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Chile Self-drive: Lakes & Vineyards

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  • No booking fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • duration 10 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 1-79 yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Informational booklets
  • Tour Code BM-16584
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Santiago, Chile
  • Ends Santiago, Chile
HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Santiago de Chile - Puerto Montt - Puerto Varas
  • Day 2: Puerto Varas
  • Day 3: Puerto Varas - Castro
  • Day 4: Castro - Puerto Varas
  • Day 5: Puerto Varas - Puerto Montt - Santiago - Santa Cruz
  • Day 6: Santa Cruz
  • Day 7: Santa Cruz - Isla Negra - Casa Marin Winery
  • Day 8: Casa Marin Winery - Valparaiso & Vina del Mar
  • Day 9: Valparaiso - Casablanca - Santiago
  • Day 10: Santiago de Chile
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
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GOOD TO KNOW
CANCELLATION

40% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 60 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, but the 40% deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applicable within 60 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit of 40% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 60 days prior departure. For any bookings within 60 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

Travel Insurance

We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days do you need in Chile?

    We recommend, at the very least, a 2-weeks tour of Chile to explore the blue glaciers and emerald forests of Torres del Paine, the enticing landscapes of the Atacama desert, and similar must-see destinations. You will be left with enough time to add a few more delightful places like capital Santiago, Valparaiso, and one or two world-class vineyards. A three-week tour will allow you to linger longer in all your favorite places. But if you have only 5 to 7 days, it’s best to focus on Santiago, the nearby colorful towns, and the wine valleys. Add a few more days, and you can squeeze in Patagonia, Atacama, Easter Island, or the Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes. To get more details on how many days to spend in Chile, see here.

  • How many days should I allocate for a Chile trip?

    We recommend, at the very least, a 2-weeks tour of Chile to explore the blue glaciers and emerald forests of Torres del Paine, the enticing landscapes of the Atacama desert, and similar must-see destinations. You will be left with enough time to add a few more delightful places like capital Santiago, Valparaiso, and one or two world-class vineyards. A three-week tour will allow you to linger longer in all your favorite places. But if you have only 5 to 7 days, it’s best to focus on Santiago, the nearby colorful towns, and the wine valleys. Add a few more days, and you can squeeze in Patagonia, Atacama, Easter Island, or the Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes. To get more details on how many days to spend in Chile, see here.

  • Is Chile cheap for tourists?

    Chile is not the cheapest place to visit in South America. But the kind of trip you have in mind will determine your budget. Typically, most tourists like to hike in the Torres del Paine and explore the desert landscape of Atacama during a 10 to 15-day trip. It is possible to do a trekking-heavy trip on a budget of USD 90 to 100 per day per person. Basic accommodation and food costs are higher in Chile than in other South American countries. So be ready to spend at least USD 75 daily for a non-luxurious trip.

  • How good is the transportation system in Chile?

    Chile is well connected from north to south via flights and buses. But it’s trickier to travel from east to west, and south of Puerto Montt because of the unusual landscape comprising glaciers and mountains. Long-distance buses are the best way to go up and down the country. For travelling to remote areas, you can hire your own car. Trains are useful only in certain parts, like Central Chile. You can also consider low-cost airlines: they are sometimes cheaper than long-distance buses—if you don’t mind missing out on the scenery on the way.

  • How do you get around in Chile?

    Chile is well connected from north to south via flights and buses. But it’s trickier to travel from east to west, and south of Puerto Montt because of the unusual landscape comprising glaciers and mountains. Long-distance buses are the best way to go up and down the country. For travelling to remote areas, you can hire your own car. Trains are useful only in certain parts, like Central Chile. You can also consider low-cost airlines: they are sometimes cheaper than long-distance buses—if you don’t mind missing out on the scenery on the way.

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