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Andean Crossing Chile-Argentina
(9 Days / 8 Nights)

Discover Puerto Varas and Bariloche, two cities full of magic and charm, starting points of this marvelous trip crossing the Andes, discovering two of the best kept secrets, nestled in the heart of the mountain range, Peulla and Puerto Blest, offering unique landscapes, bright emerald lakes, native rainforests, smells of an untouched nature and the warmth of our people accompanying this unique adventure!

Day 01 Arrival in Santiago

Transfer airport / hotel PM Santiago classic city tour (Panoramic tour) The guide will show and tell you the history of the Santa Lucia Hill -Place where Santiago was founded in 1541 by the Spanish Conquistadors-, the Main Square, the Cathedral, the Post Office and the City Hall of Santiago, The National Library, the La Moneda Government House, and the old and historical neighborhood of downtown Santiago. To the east you will be able to see some modern buildings and the changes that they have brought to the neighborhood, ending this excursion in a handicraft store, where you will enjoy a Pisco Sour and pieces of works made of lapis lazuli, a stone that exists only in Chile and Afghanistan. 

Overnight at Hotel Ismael 312 with buffet breakfast.


Day 02 Santiago / Puerto Montt / Puerto Varas

After your breakfast at your hotel, transfer hotel to the Airport. Flight Santiago-Puerto Montt is not included (can be booked upon request).

Arrival in Puerto Montt airport and transfer to the hotel in Puerto Varas.

Overnight in Puerto Varas, Cabañas del Lago hotel 4*


Day 03 Puerto Varas/Osorno Volcano

Today we invite you for a Puerto Montt City tour and Puerto Varas City Tour

A visit to this colorful sea port includes one of its highlights: the fish market, where classic specialties of the chilote cuisine such as the Curanto, the Pulmay and the Cancato, are offered. Tasty fish and shellfish as well as a visit to an interesting handicraft market blend in to provide the best example of the striking local colorful lifestyle that provide such an ambience even today attracts painters and photographers. Visit to Puerto Varas, known as the City of Roses thanks to its beautiful gardens. We will visit its downtown area and then the shore of Llanquihue Lake, visiting Philippi hill, and its German-style colonial architecture. Afterwards you will continue touring, but this time, you will visit the Osorno Volcano, a perfect-shaped cone volcano located in the Vicente Perez Rosales National Park, crowned the Lake Region landscape. We will drive you up to the ski center; here you will have the chance to take the lift discovering an astonishing panoramic view.

Overnight at Puerto Varas with buffet breakfast.


Day 04 Full day excursion to Ancud in the Chiloe Island

Breakfast at the Hotel. 

Full day excursion to Ancud in the Chiloe Island.

In the Southern part of the continent where geography breaks down into countless islands and archipelagos, after a placid crossing of the Chacao channel, we are taken by the culture of the Chiloe island so strongly matriarchal, where Catholic and pagan beliefs mingle to give birth to legends and myths, and the result of community Mingas can be seen on the colorful architecture and the artistic hand-made shingles. A simple but very scenic road takes us to Ancud where the history of the island becomes real in its museum and the landscape springs out from its hills.

 

Note: Lunch included in private service only

Overnight at Puerto Varas with buffet breakfast


Day 05 Andean Crossing Chile-Argentina

Cruce Andino invites you to sail along the Andes Mountain Range throughout the crystal Andean lakes and imposing volcanoes, an area that contains two important National Parks: the Nahuel Huapi in Argentina and the Vicente Perez Rosales on the Chilean side, two examples of how nature has preserved and will continue preserving this veritable paradise on earth. At the Vicente Perez Rosales Park, you will also have the chance to visit the Petrohue River Falls, originated by volcanic eruptions, and then continue to the Todos Los Santos Lake, featured by the emerald-colored waters. At the pier you will get on board the catamaran to begin the sailing through this lake. You will have fantastic panoramic view of the Osorno and Calbuco Volcanoes over pure waters. After two-hour navigation, you will arrive in Peulla, a heavenly hidden mountain village, where you could have lunch at the Hotel (not included). Then you will get on board a bus for the next stage of your trip. You will go through Chilean Customs in order to enter Argentina. The pass over the Andes is only 976 m (3201 ft) above sea level. On the Argentine side, you will descend to Puerto Frias. You will sail across the Fri­as Lake, the third lake in the crossing to Puerto Alegre. From here you'll have excellent views of the imposing Tronador Mountain.

