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Puerto Varas to Bariloche Lake Crossing (12 hours)

Relax on a boat and marvel at the spectacular Andes Mountains on this 12-hour Puerto Varas to Bariloche Lake Crossing. There’s no better way to travel!

USD $240.00USD $442.00

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Type of Trip

Travel from Puerto Varas to Bariloche over Three Lakes

On this Puerto Varas to Bariloche Lake Crossing, you will take a ferry across three gorgeous lakes in the Andes Mountains. At the start, end, and between the lakes, you will journey by four overland sections. Travel 112 miles (180 km) in style and appreciate the unparalleled natural mountain scenery as you travel in the most colorful region of Patagonia, from Puerto Varas in Chile to San Carlos de Bariloche in Argentina. You can enjoy this trip year-round. Although the trip only takes one day, you can also extend it to two or more days with lodging at a halfway point in Peulla and/or Puerto Blest.


  • Take a ferry on three incredibly beautiful mountain lakes
  • Discover natural attractions such as the Saltos de Petrohué and Osorno Volcano
  • Travel from Puerto Varas to Bariloche in one day
  • Extend your trip with the option to stay at Peulla or Puerto Blest

Tour Information

Duration: 12 hours (8:00 am departure from Puerto Varas, 21:00  (9:00 pm) arrival to Bariloche)
Start location: Puerto Varas
End location: Bariloche
Availability: Year-round (price varies based on season)


At 7:30 am, you will depart from tour operator’s office in Puerto Varas and take a bus to Petrohué, driving along the shores of Lake Llanquihue. Along the way, you will enjoy fantastic views of Osorno and Calbuco Volcanoes, which dominate the landscape. You will go through Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park, where you will visit the Saltos del Petrohué waterfalls.

At 10:30 am, you will embark on your lake journey to Peulla, navigating Todos los Santos Lake. If the sky is clear, you will see amazing views of Osorno Volcano, Puntiagudo Volcano, and Tronador Mountain.

By 11:15, you will arrive to Peulla, a nature lover’s paradise. After enjoying a delicious lunch (at your own expense), you will take a bus through the Andes Mountains and across the Chile-Argentina border to get to Puerto Frías.

Next, you will go on a 20-minute catamaran ride on Lago Frías to arrive to Puerto Alegre. For the next step of your journey, you will take a third bus trip to Nahuel Huapi Lake, navigate the lake to arrive to Puerto Pañuelo, and take your final bus ride to arrive to Bariloche. This city is popular both in winter and summer with its ski centers, shopping, hotels, restaurants, and nightlife. You will arrive there by about 21:00 (9:00 pm).

What’s Included

  • Drop off at the following locations in Bariloche: Hotel Edelweiss, Hotel Inacayal, Hotel Panamericano, Hotel Tres Reyes, Oficina Turisur Mitre 150, Av. Bustillo km 2.5 (near Hotel Design Villa Huinid), Av. Bustillo km 7 (near Hotel Nido del Condor – Rochester – Lirolay), Puerto Pañuelo

What’s Not Included

  • Pick up at your hotel in Puerto Varas – the meeting point is Del Salvador 72, Puerto Varas; you can also meet at the Puerto Petrohue if that is more convenient for you
  • Lunch

Important Notes

  • This tour is available in English, Spanish, or Portuguese
  • This tour is subject to changes according to the number of passengers aboard and climate conditions


Puerto Varas, Chile

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Puerto Varas, Chile -41.317800, -72.982700

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After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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