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Chile Self-drive: Lakes & Vineyards

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  • Explore the picturesque surroundings of Chile's Lake District
  • Travel to Valparaiso, a port city known for its colorful, clifftop homes
  • Discover the Casablanca Valley, Chile's famous wine region
  • Take a trip to Isla Negra, where the famous Chilean poet Pablo Neruda lived
Enjoy the freedom of exploring Chile on your own during this 10-day, self-driving tour. Hop into the car after receiving the necessary maps and an information booklet from us and drive to some of the most important destinations in the country.

Start from Santiago de Chile, located on the foot of the Andes and continuing your trip to Chile's Lake District. See how European and the local Mapuche cultures coexist in the area. Explore some of Chile's most famous vineyards during your trip to Colchagua and Casablanca valleys.

Travel to the bohemian port city of Valparaiso, known for its colorful, clifftop houses and its most famous resident, the famous Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. Stay in charming hotels and vineyards along the way. End your trip in Santiago de Chile.
24 hours 3 Star Hotel at Guest House Puerto Varas
Our English-speaking guide will meet you at the airport and provide you with all the necessary information for your upcoming trip and connecting flights along with road maps for the self-driving trip.

Catch a domestic flight from Santiago to Puerto Montt (own expense). Upon arriving at Puerto Montt Airport, drive your rental car to Puerto Varas, located by Lake Llanquihue. You have free time in the afternoon to stroll down the streets of Puerto Varas and explore the city on your own.
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24 hours 3 Star Hotel at Guest House Puerto Varas
Head for the beautiful Petrohue Falls in the morning. Enjoy the beauty of the waterfall from a nearby viewpoint. You have three options to choose from today. The first option involves travelling to the Osorno Volcano and Llanquihue Lake before driving to the nearby city of Frutillar, which was founded by German settlers who arrived in Chile in 1856. Explore the city and drive back to Puerto Varas at the end of the day.

The second option takes you to Lake Todos los Santos. Drive to the village of Petrohuea and take a boat across the lake to Peulla. If the weather is clear, you can see the Osorno Volcano as well as Cerro Puntiagudo and Cerro Tronador. Return by boat to Petrohue and drive back to Puerto Varas in the afternoon.

The third and the final option involved travelling to the Osorno Volcano followed by a visit to Vincente Perez Rosales Park. See the waterfalls inside the park and head for the ski centre located on the slopes of the volcano. Continue the trip with a hike through the national park and discover its rich flora and fauna. Drive back to Puerto Varas and spend your night at Guest House Puerto Varas.
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  • Breakfast
24 hours 2 Star Hotel at Palafito Hostel
We suggest that you leave Puerto Varas in the morning and head for Puerto Montt, the capital of Chile's Lake District. Take Panamericana 5 to the port of Pargua From Puerto Montt and catch a ferry to Chiloe Island. You have the option of visiting a penguin reserve in Punihuil before driving further south to Castro, the capital of the island.
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  • Breakfast
24 hours 3 Star Hotel at Guest House Puerto Varas
Start your day exploring Castro. The peculiarity of Castro lies in its houses on stilts, not just those by the water but even those further away because it rains a lot there. The Churches of Chiloe are a UNESCO World Heritage site and you will see some on the way. Drive through fishing villages and explore the island on foot. Return to Puerto Varas in the late afternoon.
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  • Breakfast
24 hours 3 Star Hotel at Terra Viña
Drive to El Tepual Airport 2 hours before your flight and park your rented car outside. Catch your flight from Puerto Montt to Santiago (own expense). Arrive at Santiago Airport and take your rental car (a D category rental car, Nissan X-Trail or similar with CDW insurance and unlimited mileage).
We suggest that you drive to the valley of Santa Cruz. On reaching there, you have the option to explore the Colchagua Museum, which has the largest private collection of artefacts related to Chilean natural history & pre-Columbian art & culture.

You also have the option to visit Vina MontGras in the afternoon and take part in their 'Make Your Own Wine' program. Try combining various flavors and aromas to see how they taste and smell.
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  • Breakfast
24 hours 3 Star Hotel at Terra Viña
You are free today. Take the opportunity to visit the Colchagua Museum (optional) or travel to the surrounding vineyards.
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  • Breakfast
24 hours 3 Star Hotel at Hotel Casa Marín
Leave Santa Cruz and head north towards Isla Negra, a charming bay area surrounded by pine trees. Explore the bay or visit the house of Pablo Neruda (entrance tickets: own expense), the famous Chilean author and poet who won the Nobel Prize in 1971. Please note that the house, now a museum dedicated to the poet, is closed on Mondays.

Neruda, a lover of all things marine, built this house to resemble a ship, with low ceilings, creaking wood floors, and narrow passageways. Drive to Casa Marin Vineyard in the afternoon. Founded in 2000, this is the only vineyard owned by a woman in Chile and is renowned for its fine wines. Spend the night in a cabin in the middle of the vineyard.
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  • Breakfast
24 hours 2 Star Hotel at Camila 109
Leave Casa Marin and head to Valparaiso. You are free for the reminder of the day. Explore the quaint port city with colorful, clifftop houses on your own. Visit La Sebastiana, yet another house that belonged to the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda (closed on Mondays), or take a tour of Parque Central Cultural, an exhibition center housed in the old city prison with a beautiful view over the bay. A desire to laze in the sun? Continue to Vina del Mar, a bit further to the north, and soak your feet in the Pacific Ocean.
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  • Breakfast
24 hours 2 Star Hotel at Camila 109
Leave Valparaiso to discover the Casablanca Valley, the region famous for Chilean white wine. Continue your drive to Santiago and reach there in the afternoon.
Meals
  • Breakfast
24 hours
Drive from you hotel to Santiago's airport and leave your car at a pre-assigned spot. Catch your flight back home.
what’s included
  • Vehicle rental categories: C, I, Y, J & K. Includes Toyota sedans and models like the Chrysler Caravan, Toyota 4Runner, Nissan Terrano D22 and Toyota Hilux
  • A trip book along with maps and necessary information
  • TAG (toll fees around Santiago) and extra charges for picking the car up at the airport (according to the tour)
  • Hotel room as mentioned on the itinerary or similar (based on the availability)
  • Meals mentioned as 'included'
  • 24/7 assistance by our bilingual team before and during your trip
what's excluded
  • Fuel
  • Entrance fees to monuments and museums mentioned on the itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned as 'included' (USD10 to USD20 per person/per meal)
  • Entrance to national parks (around USD5 per person for most parks, USD35 per person for Torres del Paine National Park and USD60 for Rapa Nui National Park
  • International and domestic flights
  • Mandatory travel insurance
  • Guides
  • Tips
  • Drinks, both alcoholic and none alcoholic
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 10 days
Tour Type Private Tour
Minimum Participants 2 people
Age Requirement 1 +
guiding method Informational booklets
guide language English, French, German & Spanish
Starts/Ends Santiago, Chile/ Santiago, Chile
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