Discover Chile

Discover Chile

What you need to know on the road

What better way to experience the natural attractions of Chile on a personalized itinerary than by car? Although Chile is a land of natural extremes, travel here is surprisingly easy.

With an average width of 150 km, you can ski the slopes of the Andes in the morning, and relax on the beaches of trendy Viña del Mar in the afternoon. For a curious traveller, there is wonder to be found in every direction. The adventurer can enjoy exciting activities such as white-water rafting in the Patagonia, skiing in the Chilean Andes, surfing in Pichilemu or trekking in Torres del Paine National Park; those looking to kick back and unwind can relax by driving the Wine Route, or Ruta del Vino, through Colchagua Valley, soak in the top-rated natural hot springs near Villarrica, lounge at the posh, eco-tourist Huilo-Huilo hotel near Panguipulli, or stroll the peculiar home of Nobel Prize poet Pablo Neruda in Isla de Negra.

Any outdoors enthusiast will be in awe with amazing opportunities to camp in one of Chile’s many national parks, such as those in Patagonia or Villarrica, take amazing photography of the 150 wooden churches of Chiloé or in the Valley of the Moon in the Atacama Desert, or get to know the hills of Valparaíso by riding the centuries-old funiculars or ascensores.

All of these destinations can be reached in the comfort of your rental with Car-Rental-Chile!

With Car-Rental-Chile, a branch of Chile Inside, car rentals and camper vans have never been easier! We cooperate with renowned national and international car rental companies to provide our customers with the best rates and convenience, with pick-up and drop-off locations across the country.

What are you waiting for? Start your trip now and discover the wonder of Chile with us!

Country Information

Chile is a country unparalleled in beauty and mystifying landscapes. Its limits are defined by some of the greatest attractions in South America, with the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Andes Mountain range in the east. The driest desert in the world, the Atacama, isolates northern Chile, while the glaciers of Patagonia in the south separate the mainland from the tip of the South American continent, Tierra del Fuego, and the icy southern Antarctic.

With a length of 4300 km, nearly the same distance as the width of the United States, Chile is stretched across several types of landscapes and ecosystems, giving it incredible diversity in terrain, wildlife and flora. Eight major panoramas comprise Chile’s topography: the Atacama Desert in the north, the Central Region with a Mediterranean climate, the Andes Mountain Range which divides Chile from Argentina in the west, the Lake District in the south, Patagonia in the deep south, the Pacific coastline on the east, the Chilean Antarctic to the south of the main continent and the famous Easter Island in the Pacific Ocean, located a remarkable 3790 km from the mainland. Wedged between the world’s deepest ocean and longest mountain range, Chile is isolated by these natural landscapes.

Fun fact!

The widest part of Chile is 468 km, while the narrowest part is only 90 km.

Unlimited Possibilities – From total relaxation to adrenaline-driven sports

The geographic dimensions of Chile are so contrasting that each corner of the country is unique, each with its own adventure. The possibilities and experiences are endless. Outdoor enthusiasts will find many exciting places to go exploring, thrill-seekers have a variety of outdoor sports to get their heart pumping, while those looking to relax in a natural oasis with beautiful scenery can also find pleasure in one of Chile’s many destination hotspots. Your trip can be as thrilling or pampered as you like!

Our Insider Tip for the Thrill-Seeker!

Travelling with a rental is an excellent way to travel at your own pace. And if you are going to take part in any extreme activities, having a rental ensures that you can take any necessary equipment with you. Since you may be driving to some of the highest and lowest points of the country, you may consider renting a 4X4 vehicle, along with tire chains and a ski/surf/bike rack.

Snow, Ski and winter sports

For those looking to cruise the slopes of the Chilean Andes by ski, snowboard or heli-ski, there are several world-class ski resorts located about one hour from Santiago, including family-oriented La Parva, all levels El Colorado and Valle Nevado, and renowned Portillo, famous for several downhill speed records. Beginner slopes in Villarrica National Park, near Pucón, are a great family destination with beautiful scenery. With car rental pick-up and drop-off available in Valdivia or Temuco and the towns of Pucón or Villarrica less than 3 hours away, making your way to the slopes will be a walk in the park! Slightly further south of Santiago you’ll find the slopes of Nevados de Chillán Ski Center with approximately 30 tracks that run through forest, offering a good balance of beginner and advanced runs. From your nearest car rental location, in Concepción, you can arrive to Chillán within 2 hours, with the ski resort itself about an hour out of town. While you’re there, be sure to test out the longest run in South America, Las Tres Marías, which measures 13 km.

Our Insider Tip for Adventurers!

