From Pañuelo Port we sail about an hour along the Blest arm, passing in front of the Sentinel Island and the beautiful and imposing Blanca waterfall until we reach Blest Port.
From there aboard a bus we go for about 15 minutes to Lake Frías where we embark again and sail this lake about 25 minutes to Frías Port. After carrying out the migration procedures, we board a 4X4 vehicle crossing the mountain range through the majestic landscapes of th... View Moree Valdivian jungle, until we reach Peulla.
This ecological villa located in the heart of the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park is a magical place. Its environment of millenary forests and lush vegetation manages to amaze visitors. Waterfalls, streams, lagoons and birds make Peulla a tourist destination visited daily, it is here where we take some time to have lunch.
Then, we sail the Todos los Santos Lake in the direction of Petrohué. There, retaking the land route, we visit the Petrohue falls and finally, bordering Lake Llanquihue we reach the city of Puerto Varas (the entrance to the jumps is not included in the price of the Andean Crossing, and there are not visits all year round, only in the months in which there is access to them and the hours of light and the schedule of the Park allows it).
Argentine and Chilean passengers: There is a special promotion for residents of these two countries. You can request the return FREE OF CHARGE, it must be within 10 days after the date of departure.
Passengers residing in other countries: The Andean Crossing is contracted in sections, so you can choose to buy only ONE WAY or ROUND TRIP (in the latter case the return section is paid with 50% discount).
All passengers: to finalize the reservation a photo of the national identity document (DNI) or passport will be requested, it must be valid on the date of travel. In the event that there is a minor within the travel group, you must have the corresponding authorizations to leave the country with the minor. The tour is not suspended due to bad weather. The company is not responsible for non-compliance with schedules by passengers at the time of departure from each port (schedules will be announced at each disembarkation). In case of loss of the corresponding ticket, the excursion cannot be made, and a new ticket must be purchased to embark.
Andean BIKE Crossing: when hiring this option, only the lake sections of the crossing are contracted. The land sections must be made by the passenger by bicycle. Each passenger must have their own bicycle and present themselves at Puerto Pañuelo half an hour before the departure of the boat.
Period of the year
All year round.
Includes Argentine and Chilean passengers: search for the available meeting points, all land sections, the 3 navigations, FREE RETURN to the country of origin within 10 days after the date of departure, Spanish-English guide.
Includes foreign passengers: search for the available meeting points, all land sections, the 3 navigations, Spanish-English guide. One-way or round-trip section according to the contracted option
It does not include
Boarding tax, entrance fee to National Parks, meals, accommodation (it is recommended to book the hotel in advance), in Varas Port you must take a taxi to go to your hotel.
How much does it cost and where is the National Park Entrance and boarding fee paid?
The value of the excursion does not include entrance fees to Nahuel Huapi National Park. To know the rates please visit the following website https://www.argentina.gob.ar/parquesnacionales/nahuelhuapi/tickets
The value of entry to Pañuelo Port can be verified on the following website http://www.puertopanuelo.com/
Is Andean Crossing an excursion?
No, ... View Morethe Andean Crossing is an international crossing that combines land and lake transfers that connect the cities of Bariloche and Puerto Varas (Chile). The trip takes approximately 9 hours.
Can you go and come back on the same day?
No, it is not possible to go and return the same day. It is essential to spend the night at the end point of the route.
Does it include accommodation and meals?
The cost of the Andean Crossing does not include accommodation or meals. You will have some time to be able to have lunch. We recommend carrying cash for expenses during the trip.
What documentation do I need to travel?
Your passport, ID or RUT will be sufficient, and in case you travel with minors the necessary documentation to leave the country with them.
Is the tour suspended due to bad weather?
The tour is not suspended due to bad weather.
These are the possible meeting places for this excursion
Panamericano Hotel Door (San Martin 536)
NH Edelweiss Hotel Door (San Martin 202)
Kenton Palace Hotel Door (Morales 338)
Crans Montana Hotel Door (Palaces 140)
Nahuel Huapi Hotel Door (Moreno 252)
Tres Reyes Hotel Door (October 12, 135)
Patagonia Booking Office Door (Mitre 131)
Cacique Inacayal Hotel Door (Juan Manuel de Rosas 625)
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KM 1 Alma del Lago Hotel Door
KM 2,5 Design Suites - Villa Huinid Hotel Door (on route)
KM 6 La Cascada Hotel Door (on route)
KM 7 Nido del Condor – Rochester - Lirolay Hotel Door (on route)
KM 7,5 Charming Hotel Door (on route)
KM 11,5 El Casco Hotel Door (on route)
KM 25 Llao Llao Hotel Door (on route)
- On the map you can see the possible meeting places. You will be able to select them later before completing the booking.