Full Day Trip from Puerto Varas to San Carlos de Bariloche

Day Trips & Excursions in Puerto Varas

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Experience an unforgettable Andean crossing in this 11 hour day trip. Starting with an 8am pickup by your driver and guide, you will be taken on an amazing adventure around the Andes Mountains, through three wonderful lakes, connected by four land stretches connecting the cities of Puerto Varas in Chile and Bariloche in Argentina. You will have the opportunity to view glaciers that have been leaving an amazing geographic footprint for thousands of years. Food and drinks are not included and niether are admission to the falls of Petrohué and boarding taxes.
The itinerary for the day trip is as follows:PUERTO VARAS OFFICE Departure by bus from the Puerto Varas Office (Del Salvador 72) to Petrohué will be at 8am. You will pass by Lake Llanquihue.PUERTO VARAS - SALTOS PETROHUE  Time: 9:45am - 10:15amYou will see impressive views of the Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes that dominate the landscape. Gain entrance to the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park where you'll visit the Saltos del Petrohué and appreciate the capricious volcanic rock formations, bathed in the emerald green waterfalls.PETROHUE -PEULLA  Time: 10:30am - 12:30pmThe tour will sail to Peulla, navigating across Lake Todos los Santos. If the weather permits, different and breathtaking views of the Osorno and Puntiagudo volcanoes and Cerro Tronador can be seen.LUNCH IN PEULLA  Time: 12:30pm - 3pmYou'll arrive at Peulla, an ecological lodge and a paradise for nature lovers and have lunch (additional cost).PEULLA - PUERTO FRIAS  Time: 3pm - 5pmYou wil board the following bus destined for Puerto Frías, close to Chilean customs to follow the necessary steps at the border. Crossing the Andes Mountains, following the route to Puerto Frías.PUERTO FRIAS - BLEST  Time: 5pm - 7pmThe trip continues to across Lake Frías for 20 minutes aboard the Victoria del Sur, heading towards Puerto Alegre. Upon arrival to Puerto Alegre, you'll take the third bus to Puerto Blest.BLEST - PUERTO PAÑUELO Time: 7pm - 8pmYou will begin a final sail across Lake Nahuel Huapi, destined for Puerto Pañuelo.PUERTO PAÑUELO - BARILOCHE  Time: 8pm - 9pmUpon arrival to Puerto Pañuelo, we’ll take a bus on the final leg of the journey towards Bariloche, a city that attracts visitors in winter and summer thanks to its ski centers, shops, hotels, restaurants and night life. Over the past few years, Bariloche has developed a name for itself as a city for top-class breweries.

What’s included

  • Driver/guide
  • All land and lake transfers

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Tours in Peulla
  • The rate does not include port, migratory and/or National Parks fees
  • Boarding taxes in Puerto Pañuelo, Nahuel Huapi National Park
  • Admission to the Falls of Petrohu
  • These values can be modified upon determination of each country's authorities
  • Everything not mentioned in this program


  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Led by a local guide
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water