Road Trips in South America

South America Road Trips

Self Drive South America

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Self Drive Holidays in South America

We try and make sure that all our South America holidays give you plenty of freedom: the last thing we want is to herd people around in a big bus, barking instructions at you! But we know that for complete freedom, you need your own set of wheels...

There are some fantastic road trips in South America, from the vistas and wide open spaces of Ruta 40 in Argentina, to the ferries and fjords of Chile's Carretera Austral, and we've put together a whole range of South America self drive holidays to allow you to enjoy them under your own steam.

We do have to say, however, that we just can't recommend self drive everywhere in South America. In many places either the roads, signage, vehicles or other drivers (or even all four...) mean that without a decent grasp of Spanish/Portuguese and plenty of experience of driving in developing countries, you might like someone else to do the actual driving...

However, there are plenty of places in South America where with the right support and advice we think self drive makes perfect sense, so if you'd like to plan your very own road trip in South America, have a look at some of the following and then get in touch to find out more!

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Some Suggested 2017 South America Road Trips

Chile self drive holidays Patagonia Self Drive 10-day self drive in Argentina & Chile from £1795pp

This fantastic self-drive holiday lets you explore the best of Patagonia, on both the Chile and Argentina side of the border so you can make sure you don't miss an inch of Patagonia ...

Our favourite Chile road trip Carretera Austral 12-day Chile road trip from £2595pp

The Carretera Austral is Chile's equivalent of Route 66: an iconic and almost spiritual journey that just happens to include some of the world's most spectacular fjords, lakes and glaciers along the way ...

South America road trips Lake District Loop 16-day South America road trip from £2150pp

This is possibly our favourite South America road tip: 16 days driving through some of the most spectacular scenery that Chile and Argentina have to offer, but well off the beaten track ...

Chile Fly Drive holidays Desert Drive 7-day Atacama fly drive from £1250pp

Chile's Atacama Desert is one of the planet's most extreme environments but it's surprisingly well-suited for fly drive holidays. This 7-day itinerary gives you all the time and flexibility you need to get the most out of Atacama...

Other Self Drive Options

South America Car hire

We've listed some of our favourite self drive holidays above, but you needn't stick to these. Although we don't think car hire is a sensible option in much of South America, there are plenty of places where hiring a car for a couple of days can be a great way to explore the area under your own steam. So if you'd like to explore beyond the ideas on this page, just get in touch and ask us where else you could hire a car in South America and hit the road...

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