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7-Day Puerto Varas to Bariloche Lake Crossing – From $1,287 Adults Double Basis

AVAILABLE FOR DAILY ARRIVALS IN PUERTO VARAS, CHILE UNTIL FEB 28, 2018

    Travelers partaking on our seven days Puerto Varas to Bariloche Lake Crossing vacation package will truly enjoy a once-in-a-life-time cultural and natural experience. The journey begins with a stay in Puerto Varas with day excursions to near-by Chiloe Island, Llanquihue, and Frutillar. Then, continues with a  visit of the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park, and the world famous Petrohue River Falls and Todos Los Santos Lake, where navigation among volcanoes will allow us to reach Peulla; a small ecological village in the middle of the Andes. The next day the navigation continues with the crossing of Frias & Nahuel Huapi lakes. En-route to Bariloche, you will enjoy spectacular views of Andean forests, and snow-capped volcanoes. Once in San Carlos de Bariloche, you will partake on a guided excursion offering a very comprehensive look at lakes, mountains, and native forests of singular beauty.


     
    • 6-Night hotel accommodations with taxes and breakfast included (3 in Puerto Varas, 1 in Peulla, and 2 in San Carlos de Bariloche).
    • Arrival Transfer in Puerto Montt
    • Excursion to Frutillar
    • Full Day Excursion to Chiloe Island
    • Visit to Petrohue River Falls en-route to Peulla
    • Andean Crossing to Bariloche by 4X4, boat and motor coach
    • Arrival Transfer in Bariloche

    • Short Circuit Excursion
    • Departure Transfer in Bariloche
    • Transfers, tours, and excursions on A/C vehicles on shared basis (unless private services are indicated)
    • English-speaking Guide Service during tours and excursions
    • Meals and entrance fees as per itinerary
    • On-site logistical support services of our corresponding in-country offices to quickly address any unforeseen situation and provide the necessary assistance as the case may require


    DAY 1 | Welcome to Puerto Montt – Puerto Varas, Chile!

    Upon arrival to the Puerto Montt Airport you will be met by your local host for your transfer to the nearby city of Puerto Varas. Check-in at the hotel of your choice for a three-night stay with breakfast and taxes included. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore the city at your own pace.

    • First Class: Cabañas del Lago
    • Superior Class: Cumbres Patagonicas


    DAY 2 | Exploring Frutillar & Llanquihue Lake | B.

    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and the morning at leisure. In the early afternoon you will begin your scenic guided excursion to Frutillar. En-route to Frutillar, we travel along the western shore of Llanquihue Lake. Along the way, we will pass through the small industrial town of Llanquihue, where we will take a gravel road used by the region’s farmers, giving us a chance to see local agricultural and livestock activity. We will also have the opportunity to see along the route beautiful old German houses, used as lodgings. Once we arrive in Frutillar you can feel a different atmosphere, combining peaceful living, bright gardens, colorful houses, tea rooms, and the great Teatro Del Lago (Theatre on the Lake).


    DAY 3 | Sailing to Chiloe Island | B.

    After breakfast we will begin our full day tour, which will allow us to visit the northern part of Chiloé Island famous for its scenic landscapes and the many picturesque wooden churches which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. After a 30 minute ferry ride, watching a wide variety of birds, we will get to the little village of Chacao to visit the Main Square and the church. We will go on to Dalcahue, where we will stop at the town’s waterfront to enjoy a walk and a visit to the market, museum and church. We continue to Castro City through Llao-Llau coastal road. After lunch (lunch is not included), we head on to visit the city’s Gamboa River stilt houses, the main square and its church. Afterwards, we continue to a little village known as Nercón to visit the last church of our journey before returning to our hotel in Puerto Varas.


    DAY 4 | Andean Crossing to Bariloche / Puerto Varas / Petrohue Falls / Todos los Santos Lake / Peulla | B.

