Lago Todos Los Santos
Lago Todos Los Santos
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Sometimes called Lago Esmeralda because of its blue-green color, this strikingly beautiful glacial lake is bordered by steep cliffs.
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Roman
Puerto Montt, Chile8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
A stunning tour on the seaplane! Everyone was satisfied. The views were breathtaking, the pilot expertly navigated, and the weather was perfect. We soared over crystal-clear waters, saw beautiful islands from above, and even spotted some dolphins playfully swimming. The experience was unforgettable, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Truly, it was an adventure that we all cherished.
Written November 30, 2023
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DuncanTCH
East Greenbush, NY1,499 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
We toured around Lago Todos los Santos for an afternoon and it was magical. The color the water is spectacular and the views along the shore line were terrific. The scenery changes with each passing minute and there's always something new to see. Interesting to see cabins/houses built along the shoreline (they were constructed/deeded before this area was a national park), but equally interesting to think about how these people stay/live in these cabins. Definitely an enjoyable afternoon and something I'd recommend to anyone staying in the area.
Written March 7, 2023
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bluehorizon
Berlin, Germany130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We took a cruise across this emerald colored lake. The scenic beauty is breathtaking, there are waterfalls cascading into the lake and the might volcano Osorno towering over it all. It's possible to cross the lake and transfer into Argentina. We opted to stay in chile and return on the boat the same day. Great trip, a true gem!
Written April 2, 2006
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Wesley C
Tucson, AZ10,285 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We crossed Lago Todos los Santos (All Saints Lake) as part of our Cruce Andino tour from Bariloche to Puerto Varas. We lucked out and had picture perfect weather. Beautiful clear blue lake surrounded by snow capped mountains. Had awesome views of the Osorno (8,700 ft tall and still active -- last time in 1869) and Puntiagudo (8,179 ft tall and since active -- last time in 1850) Volcanoes. Very worth while.
Written April 13, 2020
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Rhianon B
Santiago, Chile184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
During our stay at some cabins near Puerto Varas we made a half day trip that started with the Saltos de Petrohué (from 9am) and then we drove about 6kms further along the road (gravel) to Lago Todos Los Santos. The lake is located inside the Vicente Perez Rosales National Park.

Car parks - do not park along the main road (carabineros or police were giving fines) or in the first car park which charges minimum of $1000 pesos first 30 mins and 30 pesos every 10mins after. You should keep going along to the very end of the road to an area right in front of the lake which offers free parking. It’s a little walk back but we thought it was fine.

Boat trips - you can wander along the beach / wharf area and negotiate a trip with one of the boat captains. Our group of 8 managed to get a large boat on a private trip for $3000 pesos per person ($24,000) for a 30 min trip. He also offered an hour if we wanted it but 30 mins was fine for us. It’s worth noting that the first boat had asked for $5000 pesos per person. The other thing I noticed were large tour groups packed into small boats so if you are taking a package tour be sure to check the size of boat and number of people.
The boat cruises out a way and then turned back closer to the shore line. We had great views of the Osorno Volcano, Puntiagudo Volcano and the Andes mountains and native bush.

After this we went back to Ensenada township for lunch at an excellent spot called Restaurant Toqui (see my other review)
Written February 12, 2019
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Rex B
Chicago, IL34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • Couples
The cruise across Lago Todos Los Santos was in the most beautiful countryside we have seen anywhere in the world. TurisTour runs a catamaran from Petrohue to Peulla and back every day of the year; you can purchase your ticket on board. It leaves Petrohue at 10:30 am. You arrive in Peulla at 12:00 pm. The boat sails again at 4:00 pm, returning to Petrohue by about 5:30 pm.
Written May 7, 2012
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Daniel Sepulveda
Cambridge, MA67 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2012 • Couples
Public transport only up to Petrohue. No tourist information center at the Lake. Area around the lake is private and therefore can be walked through only as part of paid tours. Place is great, nature at its best, but limited access due to private interests makes me rate it only as average.
Written February 13, 2012
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Sara B
New Delhi, India82 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Like the traveler who just reviewed this trip...it is a horrible monopoly that precludes any competition from other agencies. I felt sorry for the tour guides for being forced to peddle below average excursions in a noisy, most UNpeaceful boat ride I have ever been on. I was literally holding my ears and praying that the loudspeaker would just STOP. Worst day I have had in Chile. Don't do it.
Written March 10, 2011
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LeedsTravel-Queen
Leeds, UK137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
Having read the reviews on here no one had mentioned about doing a boat trip.on the lake off their own back. We are staying in Puerto Varas and the tour company offer this trip for around £47 each from Puerto Varas..don't do it! Take the local bus from PV to Petrohue (we got the 7.
30am) it costs 2k Chilean pesos each (around £2.40) then see one of the small boats on the edge of the lake. We got a 1 hour ride on the lake for 6k pesos each... £7.20 ish. We took a picnic had lunch on the edge of the lake and got the local bus back. It cost us around £25 altogether. We didn't even have to.pay entrance into the national park as we got there before 9am and there was no one in the ticket office so we just walked in 😀. Definitely worth a visit. We got dropped.off near the waterfalls and walked the 6km to the lake. You go past rapids and scenic photo shots that you miss if you're on a tour bus. We saved about £86 doing ourselves.
Written February 15, 2018
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Emilyexplorez
Brisbane, Australia67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Friends
We chose to go on a day that had more blue in the sky than grey clouds of rain and sleet..luckily for us it held off while we were in the national park and it didn't disappoint.
THE DESOLATIONTRAIL...
catch the bus from Puerto Varas to the final stop on a bus heading to Petrrohue.. 2500 peso each way (1.5hr trip) pay as you leave the bus.
register your name at the information national park ... free entry, they attach your name to your bag (to identify the bodies) and you are off, trail is marked, we had a free guide join us (local boarder collie.. accepted tips of the ear scratch variety, he was very excited to show us the way)
easy walk, we went for 4.5hours and stopped for a picnic.. make sure you bring a packed lunch.. the view is amazing!
final tip wear layers 8c might be cold when you get there but after walking a t shirt and jeans might just do the trick.
Written September 9, 2015
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