Note 1: Andean Crossing is provided in SIB no guide Note 2: Private

Service includes: Private Service hotel / Petrohue / Todos Los Santos Lake + Ticket Andean Crossing in regular service Transfer from Bariloche Port (drop off Lake crossing) to Hotel

3 nights at double Superior room (breakfast included) at Design Suites Hotel 4*


Day 06 Bariloche Short Circuit

Breakfast 

The tour to Circuito Chico (Small Circuit) starts in San Carlos de Bariloche, visiting different interesting spots along 60 km. (37 mi.) on the coast of Nahuel Huapi Lake. Short Circuit The Circuito Chico is Bariloche´s presentation. It is a trip to enjoy and savor. The beauty of the landscape is present throughout the course. Various points along the way and some natural viewpoints, as Bahia Lopez and Punto Panoramico, are ideal to contemplate this marvel. The Cerro Campanario chairlift, located in the "middle of the land scape" (Km 17), raises you to "the precise height of wonder" to enjoy the most beautiful view of the area. In front of Puerto Panuelo, the Llao Llao Hotel and San Eduardo Chapel, are unique attractions for visitors. The Circuito Chico is a full-ride. In addition to the landscape, there is a wide range of handmade regional products: textile, wood, candles, ceramics, cosmetics, among others, are an unavoidable part of this trip, which you must do.

Season: Year around

Departures:Daily

Overnight at Cacique Incayal Hotel 4*


Day 07 Big Circuit Tour

Big Circuit Bariloche: We leave Bariloche taking the route RN 237. We will cross Nireco stream, the Nirihuau river and in the western end of Lake Nahuel Huapi, the Limay River, border between the provinces of Neuquén and Río Negro. The Newbery pampa is crossed reaching the Rincon Chico. The Limay River is followed until reaching Rincón Grande, lining up to find the Amphitheatre, resembling in their forms to a great Roman circus. The journey continues, entering the Valle Encantado, where you can see strange rock shapes figures that have been called: God's finger, sentry, express train, Siamese, among others. A few kilometers further on we reach Confluence, where Traful and Limay rivers meet. Before crossing the bridge over the River Traful, we take left the route RN 65, being a gravel path that takes us through hills and valleys, where the rivers Cuyin Manzano and Minero can be appreciated. Through beautiful Coihues forests we boarder Traful lake, 4 km before reaching the village of the same name, the road makes a sharp curve where we find the Traful viewpoint, on a cliff over 70 meters above the lake. After passing through the village is reached Puerto Arrayán and Portezuelo, a place where the road joins with Route 234, or the famous 7 Lakes Route. Immediately we go through a place called Quintupuray and the Correntoso lake coasts. Following the path south and through dense forests, bordering the great Espejo Lake, taking its name in Spanish from its mirror waters. There we reach the intersection of Villa La Angostura, taking there the RN 231 Route. We are going to make a stop to have lunch (not included) and a small tour along the main points of this location. After that we'll pass by the beautiful Puerto Manzano and while we boarder the Huemul branch, we travel in a road with several elevations passing Huemul Peninsula, then splicing the RN 237 where we start the return to Bariloche

 

Overnight at Cacique Incayal Hotel 4*


Day 08 Bariloche / Buenos Aires

Transfer Hotel to Bariloche airport. Flight to Buenos Aires is not included Private transfer with guide from domestic airport to hotel. Dinner Tango Show at El Querandi with Sib transfers

2 nights at double Standard room (breakfast included) Hotel 4*  474 Buenos Aires Hotel


Day 09 Private City Tour with guide

Half Day City Tour: 4 Hours


CITY TOUR BUENOS AIRES This tour portrays the many faces of Buenos Aires: we will visit the symbol of our city, the Obelisk, squares such as Plaza de Mayo, Plaza San Martin and Plaza Alvear, Avenida De Mayo, Corrientes and 9 de Julio among other avenues, La Boca and San Telmo, historic neighborhoods, the magnificent Palermo and Recoleta areas and modern neighborhoods like Puerto Madero; Lezama Park and Tres de Febrero (Palermo) and the commercial and financial areas of the city
 

 


Day 10 Buenos Aires departure

Transfer hotel to the airport


Dates Sgl Trvl Sgl Dbl Tpl Child
From: 01 DEC 18 To: 31 OCT 19
N/A N/A $1640 N/A N/A

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