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ArgentinaAndean lake crossing

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Get ready for 13 stunning days and a journey deep into the heart of Chilean and Argentine lake regions! Begin with arrival in Santiago de Chile, a discovery of local cultural highlights and some downtime to get settled in. Head deeper into the country to explore the unusual Frutillar city, a beautiful lakeside village that recalls old Bavaria! Next up, Bariloche, a town in Argentina’s Patagonia re...

Get ready for 13 stunning days and a journey deep into the heart of Chilean and Argentine lake regions! Begin with arrival in Santiago de Chile, a discovery of local cultural highlights and some downtime to get settled in. Head deeper into the country to explore the unusual Frutillar city, a beautiful lakeside village that recalls old Bavaria! Next up, Bariloche, a town in Argentina’s Patagonia region bordering Nahuel Huapi glacial lake surrounded by the Andes Mountains! Once there, set off on the essential "Circuito Chico" hiking trail offering an endless supply of eye candy. Finally, you will be immersed in vibrant and animated life of Buenos Aires

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Tour itinerary includes
  • Lake
    Lake
  • Learning activities
    Learning activities
  • Nature observation
    Nature observation
  • City
    City
  • Local culture
    Local culture

Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to Chile!

Arrival at Santiago airport...

• Our representative will meet you at the airport, transfer to your hotel and assist you with check-in

• You will be provided with a detailed itinerary covering Chile, hotel contact information and a 24-hour emergency number

• Overnight in Santiago

Visited:
Santiago
Accomodation
Fundador (Santiago)

Day 2: Highlights of Santiago de Chile

• Our tour of Santiago will show the immensity, varied geography and civility of the city

• Discover the origins of our city through visiting Plaza de Armas, the cathedralpostoffice and cityhall

• Drive through some of  the old neighborhoods of Santiago, like Republica and Concha y Toro

• We finish our tour in a handicraft shop, marveling at Lapizlazulimasterpieces over a PiscoSour

• Overnight in Santiago

Visited:
Santiago

Day 3: A day at leisure in Santiago

• After a culture stuffed tour, you may want to take it easy today

• If you prefer to stay more active, head out on your own and revisit some favorites

​• Overnight in Santiago

Visited:
Santiago
Accomodation
Fundador (Santiago)

Day 4: Puerto Varas 

• Transfer to Santiago airport for your flight to Puerto Varas

• Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative and escorted to your hotel

• Overnight in Puerto Varas

Visited:
Santiago, Puerto Varas
Accomodation
Cabaña del Lago (Puerto Varas)

Day 5: El Frutillar excursion

• Begin with a visit of Llanquihue, famous for their traditional and tasty sausages!

• Stop at the German Colonists Memorial before heading to the Frutillar city, a beautiful village that recalls old Bavaria

• Admire incomparable views of the Osorno and Puntiagudo volcanoes framing the city

• Check out the German Colonial Museum (optional)

• Take in a show at the Teatro del Lago (Lake Theatre), site of the famous Frutillar Musical Week (optional)

Overnight in Puerto Varas

Visited:
Puerto Varas
Accomodation
Cabaña del Lago (Puerto Varas)

Day 6: A day at leisure in Puerto Varas

• Nothing planed for today! Why not enjoy a day at leisure?

• Go for a stroll along charming lanes or pop by a cafe, relax and observe the slower pace of life

• Overnight in Puerto Varas

Visited:
Puerto Varas
Accomodation
Cabaña del Lago (Puerto Varas)

Day 7: Bariloche 

• Transfer to the port in Puerto Varas and join a Andean Lake crossing tour

• Enjoy imposing sights of Osorno and Calbuco Volcanoes along the way

• Next, visit Petrohue falls. (Vicente Perez National Park ticket not included)

• Set sail to Peulla via Todos los Santos Lake

Arrive in Peulla, an ecological Village and paradise for the nature lovers!

• After lunch (not included), board a bus to Puerto Frias. Here, you'll go through customs to exit Chile and enter Argentina

Cross the Andes Mountains, lakes and small towns to arrive in San Carlos de Bariloche, a thriving city known for great skiing, commerce, hotels, restaurants and night life!

Overnight in Bariloche

Visited:
Puerto Varas, Bariloche
Accomodation
Night at Edelweiss (Bariloche)

Day 8: Circuito Chico

• Discover Bariloche and its surroundings by  doing the "Circuito Chico" hiking tour!

Ride the chairlift to the top of Cerro Campanario to appreciate the beautiful  landscape surrounding Bariloche

Highlights of the dayinclude: the Nahuel Huapi and Perito Moreno Lakes, the Trebol Lagoon, the San Pedro and Llao Llao peninsulas, Victoria  Island, the Otto, Lopez, Catedral and Goye mountains!

• Overnight in Bariloche

Visited:
Bariloche
Accomodation
Night at Edelweiss (Bariloche)

Day 9: Relax in Bariloche

Take a day to relax and rest up after a pleasant but demanding hike!

• When ready, hit the town from some delicious local cuisine and experience the atmosphere Bariloche is famous for

• Overnight in Bariloche

Visited:
Bariloche
Accomodation
Night at Edelweiss (Bariloche)

Day 10: Buenos Aires

Transfer to Bariloche airport

• Board your flight to Buenos Aires

• Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative and escorted to your hotel

• Overnight in Buenos Aires

Accomodation
Night at Edelweiss (Bariloche)

Day 11: Highlights of Buenos Aires

• Set off on the essential tour of Buenos Aires

• Visit 9 de Julio Avenue, the ObeliskCorrientesStreetPlazadeMayo, the Cathedral and the Cabildo (Old City Hall)

• Continue towards the most traditional neighborhood of Buenos Aires, SanTelmo

• Then, hit La Boca neighborhood, home of the first immigrants and popular artists

• Drive to Puerto Madero, the old port re-emerging as an exclusive gastronomic & residential hub in Buenos Aires

• Next up, Palermo, a 'green fix' full of elegant gardens and ponds

• Finally, head to Recoleta, a wonderland of bars, cafes and fancy restaurants

• Overnight in Buenos Aires

Visited:
Buenos Aires
Accomodation
Night at Intersur Recoleta Hotel (Buenos Aires)

Day 12: A day at leisure in Buenos Aires

• After a thrilling day roaming the city, how about relaxing a bit?

• Or, if you're ready to get back out there, explore on your own

• Overnight in Buenos Aires

Visited:
Buenos Aires
Accomodation
Night at Intersur Recoleta Hotel (Buenos Aires)

Day 13: Buenos Aires departure

Transfer to Buenos Aires airport

• Board your departure flight

We wish you a safe and pleasant journey!

Visited:
Buenos Aires

SantiagoPuerto VarasBarilocheBuenos Aires

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Included in price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Trip creation with an expert local agent

Not included in price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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