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CROSSING THE LAKES PUERTO MONTT (CHILE) TO BARILOCHE (ARGENTINA)

 

This journey begins in Puerto Montt (Chile) and ends in Bariloche (Argentina). It has a beautiful scenic drive, through buses and catamarans with different lakes located in the Andes between Chile and Argentina.

It is an amazing experience, and only those who have lived it can appreciate it’s the real magnitude.

During the tour you get to visit the Vicente Perez Rosales National Park that merges into the Petrohue River breaks. They are rock formations that colorize the river drops in an attractive bluish green, with a backdrop of the Volcano Osorno and its snowy peak.

 

You can take a boat on the Lago de Todos los Santos, in these crystalline waters you can see the home of the Lakes Crossing franchise owner, one of the wealthiest families in Chile. After an hour and a half down the stream you get to Puerto de Peulla.


The following trip is an hour and a half until you reach the border with Argentina, where the Nahuel Huapi National Park begins and crosses the Andes at an altitude of only 976 meters, and after a five minute descent you reach the immigration office of Argentina in Puerto Frias, where it becomes the catamaran.

In Argentina you travel the Lago Frias briefly into Puerto Alegre, where you can take a bus to Puerto Blest. The lake crossing landscape is beautiful where the water from both lakes mix to form different shades of blue and green with lots of larch and other trees in surrounding it. The snowy peaks and tranquility that is breath is what makes this place unforgettable. It is also located right in the Patagonia.

Nahuel Huapi is the last lake to cross is that crosses Lake, which leads to Puerto scarf in the vicinity of the famous Llao-Llao hotel, where many celebrities go to spend their holidays in Bariloche. There is descended from the catamaran.

In San Carlos de Bariloche, a city in winter and summer fascinated tourists for its ski resorts, shops, hotels, restaurants and nightclubs.

 

 

General Information of Puerto Montt

Location: Puerto Montt 41grados is located 30 minutes south latitude and 72 degrees 50 minutes west longitude, on the southern edge of the Llanquihue Province, next to the Sinus of Reloncavi, being Capital of the Tenth Region of Los Lagos de Chile, South America.

Population: It has an estimated population of 174 000 952 inhabitants with an annual growth rate of 2.29%. 49.1% of the population is male and 50.9% female. Meanwhile, the rural population reaches 14%, focusing on the city 86%.

History: The city was founded on February 12, 1853 by Vicente Perez Rosales. The original settlement was located along the banks of Reloncavi, an area covered with thick jungle called Melipulli (Four Hills). On November 22, 1852 the first German settlers arrive thus initiating the colonization process, culminating in a major settlement population. Puerto Montt begins to experience population growth mainly after 1912, when he finishes building the railroad that connects the community with the rest of the mainland.

 

¿What to see in Puerto Montt?

Plaza de Armas, Cathedral, Monument to German Colonization, Casa del Arte Diego Rivera, Viewpoints, Jesuit Church, Architectural Heritage and the Carretera Austral, which includes an unforgettable adventure to travel the 1,100 kilometers, running through one of the geographic areas hilly and lush in the world.

 

 

General Information of Bariloche

Location: The city is on the south shore of Lake Nahuel Huapi, in the Black River Province, Argentina. It is surrounded by three lakes: Gutierrez, Moreno and Mascardi, and surrounding hills are several, among which include the Otto, the Cathedral and the Belfry, all with lifts to the top.

Various modes of transport come to the city, including domestic and international flights arriving at the airport in Bariloche. By car you can reach through National Routes 23, 40 and 231.

Bariloche is located 1640 kilometers from Buenos Aires, on the route, which corresponds to about 20 hours away by car or two-hour flight.

History: The city of San Carlos de Bariloche was officially founded on May 3, 1902. The name comes from the Mapuche language Bariloche, and is a derivative of the word vuriloche, meaning “people on the other side of the mountain.” This name gave the Mapuche people of Chile to the east side of the ridge. San Carlos is originated from the general store of Don Carlos Wiederhold, a Chilean immigrant of German origin installed in 1895 in the current city center. Then, the founding of the city, the name was misunderstood in a letter that was sent to Wiederhold, from Don Carlos in San Carlos, mixing well with the name of the city.

Between 1901 and 1905 lived in the area’s famous train and bank robbers Sundance Kid and Butch Cassidy, who by that time had stayed in the vicinity of Cholila, in the territory of Chubut. They left the area to learn that the pursuit of a famous detective Pinkerton. The bandits left evidence of their passage through the area in the records of general store located in the birth of the Limay River, a few miles from Bariloche.

In late 1930, he undertook the construction of a series of works that are now emblematic of Bariloche. Particularly highlights the Civic Center, the Cathedral and the Hotel Llao-Llao. At that time began the interest in winter sports, and began to explore the nearby hills to develop them. The first ski activities and skills developed in the Cerro Otto, whose slopes reach the outskirts of the city.

 

 

¿What to see in Bariloche?

Skiing and Winter Sports.
Day Trips & Walks: Lake and Land.
Adventure and extreme sports: Trekking and Mountaineering, biking, 4×4 tours, horseback riding, rafting, canopy and Diving.
Hunting, Fishing and Camping.
Entertainment & Shows: Track Karting (I-Kart), Clubs (grisu, Club Pacha, Roket, Brain, Genux and By Pass), Ice Skating (Neviska), Bowling (Bowling Lake) and Aquarius (La Casa del Aquarist .)
Cultural Activities: Museum Dr.Rosendo Lago Gutiérrez-Pascual, Old Settlers Museum, Fenoglio-Chocolate Museum, Museo de la Patagonia, Bariloche Museum Paleontological Association, Centro Atomico Bariloche and Instituto Balseiro, Refugio Otto Meiling Berghof-Museum, Museum ictícola ( Association of Fish and Game Club) and Cable Cerro Otto.

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