(Cruceros Australis)
Punta Arenas - Puerto Williams

 

PUERTO VARAS - BARILOCHE (or viceversa)
Cruce Andino, 1 or 2 days, by bus and catamarans, from US$ 230
 

Due to coronavirus, the border is closed and this trip is suspended at least until October

 
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

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

Trip in 1 day (without lodging):

1 January 2020 to 30 April 2021

Rate One way Round Trip
Foreigners US$ 295 US$ 442
Residents in Chile/Argentina US$ 230 US$ 230
"Bike & Boat"
(only the 3 navigation parts
US$ 120 US$ 180

- Rate is only for transportation and guide, but does not include food.
- Rate "Bike & Boat" is for cyclists riding their own bike and includes only navigation on the 3 lakes, but not terrestrian transport.

Discounts:
Children under 12 years 50% discount
Infants (under 2 years) free, with no right of seat
 
Trip in 2 días, with lodging:
You can split the journey in 2 legs and spend the night either in Hotel Natura in the small village of Peulla, Chile or in Hotel Boutique Puerto Blest, Argentina.
 
Low Season: 1 May to 31 Augst 2020
Rate
Single
Double
Triple
Child
Foreigners One Way
US$ 370
US$ 310
US$ 290
US$ 125
Foreigners Round Trip
US$ 520
US$ 460
US$ 440
US$ 200
Residents of Chile/Argentina
One Way or Round Trip
US$ 308
US$ 254
US$ 236
US$ 100
"Bike & Boat" One Way
US$ 220
US$ 160
US$ 140
-
"Bike & Boat" Round Trip
US$ 270
US$ 210
US$ 190
-
 
Schoulder Season: 1 September to 23 December 2020
Rate
Single
Double
Triple
Child
Foreigners One Way
US$ 427
US$ 361
US$ 335
US$ 147
Foreigners Round Trip
US$ 574
US$ 508
US$ 486
US$ 221
Residents of Chile/Argentina
One Way or Round Trip
US$ 338
US$ 284
US$ 266
US$ 115
"Bike & Boat" One Way
US$ 232
US$ 166
US$ 144
-
"Bike & Boat" Round Trip
US$ 282
US$ 216
US$ 194
-
 
High Season: 24 December 2020 to 4 April 2021
Rate
Single
Double
Triple
Child
Foreigners One Way
US$ 447
US$ 371
US$ 346
US$ 147
Foreigners Round Trip
US$ 594
US$ 518
US$ 493
US$ 221
Residents of Chile/Argentina
One Way or Round Trip
US$ 367
US$ 298
US$ 281
US$ 115
"Bike & Boat" One Way
US$ 252
US$ 176
US$ 151
-
"Bike & Boat" Round Trip
US$ 302
US$ 226
US$ 201
-
 
Shoulder Season: 5 to 30 April 2021
Rate
Single
Double
Triple
Child
Foreigners One Way
US$ 427
US$ 361
US$ 335
US$ 147
Foreigners Round Trip
US$ 574
US$ 508
US$ 486
US$ 221
Residents of Chile/Argentina
One Way or Round Trip
US$ 338
US$ 284
US$ 266
US$ 115
"Bike & Boat" One Way
US$ 232
US$ 166
US$ 144
-
"Bike & Boat" Round Trip
US$ 282
US$ 216
US$ 194
-
 
- The given rate includes transportation and lodging with breakfast, but no other meals.
- Rate "Bike & Boat" is for cyclists riding their own bike and includes only navigation on the 3 lakes and lodging, but not terrestrian transport.
- Children rate is for minors under 12 years sharing room with the parents.
- Children under 2 years are free.
 

Hotel Natura in Peulla, Chile

Hotel Puerto Blest, Argentina


How to make a reservation

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

-Full name
-Nationality
-Passaport or ID number
-Date of birth
-Occupation
-Country of residence
- If possible, your hotels in Puerto Varas and Bariloche

*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

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