16 days from £3,384
Explore the vineyards of Chile's esteemed wineries and the picture-book lake district at the pace of your choice. Drive your own hire car (4WD or pick-up) along scenic paved and gravel roads but with the security of prebooked hotels. Your hotels have been selected to allow you to visit the most attractive beauty spots in the areas.
Day 1: Arrive Santiago, rest of the day at leisure. 1 night.
Day 2: Explore the Colchagua Valley vineyards by hire car.
Day 3: Explore the Colchagua Valley by hire car.
Day 4: Explore the Colchagua Valley by hire car.
Day 5: Return Santiago.1n.
Day 6: Fly to Temuco. Explore the lake district by hire car Pucón 3n.
Day 7: Explore the lake district by hire car.
Day 8: Explore the lake district by hire car.
Day 9: Explore the lake district by hire car Huilo Huilo 2n
Day 10: Explore the lake district by hire car.
Day 11: Explore the lake district by hire car. Puerto Varas 1n
Day 12: Fly/drive to Patagonia (2hrs) and Torres del Paine National Park , 3n.
Day 13: Excursions in Torres del Paine National Park.
Day 14: Excursions in Torres del Paine National Park.
Day 15: Fly to Santiago (4½hrs). 1n.
Day 16: Transfer to airport.
Owing to many clients' preference for flexibility, and the variation in flight price according to season and availability, the price quoted excludes the cost of international flights, which we will happily arrange for you. Flights to Latin America can be daytime or overnight, while the return flight is always overnight, so you will need to add at least one day to arrive at the total length of your holiday.
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This really is ideal territory for self-guided exploration. You can stop where you like for photos (and you'll be spoilt for choice in this picturesque landscape), the roads are in good condition and well-signed on the whole. Local people are friendly and above all this tranquil environment is safe, you'll be able to relax.
David Nichols, Product Manager
What You Say
...great fun on the self-drive pick-up along the lost dusty tracks of lake district - a bit treacherous in places! Recommend reading "Between Extremes" (by John McCarthy and Brian Keenan) before or during trip. Delightfully amusing but also informative and an enjoyable read.
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