With its diverse, striking landscapes, Chile is a country that provides a wealth of outdoor activities, including glacier walks, peaceful boat cruises, horse riding and treks through the unrivalled scenery of the Patagonia region. One of the best ways to explore Chile is on a self-drive vacation, allowing you to take in your surroundings at your own pace, and our travel guide to self-drive vacations in Chile can help plan your route. A five-hour flight from the mainland takes you to the mysterious Easter Island, where you come face to face with the island's most celebrated residents: the Moai statues, whose purpose remains a mystery.
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Our travel guides share our specialists’ passion and knowledge for Chile. We travel here regularly to discover new experiences, explore untried areas and dig deeper into the better-known places and attractions. At the same time, we gather advice and up-to-date information on the best-quality guides, new hotels and restaurants, and the most memorable forms of transportation.
Our specialists have experienced self-drive journeys in Chile, so are the best people to recommend the ideal places to visit to help you make the most of this beautiful country.
Audley travel expert Richard explains how to get the most out of your visit to the mysterious, far-flung Easter Island. He suggests the best ways to see the moai statues as well as other ways to experience the island’s heritage.
Chile is a land of geographical contrasts, from the arid Atacama Desert to the peaks and glaciers of Patagonia. Cultural differences are equally stark as Spanish-built wooden churches on Chiloé Island vie for the visitor’s attention along with the incongruous and mysterious stone statues on Easter Island.
With such a vast range of activities available on a tailor-made journey to Chile, why not indulge? Ensure your vacation is exactly what you want it to be by including activities you know you will enjoy.
A self-drive trip through Chile or Argentina is ideal for those looking for the flexibility to go where they want, when they want. Our specialists will advise on the routes to take as well as the best places to see and the accommodation you should stay in.
Patagonia stretches across both Chile and Argentina, and down to the frozen waters of the Southern Ocean. Latin America specialist, Ann, selects her top things to do when visiting this vast region.