What makes this trip special?
Maipo Valley wineries
Volcanoes and lakes
Puerto Varas & the Chilean Lake District
Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve
Seafood and stilts
Granite peaks of Patagonia
Torres del Paine National Park
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Torres del Paine
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Day-by-day itinerary for 'Selfdrive in Chilean Patagonia'
Arrive in Santiago and transfer to your hotel with an introductory walking tour
Visit to Isla Negra, Pablo Neruda's home (closed Mondays) on the Pacific coast and Vineyard
Fly to Temuco in the northern Lake District, pick up hire car drive to Pucon
Drive to Huilo Huilo private biological reserve, near Puerto Fuy
Day to explore Huilo Huilo private biological reserve
To Puerto Varas perhaps via German settlement of Frutillar
Puerto Varas - Osorno Volcano & Petrohue falls
To Southern Patagonia - Puerto Natales
we suggest you visit Torres del Paine National Park
perhaps make a return visit to Torres del Paine ?
Transfer back to Punta Arenas
catch the morning ferry to Tierra del Fuego to visit King Penguin colony (Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat only)
Return ferry to Punta Arenas (Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
Return to Santiago and fly back to the UK
Guide prices for 'Selfdrive in Chilean Patagonia'
|Mid-range hotels, category B manual hatchback, shared excursions
||2 people sharing
Prices are per person and include:
- all accommodation
- all travel within Chile
- meals as indicated (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
- 10 days rental car in two locations with basic CDW insurance with a deductible and unlimited mileage
- all excursions described
- domestic flights
Prices do not include:
- transatlantic flights
- travel insurance
- airport and departure taxes
- items of a personal nature such as drinks, tips, laundry, etc
- car-hire: additional driver insurance
- car-hire: petrol
- car-hire: refundable deposit
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'Selfdrive in Chilean Patagonia'
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Hotels for 'Selfdrive in Chilean Patagonia'
Days 1 - 2
A newly renovated, 75 room traditional hotel with a garden swimming pool and fitness centre, conveniently located near the Providencia metro station and close to the entrance to the Cerro San Cristobal. Rooms have cable TV, A/C and free Wi-Fi. There is a restaurant on site, as well as pleasant gardens and food is served in the terrace area by the pool.
Days 3 - 4
Hotel Malalhue is a mountain style hotel with 24 guestrooms. All have private bathrooms and WIFI whilst there is a bar and restaurant open all year round. The hotel is around 800m from the centre of town so ideal for those with a car. Guests also have use of the outdoor heated swimming pool.
Days 5 - 6
Montaña Mágica Lodge
This quirky volcano shaped lodge located in the Huilo Huilo reserve is 5km from the Huilo Huilo falls. The lodge is ideal for people self-driving due to its remote location, and nearby are a variety of outdoor activities. Rooms do not have televisions, but there is wifi, private bathrooms and a café on site.
Days 7 - 8
Hotel Puelche is located a few blocks from dowtown Puerto Varas, facing lake Llanquihue and with views of Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes. All 21 rooms (divided into Premium and Superior Rooms) at the hotel have private bathrooms, hairdryers, safety deposit boxes and minibar. Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant and spa.
Exterior of the hotel
Days 9 - 11
Torres del Paine-Rio Serrano
Located near the Serrano River and the South entrance to the Torres del Paine National Park the hotel is a good mid range option. The hotel comprises a total of 95 standard (24 sq mt) and superior (32 sq mt) rooms all with en-suite facilities (shower for standard rooms and bathtub for superior rooms) that include safety deposit box, telephone, central heating, bathroom amenities, hairdryer, desk and mini-bar. There is a ground floor bar, and the views from the upstairs restaurant are excellent.
Days 12 - 13
Isla Rey Jorge
Located near the main square, this colonial building features 22 rooms (including one junior suite) with amenities such as cable TV, telephone, hair-dryer and safety box. The hotel also has a bar which serves food, a games room and internet access.
Front of the hotel
Days 14 - 15
Gran Hotel Gervasoni
A quirky, characterful and historic building near Cerro Concepción on the Gervasoni Walk. Originally a private house built by European immigrants in the late 19th century the public areas retain their high Victorian décor and furnishings. With its steep wooden staircases (no lift) and commanding views over Valparaiso town and out to the bay you might think you are on a ship. There are 15 rooms each with en-suite (4 of which with hydro massage) facilities, central heating, satellite TV and Wi-Fi all individually decorated. Rooms vary in size and some have views to the sea. There is a breakfast room with a nice terrace, a restaurant and a wine cellar.