Osorno Volcano — South America’s Perfect Peak

Published on March 4, 2019

The towering snowcapped peak of Osorno Volcano is one of the major landmarks along the Cruce Andino route through the Andes between Chile and Argentina. Topping off at 8,701 feet, the towering stratovolcano is located on the southeastern shore of Lake Llanquihue…

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The 7 advantages of a Cruce Andino journey

Published on January 4, 2019

Did you know there are more than 43 border crossings between Argentina and Chile? Yes, 43+! One of these is Paso Cardenal Samoré between Bariloche and Puerto Varas, which sees over 400,000 passenger crossings per year. There’s a more exclusive crossing which…

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Easy Peasy — Reaching Cruce Andino’s Starting Points

Published on November 30, 2018

Whether you’re starting from the Chilean end or the Argentine side, the epic Cruce Andino circuit through the Lake District is easy to reach. The journey crosses the Andes via three beautiful lakes connected by four overland legs through the majestic mountainous…

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Bike & Boat — Another Way to Explore the Andes

Published on November 6, 2018

Although Cruce Andino is famous for its coach & boat tours through the Andes Lake District of Chile and Argentina, the legendary South American travel company also makes it possible to discover the same route via bicycle & boat. Crossing the Andes…

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Top 5 sights in Puerto Varas

Published on September 4, 2018

Before or after your Andes crossing with Cruce Andino, check out these top attractions in and around Puerto Varas, Chile. Puerto Varas is a picture-perfect town on the shore of Lake Llanquihue, with a backdrop of the snowcapped Calbuco and Osorno volcanoes….

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Osorno Soars Above the Competition

Published on August 11, 2018

What’s the scoop on that 8,700-foot-high volcano that hovers above so much of the Cruce Andino route? It’s called Osorno. And like Mt Fuji in Japan, it’s perpetually snowcapped and almost perfectly shaped — a majestic mountain that rises high above the…

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Read All About It: Craft Beer in the Andes

Published on July 14, 2018

Bariloche’s Birra Local website offers a blog about the craft beers that can be sampled locally while traveling the Cruce Andino route across the Andes between Argentina and Chile. Quotable quote: “We’re staying a few days in Bariloche and we really like…

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Cruce Andino’s Chilean Treasure

Published on July 12, 2018

The Cruce Andino route through the Andes between Chile and Argentina is special for several reasons, including the spectacular Vicente Perez Rosales National Park, a mosaic of lakes, waterfalls, lush Patagonian forest and one of the world’s most perfectly shaped volcanoes. Those…

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