BUENOS AIRES, BARILOCHE,
LAKE CROSSINGS, PUERTO VARAS,
PUERTO MONTT, VIÑA DEL MAR, VALPARAÍSO AND SANTIAGO
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Tour: CROSSING THE LAKES
Buenos Aires, Bariloche, Lake Crossings, Puerto Varas,
Puerto Montt, Viña del Mar, Valparaíso and Santiago tour
|Places visited during the Tour:
||Buenos Aires, Plaza de Mayo, La Boca, San Telmo, 9 de Julio Avenue, the Obelisk, Puerto Madero, la Recoleta and Palermo Parks, Tigre, Rio Parana River Delta, Argentinean Pampas Plains, Bariloche, Circuito Chico, Swiss Colony, Cerro Lopez, Villa Llao Llao, Cerro Otto and the Lookout Point, Cerro Catedral, Bosque de Arrayanes, Puerto Pañuelo, Lake Nahuel Huapi, Victoria Island, Enchanted Forest, Los Arrayanes National Park, Lake Crossings, Puerto Blest Port, Puerto Alegre, Cascada de los Cantaros, Peulla, Lago Todos los Santos, Osorno volcano, Mountain Puntiagudo, Mountain Tronador, Puerto Varas, Petrohue, Llanquihue Lake, Calbuco volcano, National Park Vicente Perez Rosales, Saltos del Petrohue, Puerto Montt, Santiago, Viña del Mar and Valparaiso, valleys of Curacavi and Casablanca, Mirador 21 de Mayo, Valparaiso Bay, Reñaca Beach.
||Autumn - Winter Season: Mondays through Fridays.
From the 16th of April to the 7th of October.
||Cross of Lakes: It is a tourist circuit; the timetables are referential and can change due to weather conditions and number of passengers
01: International arrival
Arrival at Ezeiza International Airport, reception and transfer
to the hotel of your choice in Buenos Aires. According to the
arrival time of your flight, rest of the day free. Overnight.
DAY 02: Buenos Aires City Tour with lunch and Dinner with Show
In the afternoon, after breakfast, we will start a city tour
in traditional regular service visiting the most important sites
in Buenos Aires City: Plaza de Mayo, La Boca, San Telmo, 9 de
Julio Avenue, the Obelisk, Puerto Madero, la Recoleta and Palermo Parks.
Lunch in a meet-restaurant in Puerto Madero: "Spettus" with rodizio and buffet service, rest of the afternoon free.
In the evening, we get ready to enjoy an excellent dinner with tango show in a typical Buenos Aires night place. Overnight.
Day 03: Free Day in Buenos Aires and Surroundings
After breakfast. Free day to visit the cultural capital of South
America, enjoying its innumerable museums, commercial and art
galleries, parks and bookstores.
As an option you can make a half day tour to the Tigre and the
Río Paraná River Delta, aq tour which will take you through
the best residential areas in northern Buenos Aires, including
a boat ride on the Río Paraná River; or maybe a full day tour
to the Argentinean Pampas Plains, called "Fiesta Gaucha" which
includes a typical lunch of spit roasted meat, so called Asado,
a folklore show with gaucho cowboys showing their tricks and
a ride in a carriage or on horseback.
Free night to enjoy the Buenos Aires Nightlife with its pubs,
discos, and many theatre plays.
Day 04: Buenos Aires - Bariloche
After breakfast, at proper time, transfer to the Aeropuerto
Jorge Newbery airport to board your flight to the city of Bariloche.
Arrival at Bariloche Airport, reception and transfer to the
hotel of your choice. Rest of the day free. Overnight.
Day 05: Bariloche Surroundings
In the morning after breakfast we will start our tour of the
surroundings of the city of San Carlos de Bariloche (the Circuito
Chico excursion). We will visit the Swiss Colony - Colonia Suiza,
Cerro Lopez, Villa Llao Llao, Cerro Otto and the Lookout Point
- Punto Panoramico.
In the afternoon we will pay a visit to Cerro Catedral (In winter
it is the main ski resort in the country). Return to hotel.
Day 06: Bariloche - Isla Victoria and Bosque de Arrayanes
breakfast we will transfer to Puerto Pañuelo through the picturesque
Avenida Bustillo, and we will start navigating the waters of
Lake Nahuel Huapi to visit Victoria Island - Isla Victoria and
the Enchanted Forest - el Bosque Encantado in the Los Arrayanes
National Park. Return to hotel. Overnight.
Day 07: Bariloche - Lake Crossings
09:00 hs. After breakfast we leave by bus to Puerto Pañuelo,
where we will board the ship to navigate to the Puerto Blest
Port, where we will arrive at 11.30 hs. Free time for lunch (optional). From there we will travel
by bus to the Puerto Alegre Port 13:30 hs, visiting the Cascada de los
Cántaros Waterfall, and where we will embark to navigate to
There we will board a bus that will take us on a curvy ride
across the border to Chile, which we will cross into at an altitude
of only 976 m.a.s.l. before we continue on to Peúlla.
16:30 hs. Arrival in Peulla. This place is an ecological village,
a paradise for nature lovers.
Overnight in the Hotel Peulla.
Day 08: Lake Crossings
A free morning for trekking or optional tours. Free time for lunch (optional)
15:00 hs. We embark towards Petrohué, sailing on the Lago Todos
los Santos Lake. If the climate allows, we will have new views
of the Osorno volcano, the two mountains Puntiagudo and Tronador
will surprise us. We will arrive at 17:30 hs.
