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Frutillar, Puerto Varas, and Petrohué Waterfalls Excursion from Puerto Montt

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Enjoy the best of southern Chile in this 6-hour excursion. A guide will meet you at your cruise port or hotel and take you on the excursion. This excursion includes entrance fee to go see the Petrohue Waterfalls and for lunch time you will enjoy a snack with two glasses of Chilean wine. This complete tour visits one of the first German towns in southern Chile, known as Frutillar. It also visits Puerto Varas, know as the city of roses and also the breathtaking Petrohue Waterfalls.
  • Visit Frutillar, Puerto Varas, and Petrohué Waterfalls from Puerto Montt
  • Enjoy seamless transfers and port/hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Savor a glass of wine and a snack
  • See more of the region in a short time
What to Expect
After pickup from the cruise port or your hotel, meet your guide and journey to Frutillar in a van. Upon arrival, take a stroll by Lake Llanquihue, Chile's largest lake. Enjoy the view of Osorno Volcano, with its perfect cone, and the quaint German-style houses that stand nearby with their fragrant gardens. Then, head for Teatro del Lago ("theater of the lake"), the setting for Chile's biggest annual classical music festival. Next, journey to Puerto Varas, noted for its German-influenced culture, seafood, and beautiful scenery. Enjoy views of the lake and the snow-capped peaks of Mt. Calbuco and Mt. Tronador, and browse the shops for local crafts. Continue to Ensenada and then embark on a gentle walk to the Petrohué Waterfalls. Admire the water tumbling over the volcanic rocks surrounded by a thick forest and make the most of the excellent photo opportunities. Your tour concludes back at your original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We email everyone at least 30 days before their excursion to confirm pick-up details. We will specify
meeting time, send pictures of where to meet us at the cruise port if you are on a cruise. If your hotel
is not listed, we will still pick you up (even if it's airbnb).

Puerto Montt
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Hearty baked beef Chilean empanada (vegetarian option must be informed at time of booking)
  • Glass of Chilean wine (red and white)
  • Cruise Port pickup and drop-off
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Saltos del Petrohue
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Museo Colonial Aleman
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 6 June 2019

Awesome, clear waters, towering snow covered volcanoes, all around a picturesque lake, just beautiful!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Cristina B
victoriastein, Manager at GV Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2019

Hi Cristina! We had a great time showing your group of 6 friends around! You were all so delightful and fun to be around. Come back anytime to visit us. Kind regards, Victoria Stein

Reviewed 1 April 2019

This tour gave a good taste of the sights near Puerto Montt. We enjoyed a visit to the waterfalls, stopped at a pretty lake for some photos, and visited the towns of Puerto Varas and Frutillar, where we had nice views of the volcano. We...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Conni B
victoriastein, Manager at GV Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2019

Thank you for your thoughtful review. We love to see that our customers noticed and enjoy the small details of our tour like the free wine and empanadas. We, just as you, wished that the cruise line gave our customers more time at port. We...More

Reviewed 31 March 2019

We took the small group tour which was very good. The sites were good, I'd suggest to take less time looking at the falls and check out the shop- prices were reasonable, but the schedule is tight. Our guide- Paloma and driver- Jorge, were very...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Susan D
victoriastein, General Manager at GV Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2019

Hi Susan! We are happy you enjoyed our tour! We strive to provide great customer care and make everyone’s day enjoyable. The meeting instructions you got are actually the very same everyone in your vehicle gets. We send detailed meeting instructions 30 days before to...More

Reviewed 31 March 2019

We booked this tour via the Vacations to Go web site. Our tour was to depart on March 10, 2019 at 9 AM; we got in the tender line on the Holland America at 7:45 AM (tender tickets were given starting at 8 AM)but did...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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victoriastein, General Manager at GV Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2019

Hi Ann! Thank for your feedback. We always love to read what our customers have to say about tours so that we may improve. I am actually dissapointed and sad that you didn’t appreciate or acknowledge that we waited for you since, as you stated,...More

Reviewed 28 March 2019

We joined a tour created for the day, and enjoyed seeing the sights laid out during the day with the guide. The Petrohue Waterfalls was very impressive and I was glad we had joined the group to see the sights in and around Puerto Montt....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank BigAl-Roll_Tide
victoriastein, Manager at GV Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2019

Thank you for your review. Petrohue is certainly the highlight of the morning on this tour. We hope you also enjoyed the free wine and empanada for lunch. Come back anytime and see us!

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2 August 2019|
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Response from HowardP568 | Reviewed this property |
Moderate at worst but really easy mostly flat paths.
13 June 2019|
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Response from victoriastein | Property representative |
Hi there! We have been working with cruise line passengers since the year 2000. We specialize in ports that are most difficult which are tenders ports (usually Puerto Montt) and most importantly we have never missed a cruise... More
19 February 2019|
Response from victoriastein | Property representative |
Hello! We have already answered your email, thank you for your message through here as well.
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  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: Spanish
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