We depart Yan Kee Way lodge to Vincente Pérez Rosales National Park for a 15-minute journey to the start of our expedition at Petrohué, situated on the shores of Todo Los Santos
Lake. Petrohué was established as small port on the lake by the early pioneers of this region. Here we will board a catamaran to cross the lake to a pioneer settlement known as Peulla.
Teddy Roosevelt, who crossed this beautiful emerald colored lake, is reputed to have said that it was the most beautiful lake that he had ever seen in the world. During our 22-mile
crossing, of approximately 1hour and 45, we will enjoy spectacular views of volcanoes Osorno, Puntiagudo and Mount Tronador. Tronador is a 12,000-ft volcanic peak, which straddles the Andean
boarder between Chile and Argentina. It takes its’ name from the sound of calving glaciers and giant snow slides.
Our destination, Peulla, was an historic transfer and lodging point for early day pioneers whom crossed the Andes by watercraft, foot and on horseback. The lake, first
discovered by Jesuit Priests in the late 1600’s, was one of a combination of navigable lakes; connected to relatively low mountain passes on the route between Chile and the Pampas of
Argentina. These geographical characteristics made this a natural transportation corridor for the early settlers in Chile to settle in the area now known as San Carlos de Bariloche,
Argentina. It was here, at Peulla, that they transferred their goods from the trail to hand built watercraft to complete their journey through the Andes to and from Chile and Argentina.
In Peulla you will have the opportunity to eat lunch (optional) and to visit the waterfall “Velo de la Novia” (Bride’s Vail) and enjoy the local area. At 16:00 p.m.
we return on the catamaran to Petrohué. Transfer to Yan Kee Way Lodge. This expedition provides you with a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the natural splendor and appreciate the history
and cultural origins of this region while boating through the Andes.