THE LAKES DISTRICT OF PATAGONIA - 7 NIGHTS
A luxury and exclusive option to know the best of Lakes District in Argentina and Chile. We include the incredible Lakes Crossing activity, and excursions in Bariloche and Puerto Varas, staying in the awesome and famous Llao Llao Hotel, Resort Golf – Spa, and the Hotel Patagonico
LUXURY RESORT IN THE LAKES DISTRICT: LLAO LLAO HOTEL, RESORT & GOLF-SPA
Llao Llao Hotel Resort Golf-Spa, a traditional hotel in Bariloche, offers an unique and unforgettable experience.
- 3 nights of accommodation in Llao Llao Hotel, Resort, Golf-Spa.
- Activites available like Tennis, Golf, Archery and more offered by the hotel.
- Excursion to visit the Bariloche city.
- Awesome Spa services.
- Unique breakfast, excellent level of gastronomy.
A BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE TO SEE IN LAKES DISTRICT. CROSS THE ANDES BY LAKE, FROM BARILOCHE TO PUERTO VARAS
Amazing landscapes of lakes and mountains appears in front of you, during this great Lakes Crossing activity.
- 1 night of accommodation with at Natura Hotel.
- A 2-day trip, to enjoy different lakes and landscapes.
- Delicious breakfast and dinner included at the hotel.
- Optional activities available in Peulla, during your stop.
3 UNFORGETTABLE NIGHTS IN PUERTO VARAS
Finally, we arrive to Puerto Varas to visit this beautiful city in Chile, with excellent services provided by Hotel Patagonico.
- 3 nights of accommodation in Hotel Patagonico.
- Excursions to Chiloe Island and surroundings areas of Puerto Varas.
- Breakfasts included. Excellent gastronomy in the hotel!
ITINERARY DAY BY DAY
Arrival to San Carlos de Bariloche.
San Carlos de Bariloche, usually known as Bariloche, is a city in the province of Río Negro, Argentina, situated in the foothills of the Andes on the southern shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake. It is located within the Nahuel Huapi National Park. After development of extensive public works and Alpine-styled architecture, the city emerged in the 1930s and 1940s as a major tourism centre with skiing, trekking and mountaineering facilities. In addition, it has numerous restaurants, cafés, and chocolate shops. The city has a permanent population of 108,205 according to the 2010 census.
Transfer to the incredible Llao Llao Hotel Resort, Golf & Spa for 3 nights of accommodation with breakfast
Surrounded by the Cerro Lopez and Tronador mountain peaks and the Moreno and Nahuel Huapi lakes.
The Hotel has a 15-hectare park, including the 18-hole golf course, the marina, beach, solarium, heated indoor and outdoor infinity edge swimming-pools, Spa and Healthclub with sauna, Fitness Center and other leisure activities.
Handcrafted boards of solid Cypress and Pine-Hemlock wood were used for the floorings. The Hotel has two wings: Bustillo Wing and Lago Moreno wings. The first wing has 162 rooms, 11 studios and 12 suites overlooking the Moreno and Nahuel Huapi lakes and the Cerro López mountain peak.
Llao Llao has five restaurants. Guests can enjoy a wide variety of dishes, from International Cuisine to our top level traditional food, such as the popular “Llao Llao Tea” which is served overlooking the spectacular view of the Hotel gardens and the breathtaking Nahuel Huapi Lake.
City Tour visiting the best of Bariloche.
Starting the visit, going to the city center the more traditional route of Bariloche bordering the southern shore of Lake Nahuel Huapi begins. It presents a unique viewpoint, known as Panorama Point and outstanding attractions such as Llao Llao Hotel and San Eduardo chapel, next to Puerto scarf. A 17 km from the center of the city is the Cerro Campanario . From the viewpoint and confectionery top you can enjoy the incredible panoramic views of the area.
He rises imposingly in the way the historic Hotel Llao Llao, with a natural environment that attracts all visitors and a unique view of the area and the luxurious hotel.
Part of this walk many teahouses and craft breweries, plus spaces where textiles, ceramics, leather, candles and all kinds of crafts are sold.
Also soft trails Llao Llao Municipal Park offer the possibility of quiet walks in the woods.
Then, free afternoon.
Free time to enjoy the hotel. Optional visit to Tronador Mount
The landscape surrounding the Cerro Tronador, the highest hill on the outskirts of Bariloche, in the Nahuel Huapi National Park offers unparalleled opportunity to appreciate a glacier: the Black Glacier. On the way to the hill, more than 3,400 meters high, combine various natural phenomena. After leaving the center on Route 40 South, bordering Lake Gutierrez, we reach the watershed, from there all the rivers and lakes flow into the Pacific and up to that point in the Atlantic. Thereafter, the road follows the east bank of Lake Mascardi. After passing Villa Mascardi, turn right and begins a gravel road, with radales, abundant musk, maitenes, coihues, cypresses, among others, that guard the narrow path.
On the bridge The Rapids trout can be seen swimming in the clear water rushed and if you’re lucky you can also see a kingfisher. The Manso River is changing hue along the route, after birth at the top of Tronador. Curves and reverse curves make progress towards Pampa Linda where there is an inn, a campsite and a military outpost. From here the ascent continues to the Glacier, a glacier on the wane that descends from the Tronador that stands out for its color, and can see one of the few wonders of the world still standing.