Ski centers quite a bit further south, around Osorno and Antillanca Volcanoes, have the added excitement of skiing on a smoking volcano. With a drive of about 2.5 hours east from your car rental pick-up location in Osorno, you can drive the gorgeous Lakes Region of Chile on your way to an exciting day skiing on a volcano! Keep in mind that ski season runs from June to October, which also happens to be low season for car rentals, making your adventure by car even more affordable! Discounted ski passes often go on sale in early October before the season finishes.

Fun fact!

An excellent guide to Chile and Argentina’s big ski resorts can be found at

Cycling and Mountainbike

Did you know that approximately 80% of Chile is covered in hills and mountains? A paradise for Cycling and Mountainbiking. Chile’s lakes and volcanoes will provide an excellent backdrop to your adventure! Lago Llanquihue and Ojos de Caburgua, near Pucón in the Lakes District, have popular bike trails including the Ojos de Caburgua Loop and the Río Trancura Loop. Another exciting trail in this region that leads you right to the Palguín hot spring is the Alto Palguín Chinay. Bike rental shops in the Pucón region often provide directions and detailed maps. In the north, San Pedro de Atacama is also an excellent destination for both extreme and moderate mountain biking trips, including parched desert landscapes and smoking volcanoes.

Our Insider Tip for Mountain-Bikers!

Since many of the tour buses that leave from San Pedro arrive at the area’s main attractions around the same time, you can avoid the rush of camera-toting tourists and travel on your own schedule! And with a car rental pick-up location in Calama, you’ll be in San Pedro de Atacama at your starting point within 1.5 hours. Find the trail that interests you and start pedaling!

For water lovers and surfers

If you are looking to get wet in the world’s deepest ocean, the Chilean coastline has an excellent reputation and has become quite high profile for surf and body board, even attracting large-scale competitions. You’ll definitely need a car if you’re bringing your board with you to Chile, so you can hit the shores at the break of dawn. Northern cities Arica and Iquique are surfing havens, and offer group and private lessons if you are still a beginner. The temperatures rise slightly during Chilean summer; however, serious surfers hit the shores in July and August when the largest reefs break. Both cities offer pick-up and drop-off locations for car, 4×4 and camper rentals meaning you can relax and focus on hitting the waves! Further south, the town of Pichilemu is known as the unofficial surf capital of Chile since droves of wetsuit-clad individuals will hit the black sands from November through to April. This laidback town is about a three hours’ drive southeast from Santiago or directly south from Valparaíso and offers beginner classes or a unique weeklong guided surf tour of the region. Keep your eyes open as there are also opportunities to kite surf to Pichilemu!

Fun fact!

Keep in mind that the Humboldt Current keeps Chilean waters cold, so packing booties and a wetsuit will keep you in the water a little bit longer!

Hiking in Patagonia

For the extreme adventurers, trekking in the Torres del Paine National Park in the Chilean Patagonia can be the ultimate journey. This majestic national park boasts three 2800m granite spires, the famous Torres del Paine, which are typically the main attraction. However, once you arrive you will see the parks other attractions such as glacial lakes and beautiful forest trails, so allow for flexibility in your travel, especially considering the possibility that unfavorable weather may hinder your plans. There is a gravel road that enters from the southeast corner, accessed from Puerto Natales, into the national park that is sprinkled with various types of lodging, from camping sites to luxury hotels, which can serve as a great base for daily exploration further into the park. The most popular trail is the “W”, which you can hike in one loop or explore over several separate hikes. To do a single hike, you start at the glaciated western side of the ridge, walking for four days between lakes and mountains until you reach the famous Torres.

Fun fact!

The walking within the famous “W” loop in Torres del Paine National Park is at sea level and is classed as moderate as climbs and descents are not huge.

Daily distances are generally around 12 km. Keep in mind that September through April, Chilean spring and summer, have longer days and the weather is generally at its best. With that said, Patagonia’s weather is notoriously fickle so there is never any guarantee of warm, dry conditions.

Fun fact!

If you are in luck, daytime temperatures in high summer (January) can reach the mid-20s in Patagonia. A clear, cloudless night in Patagonia may be just a few degrees but you won’t notice too much – you will be looking up at the stars.

From Santiago, it’s a 3100 km drive by car, however with rental pick-up and drop-off locations in Puerto Natales and Punta Arenas, you can be in the park in as little as 2 hours. If you plan on visiting outside of the summer season, a rental car or camper is perfect as you can drive the extensive paved road that navigates the Torres del Paine National Park and experience the park from the comfort of your car, or get out and take short journeys from the main road. For camping options within the park, see “Chile by Camper” below.