18:00 hs. We will leave Puerto Varas by bus going towards Petrohué,
bordering the Lago Llanquihue Lake. Imposing views of the volcano
Volcán Osorno y Calbuco dominate the landscape. We enter the
National Park - Parque Nacional Vicente Pérez Rosales, where
we will visit the Saltos del Petrohué Falls, capriciously shaped
volcanic rocks, bathed by emerald coloured water falls.
19:30 hs. Arrival in Puerto Varas called the City of Flowers.
19:40 hs. WE leave for Puerto Montt, on the Carretera 5 Sur -
Southern Highway 5 which we will reach around 20:00 hs. Afternoon
Day 09: Puerto Montt - Santiago
Breakfast. You will transfer to the airport in the city of Puerto
Montt in time to board your flight to the city of Santiago.
Arrival, reception and transfer to the hotel of your choice.
Overnight in Santiago, free night.
Day 10: Santiago - Viña del Mar and Valparaiso - Santiago
Breakfast. In the morning we will start out on our visit to
the city of Valparaiso, picturesque city, rich in native architecture,
inspiration of artists and poets, which has been declared Cultural
Heritage of Humanity. It is located at 120 kilometres (almost
75 miles) from Santiago.
During the trip you will be able to appreciate the imposing
view of the valleys of Curacaví and Casablanca with their famous
Once in Valparaiso, we will see the picturesque houses and the
cable cars. We will make a stop over at the outlook viewpoint
of the Mirador 21 de Mayo, one of the many in the city and which
allows for a magnificent view over the bay of Valparaiso.
We will continue on to the neighbouring city of Viña del Mar,
the Garden City, which with its paradisiacal beaches is the
most important beach resort in Chile, and one of the principal
ones of South America. The sea and vegetation seems to be the
perfect combination for this jewel of the Pacific, also known
as the Garden City. It is located 9 kilometres (about 6 miles)
northwest of Valparaiso and offers all types of comfort for
Free time for lunch at Reñaca Beach. (Not included in tour),
close to Viña del Mar. Return to Santiago and your hotel. Overnight.
Day 11: Santiago - International Departure
Breakfast. According to the time of your flight, free day for
personal activities. At proper time, transfer to the International
Airport to board your flight back home.
In BUENOS AIRES:
- Transfers Airport/Hotel/Airport
- 03 Nights accommodations in the hotel of your choice or similar with buffet breakfast included
- City tour of Buenos Aires in regular tour service
- Lunch in Spettus restaurant of Puerto Madero, beverages not included.
- Dinner with Tango Show with included transfers and courtesy drinks
- Visit to the Buenos Aires Casino with a welcome drink included
- Transfers Airport/Hotel/Airport
- 03 Nights accommodations in the hotel of your choice or similar with breakfast included
- Half Day Tour the Small Circuit with Chocolatería in regular group service
- Half Day Tour to Cerro Catedral in regular group service
- Full Day Tour to Isla Victoria y Bosque de Arrayanes in regular group service
- 2 Nights accommodations in Santiago
- 1 Nights accommodations in Puerto Montt
- 1 Nights accommodations in Peulla
- Full Day Tour to Viña del Mar and Valparaíso
- Programme Cruce de Lagos
- All Transfers mentioned in Programme
- International and Domestic Local flights.
- Airport or Port taxes and others.
- Meals not included in programme.
- Optional Tours.
- Excess Luggage
- Entrance Fees to National Parks
- Miscellaneous not included in tour description.
During the southern hemisphere winter it rains on both sides of the border. The border crossing may be snow covered but always open for traffic. During the southern hemisphere summer it may rain on occasions, but around 70% of the days are sunny. Temperatures rarely rise above 28°C.
WHAT TO PACK
We recommend to bring rain proof jackets and trousers, thermally insulated shirts, polar windbreaker, headgear with earmuffs, thermally insulated gloves and socks, shorts, sandals, sunglasses with UV protection, sunscreen and blocks and chap sticks (minimum factor 30) for your face and lips, insect repellent, sunshade, water proof hiking boots (if new, we recommend that you break them in before coming.), and other warm clothing.
Most travellers from abroad do not need visas to enter either Argentina or Chile. Ask at your nearest Argentinean and Chilean Consulate. However, you will need a valid passport. Mercosur citizens from both Argentina and Chile only need their respective National ID Cards.
Argentina is one hour ahead of Chile between the second Saturday of March through the Second Saturday of October. There is no difference during the rest of the year.
Tap water is safe to drink in most places but we recommend you to stick to bottled water to avoid unpleasantries.
HEALTH AND EMERGENCY SERVICES
Both Argentina and Chile have a full range of hospitals and clinics well equipped for any emergency.
The Chilean cuisine is very varied, we can mention a few typical dishes such as: Empanada de Pino (fried dough pastries filled with onions, meat, raisins and olives), Pastel de Choclo (corn pie prepared with sweet corn, meat, eggs and olives), Porotos Granados (tender beans cooked with squash and sweet corn), Cazuela de Ave or Vacuno (chicken or beef broth with cooked vegetables), apart from the typical regional local dishes.
Lastly, you must try the exquisite Mote con Huesillos, a dessert made out of cooked fruit and sweet corn.
Restaurants in Santiago
Restaurants in Puerto Montt
Restaurants in Bariloche
IMPORTANT: Enjoy Corporation reserves the right to, without previous notice, make changes in the order of the excursions and trips, due to climate, river levels, arrival and departure times of aircraft or buses or any other relevant reason that may affect the best enjoyment or safety of your trip.
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