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Across the Andes

Day 01:

Buenos Aires.Arrival, reception and transfer with local guide to the hotel. At the time scheduled with the guide, half day City tour through Buenos Aires. You will visit Plaza de Mayo, Casa Rosada, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the Cabildo. Then you will arrive to La Boca neighborhood to walk around Caminito Street and see how the first immigrants who arrived to Buenos Aires used to live. Overnight.

Day 02:

Buenos Aires - MendozaBreakfast, and at afternoon transfer to the bus station to take the bus to Mendoza. Night on board.

Day 03:

Mendoza:Arrival and transfer to the hotel. In afternoon, half day city our visiting the Historical Founding Area, Alameda, Aquarium, main streets and squares, Civic Centre. General San Martín Park: Rosedal and Lago de Regatas, Cerro de la Gloria, and World Cup Stadium. Tour around Papagayo (Foothills), Virgin of Lourdes Santuary.

Day 04:

Mendoza: Breakfast and day at leisure. Optional tour: Tour among vineyards, will show you how the human effort has transformed the desert into an oasis trough an inherited from the Huarpes-the native inhabitants of the region. Nowadays drip irrigation is also used. Both have helped this land to become one of the principal wine world producers, with products of outstanding quality. Visit to two wineries, where enologists will explain the process of wine making. There will also be a chance of tasting some of the delicious wines.

Day 05:

Mendoza – Santiago de Chile: Breakfast and transfer to the bus station to take the bus to Santiago de Chile. The crossing is across the main mountain to Inca’s Natural Bridge, and to the Aconcagua Mount viewpoint we’ll take the Cristo Redentor International tunnel that will lead us to Chile. After going through Customs at Libertadores, we’ll visit Inca Lagoon in Portillo. We will soon reach Los Andes, the first Chilean town, by going down a winding mountain road, and then riding along the Aconcagua River. We’ll then go through the Chacabuco tunnel, and visit the area where General San Martín beat the Spanish Army at the Maipu battle, during the Independence War. Arrival to Santiago de Chile. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 06:

Santiago de Chile. Breakfast. Half day city tour, starting at the Alameda Bernardo O'Higgins, Santiago's main avenue. The main commercial activity of the city is concentrated in two pedestrian areas, Huerfanos and Ahumada. Afterwards a visit is made to the Plaza de Armas the Main Square of the city, the Metropolitan Cathedral and other historical buildings. Cross the Mapocho River to access Bellavista, a neighborhood where there are many cultural and artistic activities, as well as nightlife. Bellavista lies at the foot of the San Cristóbal, the highest hill the town. We will drive to the top where you will have a view of Santa Lucía hill, where the city was founded, and the Parque Forestal (Park) Finally a visit will be paid to Providencia, the new nucleus of the town, and the residential areas of Las Condes and Vitacura. Return to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 07:

Santiago de Chile – Puerto Varas.Breakfast. Transfer to the bus station to take the bus to Puerto Varas. Night on board.

Day 08:

Puerto Varas. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight.

Day 09:

Puerto Varas – Lake Crossing - San Carlos de Bariloche. Desayuno. Departure from Puerto Varas, The tour will then follow to Petrohue, bordering Llanquihue Lake. Throughout the journey on route, you will be able to enjoy imposing sights of Osorno and Calbuco Volcanoes. Entrance to Vicente Perez National Park, place in where you will visit the Petrohue falls, impressive volcanic rock shapes, in which the esmerald green water covers. Set sail to Peulla, navegating Todos los Santos Lake, if the weather permits it you will keep on enjoying the scenery of Osorno and Puntiagudo Volcanoes and Tronador Hill. Arrival to Peulla, ecological Village, paradise for the nature lovers. Here you will have lunch (not included).
We will board a bus with destination to Puerto Frias, Customs procedures to exit Chile and enter Argentina. We will cross the Andes Mountains at only 976 metres over sea level. We will start to go down road to Puerto Frías, and navigate through the lake that receives the same name: Lago Frias (Lake Frias) and head journey onto Puerto Alegre, place in where we will board a bus to Puerto Blest.
Depart from Puerto Blest, this will be our last navigation through Nahuel Huapi Lake with destination to Puerto Pañuelo, we will take a bus to do the last portion and destination to “The Argentinean city of Tourism”, San Carlos de Bariloche. City in which throughout the year fascinates the tourist with its Ski centre, commerce, hotels, restaurants and night life. Overnight.

Day 10:

Bariloche. DBreakfast. Half day tour: Small Circuit. The tour starts in Bariloche, riding down Ezequiel Bustillo Ave. road along the Nahuel Huapi lakeshore. After passing through some beautiful scenery, you arrive at Campanario Hill. A chair lift takes you to the top of the hill (1050 m) from where you can enjoy one of the most impressive views of this region. You will see Nahuel Huapi and Moreno lakes, El Trébol lagoon, San Pedro and Llao Llao peninsulas, Victoria Island, Otto, López, Goye and Catedral hills, and the main town, San Carlos de Bariloche. Further ahead, and after leaving San Pedro peninsula behind, you reach Llao Llao peninsula, with its namesake hilltop hotel and San Eduardo Chapel, two architectural jewels of this region, and you go by Pañuelo Port, the starting point of many lake excursions. Further on you will go by a golf course, cross the bridge over the Angostura river that joins Nahuel Huapi Lake with Moreno Lake, and pass by López Bay at the base of López Hill. Further on, you get to the Panoramic Point, a belvedere with a magnificent view of Moreno Lake and Llao Llao peninsula. Then you will cross the bridge over Moreno Lake at a narrow end, follow the shoreline of El Trébol lagoon, and then, return to Bariloche. Overnight.

Day 11:

Bariloche. Breakfast. Day at leisure. Overnight.

Day 12:

Bariloche. Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Buenos Aires. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 13:

Buenos Aires. Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to take the flight back.

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