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Self-Drive tour through Chile & Argentina

12 days from $4,660pp

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Tour highlights

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

  • 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
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

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

  • Today you will fly south to Puerto Montt where you will pick your car up and drive to your hotel on the shores of Lake Llanquihue.

  • Have the day to explore. You could visit Villarrica National Park or, if you are feeling adventurous, climb the volcano!

  • This morning you will begin your journey to Argentina. Once border formalities are complete then you will have a drive of around one hour to San Martin de los Andes.

  • Enjoy a day exploring San Martin de los Andes. Today can be spent leisurely spending time on the shores of Lago Lácar or an intrepid hike in Parque Nacional Lanín can be undertaken.

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

  • Explore the area, you could drive around Nahuel Huapi Lake to Bariloche for lunch.

  • Explore the area around Bariloche. If you haven't already you can complete the 'small circuit' drive which takes in many of the area's highlights.

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

  • Visit Frutillar, drive down to Chiloé or head to Petrohué Falls.

  • Make your way to the airport and drop off your hire car before flying to Santiago for the final night of your trip.

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

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodations, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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When to go

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Place Daily max temperature (°C) Monthly rainfall (mm)
Santiago
 
The Northern Lake District
 
San Martin de los Andes
 
Bariloche
 
Puerto Varas
 
Puerto Montt
 

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