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Self-drive Chile: Lake district and Torres del Paine

14 days from £3,650pp

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Self-drive Chile: Lake district and Torres del Paine

14 days from £3,650pp

Price excludes international flights at the beginning and end of the trip


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This holiday grants you the opportunity to self-drive through the exquisite lake district in the heart of the Chilean Andes then fly south to explore (again in your own car) the glacier scoured mountains of Torres del Paine National Park in Southern Patagonia.

Begin your holiday in cosmopolitan Santiago situated at the foot of the snow-draped Andes. It's a lively and dynamic city full of history and innovation.

Your self-drive adventure begins when you fly to the Lake District and collect your car. Here, meadows and pasture are dotted with pine forest-fringed, sapphire lakes overlooked by imperious, snowy volcanic cones. The roads here lead you to isolated settlements and soothing hot springs. Drive from north to south, leaving the pleasant resort of Pucón and reaching Puerto Varas in the shadow of Chile's most dominant volcano, Osorno.

Fly south from Puerto Montt to Punta Arenas in deepest Patagonia to pick up another car to explore the primeval landscapes of glaciers, scoured valleys and needle-sharp mountain peaks, jacketed in ancient ice. This is real wilderness country but the roads are generally good quality and you can relax to enjoy the magnificent scenery.

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Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Santiago. Transfer to hotel in the capital. Afternoon tour of the historic centre.

Day 2

Fly to Temuco in the Lake District; collect car; drive to Pucón.

Day 3

Explore the Pucón area by car.

Day 4

Drive south to Puyehue.

Day 5

At leisure to explore the Puyehue region.

Day 6

Drive to Petrohué via the gigantic conical Volcano Osorno.

Day 7

Drive to Puerto Varas, the southern Lake District's principal town.

Day 8

Drive to Puerto Montt, drop off car; fly to Punta Arenas in southern Patagonia.

Day 9

Drive from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park.

Days 10

Explore the area around Las Torres.

Days 11-12

Drive to Lago Grey. Explore the area around the lake, glacier and River Grey.

Day 13

Drop off car at airport and fly to Santiago.

Day 14

Return to the airport for international flight home.

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Included in this holiday

Santiago and the vineyards
Places visited

Self-Drive in the Lake District
Things to do

Cabaña del Lago


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