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Andean Lakes Crossing and Southern Capitals

12 days and 11 nights

In this package tour you will visit the most important lakes in the south of Argentina and Chile, as well as enjoying the vibrant capitals Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile. An unforgettable experience between the cities of Puerto Varas and San Carlos de Bariloche in one of the most beautiful and natural landscapes in the region.

Day 1: Santiago de Chile, City Tour

In the afternoon enjoy a City Tour, visiting the Church of San Francisco,  Palacio de la Moneda (current government house), Plaza de Armas, Cathedral Church, Central Post Office, Santa Lucia Hill and the main neighborhoods of the city.

Day 2: Viña del Mar and Valparaiso

Visit Viña del Mar and Valparaíso to learn about the city and "La Sebastiana", Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda’s House. Enjoy the Beach in the surroundings

Day 3: Santa Rita Vineyard

Visit Santa Rita vineyard, one of the famous vineyards located in the Pirque area.

Day 4: Santiago - Puerto Montt - Puerto Varas.

Fly to Puerto Montt and transfer to Puerto Varas.

Day 5: Frutillar and Puerto Octay

Visit the city of Llanquihue: the Parish Church, the old mansions, Plaza de Armas and the Swans beach. At midday we will stop in Frutillar and enjoy an exquisite lunch in the Colonial Museum.
Back on the road, we will arrive in the little town of Puerto Octay ready to admire the beauty of its green meadows and snow-capped peaks of volcanoes and mountains

Day 6: Puerto Varas – Andean Crossing – Bariloche

Start of the Lake Crossing also known as the Andean Crossing, which connects Chile and Argentina on a wonderful panoramic route. From Puerto Varas we will go by bus to Petrohué where we will see the river falls. From there we will sail the Todos los Santos Lake or Esmeralda Lake, admiring the Osorno Volcano, Puntiagudo Mount and Cerro Tronador Mount. We will cross the Valdivian Jungle until we reach Puerto Frías and after a short sailing we will reach Puerto Alegre, where a bus will take us to Puerto Blest. From this point we will make our last sailing in Nahuel Huapi Lake towards Puerto Pañuelo. Finally we will arrive in Bariloche.

Day 7: Small Circuit and Victoria Island and Myrtle forest

In the Morning we will take the Small Circuit tour, to have the best panoramicviews of the city. Nahuel Huapi Lake and Campanario mount are among the highlights of this experience.
In the afternoon we will sail to Victoria Island and the Myrtle Forest, to see a high concentration of this unique cinnamon-colored species.

Day 8: Bariloche. Seven Lakes Road - San Martin de los Andes

A journey of almost 200 km will take us to San Martín de los Andes on a beautiful scenic route passing through seven of the most important lakes in the region.

Day 9: Bariloche – Buenos Aires

Fly to Buenos Aires.

Day 10: Tigre and DeltaSailing. Tango Show Dinner

Visit Tigre and enjoy a river sailing, where we will know the particular geography of one of the few Deltas in the world.
In the evening, Tango Show Dinner.

Day 11: Estancia and countryside Experience

Visit the countryside for a full-day at an Estancia in the Pampas. Enjoy all ranch activities: a traditional folk show, a BBQ lunch, wine and a performance of the gaucho’s fantastic horse-riding skills. For the kids there is also an animal farm and Sulky rides.

Day12: End of the tour

Say goodbye and transfer to the airport.

Alternative Tours:

Day 7: Small Circuit and Catedral Mount (July to September)
Day 8: Puerto Blest and Frias Lake or Villa la Angostura
Day 10: Asado Gourmet tasting dinner

Included in the Package

  • 3 nights in Santiago de Chile
  • City tour
  • Santa Rita Vineyard
  • 2 nights in Puerto Varas
  • Frutillar and Puerto Octay tour
  • Andean Crossing between Chile and Argentina
  • 3 nights in Bariloche
  • Small Circuit Tour
  • Victoria Island and Myrtle Forest
  • Seven Lakes Road - San Martin de los Andes
  • 3 nights in Buenos Aires.
  • Tango Show dinner.
  • Tigre and Delta Sailing.
  • Estancia and countryside experience with BBQ lunch
  • All breakfasts.
  • In-destination transfers

Not Included

  • Domestic airline tickets Santiago de Chile – Puerto Montt and Bariloche – Buenos Aires    
  • Hotel tax in Bariloche and Buenos Aires
  • Extra charges and optional activities or meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Gratuities

Notes

Reservations are subject to availability. In case the hotel booked is not available, we will provide a hotel in the same or higher category.