Our Insider Tip!

Because of the great distances between each area, some air travel is essential. But once you arrive at your destination, why rush through such unique beauty in a cookie-cutter tour when you can experience it on your own schedule with a car rental?

Explorers of the Patagonia should know that the roads are isolated, often with few other vehicles, and may pass through areas of desert. You may also find that mobile phone coverage is patchy, so being prepared in the event of a breakdown is a must. So you’re always be prepared, Car-Rental-Chile offers emergency kits, tire chains, as well as various tools and equipment for rent, together with your car, 4×4 or camper rental! You should also be aware that most roads are gravel, as only Route 9 from Punta Arenas and Route 5 North from Quellón are paved, which is why we recommend precautions for unpredictable weather.

Trekking between lakes and desert

If you’re looking for trekking options outside of Patagonia, the Lakes District is abound with exciting terrain in Conguillío National Park and Puyehue National Park (see “Outdoor Enthusiast” below), while the north of Chile, in San Pedro de Atacama, has a number of intriguing hikes littered throughout a landscape of sun and sand in the Atacama Desert. To reach your desired trail, car rental locations can be found relatively close to most popular national parks, lakes and tourists areas in both the north and south of Chile. No matter where you are, you can take a break in your car or motorhome after a long days hike when you book a rental with Car-Rental-Chile!

Our Insider Tip for the Outdoor Enthusiast!

Looking to get the perfect snapshot of a wild vicuña, a hanging Copihue, the national flower of Chile, a soaring Condor, Chile’s national bird, or a smoking volcano? Travel off the beaten path! With the ease of a car rental, you can explore on your own schedule, take that intriguing side road, and pull over for that unforgettable photo opportunity.

Nature lovers will be in paradise as they discover the memorable landscapes of Chile. In the north, San Pedro de Atacama will provide several days of excitement with its exotic terrain. From the world’s highest geyser field, El Tatio Geysers, to Los Flamencos National Reserve, or Reserva Nacional Los Flamencos, where you can view the Andean Flamingo and the James Flamingo in their natural habitat, you’ll want to take your time exploring these attractions. Known for their odd shapes and sand dunes, driving out to the Valley of the Moon, Cordillera de la Sal, and the Valley of Death is a must-do at sunset. These vast spaces fill with intense pinks, purples and golds as the sun sinks behind the jagged edges of its lunar-like formations.

Rest & Relaxation in the hot springs

Need some rejuvenating after hitting the sand dunes of the Atacama Desert? Given that Chile has such abundant mountains and volcanoes, natural hot springs are sprinkled throughout the country. Public transportation often does not take you directly to springs, so a car rental is your ideal mode of transportation. With pick-up and drop-off car, 4×4 and camper rental locations within a few hours of most hot spring sites, you don’t have to worry about a thing – just sit back and relax! The idyllic thermal pools of Puritama, or Termas de Puritama, located about 25 minutes north of San Pedro de Atacama, are off the beaten path and receive few tour groups, so you are sure to enjoy solitude in these 33°C pools, while enjoying the view of several natural waterfalls. Know your heading south? The Lakes District, around the city of Pucón, is also well-known for its thermal springs, including Termas Geométricas, Termas Peumayen and Termas Los Pozones. All are located outside of the city so access with a car rental is often necessary to enjoy these natural oases.

Wine and Pisco

With approximately 20 wineries to choose from just in the Colchagua Valley, you’ll want to take your time driving the Wine Route, or Ruta del Vino. Car rentals are available in Rancagua, Santiago, and Valparaíso with respective distances of 1.5, 3 and 5 hours to drive into the Colchagua Valley. Stopping over in Santa Cruz, the town at the heart of Chile’s winemaking scene, will be helpful as the tourist office can provide you with general information and recommendations. Chile’s number one grape continues to be the Cabernet Sauvignon, which is best produced in Chile in the Colchagua and Maipo Valley’s. The growing season in Chilean wineries is typically from mid-September to mid-May, with some harvest beginning as early as March.

Fun fact!

Be sure to try a Chilean gem: a lesser-known variety, Carmenere, is from the Bordeaux region of France. Although initially thought to be Cabernet Sauvignon, scientists discovered in 1994 that this Chilean oddity was actually the nearly extinct Carmenere grape, which is now a unique offering in the selection of Chilean wines.

