Population: 14 418 800
Capital: Santiago
Language: Officially Spanish, English in main centres, and German in the lake areas
Electricity: 220 volts 50 cycles AC
Currency: Chilean Peso (CLP)
Holidays: January 1; Easter Holidays; May 1; May 21; August 15; September 18 and 19; October 12; November 1; December 8; December 25.
Times: Banking Hours: 9am to 3pm. Money exchange until 5pm
Tipping: 10% of the bill at hotels and restaurants
4 x 4 Jeep Safari
Bird Watching
Kayaking & River Rafting
Trekking Mountain Climbing
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Lake Crossing (Chile to Argentina) (4 nights/5days)

Day 01: Puerto Montt or Puerto Varas
On arrival, meet and greet, transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tours of Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas. Overnight.

Day 02: Puerto Montt or Puerto Varas
Departure for a full day excursion, depending on the arrival day. Lunch included. Overnight.

Day 03: Puerto Montt or Puerto Varas - Lake Crossing
The Lake Crossing circuit starts taking the road bordering the Llanquihue Lake, to Petrohue on time to board the catamaran, which sails across the Todos Los Santos lake. Arrival in Puella. Dinner included. Overnight Puella.

Day 04: Puella (Chile) - Bariloche (Argentina)
The lake crossing continues, via bus and catamaran connection, from Puella to Bariloche. Arrival in Bariloche, transfer to hotel. Rest of day at leisure. Overnight Bariloche.

Day 05: Bariloche (optional) or onward to Buenos Aires
You have the option of staying on in Bariloche and take part in optional excursions or you may fly on to Buenos Aires.

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