The Andes Crossing can be done in one day, from the 1st of September to the 30th of April. From the 1st of May to the 31st of August you must stay overnight in Peulla (not included).

Prices

Excursions

Mount Tronador
 
Frequency: Daily
Length: Full Day (all year round)

In the Mount Tronador tour we will see fascinating landscapes throughout the border with Chile.and we will be able to stop to take pictures from the view points. Some of the attractions we will visit during the trip are: Lago Gutiérrez, Lago Mscardi and the village with the same name.

Mount Tronador

Frequency: Daily
Length: Full Day (all year round)

In the Mount Tronador tour we will see fascinating landscapes throughout the border with Chile.and we will be able to stop to take pictures from the view points. Some of the attractions we will visit during the trip are: Lago Gutiérrez, Lago Mscardi and the village with the same name.

Mount Catedral
 
Frequency: Tuesdays to Saturdays
Length: Half Day (all year round)

Mount Catedral is the most important ski center in Latin America and one of the most important in the world. Located at Nahuel Huapi National Park, it’s named after the towers on its summit, resembling the ones on a gothic cathedral.

Mount Catedral

Frequency: Tuesdays to Saturdays
Length: Half Day (all year round)

Mount Catedral is the most important ski center in Latin America and one of the most important in the world. Located at Nahuel Huapi National Park, it’s named after the towers on its summit, resembling the ones on a gothic cathedral.

Seven Lakes Road - San Martin de los Andes
 
Frequency: Daily
Length: Full Day (all year round)

The winding Seven Lakes road(ruta de los siete lagos) goes through woods of lengas, coihues and cypresses. On the way to San Martin de los Andes we will visit different lakes: Espejo, Correntoso, Escondido, Villarino, Falkner, Machonico and Lacar.

Seven Lakes Road - San Martin de los Andes

Frequency: Daily
Length: Full Day (all year round)

The winding Seven Lakes road(ruta de los siete lagos) goes through woods of lengas, coihues and cypresses. On the way to San Martin de los Andes we will visit different lakes: Espejo, Correntoso, Escondido, Villarino, Falkner, Machonico and Lacar.

Victoria Island and Myrtle Forest
 
Frequency: Daily
Length: Half a Day or Full Day (all year round)

The Victoria Island and Myrtle Forest tourwill take us navigating the Nahuel Huapi Lake up to Victoria Island, a natural reserve where we can see indigenous and exotic animals. After arriving at the Quetrihue Peninsula we will visit the Myrtle Forest, unique in the world.

Victoria Island and Myrtle Forest

Frequency: Daily
Length: Half a Day or Full Day (all year round)

The Victoria Island and Myrtle Forest tourwill take us navigating the Nahuel Huapi Lake up to Victoria Island, a natural reserve where we can see indigenous and exotic animals. After arriving at the Quetrihue Peninsula we will visit the Myrtle Forest, unique in the world.

Estancia and countryside experience
 
Frequency: Tuesdays to Sundays
Length: Full Day (all year round)

TheEstancia and countryside experience is one of the most sought-after activities to enjoy an unforgettable day at an estancia in the outskirts of Buenos Aires. Ranch activities, horseback rides, a traditional folk show, a BBQ lunch, wine and a performance of the gaucho’s fantastic horse-riding skills, all combined in an Estancia

Estancia and countryside experience

Frequency: Tuesdays to Sundays
Length: Full Day (all year round)

TheEstancia and countryside experience is one of the most sought-after activities to enjoy an unforgettable day at an estancia in the outskirts of Buenos Aires. Ranch activities, horseback rides, a traditional folk show, a BBQ lunch, wine and a performance of the gaucho’s fantastic horse-riding skills, all combined in an Estancia

Small Circuit
 
Frequency: Daily
Length: Half a Day (all year round)

TheSmall Circuit tour will ride along wonderful landscapes in the surroundings of Bariloche. We will admire lakes and mountain scenery. TheSmall Circuittour is unmissable and is one of the most traditional tours in the area.

Small Circuit

Frequency: Daily
Length: Half a Day (all year round)

TheSmall Circuit tour will ride along wonderful landscapes in the surroundings of Bariloche. We will admire lakes and mountain scenery. TheSmall Circuittour is unmissable and is one of the most traditional tours in the area.

