Southern Chile Idyllic – Little South of Chile on a Round Trip with a Rental Car in 3 Weeks

Southern Chile Idyllic

Overview

Discover the beautiful landscape of central Chile and the little south of the country traveling three weeks with a rental car. In the port city of Valparaíso, colorful hills, historic elevators and outstanding street art are waiting for you. World-renowned surf spots and rural coasts characterize Pichilemu. A sea of green grapes, famous wineries and traditional cuisine in the Valle de Colchagua invite you to relax. 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 historic train Buscarril along the beautiful Maule River. At Pucón you get impressed by wild water flows, active volcanoes and the indigenous cultural heritage of the Mapuche. Charming river landscapes and a special culture shaped by German immigrants mark the pleasant Valdivia. In the Lake Region near Puerto Varas, the view of cone-shaped volcanoes and picturesque waters will overwhelm you. Admire the mystical culture on the island of Chiloé. And you visit the vibrant capital Santiago with its many faces, historic squares and breathtaking city panoramas.



Highlights

 Colorful hills of Valparaíso

Excellent surf spots near Pichilemu

Delicious wine at Valle de Colchagua


Optional ascent to the active Villarrica Volcano

Culture of German immigrants near Valdivia



Itinerary

Valparaíso
Valparaíso

Day 1-3: Valparaíso

After your arrival at Santiago you drive to the coast by rental car. 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. Get to know the many faces of the port city and stroll through the alleys of the UNESCO awarded hills of Alegre and Concepción. Furthermore, you get an impression of Chilean food culture during an entertaining cooking class.


Pichilemu
Pichilemu

Day 3-5: Pichilemu

Pichilemu combines remoteness with globality as a magnet for surfers from all over the world. Explore the inviting city center, stroll along the beach and watch the water enthusiasts and the play of colors of the sunset from here.  Or try riding the waves yourself and get to the bottom of the fascination of surfing, either individually or during a course. It is an experience that may leave its mark on you.


Valle de Colchagua
Valle de Colchagua

Day 5-7: Valle de Colchagua

The Colchagua Valley in the heart of central Chile is home to prestigious wineries that produce renowned and award-winning wines, which are shipped from here to destinations all over the world. Enjoy the peaceful and rural atmosphere and the local and traditional gastronomy. Furthermore, you have the opportunity to go for a short carriage ride.


Talca
Talca

Day 7-10: 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. 


Pucón
Pucón

Day 10-14: Pucón

The chic Pucón is surrounded by dense Araucaria forests and picturesque waters. You get an impression of this masterpiece of nature on an inspiring excursion. A tour to a small community of the Mapuche tribe gives you an authentic insight into the traditional ways of life of the indigenous people. And on an optional ascent of the active Villarrica Volcano you can experience one of the most impressive natural spectacles of Chilean nature up close.


Valdivia
Valdivia

Day 14-16: Valdivia

The history and culture of Valdivia is markedly influenced by German immigrants who settled here, especially in the mid-19th century. Walk through the streets of the attractive city center, visit museums and galleries, the fish market and the German brewery. Or explore the surroundings of Valdivia with its secluded beaches, pristine lakes and quaint Nature Reserves.


Puerto Varas
Puerto Varas

Day 16-19: Puerto Varas

The city of Puerto Varas has its very own magic with its panorama of the beautiful Llanquihue Lake and the snow-covered volcanoes. Watch the endless rupture of the waterfalls of Petrohué. On the adjoining Lago Todos Los Santos, you take a pleasant boat trip. And you experience the island of Chiloé with its waterside houses on stilts, the typical wooden churches and the maritime gastronomy.


Santiago de Chile
Santiago de Chile

Day 19-21: Santiago de Chile

Back to central Chile, you stay in the capital. Chile's heart beats here in Santiago. You visit the historical center of Santiago with the lively Plaza de Armas and the famous Government Palace La Moneda. Stroll through new trendy districts, discover small galleries and local handicrafts. And on the city hills of Santa Lucía and San Cristóbal, fantastic panoramas of the metropolis and the Andes are waiting for you.



What our Travel Packages Include

Travel service:

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

Accommodation:

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

Local transport:

Basic package Full package
  • 1 national flight
  • 2 transfer connections
  • Rental car (see below)

Rental car:

Basic package Full package
  • Rental car for 18 days (SUV)
  • Car type: Nissan Kicks or similar
  • Pick up: Santiago (Airport)
  • Drop off: Puerto Montt (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

 

  • Cooking class in Valparaíso (shared)
  • City tour Valparaíso (private)
  • Wine tour in Valle de Colchagua (shared)
  • Hike to Rainbow Falls near Talca (shared)
  • Historic train ride and coastal walk at Talca (shared)
  • Lagoons, forests and thermal baths near Pucón (shared)
  • Mapuche tour near Pucón (shared)
  • Hike in the Huerquehue National Park near Pucón (shared)
  • Lago Todos Los Santos and waterfalls of Petrohué (shared)
  • Tour Chiloé (shared)
  • City tour Santiago (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
  • Local transport
  • Rental car

Total price per person:

From 1.938,00 €

 

Excluded:

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

Full Package
Full Package

Included:

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

Total price per person:

From 2.645,00 €

 

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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