The Lake District in Chile is one of the most beautiful regions in the country with snow-capped volcanoes, pristine lakes, waterfalls and virgin forests. The prettiest spot to stay and one of the best bases for exploring the area is the small town of Puerto Varas overlooking Lake Llanquihue and in the shadow of the Osorno and Calbuuco Volcanoes. This charming German-influenced town is the starting point for the spectacular Andean lake crossing into Argentina. Visitors to the Lake District will discover many scenic national parks and forests. Reached by ferry is the somewhat mysterious island of Chiloé, an island full of myths and legend, it is separated from the mainland by a narrow stretch of water.
Lake Crossing - to Argentina
Puerto Varas is the starting point for the spectacular lake crossing into Argentina. This beautiful journey takes travellers through the Andes and across a series of picture perfect lakes into Argentina, arriving at the town of Bariloche with its pretty wooden alpine buildings and overlooking the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi.
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