Andes’ Lake Crossing

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The highlight of a March trip to Chile was the Lake Crossing (Cruce de Lagos), where we actually crossed the Andes by boat and bus from Puerta Varas to Bariloche in Argentina.

You go by bus from Puerto Montt or Puerto Varas to Lago Todos los Santos, then by boat, then bus and so on, with a stop for lunch at a lovely resort in Peulla and finally a boat trip on Lago Nahuel Huapi to Bariloche. This was an all-day, 12-hour trip but well worth every minute due to the spectacular scenery. The trip also may be done in reverse.

I must say that we were very fortunate to have had a very clear, warm, beautiful day. It would not have been so wonderful in the rain or fog.

SAM R. LEAVITT

San Mateo, CA

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The highlight of a March trip to Chile was the Lake Crossing (Cruce de Lagos), where we actually crossed the Andes by boat and bus from Puerta Varas to Bariloche in Argentina.

You go by bus from Puerto Montt or Puerto Varas to Lago Todos los Santos, then by boat, then bus and so on, with a stop for lunch at a lovely resort in Peulla and finally a boat trip on Lago Nahuel Huapi to Bariloche. This was an all-day, 12-hour trip but well worth every minute due to the spectacular scenery. The trip also may be done in reverse.

I must say that we were very fortunate to have had a very clear, warm, beautiful day. It would not have been so wonderful in the rain or fog.

SAM R. LEAVITT

San Mateo, CA