Chile. Puerto varas

Population: 18,1 millions.
Capital city: Santiago.
People: 95% European descent and Mestizo, 5% Indian.
Language: Spanish and a handful of native languages, including Aymara, Mapuche and Rapa Nui.
Religion: 89% roman catholic, 10% protestant, less than 1% jewish.

The longest and thinnest country in the world runs from the Andes to the Pacific. As well as sharing borders with Argentina, Peru and Bolivia. Chile also has territories in Polynesia and Antarctica, making it a tri-continental nation. From the high Andean plateau to the untouched southern territories at the end of the world, Chile invites to live adventures in the middle of the world’s driest desert, in the unique rainy temperate forest of South America, in front of millennial glaciers or under the watchful eye of the Andes in the middle of the buzz of modern cities like its capital, Santiago. These cultural and climatic contrasts have left an imprint on the identity of the country and its people. Warm, energetic, approachable and kind, Chileans share the love for their land, which invites you to build relationships beyond boundaries, to live unique experiences and to discover Chile.


ANDEAN CROSSING 1 DAY: PUERTO VARAS - BARILOCHE

08.00 hrs. Departure from Puerto Varas hotels and locations provided. Continuation toward Petrohué, bordering Lake Llanquihue. Impressive views of Volcano Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes dominate the landscape. We will enter to the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park where we will visit the Petrohué waterfalls; whimsical shapes of volcanic rock, bathed by green waterfalls make the perfect picture. 10.00 hrs. We will set sail to Peulla, sailing on Todos los Santos Lake. If the weather permits incredible views of Osorno and Puntiagudo Volcanoes and Mount Tronador will surprise you. 11.45 hrs. Arrival to Peulla, ecological Village, a paradise for nature lovers. Lunch (not included). 14.00 hrs. We will board a bus with destination Puerto Frias. After performing the departures formalities at Chilean Customs Office. We will cross the Andes Mountain range at 976 m.a.s.l. We will descend by a sneaky road to Puerto Frías, navigation by Felix Frías lake, toward Puerto Alegre. In Porto Alegre will take a bus to Puerto Blest. 18.30 hrs. Departure from Puerto Blest, we will begin the last navigation on Nahuel Huapi Lake, with destination to Puerto Pañuelo. 19.45 hrs Arrival to Puerto Pañuelo, we take the bus to make the final part of our trip with destination to the "Capital of the Argentine tourism", Bariloche. City that fascinates in both winter and summer by its ski resorts, shopping, hotels, restaurants and nightlife. 20.30 hrs. Arrival to Bariloche. Note: service Puerto Varas to Bariloche and viceversa can be interrupted at any point, staying more than one night in Peulla and continue the next day on the schedule. Dinner and accommodation at Hotel Natura Patagonia or Hotel Peulla not included (see rates in our Chile Confidential Tariff) Cruce Andino is a tourist circuit; the schedules are referential and can change depending on weather conditions and number of passengers.

ANDEAN CROSSING 2 DAYS: PUERTO VARAS - BARILOCHE

Day 1 08.00 hrs. Departure from Puerto Varas hotels and locations provided. Continuation toward Petrohué by bus, bordering Lake Llanquihue. Impressive views of Volcano Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes dominate the landscape. We will enter to the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park where we will visit the Petrohué waterfalls; whimsical shapes of volcanic rock, bathed by green waterfalls make the perfect picture. 10.00 hrs. We will set sail to Peulla, sailing on Todos los Santos Lake. If the weather permits incredible views of Osorno and Puntiagudo Volcanoes and Mount Tronador will surprise you. 11.45 hrs. Arrival to Peulla, ecological Village, a paradise for nature lovers. Lunch or dinner (not included). Day 2 10.30 hrs. We will board a bus with destination Puerto Frias. After performing the departures formalities at Chilean Customs Office. We will cross the Andes Mountain range at 976 m.a.s.l. We will descend by a sneaky road to Puerto Frías, navigation by Felix Frías lake, toward Puerto Alegre. In Porto Alegre will take a bus to Puerto Blest. 13.00 hrs. Arrival to Puerto Blest. Lunch not Included. 16.00 hrs. Departure from Puerto Blest, we will begin the last navigation on Nahuel Huapi Lake, with destination to Puerto Pañuelo. 17.15 hrs. Arrival to Puerto Pañuelo, we take the bus to make the final part of our trip with destination to the "Capital of the Argentine tourism", Bariloche. City that fascinates in both winter and summer by its ski resorts, shopping, hotels, restaurants and nightlife. 18.15 hrs. Arrival to Bariloche. Note: service Puerto Varas to Bariloche and viceversa can be interrupted at any point, staying more than one night in Peulla and continue the next day on the schedule. Dinner and accommodation at Hotel Natura Patagonia or Hotel Peulla not included (see rates in our Chile Confidential Tariff) Cruce Andino is a tourist circuit; the schedules are referential and can change depending on weather conditions and number of passengers.