Puerto Varas Tours
Puerto Varas: Full Day - Peulla navigation
4.5

Puerto Varas: Full Day - Peulla navigation

By Ruta Chile
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Ages 2-90, max of 40 per group
Duration: 12h
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Live guide: English, Spanish
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  • Guide in Spanish, English throughout the visit
  • Transportation by car, minibus or bus
  • Catamaran to cross the lake
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales


Start:
  • Del Salvador 72, 5550550 Puerto Varas, Los Lagos, Chile
    Local supplier office
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 12646P63

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    • Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 12646P63

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    • Del Salvador 72, 5550550 Puerto Varas, Los Lagos, Chile
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      I felt discrimination and would have asked for full refund if it wasn't my parents who already got tired from night fly
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    • lathamappraisal
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      Great trip
      We had an awesome time, even though we had a couple of unexpected issues arrive during the trip. The reason I have included this in our review is not every trip goes exactly as planned; however, when you have a great tour guide like Nelly, who can handle issues that are out of her control, it can still be a great trip. Thank you Nelly.
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    • 906moa
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    • Jzg0063
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      Franco was an amazing guide with an incredible grasp of history and culture. He met us at our lodging and then tailored the tour to location and interests. He happily answered the hard questions about history and showed us his city. Santiago is much smaller and less vibrant than comparable cities like Buenos Aires, but it was incredibly modern and filled with things to see. Instead of coffee, Franco took us to try Mote con Huesilla, which was delicious. Lunch at the seafood market was also tasty. If you’re interested in history, culture, architecture, and food — this is a great tour for you.
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    • Richard K
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    • Richard K
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      A long day on an uncomfortable bus..
      On a positive note, Anna, our tour guide was awesome! There were only five English speakers on the bus, but she made sure that all of us understood her commentary completely. The negatives were as follows ; 1. It’s advertised as a 10 hour trip but it took over 12 hours. 2. Most of the trip is spent on the bus that does not have a toilet, has a very uncomfortable seats with very little leg room, and has difficulty managing the temperature control. 3. The towns that we visited were just not that pretty or interesting. 4. We felt pressured to eat lunch with the entire bus at a private house. The food was not terrible, although the menu choices were limited. We cannot recommend the excursion.
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    • Happiness63195487410
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    Jabardo C
    Sao Paulo, SP16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Family
    Beautiful walk, enchanting landscapes. Maybe a little monotonous for a day trip, as the trip on the catamaran takes 1h30. The first route is new, the second is more of the same. But I recommend it because the tour is so beautiful.
    Google
    Written February 6, 2024
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    Ruty
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2024 • Family
    One of the most wonderful places I have visited. I would repeat it countless times.
    It is worth taking the ride on the 4X4 bus.
    The company is super punctual and the team is very friendly.
    Totally recommended
    Google
    Written February 5, 2024
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    Marcela R
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Family
    Puerto Varas is everything I expected and more! The landscapes are like something out of a story, with the imposing Osorno Volcano as the protagonist. But what really left me speechless was the Pablo Fierro Museum. A unique and creative corner that is pure art and originality. Furthermore, the friendliness of the people and the security of the place made my stay an unforgettable experience. 100% recommended! Furthermore, its strategic location close to other tourist places makes it the perfect starting point to explore the wonder of the region. 🏞️🌋🎨
    Google
    Written January 15, 2024
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    Banjoanddogs
    Florence, OR3 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The scenery is incredible. But I found this a bit expensive for what was or I should say what was not offered. Basically you get a beautiful boat ride which was incredible but nothing else. Perhaps my mistake that I didn't realize lunch was not included. The hotel is stunning with spectacular views, but the food was mediocre and expensive.
    Before you arrive they try to get you to purchase another tour. I think being more forefront about what is and is not offered, would've been helpful.
    Also, I changed my embarkation destination and therefore did not go to Saltos de Petrohue (included if you depart by bus from Puerto Varas) and should not have been charged the full amount. Lesson learned. I could've bought the tour for less than half the price on site at Lago Los Santos.
    Written March 19, 2024
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    Mick R
    Ayr, UK460 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2018
    Left Puerto Varas on coach with mixed group of Chilian, Europeans and South Americans led by Nellie from Touristour. The boat trip was spectacular but spoilt by hard sell of excursions on Peulla island. The island hotel was to provide us with executive menu for lunch but no one had given us a voucher so had to pay ourselves. The island was impossible to walk around because of the horse flies which are very large and have no fear of humans. We did receive a refund for our lunch from Ptotours the next day but if you don't like flies check out when they aren't present.
    Written February 1, 2018
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    Beatriz magdale... C
    Casablanca, Chile12 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful tourist experience! Until we arrived at the hotel's Buffet Restaurant (the only restaurant in the place)

    1.- At the end of finishing the salad we got a small slug….
    2.- The truth was it was a buffet and it had no more than 5 options to choose from.
    3.- the attention of the waiters was very good, they were always attentive.
    4.- At the buffet they serve you quite little, we had to ask for more to be served quite a few times.
    5.- the dessert option is very limited (photos attached)
    6.- They offered us raspberry juice and strawberry juice arrived

    We would not eat here again since the values are not in line with what is offered, we expected more, we had higher expectations given the number of people they receive and the beautiful environment in which they are located, for 24 thousand pesos one could eat much better …. Considering that most of the visitors are backpackers, young tourists who do not plan to waste money, the minimum is to have a decent meal with several options.
    Google
    Written February 8, 2024
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