Fjords of Chilean Patagonia Self-Drive Tour

Chile
Self-Drive
Self-Guided
Chilean Fjords Self-Drive Tour

Fjords of Chilean Patagonia Self-Drive Tour

Prices

From $1,075USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels, cabins

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Highlights

Witness stunning beauty of South American nature on the Fjords of Chilean Patagonia Self-Drive Tour

Drive your way through southern Chile’s brilliant Lake District, taking in its awe-inspiring fjords and snow-capped volcanos.

Find yourself surrounded by the forest and mountains of Vicente Peréz Rosales National Park and enjoy sensational panoramas.

Hike on the slopes of Osorno Volcano and cross Todos Los Santos Lake on a navigation to Peulla in the Andes foothills.

Stay in picture-perfect settings at cozy accommodations in Cascadas, Petrohué, Puelo and Lenca.

Embark on the drive of a lifetime on the 6-Day Fjords of Chilean Patagonia Self-Drive Tour. From the second-largest lake in the country, Lago Llanquihue, the self-drive route in Chile leads you through spectacular natural settings along the breathtaking Pacific fjord Reloncaví.

From the snow-covered Osorno Volcano, the emerald colored Todos Los Santos Lake and the millennial Alerce trees in the Alerce Andino National Park, you’ll find yourself standing in awe of spellbinding beauty each day of this tour as you self-drive through the Chilean Lake District and Andes.

Retire each night in uniquely charming accommodations tucked away in picture-perfect locations and fill your days as you please with endless opportunities to hike, explore, and immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of southern Chile.

Enjoy an adventure where you are in the driver’s seat. Book the Fjords of Chilean Patagonia Self-Drive tour and get ready for the trip of a lifetime!

Self-Drive Tours in Chile

Self-drive tours in Chile are a great choice for those who want to experience more of what the region has to offer. The pace on this Fjords of Chilean Patagonia self-drive will let you to explore some of the most stunning highlights in Chile. Journey with the people you want, on this self-guided adventure, without having to spend time with people you don't know. 

 

Fjords of Chilean Patagonia Self-Drive Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival and Drive to Cascadas

Today your Fjords of Chilean Patagonia self-drive journey begins in Puerto Montt, the capital of Chile’s Lake District in the south of Chile. Pick up your rental car at the airport of Puerto Montt. Then, drive north past the colonial towns of Puerto Varas, Frutillar and Puerto Octay, founded on the shores of Lake Llanquihue in the middle of the 19th century by German settlers.

On the way, it’s worth visiting the small park Lahuen Ñadi near the airport, harboring impressive millennial Alerce trees. Your destination for today is the small, charming village of Las Cascadas. The village was named after the nearby waterfalls that rush down the slopes of the Osorno Volcano.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Cascadas
Distance
1.5h of driving
Meals
None

Day 2 Forest and Mountains of Vicente Peréz Rosales National Park

Continue to Vicente Peréz Rosales National Park today. Through dense native forest, a road leads up the slopes to the ski station of Osorno Volcano. Enjoy unforgettable panoramas of Llanquihue Lake and the impressive mountain range of the Andes.

Afterwards, follow the road towards the Andes Mountains, passing by Ensenada and the rapids of Petrohué River. You’ll stay in the small village of Petrohué tonight, located on the shores of the picturesque, emerald-colored Todos Los Santos Lake.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Petrohué
Distance
45min of driving
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Explore Petrohué

There are many options to spend this day at leisure in beautiful Petrohué.

Hike on the slopes of Osorno Volcano, cross Todos Los Santos Lake on a navigation to Peulla in the Andes foothills, or visit the bustling town of Puerto Varas!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Petrohué
Distance
Flexible
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Drive into the Foothills of the Andes Cordillera

Today, continue your self-drive trip in Chile on quiet country roads with stunning panoramas along the Pacific Fjord Reloncaví, which reaches deep into the foothills of the Andes Cordillera. A gravel road leads along its shore to the village of Puelo, where the river of the same name has cut a valley into the mountains. In the afternoon, there is enough time to explore the beautiful, pristine surroundings.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Puelo
Distance
2h of driving
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Cross the Reloncaví Fjord to Caleta Arena

Follow the road along the shores of Reloncaví fjord until you reach the small ferry terminal of Caleta Puelche. Cross the fjord on a 30-minute ferry ride to Caleta Arena. Don’t miss the delicious fresh seafood empanadas on offer here! Continue on the Carretera Austral north until the village of Lenca, where you’ll stay in lovely cabin tonight.