    After breakfast we will begin the Andean Crossing excursion. Puerto Varas and Bariloche, two cities full of magic and charm, are the starting points of this marvelous trip crossing the Andes. Enjoy the discovery of two of the best kept secrets, nestled in the heart of the mountain range, Peulla and Puerto Blest that offer unique landscapes, bright emerald lakes, native rainforests, smells of an untouched nature and the warmth of our people. We begin our journey traveling around the southern shore of Llanquihue Lake. You will have the opportunity to learn more about the German colonization and the agriculture of the region. Once inside Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park, we will visit the world famous Petrohué River Falls. Then we will move on to the origin of this river, Todos los Santos Lake, where navigation among volcanoes will allow us to reach Peulla; a small ecological village in the middle of the Andes. Check-in at the Natura Hotel for an overnight stay with breakfast and taxes included.


    DAY 5 | Andean Crossing to Bariloche / Peulla to Bariloche, Argentina | B.

    After breakfast we will begin an early morning departure for Bariloche. We will get on a comfortable 4×4 and go across the Andes Mountains, gazing at the stunning landscapes of the Valdivian Rainforest, until reaching Puerto Frias. From there, we take a short navigation across Frias Lake going along a winding road, before reaching Puerto Alegre. We will then transfer to Puerto Blest, where after lunch (lunch is not included) we will begin the last navigation of the Andean Crossing, along the most important branch of Lake Nahuel Huapi, Blest Branch. Get your camera ready to take some good shots of Centinela Islet where the founding father of National Parks in Argentina, Perito Francisco P. Moreno, is buried. Navigation ends in Puerto Pañuelo, on Llao Llao Peninsula, where a last transfer will take us to our final destination, Bariloche. Check-in at the Hotel of your choice for a two-night stay with breakfast and taxes included.

    • First Class: H. Edelweiss
    • Superior Class: Alma del Lago Suites

    DAY 6 | Bariloche Short Circuit with Cerro Campanario | B.

    The tour begins downtown, more precisely on Ezequiel Bustillo Avenue, a winding path that runs along Lake Nahuel Huapi. In the first section, in addition to urban architecture, the tour passes by the houses of pioneers, by the Yacht Club and the Melipal neighborhood. As one moves away from the buildings, the landscape begins to change to appreciate the flora and cypress forests, maitenes, coihues and ñires, among other typical trees. In the summer, this road takes on a vibrant red and yellow color from rosehip bushes, plants of blackberries, raspberries and broom blooming in abundance. At kilometer 17 is the base of Cerro Campanario, which has a height of 1,050 meters and, through a chairlift, you will access its summit. At the 24th kilometer, we begin to see the San Eduardo Chapel, Pañuelo Port and Llao Llao Hotel. Remodeled and fully operational, the classical hotel is one of the most famous postcards of Bariloche, with panoramic views of the national park and Lakes Nahuel Huapi and Perito Moreno. Passing through Lake Escondido, leads us to the binding of Lakes Nahuel Huapi and Perito Moreno, which crosses the Narrows Bridge, located on the river of the same name. The circuit also shows the Highlander Cemetery, the village of the Swiss settlers and finally the panoramic lookout point of Lake Moreno, at kilometer 40. The way back begins at the El Trebol Lagoon to the junction with Avenue Bustillo, which leads back to the city center. In just 60 kilometers you can admire lakes, mountains and native forests of singular beauty.


    DAY 7 | Bariloche / Next Destination | B.

    At the appropriate time you will begin your transfer from your hotel in Bariloche to the local airport to check-in for your onward flight.


    PRICES PER PERSON IN US$ – NO MINIMUM GUESTS REQUIRED

    AVAILABLE FOR DAILY ARRIVALS UNTIL FEB 28, 2018

    VALIDITY DOUBLE TRIPLE QUAD (2 BDR) SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

    FIRST CLASS

    Apr 1 to Jun 30 $1,287.00 $1,189.00 $1,249.00 $642.00
    Jul 1 to Jul 29 $1,625.00 $1,509.00 $1,577.00 $894.00
    Jul 30 to Aug 31 $1,525.00 $1,377.00 $1,479.00 $790.00
    Sep 1 to Dec 23 $1,375.00 $1,255.00 $1,337.00 $784.00
    Dec 24, 2017 to Feb 28, 2018 $1,529.00 $1,367.00 $1,489.00 $856.00
    VALIDITY DOUBLE TRIPLE QUAD (2 BDR) SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

    SUPERIOR CLASS

    Apr 15 to Jun 30 $1,568.00 $1,509.00 $1,521.00 $937.00
    Jul 1 to Jul 29 $1,878.00 $1,779.00 $1,825.00 $1,161.00
    Jul 30 to Aug 31 $1,779.00 $1,669.00 $1,729.00 $1,068.00
    Sep 1 to Dec 23 $1,695.00 $1,635.00 $1,647.00 $1,034.00
    Dec 24, 2017 to Feb 28, 2018 $1,909.00 $1,797.00 $1,857.00 $1,166.00
    ¹ Triple Occupancy share existing beds.