After breakfast, transfer to pier to start a wonderful 2-day Lakes Crossing from Bariloche to Puerto Varas. Overnight in Hotel Natura with half board (dinner and breakfast included)
09:00 am After leaving the hotel we travel on a bus to Puerto Pañuelo.
10:30 am Upon arrival we board El Condor Catamaran and sail the Blest Branch of Nahuel Huapi lake.
11:00 am We enjoy lunch (optional) in the cozy restaurant of the Blest Hostal with a magnificent view of the lake. After lunch we start a bus trip to Puerto Alegrewhich borders the Frías river during 3 km. On board the Caleuche or the Dalca motorship we sail Frías Lake for 15 minutes. From where we shall have the first view of Tronador Hill.
12:45 pm Upon arrival at Puerto Frías we clear Argentine customs and proceed on a busthrough lush Andean vegetation to the Vicente Pérez Rosales pass and then 29 kms. to the Chilean customs at Peulla.
14:30 pm After customs, it is a short ride to Natura Hotel where we enjoy dinner and spend the night.
Free time. After noon, we board the Lagos Andinos Catamaran and set out to cross the waters of the Todos Los Santos lake. On our trip we will be able to view Mount Puntiagudo and the impressive Osorno volcano. We will arrive to Petrohué and during our trip to Puerto Varas and Puerto Montt we will do a stop for visiting the magnificent Petrohué waterfalls. End of service.
Arrival and transfer to Hotel Patagonico for 3-nights of accommodation with breakfast
The Hotel offers a warm and welcoming service characteristic of the south of the world, inviting guests to experience a unique world of sensations. It has the best spa in the area, and gastronomy of the highest level. It also has activities and events designed for every occasion and every family member.
City Tour of Puerto Varas and Puerto Montt
After pick up, we will start our visit visiting the residential area on the way to the Costanera Avenue which runs along the seashore. We will enjoy beautiful views from there.
On arrival at the area of Pelluco with its beaches and yacht club, appreciate the views from here before continuing to Chinquihue and the Angelmó, where many handicraft stands are available to buy some interesting souvenirs. It´s a symbol of the city. Free time to eat some local seafood dishes before return to the vehicle for your transfer back to the hotel.
Excursion to the incredible Chiloe Island.
Chiloé Island (Spanish: Isla de Chiloé), also known as Greater Island of Chiloé (Isla Grande de Chiloé), is the largest island of the Chiloé Archipelago off the coast of Chile, in the Pacific Ocean. The island is located in southern Chile, in the Los Lagos Region.
This full-day tour will leave from your hotel in Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt early in the morning and take the route to the south for about 130 kilometres to arrive to a small town called Pargua. Once in this city, we take a ferry that will allow us to cross the Chacao Canal and reach the Isla Grande de Chiloe. Chiloé Island is the second largest island in Chile, after the Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego, and the fifth largest in South America.
We will go to Chacao, one of the oldest villages of the island founded in 1567 which has a typical square where stands a curious and picturesque building of strong color. We will visit the old and interesting church.
The Churches of Chiloé are a unique architectural phenomenon in the Americas, and one of the most prominent styles of Chilota architecture. Unlike classical Spanish colonial architecture, the churches of Chiloé are made entirely in native timber with extensive use of wood shingles. The churches were built from materials to resist Chiloé Archipelago’s humid and rainy oceanic climate.
The churches represent the fusion of European Jesuit culture and local native peoples’ skill and traditions: an excellent example of mestizo culture.
The Churches of Chiloé were designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2000. The University of Chile, Fundación Cultural Iglesias de Chiloé and other institutions have led efforts to preserve these historic structures and to publicize them for their unique qualities
We will go to the city of Ancud, to visit the Plaza de Armas, the Church, the crafts market, the Museum, the Gulf of Quitalmahue, Cerro Huaihuén and Fort San Antonio, historic site located in the uptown built in the late eighteenth century, all in the midst of stories of customs and myths of one of the larger islands of South America. Ancud is the second largest city of Chiloé Archipelago after Castro. It was established in 1768 to function as the capital of the archipelago and held that position until 1982.
Later we will go to Castro, capital of Chiloé Island. Castro is Chile’s third oldest city in continued existence. Rodrigo de Quiroga as the temporary governor of Chile in 1567 launched a campaign led by his son in-law Captain Martín Ruiz de Gamboa to conquer Chiloé Island, establishing the city of Castro there, and pacifying its inhabitants, the Cuncos. From its founding on 12 February 1576 until 1767 Castro was the administrative centre of Chiloé Island. In 1594 Castro had 8.000 inhabitants most of whom were farmers. Up to the mid of the 17th century the town was looted by Dutch pirates several times. In 1767, during the time of the Bourbon Reforms that sought to modernize the Spanish Empire, Chiloé was separated from the General Captaincy of Chile to which it had previously belonged and made a direct subject of the Viceroyalty of Peru.
The town hall and many of the wooden palafitos houses ( typical constructions made wooden pillars on water), were destroyed or damaged by the earthquake and the tsunami of 1960. Only in 1982 did Castro regain its role as capital in Chiloé Archipelago.
We will visit the local Church which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000, handicrafts market and the Mirador del Barrio Gamboa to appreciate the famous “Palafitos”. We finish our tour visiting Dalcahue, famous for its craft fair on Sundays where locals bring from the outer islands of the archipelagos the most varied handicrafts for marketing. During the tour we will have time for lunch in a typical restaurant Chiloé Island
Free time until transfer out to airport.