Buenos Aires City Tour
 
Frequency: Daily
Length: Half a Day (all year round)

During Buenos Aires City Tour we will visit relevant corners of this city: Colón Theatre, Obelisk, the historical Plaza de Mayo, Cathedral, Casa Rosada (Government House) and the Cabildo. You will also visit different Neighborhoods: La Boca, San Telmo and Puerto Madero, Palermo, Recoleta.

Buenos Aires City Tour

Frequency: Daily
Length: Half a Day (all year round)

During Buenos Aires City Tour we will visit relevant corners of this city: Colón Theatre, Obelisk, the historical Plaza de Mayo, Cathedral, Casa Rosada (Government House) and the Cabildo. You will also visit different Neighborhoods: La Boca, San Telmo and Puerto Madero, Palermo, Recoleta.

Tango Show Dinner Night
 
Frequency: Daily
Length: Evening (all year round)

TheTango Show Dinner at El Querandí “Casa de Tango”has one ofthe best tango dinner shows in Buenos Aires. A Tango Show in a San Telmo historical House, combined with an excellent dinner, where Travelers will enjoy the real Tango porteño and learn the history of this Argentine typical dance.

Tango Show Dinner Night

Frequency: Daily
Length: Evening (all year round)

TheTango Show Dinner at El Querandí “Casa de Tango”has one ofthe best tango dinner shows in Buenos Aires. A Tango Show in a San Telmo historical House, combined with an excellent dinner, where Travelers will enjoy the real Tango porteño and learn the history of this Argentine typical dance.

Tigre and Delta sailing
 
Frequency: Daily
Length: Half a Day (all year round)

During Tigre and Delta Sailing we will visit on board a catamaran the only delta in South America: A maze of islands and islets crossed by rivers and streams. We will also take a train ride in “Tren de la Costa”.

Tigre and Delta sailing

Frequency: Daily
Length: Half a Day (all year round)

During Tigre and Delta Sailing we will visit on board a catamaran the only delta in South America: A maze of islands and islets crossed by rivers and streams. We will also take a train ride in “Tren de la Costa”.

Santiago de Chile City Tour
 
Frequency: Daily
Length: Half a Day

Frequency: Daily.
Duration: Half a day (all the year round)//
 
The activity Santiago de Chile City Tour starts from the hotel to the center of the city, to visit its main attractions. On the way we will see the Central Market, the Bellas Artes Museum and the Bellavista District.

Santiago de Chile City Tour

Frequency: Daily
Length: Half a Day

Frequency: Daily.
Duration: Half a day (all the year round)//
 
The activity Santiago de Chile City Tour starts from the hotel to the center of the city, to visit its main attractions. On the way we will see the Central Market, the Bellas Artes Museum and the Bellavista District.

Visit to Concha y Toro Vineyard
 
Frequency: Daily
Length: Half a Day

Frequency: Daily.
Duration: Half a day (all the year round)//
 
Our activity Visit to Concha y Toro starts on the way to Pirque, the locality where Concha y Toro Vineyard is found. This is the main wine exporter in Latin America and, internationally, one of the most impressive brands.

Visit to Concha y Toro Vineyard

Frequency: Daily
Length: Half a Day

Frequency: Daily.
Duration: Half a day (all the year round)//
 
Our activity Visit to Concha y Toro starts on the way to Pirque, the locality where Concha y Toro Vineyard is found. This is the main wine exporter in Latin America and, internationally, one of the most impressive brands.

Hotels

5* | Hotel Meliá Buenos Aires
 

The Meliá Buenos Aires Hotel is situated in the Catallinas modern zone, a few meters away from the renowned Florida Street and the elegant Plaza San Martín. Its privileged location offers tourists the advantage of reaching the gastronomic zone at Puerto Madero, Florida Street (pedestrian street) or the exclusive Recoleta district.

5* | Hotel Meliá Buenos Aires
 

The Meliá Buenos Aires Hotel is situated in the Catallinas modern zone, a few meters away from the renowned Florida Street and the elegant Plaza San Martín. Its privileged location offers tourists the advantage of reaching the gastronomic zone at Puerto Madero, Florida Street (pedestrian street) or the exclusive Recoleta district.

