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Day 15 Puerto Montt - Lake Todos los Santos - Puerto Montt (164 Km.)

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After leaving Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas and through the lake Llanquihue, we got to the falls of Petrohue, where begins the "Andean Crossing". The "Andean Crossing" is full of a combination of buses and boats carrying from Puerto Montt (Chile) to San Carlos de Bariloche (Argentina), through lakes and roads, to waterfalls and volcanoes. Since we had little time we did only half the journey, which is to reach Peulla and then return to Puerto Montt, sailing across Lake Todos los Santos.

Andean Crossing map
"Andean Crossing" map

(in 76 Km.) Saltos de Petrohué: Petrohué river, at the foot of the majestic Osorno Volcano, amid great masses of hard crystallized lava, creating whimsical forms of volcanic rock, surrounded by drops of emerald green waters.

Petrohue falls
Petrohué falls
 

(in 6 Km.) Lake Todos los Santos: Lake Todos Los Santos or Esmeralda (Emerald), is named for the green color of its waters. It was formed when volcanic ash by the volcano Osorno farewell blocked a river which flowed westward, trapping water in a deep valley glaciers. A modern catamaran makes the transfer of passengers by the lake, on a trip that lasts about two hours (20 miles) and they can appreciate the magnificent beauty of the lake and the Osorno Volcano, Puntiagudo Cerro roofing, Isla Margarita and the surrounding wooded hills and snowy mountains to arrive after the town of Peulla.

Lake Todos los Santos and Osorno volcano
Lake Todos los Santos and Osorno volcano

Peulla: At the end of the Lake Todos los Santos is the village of Peulla. It is a small town by the way, ideal for enjoying nature and which is the Chilean customs. The main attraction is a path which has about 400 meters long that takes less than 25 minutes. At the end of the trail is the Velo de la Novia waterfall.

Peulla - Velo de la Novia waterfall
Peulla - Velo de la Novia waterfall

(in 82 Km.) Puerto Montt: After crossing the lake again, we return to this town, where in the afternoon we hired a tour for the next day to the island of Chiloé.


 

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