This breathtaking landscape of sparkling lakes, waterfalls, snowy peaks and vast green forests, is often likened to Europe’s alpine regions and incorporates several spectacular national parks. It offers remarkable year-round opportunities to enjoy its natural wonders – hiking, biking, riding and fishing, summer sailing and winter skiing – or simply to relax for a few days and immerse yourself in all of its splendour.
The Lakes District bus-and-boat route across the Andes between Argentina and Chile is a scenic sensation. Begin from the Swiss-style town of Bariloche with a chance to explore the surrounding countryside. Depart by bus and boat to the remote settlement of Peulla for an overnight stop midway with time to really absorb the region’s beauty. Cruise across Lake Todos los Santos, considered the most beautiful lake in southern Chile with emerald waters surrounded by thick forests and views of snow-capped volcanoes, including the perfect cone of Osorno (2,652m) to reach the town Puerto Varas in Chile.The old Inca capital high in the Peruvian Andes is renowned for its extensive Inca ruins, many colonial churches and monasteries built atop ancient Indian stonework.
Located on the shores of Lake Llanquihue with spectacular views to Osorno Volcano, it is also named the “City of Roses” because of its beautiful streets that are lined with roses.
Situated in the foothills of the Andes on the southern shores of beautiful Nahuel Huapi Lake. Bariloche is known for its Swiss alpine-style architecture, its chocolate, as well as hiking and skiing in the nearby mountains.