Central Chile Vital – The Heart of the Country on a Round Trip with a Rental Car in 2 Weeks

Central Chile Vital

Overview

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



Highlights

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



Itinerary

Santiago de Chile
Santiago de Chile

Day 1-3: Santiago de Chile

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
Talca

Day 3-6: Talca

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.


Quintay
Quintay

Day 6-8: Quintay

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
Valparaíso

Day 8-11: Valparaíso

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.


Los Molles
Los Molles

Day 11-13: Los Molles

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.


Santiago de Chile
Santiago de Chile

Day 13-14: Santiago de Chile

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.



What our Travel Packages Include

Travel service:

Basic package Full package
  • Individual travel planning, organization and advice

Accommodation:

Basic package Full package
  • 13 nights in standard, comfort or premium accommodation
  • Double room usually with private bathroom and breakfast

Rental car:

Basic package Full package
  • Rental car for 14 days (compact class)
  • Car type: Hyundai Accent or similar
  • Pick up: Santiago (Airport)
  • Drop off: Santiago (Airport)
  • Kilometers: free
  • 2nd driver: incl.
  • Border crossing: excl.
  • Insurance: Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) with basic protection against damage and theft without deductible (via refund)

Half and full day tours:

Basic package   Full package
  • City tour Santiago (private)
  • Hike to Rainbow Falls near Talca (shared)
  • Historic train ride and coastal walk at Talca (shared)
  • Cooking class in Valparaíso (shared)
  • City tour Valparaíso (private)
  • Hike in Cerro La Campana National Park (private)

Additional travel services:

Basic package   Full package
  • Intercontinental flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Language course
  • Other travel services


Our Prices for your Journey through Chile

Basic Package
Basic Package

Included:

  • Travel service
  • Accommodation
  • Rental car

Total price per person:

From 979,00 €

 

Excluded:

Arrival and departure, half and full day tours, entrance fees, travel insurance, short rides, meals

Full Package
Full Package

Included:

  • Travel service
  • Accommodation
  • Rental car
  • Half and full day tours

Total price per person:

From 1.438,00 €

 

Excluded:

Arrival and departure, entrance fees (partly with exceptions), travel insurance, short rides, meals

Additional Travel Services
Additional Travel Services

Add individual travel services to your journey. For example:

  • Intercontinental flights from 977,00 € per person
  • Motorhome from 90,00 € per day
  • Free adjustment of destinations and order of your journey through Chile

Solidarity tourism

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.


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