Opt to explore the nearby Alerce Andino National Park that protects the native Alerce tree. It grows exclusively in this area of Chile and Argentina. Some specimens were dated to be more than 3,500 years old – arguably some of the oldest beings in the world!

Overnight Location
Cabin in Lenca
Distance
2-3h of driving
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Final Drive Along the Pacific Coast

From Lenca, continue north along the Pacific Coast until reaching Puerto Montt, where your trip ends today. Drop off your rental car at the airport. From here, you can continue your trip to another region of Chile or take a flight back home via Santiago.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
1-2h of driving
Meals
Breakfast

Fjords of Chilean Patagonia Self-Drive Tour Price and Dates

This self-drive tour is always run as a private tour for your group only and the price depends on the types of rooms that your group chooses.

The prices below are per person:

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,995USD per person
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $1,075USD per person
  • Price per person staying in a single room (when travelling with a group): $1,575USD per person
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Accommodation on Fjords of Chilean Patagonia Self-Drive Tour

This tour is based in hotels and cabin. Hotels on this trip are 2 and 4-star and offer modern conveniences that can make this trip more pleasant. The accommodation in cabin is more rustic, but full of character. You’ll be provided all the necessities, such as bedding, towels, kitchen utensils and food for purchase.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
Standard rooms are of double occupancy and those willing to have single rooms will need to pay a supplement (on request).

Hostal Zapato Amarillo in Cascadas

This small and charming accommodation is located in Puerto Octay and is set on a stunning piece of land surrounded by lovely gardens.

Petrohue Lodge in Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales

The most well-known hotel in the area, this iconic lodge offers spectacular lake views and a top location for exploring the lakes, rivers and fjords.

Andes Lodge in Puelo

A rustic wooden lodge in a beautiful setting, located near the rushing Puelo river.

Campo Santy in Lenca

Perched on a small hill, the Campo Santy is a welcoming hotel featuring basic amenities and brilliant views in all directions.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Fjords of Chilean Patagonia Self-Drive Tour?

Meals

5 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 5 nights are included.

Transportation during the Tour

This is a self-drive tour where you’ll be driving a rental car throughout the tour duration. It starts with picking your vehicle in Puerto Montt Airport and dropping it off in the same location on the last day of the tour.

Also Included

  • Car Rental for 6 days:
    • F2 category vehicle (Nissan Xtrail or similar)
    • Collision Damage Waiver with 240 USD deductible
    • unlimited km
    • Airport Service Charge
    • programmed GPS
  • GPS-app with trek coordinates

Not included

  • Guide services
  • Meals not noted as included
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Fuel

Optional Extras

  • Extra nights before or after the tour

Frequenty Asked Questions about Fjords of Chilean Patagonia Self-Drive Tour

How hard is the Chilean Fjords Self-Drive Tour?

We rate this tour as a 2 / 5. The walking paths on this tour are optional and rather easy.

Do I need a visa to travel to Chile?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Chilean Fjords Self-Drive Tour?

5 breakfasts are included.

Do I need travel insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover hiking. Get your Travel Insurance.

Is the vehicle insurance included?

Yes, vehicle rental includes Collision Damage Waiver, however, there is a 240 USD deductible, and some exceptions apply. Please enquire for more info.

How do I get to Puerto Montt to start this tour?

Fly into El Tepual International Airport in Puerto Montt which can be reached from several cities in Southern America.

Is the Fjords along the Chilean Fjords Self-Drive Tour in English?

This tour is self-guided, therefore guide services are not included. However, you will be provided with GPS-app with trek coordinates in English.

Where does the Chilean Fjords Self-Drive Tour end?

The tour ends where it starts, in Puerto Montt with your rental vehicle rental drop off.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Chile?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Chile?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

In Andes Nativa, their name says it all. Their highest priority are authentic travel experiences in Chile, where the mighty Andes Mountains are a steady companion. NATIVA represents the pristine and fragile, worthy of protection.

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Prices

From $1,075USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels, cabins

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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We rate the Fjords of Chilean Patagonia Self-Drive Tour as a 2 / 5. The walking paths on this tour are optional and rather easy.

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