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Self-drive through Chile and Argentina

12 days from $4,355pp

What is tailor made? 100% custom | Exceptional experiences | Hand-picked guides | Lodging with character | Designed to your schedule, budget & interests

Itinerary highlights

  • Admire the views of snow-capped Villarrica Volcano from the lakeside town of Pucon.

  • Go on canopy walks and see waterfalls in the Huilo Huilo Reserve.

  • Stop off at viewpoints on Argentina's scenic Seven Lakes route to Villa la Angostura.

  • Explore the pretty town of Puerto Varas and local Mapuche Indian culture.

  • See the icy peaks and jade lakes of Chile's southern lake district.

Price includes

Fully insured vehicle rental
All accommodations
  • Santiago
  • Temuco
  • Pucon
  • Huilo Huilo
  • San Martin de los Andes
  • Villa La Angostura
  • Puerto Varas
  • Puerto Montt
  • Santiago

Itinerary idea in detail

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Day 1 Santiago


Morning arrival in Santiago where you will be met and taken to your hotel.

Day 2 Pucon

Santiago , Temuco , Pucon

Today you will fly south to Temuco where you will collect your vehicle and drive to your hotel in Pucon.

Day 3 Pucon


Explore the natural surroundings of Pucon.

Day 4 Huilo Huilo

Pucon , Huilo Huilo

Drive across the northern part of the Lake District, venturing into the Villarica National Park. Afternoon arrival in the Huilo Huilo Reserve.

Day 5 Huilo Huilo

Huilo Huilo

Enjoy the Huilo Huilo Reserve where you can walk, visit waterfalls or enjoy a canopy excursion.

Day 6 San Martin de los Andes

Huilo Huilo , San Martin de los Andes

This morning you will take a ferry across Lake Pirihuieco, a beautiful journey of one hour. On disembarking it is a short drive to the Argentine border. Once border formalities are complete then you will have a drive of around one hour to San Martin de los Andes.

Day 7 San Martin de los Andes

San Martin de los Andes

Explore the San Martin de los Andes region with your car.

Day 8 Villa La Angostura

San Martin de los Andes , Villa La Angostura

Travel south today along the famous route of the seven lakes to Villa La Angostura.


Day 9 Villa La Angostura

Villa La Angostura

Explore the beautiful region around Villa La Angostura today.


Day 10 Puerto Varas

Villa La Angostura , Puerto Varas

Drive back over the border today to Puerto Varas via the Puyuhue National Park.

Day 11 Puerto Varas

Puerto Varas

Explore the southern Chile Lake District with your car.

Day 12 Return home

Puerto Varas , Puerto Montt , Santiago

Drive to Puerto Montt airport in time for your flight to Santiago. Connect with your onward flight home.

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When to go

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Huilo Huilo
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