Discover the fascinating diversity of central Chile traveling with a rental car. You visit the vibrant capital Santiago with its many faces, historic squares and breathtaking city panoramas. Talca's surrounding area enchants with its vineyards and great hiking trails in unspoilt nature. Explore the hidden Rainbow Waterfalls and take a trip into the past with the old train Buscarril along the beautiful Maule River. In the tranquil seaside resort of Quintay, relax on secluded sandy beaches and enjoy maritime cuisine. In the port city of Valparaíso, colorful hills, bumpy elevators and outstanding street art are waiting for you. During an entertaining cooking course you will immerse yourself in the world of Chilean gastronomy. And hike along the coast of Los Molles and listen to the sound of the Pacific Ocean.
Vibrant capital at the bottom of the Andes
Train ride on the Maule River near Talca
Colorful hills of Valparaíso
Insight into the Chilean cuisine
Harmony of the remote coastal village Los Molles
Here in Santiago beats the heart of Chile. And at the same time, it feels a bit like what gave this country its name according to a legend: Chilli – where the world ends. You visit the historical center of the capital with the lively Plaza de Armas, the famous Government Palace La Moneda and the green city hills Santa Lucía and San Cristóbal. The metropolis offers a wide range of exciting places, stories and faces.
Talca is located about 250 km south of Santiago and has a very pleasant country idyll. Experience the unspoilt mountain landscape near the Argentinean border and hike to the impressive Rainbow Falls. Moreover, you take the historic Buscarril Train along the beautiful Maule River through remote areas to Constitución on the Pacific Ocean.
In Quintay you have a moment of contemplation, deceleration and unfiltered closeness to nature. Surrounded by dense pine forests and hilly landscapes, the secluded fishing village offers unique views of the brightly shimmering Pacific Ocean. During an extended coastal walk along the sandy beach you can listen to the harmonious sound of the sea and the singing of the seagulls.
Valparaíso is famous for its sheet metal covered houses on colorful hills, its historic elevators and the outstanding street art full of political and ironic messages. You stroll through the alleys of the UNESCO awarded hills of Alegre and Concepción and get an impression of Chilean food culture during an entertaining cooking class. In the Cerro La Campana National Park you hike through green palm forests and have wonderful views of the mountainous surroundings.
The pleasant coastal town of Los Molles is only marginally considered by tourism and nonetheless it is of such captivating harmony and beauty. If you like, hike along the coast in the nearby Puquén Nature Reserve, relax under the warm sun on the Pacific beach or enjoy the region's maritime gastronomy. Los Molles is an excellent place to unwind.
You say goodbye to Los Molles and return to the capital of Chile. Here you have the opportunity to walk through historic streets and new trendy districts, to visit galleries and to discover local handicrafts. Take a last look from one of the many viewpoints onto the vibrant metropolis and the incredible peaks of the snow-covered Andes.
Total price per person:
From 979,00 €
Arrival and departure, half and full day tours, entrance fees, travel insurance, short rides, meals
Total price per person:
From 1.438,00 €
Arrival and departure, entrance fees (partly with exceptions), travel insurance, short rides, meals
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Chile Central promotes sustainable and solidarity tourism. By booking your trip, you support CO₂ offset as well as a social project for disadvantaged children in Santiago.