3* | Carlos V Hotel
 

Carlos V Patagonia Hotel is one of the most renowned three star hotels in the city, with more than 40 years activity, preserving the environment with an active management and a well- prepared staff to offer the best service and comfort for our guests to live the best experience during their stay.

3* | Carlos V Hotel
 

Carlos V Patagonia Hotel is one of the most renowned three star hotels in the city, with more than 40 years activity, preserving the environment with an active management and a well- prepared staff to offer the best service and comfort for our guests to live the best experience during their stay.

4* | Kenton Palace
 

Located strategically in the center of San Carlos de Bariloche, opposite the Civic Center, the most important point of reference and the most traditional square in the city. The same service and technology from the most important cities of the world, together with the commitment to provide excellence and special attention.

4* | Kenton Palace
 

Located strategically in the center of San Carlos de Bariloche, opposite the Civic Center, the most important point of reference and the most traditional square in the city. The same service and technology from the most important cities of the world, together with the commitment to provide excellence and special attention.

4* | Cacique Inacayal
 

Cacique Inacayal Lake and Spa Hotel is located on Avenida Juan Manuel de Rosas, in an exclusive place in the center of the city of San Carlos de Bariloche, only four blocks away from the Civic Center and the commercial center, on the shore of the Lake Nahuel Huapi, offering its guests, wonderful views of the lake.

4* | Cacique Inacayal
 

Cacique Inacayal Lake and Spa Hotel is located on Avenida Juan Manuel de Rosas, in an exclusive place in the center of the city of San Carlos de Bariloche, only four blocks away from the Civic Center and the commercial center, on the shore of the Lake Nahuel Huapi, offering its guests, wonderful views of the lake.

Destinations

Buenos Aires
 

Capital city of the Argentine Republic and one of the principal cities in Latin America, Buenos Aires surprises with its architecture. Its style reflects the influence of Spaniards, French and Italians in buildings and landscaping. The city has wide avenues, mansions, buildings, extensive green areas, hundreds of sculptures and many churches which are incorporated as a whole with houses, office and apartment blocks, and modern sky scrapers.

Buenos Aires
 

Capital city of the Argentine Republic and one of the principal cities in Latin America, Buenos Aires surprises with its architecture. Its style reflects the influence of Spaniards, French and Italians in buildings and landscaping. The city has wide avenues, mansions, buildings, extensive green areas, hundreds of sculptures and many churches which are incorporated as a whole with houses, office and apartment blocks, and modern sky scrapers.

Bariloche
 

Patagonia is the name given to the vast territory that occupies the southern part of Argentina and Chile. The principal attractions in Argentina are in the lakes district, next to the Andes chain where Bariloche stands out; Puerto Madryn and Peninsula Valdes are located on the Atlantic coast, and El Calafate, the Moreno Glacier and Ushuaia are located in southern Patagonia.

Bariloche
 

Patagonia is the name given to the vast territory that occupies the southern part of Argentina and Chile. The principal attractions in Argentina are in the lakes district, next to the Andes chain where Bariloche stands out; Puerto Madryn and Peninsula Valdes are located on the Atlantic coast, and El Calafate, the Moreno Glacier and Ushuaia are located in southern Patagonia.

Santiago de Chile
 

Santiago de Chile is the capital and principal urban area in Chile. There you will find the most important administrative, cultural, commercial, financial and governmental organisms in the country, with the exception of the National Congress which is located in Valparaiso.

Santiago de Chile
 

Santiago de Chile is the capital and principal urban area in Chile. There you will find the most important administrative, cultural, commercial, financial and governmental organisms in the country, with the exception of the National Congress which is located in Valparaiso.

Puerto Varas
 

Puerto Varas is located in the south region of Chile, among hills, mountains, lakes and woods. A spectacular destination for those who love snow and nature. The city has around 30,000 inhabitants and their principal activity is tourism and agriculture. The city was originally colonized by Germans; you can still appreciate the colonial architecture in cafes, restaurants and inns in the center of the city. It is also a destination near Lago Llanquihue, the biggest in Chile.

Puerto Varas
 

Puerto Varas is located in the south region of Chile, among hills, mountains, lakes and woods. A spectacular destination for those who love snow and nature. The city has around 30,000 inhabitants and their principal activity is tourism and agriculture. The city was originally colonized by Germans; you can still appreciate the colonial architecture in cafes, restaurants and inns in the center of the city. It is also a destination near Lago Llanquihue, the biggest in Chile.

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