Self Drive in Chile

Chile is a fantastic destination to jump in your hire car and zig-zag between mighty volcanoes and crystal blue lakes. The scenery is spectacular, the roads well-paved and sign-posted and with only a few other cars around. So, why not enjoy the freedom of the open road, stopping when you want and where you want along the way. Below you’ll find our recommended bite-size trips for a self-drive holiday in Chile.

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Roll Through Volcano Valleys

Wind your way past rolling hills, snow-capped volcanoes and vast blue lakes. The Chilean Lake District is a driver’s dream. Along the way you can stop off at small villages and quaint lake-side towns or make a de-tour for a picnic lunch.

View our Volcano Valleys trip
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Lakeside Cruising

If you don’t have time for the infamous W-Trek in Torres del Paine National Park, hopping into a hire car is a great alternative. You’ll still get the chance to see the park’s eye-popping scenery of granite peaks, milky blue lakes and icy glaciers and you can still squeeze in a couple of hours trekking too.

View our Torres del Paine trip
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The Road Less Travelled

Far off the beaten track, the Carretera Austral and Ruta 40 wind their way alongside the Southern Andes, crossing through both Argentina and Chile. Over the next few days, you’ll discover tiny rural towns, stunning mountain landscapes, wide plains, snow-capped volcanos, and very few tourists.

View our Offbeat Andes trip
Close up of two waddling penguins in ChileWildlife in Chile
From bustling penguins on the shore to soaring condors in the valley, there are plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife in Chile.
Chile's Wildlife
trekkingTrekking in Chile
From volcano valleys to mighty glaciers, there are plenty of spots in Chile to lace up those hiking boots for a trekking adventure.
Trekking in Chile

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