Travel Package – Crossing the Andes
Crossing the Andes
Combine the magic of Patagonia with the Andean Lakes Crossing experience. Starting from Buenos Aires, the Argentinian majestic capital, explore Bariloche Lake District, were turquoise waters and snow-capped mountain peaks invite you on a luxury adventure.
Enjoy a stunning journey through the Andes, an unforgettable experience arriving in Puerto Varas, the City of Roses, famous for its German tradition. Visit dynamic and cosmopolitan Santiago, Chile´s capital.
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
DAY 1 | Buenos Aires. Welcome to ‘’The Paris of the South’’. Afternoon at leisure.
DAY 2 | Buenos Aires. Half-day tour discovering the city highlights with a local guide.
DAY 3 | Bariloche. Arrival in Bariloche. Afternoon at leisure to rest at a luxury resort.
DAY 4 | Bariloche. Half-day scenic tour through the natural areas around Bariloche.
DAY 5 | Puerto Varas. Andean Crossing from Bariloche, in Argentina, to Puerto Varas, in Chile.
DAY 6 | Puerto Varas. Half-day visit to the incredible Osorno Volcano.
DAY 7 | Santiago. Arrival in Santiago de Chile. Time at leisure to rest at the hotel.
DAY 8 | Santiago. Half-day city tour and visit to a renowned vineyard.
DAY 9 | Santiago. Morning at leisure before your international flight back home.
INCLUDED ON TRAVEL PACKAGES
- Private airport transfers
- Hand-picked accommodations
- Daily breakfast and selected meals
- Unique Activities
- English Speaking local guides
- Entrance Fees
- International and domestic flights
- Travel insurance
- Tips, City/Eco taxes
BUENOS AIRES | Loi Suites Recoleta
Executive Studio: 430 ft². Located in the heart of the exquisite neighborhood of Recoleta, the hotel shares the area with art galleries, restaurants, bars, and beautiful parks. The Executive Studio Room it’s characterized as being spacious and bright, with a simple and elegant decoration and a comfortable bed.
BARILOCHE | Llao Llao Resort, Golf & Spa
Lake Room: 237 to 290 ft². One of the most exclusive resorts in Patagonia, including an 18-hole golf course, five restaurants, a magnificent indoor/outdoor infinity-edge pool, a fitness center, an amazing Spa, and many leisure activities. The Lake Room at Bustillo Wing is cozy, equipped with a comfortable bed, and overlooking the lake.
PUERTO VARAS | Cumbres Hotel
Superior Room: 377 ft². This five-star hotel is located in front of the beautiful promenade of Puerto Varas. Its haute cuisine is based on local produce and, on the spot, there are all kinds of facilities for relaxing and discovering this enchanting city. The Superior Room features a super king-size bed and panoramic views of Lake Llanquihue and the volcanoes.
SANTIAGO | Renaissance Santiago Hotel
Contemporary Room: 344 ft². Renaissance Santiago Hotel offers an unrivaled location in the upscale community of Vitacura located just moments from downtown Santiago and Patio Bellavista mall. You'll find luxury bedding, stylish décor, excellent service, and stunning views of the Andes Mountains. The Contemporary Room offers a comfortable queen-size bed, and a city view or mountain view.
Activities in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires City Tour
During these amazing highlights of Buenos Aires, you will visit all the must-sees with a local expert. Your guide will show you the special things that make this city unique: its architecture, its people, and its customs. You will have the opportunity to visit La Boca, the legendary tango and football neighborhood, Recoleta, with the French-influenced palaces, San Telmo, with colonial streets and preserved buildings, and Puerto Madero, the most modern district of the city.
Activities in Bariloche
An ideal sightseeing tour in one of the most beautiful natural areas around Bariloche, where unique breathtaking views of Lake Nahuel Huapi, Mount Tronador & Victoria Island will surprise you. Reach the top of Cerro Campanario for the best Andes and lakes views. Enjoy easy soft hikes at Llao Llao natural reserve and learn all about flora and fauna with a local expert. Visit Lago Escondido, Arroyo Angostura, López Bay, and Punto Panorámico for an excellent opportunity for a postcard-picture.
Activities in Puerto Varas
An unforgettable journey from Argentina to Chile. "Cruce Andino" is the only passage that navigates the Andes Mountain Range along three beautiful lakes, connected by four stretches of land, beginning in San Carlos de Bariloche in Argentina, and ending in Puerto Varas in Chile or vice versa. It’s a journey revealing beautiful mountain landscapes that pass through the most colorful part of Patagonia. It takes an entire day to get from one country to the other.
Osorno Volcano Tour
The tour begins in Puerto Varas, heading towards the famous Osorno Volcano. On the way, you will be able to enjoy beautiful views over Lake Llanquihue, as well as the snowy volcanoes in the background. You will then make the final ascent up to 1,240m, reaching both the Ski Centre and Volcano Osorno. At this point, there will be free time to enjoy the landscape and explore the beauty of the surrounding areas. There is a chair lift to go even higher with an incredible view of the Petrohué River Valley and Lake Llanquihue, revealing the uniqueness of the landscape.
Activities in Santiago
Santiago City Tour
A panoramic tour around one of the most outstanding capitals in South America. You will visit the heart of the city and its emblematic sites such as the courtyards of the Government Palace "La Moneda", the Main Square (“Plaza de Armas”), the Cathedral, the Central Post Office, and the Municipality. Then you will travel along the main avenue of the city “La Alameda”, see the Forest Park, the San Cristóbal hill and the bohemian Bellavista neighborhood. To complete the visit, you will discover the new neighborhoods of Santa María de Manquehue, Las Condes, and Vitacura.
Santa Rita Vineyard
One of the oldest and most traditional vineyards in Chile, located just 40 km from Santiago. In this tour, you will have the chance to experience winemaking traditions, Chile’s cultural heritage, and cuisine. You will taste a lovely lunch at Casa de Doña Paula Restaurant which was built in the 17th century and has held various important events regarding Chile’s Independence. And you will explore Santa Rita Vineyard facilities and wine cellars, understanding more about the process and stages of making wine. The tour ends with a tasting of Santa Rita´s finest wines: you will try some of the best wines from the vineyard.
WEATHER IN ARGENTINA & PATAGONIA
Argentina is located in the Southern Hemisphere, with winter lasting from June to September and summer from December to March. Given the immense size of the country, the weather varies hugely from one region to another: subtropical climate in the north, temperate and humid climate in the center, and cold and windy climate in the south (Patagonia).
Iguazú Falls: this region is hot and humid year-round, with regular rainfall. The average annual temperature is around 75º F.
Salta: this region has dry winters and warm-hot summers. The average annual temperature is around 67º F.
Buenos Aires: characterized by a moderate climate with hot-humid summers and cool-dry winters.
Mendoza: this region is dry year-round, moderately warm during summers and cold in winters, with minimal rain.
Patagonia: famous for its temperament: summer and winter can be experienced sometimes in one day, with not only extremes in temperatures – ranging from 34°F (1°C) to 66°F (19°C) – but also in day-to-day sunshine, wind, rain, and occasionally even snow, sometimes even in the same afternoon.