PEULLA & LAKE CROSSING

 

“JAIME MET US AT THE PORT, AND GREETED ME LIKE AN OLD FRIEND – BIG HUGS AND KISSES ON BOTH CHEEKS… WE HAVE BEEN EMAILING BACK AND FORTH SINCE LAST MARCH ABOUT ALL THESE TOURS, AND YES, I FELT LIKE I WAS GREETING SOMEONE I KNEW QUITE WELL, RATHER THAN MEETING HIM OF THE FIRST TIME!”

 

You cannot leave Chile without sailing on the wonderful Todos los Santos Lake, with its emerald colored waters and its surrounding forests. You can visit the world renowned Petrohué Waterfalls, that flow into a river that runs through beautiful rock formations. Also discover Peulla, a small ecological village of 120 inhabitants, which is on the route of the famous Andean Crossing. After visiting the Petrohué Waterfalls, you will then enjoy a two-hour boat trip on Todos los Santos Lake, taking in the views of the majestic Osorno, Puntiagudo and Tronador volcanoes. However, the adventure does not end when you arrive at Peulla, as there you can choose to take part in a large variety of activities such as canopying, horse riding, and a 4×4 safari, all in a stunning setting that will take your breath away.

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For those who want to cross the Andes A unique crossing, sailing through The Andes Mountains across three beautiful lakes that are connected by four overland legs, from Puerto Varas in Chile to San Carlos de Bariloche in Argentina. A journey that can enjoyed on any day of the year, exploring the beauty of mountainous landscapes that takes you through the most colorful region of the Patagonia. Arriving to Argentina in just one day.

You have the option of combine your trip to two days or more with accommodation at the midway point in Peulla.  For detailed info please just Contact Us

Duration 112 miles (180 km) in 12 hours. Subject to changes according to the number of passengers aboard and climate conditions.
Departure: 8.00 AM from Puerto Varas
Arrival: 9.00 PM to Bariloche
Lodging Optional hotel accommodation in Peulla (CHILE)
Languages spoken Spanish, Portuguese, English

ITINERARY

  • 08:00 hrs. Departure from Puerto Varas. Continuation toward Petrohué, bordering Lake Llanquihue. Impressive views of Volcano Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes dominate the landscape. We will enter to the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park where we will visit the Petrohué waterfalls; whimsical shapes of volcanic rock, bathed by green waterfalls make the perfect picture.
  • 10:00 hrs. We will set sail to Peulla, sailing on Todos los Santos Lake. If the weather permits incredible views of Osorno and Puntiagudo Volcanoes and Mount Tronador will surprise you.
  • 11:45 hrs. Arrival to Peulla, ecological Village, a paradise for nature lovers. Lunch (not included).
  • At this point you can stay in Peulla and return to Puerto Varas or continue the next day to bariloche
  • 14:00 hrs. We will board a bus with destination Puerto Frias. After performing the departures formalities at Chilean Customs Office,we will cross the Andes Mountainrange at 3,202 ft above sea level. We will descend by a sneaky road to Puerto Frías, navigation by Felix Frías lake, toward Puerto Alegre. In Porto Alegre will take a bus to Puerto Blest.
  • 18:30 hrs. Departure from Puerto Blest, we will begin the last navigation on Nahuel Huapi Lake, with destination to Puerto Pañuelo.
  • 19:45 hrs Arrival to Puerto Pañuelo, we will take the bus to make the final part of our trip with destination to the “Capital of the Argentine tourism”, Bariloche. City that fascinates in both winter and summer by its ski resorts, shopping, hotels, restaurants and nightlife.
  • 20:30 hrs. Arrival to Bariloche. End of our services.

What’s included

  • Guide in Spanish, English throughout the visit
  • Transportation by car, minibus or bus
  • Catamaran to cross the lake
  • Entrance to Petrohue Falls
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Popular choice with kids
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the watercruce

OPTIONAL TOURS AT PEULLA

Safari 4X4

Price: US$30

This fun activity is something the entire family can enjoy and shows off Puella’s natural diversity. We’ll make our way to the Fundo Rigi, where we’ll discover a wide range of birds and farm animals. Our double-traction vehicles, Jabalí and Puma, will take us into the interior of The Andes Mountains in search of the River Peulla, which we will cross in our jeeps.

2 hours

Available: All year round

Difficulty: LOW

Includes: Driver, guide, rain jacket

Adults and children 12 years and older

Limitations: Those under 18 years of age must have parental authorization. Restrictions apply to physical and/or mental conditions that provoke limitations, alcohol or drug induced states, and other kinds of states that might affect safety conditions during the activity.

In the winter, warm clothing that’s waterproof. In the summer, light-colored clothing to avoide attracting insects.

 

Horseback riding

Price: US$30

This activity in Peulla is a complete horse-riding experience across farming country, traveling through Valdivian forest (incredible evergreen forest that always surprises), valleys and rivers, all within Chile’s longest-standing national park, Vicente Pérez Rosales. We begin at Fundo Rigi, where a specialist guide in ecotourism will guide us through from start to finish. The horses are trained to receive all kinds of riders, with or without experience. There are different horse-riding routes to enjoy, providing opportunities to observe flora and fauna. All in all, a great experience.

1.30 hours

Available: All year round

Difficulty: LOW

Includes Guide

Adults and children 12 years and older

Limitations: Those under 18 years of age must have parental authorization. Restrictions apply to physical and/or mental conditions that provoke limitations, alcohol or drug induced states, and other kinds of states that might affect safety conditions during the activity.

No fear of horses. No spinal injuries, hip injuries, or problems with the lumbar region of the vertebrae.

Canopy

Price: US$30

This activity is for those who are looking to discover a new adventure, sensing the excitement of flying through the native trees of the south of Chile. Our canopy experience is 800 meters long, with eight cables, nine platforms and two abseiling opportunities. Along the way, we’ll come into contact with century-old trees, including the Coigüe, a waterfall called “El velo de la novia” and a creek that flows from a lagoon in the middle of The Andes Mountains.

1 to 2 hours, depending on the group

Available October to March

Difficulty: LOW

Includes Canopy equipment, guide

Adults and children 5 years and older

Maximum weight: 210 pounds (95 kilos).
Limitations: Those under 18 years of age must have parental authorization. Restrictions apply to physical and/or mental conditions that provoke limitations, alcohol or drug induced states, and other kinds of states that might affect safety conditions during the activity.

Sports or comfortable clothing. Avoid sandals and high-heeled shoes.

 

 

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We do not publish prices on our website as they vary enormously for tailor-made travel. We will be delighted to discuss the various options in more detail with you, to come back with a complete quotation. Our prices may not be always the lowest as we do not compromise on quality or safety.

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