Santiago & Andean Crossing (5n/6d)

Valparaiso is known for its colourful houses

Valparaiso is known for its colourful houses

Day 1 Santiago
Welcome at the airport in Santiago and transfer to your selected hotel. Lodging.

Day 2 Santiago – City tour
Breakfast. During the morning half day city tour of Santiago, a panoramic tour visiting the main attractions of the capital, where you will appreciate the contrast between the city’s rich history and its modern and imposing buildings.   We will see the Goverment Palace, the Main Square “Plaza de Armas”, Santa Lucia Hill, the Metropolitan Park and the exclusive residential areas of Vitactura and Las Condes.  Afternoon at leisure  for shopping or other personal activities. Afternoon at leisure.   Lodging.

Day 3 Santiago – Viña del Mar, Valparaíso
Breakfast. There is a departure for a full day tour to visit the main port: Valparaiso, declared world’s heritage by UNESCO, and the coastal city of Viña del Mar.  Time off for lunch.  Return to Santiago through the fertile valley of Casablanca.   Return to the hotel in late afternoon. Lodging.

Day 4  Santiago – Puerto Montt – Puerto Varas
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to take flight to Puerto Montt. Upon arrival, transfer to your selected hotel in the city of Puerto Varas, located on the shores of Lake Llanquihue, one of the largest natural lakes in South America.  The rest of the day at leisure. Lodging.

Day 5  Puerto Montt o Puerto Varas – Petrohué – Peulla
Departure form Puerto Montt or Puerto Varas. The tour will then continue to Petrohue, bordering Llanquihue Lake. Throughout the journey on route, you will be able to enjoy imposing sights of Osorno and Calbuco Volcanoes. Visit to Vicente Perez National Park, place in which you will visit the Petrohue falls, impressive volcanic rock formation, covered by emerald green waters.  Continue to Todos Los Santos, set sail and navigate to Peulla, arriving after 1.40hrs navigation to this ecological Village, paradise for nature lovers.  Rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and lodging in Peulla.

Day 6  Peulla – Bariloche
Breakfast. Continuation of the crossing.  We will then board a bus with destination Puerto Frias, go through Customs procedures to exit Chile and enter Argentina. We will cross the Andes Mountains at only 976 metres above the sea level. We will start going down road to Puerto Frías, and navigate through the lake that receives the same name: Lago Frias (Lake Frias) and head onto Puerto Alegre, place in which we will board a bus to Puerto Blest.  Departing from Puerto Blest, this will be our last navigation through Nahuel Huapi Lake with destination Puerto Pañuelo. We will take a bus to do the last portion of the trip with destination to “The Argentinean Tourism City”, San Carlos de Bariloche.

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