    FIRST CLASS HOTELS

                

    In Puerto Varas: Hotel Cabaña del Lago overlooks Lake Llanquihue, is 1 km from the Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon and 2 km from Museo Pablo Fierro, Parque Philippi is a 6-minute walk, Puerto Varas Beach 8-minute walk, Puerto Varas Plaza de Armas and Puerto Varas Casino are both an 8-minute walk, Opitz House 9-minute walk.

    157 bright smoke-free guest rooms and apartments. The rooms overlook the lake, have cable TV, free Wi-Fi, minibar electromagnetic lock, electronic safe, housekeeper, room service, private bathroom with hair dryer and free toiletries. All apartments have added features of a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, seating area with sofa bed, and balcony.

    The hotel offers free buffet breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and free parking, a restaurant serving local and international dishes, bar/lounge offering drinks and snacks, full-service spa providing massage therapy, podiatry and lymphatic drainage, indoor heated pool, fitness center, 3 meeting rooms, airport shuttle, childcare, child’s playroom, a garden, terrace, 24-hour front desk, and coffee/tea in a common area.


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    In Puella: Natura Patagonia Hotel. Is located in Peulla (in Mapuche Sprouts Spring) is a small lake port on the western shore of Lake All Saints in the town of Puerto Varas.

    The Chilean town closest to this location corresponds to Petrohue, 20 nautical miles, in the easternmost edge of the lake. There is no land route between these two locations, so they communicate through the vessels cross Lake Todos los Santos. The harbor, Peulla has an airfield.


                

    In Bariloche: NH Edelweiss. Located right in the heart of San Carlos de Bariloche, NH Edelweiss Hotel is the perfect starting point to explore Nahuel Huapi Lake and the Civic Centre. All the guestrooms offer a choice of pillows, digital safe, hairdryer, minibar, flat-screen TV and complimentary Wi-Fi. The decoration in natural, earthy tones in harmony with the environment is perfect for relaxation. Prepared fresh each morning, the breakfast buffet ensures a balanced, healthy start to your day. For dinner, don’t miss La Tavola Restaurant. Taking great pride in the national produce La Tavola embodies the very essence of the Argentinean cuisine, serving dishes showcasing the regional and local flavors with excellence. For a lighter option, visit El Patio Bar where you can enjoy salads, light dishes and a great selection of wines.


    SUPERIOR CLASS HOTELS

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    In Puerto Varas: Cumbres Patagonicas Hotel. Escape to a refined haven and experience the enchantment of Puerto Varas, Chile at Hotel Cumbres Puerto Varas. With dramatic views of Lago Llanquihue and the Osorno and Calbuco Volcanoes, this five-star hotel artfully combines the intimacy and warmth of a Patagonian lodge with contemporary luxury and sophistication.

    Through its doors, Hotel Cumbres Puerto Varas is the perfect reflection of its surroundings, with expansive windows and native wood and stone design elements offering guests a true connection to the breathtaking landscape of southern Chile.


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    In Puella: Natura Patagonia Hotel. Is located in Peulla (in Mapuche Sprouts Spring) is a small lake port on the western shore of Lake All Saints in the town of Puerto Varas.

    The Chilean town closest to this location corresponds to Petrohue, 20 nautical miles, in the easternmost edge of the lake. There is no land route between these two locations, so they communicate through the vessels cross Lake Todos los Santos. The harbor, Peulla has an airfield.


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    In Bariloche: Alma del Lago Suites & Spa. A 5 star luxury hotel is located within a beautiful setting, overlooking the Nahuel Huapi Lake; conveniently situated just 5 minutes walk from the town center. It is a perfect combination of stunning & charming setting, plus luxury & comfort of modern top of the notch Hotels.

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