Depart Puerto Varas by bus, travelling along the south side of Lake Llanquihue, with the Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes dominating the landscape. Arrive at Vicente Perez Rosales National Park and stop to visit the Petrohue Falls before continuing to Petrohue. Board the cruiser for the boat ride (approx. 2 hours) across Todos Los Santos Lake (‘All Saints’ Lake, also known as ‘Emerald Lake’ due to the vivid blue-green colour of its waters).
Disembark at the remote settlement of Peulla, in a beautiful location surrounded by forests and lakes. Remainder of the afternoon at leisure to relax or enjoy walks in the area. Overnight at a hotel in Peulla.
Depart your hotel this morning by bus and proceed to the Chilean customs and immigration checkpoint. After completing immigration procedures, travel by road through the Andes and over the Perez Rosales Pass, before heading down a narrow mountain road into Argentina. Arrive at Puerto Frias, situated on the small but impressive lake of the same name, and pass through Argentine customs and immigration. Continue by boat through magnificent mountains and forests and anchor at Puerto Alegre from where you take a short bus ride to Puerto Blest.
At Puerto Blest board another boat for the last of the lake crossings on Lake Nahuel Huapi to Puerto Panuelo where the bus will be waiting to transfer you to Bariloche.
Bariloche is the gateway to the Argentine side of the Lakes District. Located on the southern shore of Lake Nahuel Huapi, the alpine style buildings reflect the town’s proximity to some of the best ski fields in Argentina. During the summer months the town is a popular destination for hiking and fishing. It is also famous for its chocolate shops. On arrival in Bariloche you will be taken to your hotel.