An amusing tour towards the City of San Martín de los Andes, in Argentina, that includes navigation across Lake Pirihueico, with beautiful mountain range sceneries.
After visiting the City of Panguipulli and its surroundings, we left very early towards Argentina to tour around the Patagonian lakes on the other side of the border. This time, we resolved to cross through Port Fuy, on the shores of Lake Pirihueico. To get there, we bordered Lake Panguipulli towards the Southeast along Route 203, for about 55 kilometers.
The quiet hamlet had not welcomed the ferry yet and, as we had some time to spare, we sat at the pier to enjoy the view.
The Pirihueico, which in the Mapuche tongue means “snow puddle”, is a lake of volcanic origin surrounded by lush vegetation from which the Choshuenco Volcano stands out.
Shortly afterwards, we spotted the Hua Hum ferry, which was getting along the water mirror. After docking and letting the cars down, those of us who were waiting on this side began to queue in order to get on with our vehicles. Once the ferry was ready to set sail, we headed for the deck to enjoy the ride.
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Timetables: The pass is open all year round but the ferry works at different hours according to season and weather conditions. The reservation system by phone works from 9am to 12pm.
Recommendations: Remember that there is usually one hour difference between Argentina and Chile, depending on the time of the year. Like in the other passes, it is forbidden to cross food and fresh vegetables.
Contact: Hua - Hum
(5210000) Panguipulli, X Región, Chile Tel: +56 63-2282742