You cant’t miss out on a Chilean pisco (grape brandy) tasting, and to do this, Elqui Valley is your dream destination. Located approximately one hour east of La Serena, where you have pick-up and drop-off car rental service, is the small town of Pisco Elqui where you can visit the Mistral Pisco Distillery, which gives you a free tasting and occasionally has live music. An even shorter drive, about 40 minutes from La Serena, is Montegrande, known as the home of Chile’s first Nobel Prize winning poet Gabriela Mistral. Here you can visit the Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center where you can buy handmade crafts, made on-site by underemployed women from the area. In the small city of Vicuña, the Gabriela Mistral Museum, the Capel Pisco Plant, and several stargazing observatories are its biggest attractions. Vicuña is a great base if you are looking to explore the Elqui Valley day-by-day. Just make sure to assign a designated driver with all the pisco samples you’ll be given!

Our Insider Tip for the Relaxation-Seeker!

Since visiting many wineries or hot springs nestled in the woods can be complicated, as most public transportation will drop you off several kilometers from your destination, a rental car from a nearby city is the easiest solution to getting to know some of Chile’s most popular attractions.

Under the starry sky

Fun fact!

Due to the clear, open sky, astronomical tours are also top-notch in the north of Chile, making it a haven for world-renowned astronomy centers and their projects.

Our Insider Tip for those interested in Astronomy!

Tours of all types to the observatories, especially during warmer months, can be fully booked and often arrive at destinations around the same time, so avoiding the rush of tourists by renting a car is an ideal way to enjoy the scenery. Car pick-up and drop-off is available in Calama as well as in La Serena, where the nearest airports are located, about an hour and a half drive to close-by observatories.

Culture and history

Since no visit to Chile is complete without a history lesson, make sure you visit one of the many world-renowned museums or art exhibits to really understand the importance that art, literature, and politics has come to play in Chilean culture. With two famous Nobel Prize winning poets hailing from Chile, Gabriela Mistral and Pablo Neruda, there are many museums, cultural centers, local films, books and souvenirs scattered throughout Chile dedicated to each of them. You may wish to visit Pablo Neruda’s famous, eccentric homes in Santiago, Valparaíso and Isla Negra, the Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral (GAM) in Santiago, with another located in her hometown in Montegrande (mentioned above). While poetry has been the nation’s pride, the military dictatorship of the 1970s and 80s hit hard, resulting in censorship and artistic exodus, with modern Chile now rebounding from this important moment in national history. To better understand the impact the military dictatorship had on Chilean society, the Museum of Memory and Human Rights in Santiago can be a real eye-opener. Other well-known museums located in Santiago are the Chilean Pre-Columbian Art Museum, the Contemporary Art Museum and the Fashion Museum.

Valparaíso - World Cultural Heritage

Chile’s third largest city, Valparaíso, is less than two hours from Santiago, making this an easy trip to the coast in your car rental! The approximately 47 hills, or cerros, that make up Valparaíso’s unique landscape, and their relatively new Unesco World Heritage Site status, make this city an essential part of any tour through Chile. Plaza Sotomayor gives access to the local port, where you can then get to know the most tourist-friendly hills: Cerro Alegre and Cerro Concepción. Exploring the winding paths and funiculars of Valparaíso will lead you to the locals’ colorful homes, unique boutiques and street vendors, the Fine Arts Museum, the Naval and Maritime Museum, and La Sebastiana, Pablo Neruda’s former home in Valparaíso, as well as some amazing viewpoints of the port and harbor. Tour buses and minivans are no longer allowed to drive up the steep streets of the cerros so having a small rental car can be very useful to access your destination. With important significance in Chilean history as well, this interesting, picturesque city cannot be missed.

From the mainland to Chiloé

If you are hoping to make it out to the island of Chiloé in southern Chile, you will need to take a ferry from a small town located about 62 km from Puerto Montt. While pedestrians can cross, bus transportation once you arrive on the island has moderate frequency, so a car rental is your ideal way to explore some of the more remote parts of this gorgeous landscape and traditional Chilean heritage. Famous for its more than 150 beautiful wooden churches, another Unesco World Heritage Site which includes 14 of these churches, Chiloé also has a large national park along its Pacific coast teeming with native wildlife. Divided into three sections, the southern Chanquín section is the most accessible to the public as the others are heavily restricted. Trails range from 1 to 25 km long, some only available with a guide, and camping (along the lines of “rough camping”) can be set up throughout the park, although there are limited official camping sites. While many of them have been closed, independent, “rough” camping is still allowed. The National Forest Corporation (Conaf) operates one nice camping site near the visitors center about 200 m into the national park that offers running water, hot showers, and has a small store. Keep in mind that April to August are the rainiest months in Chiloé and many services and tourists sites close during this time.

National parks and nature reserve

With 20% of Chile protected in national parks, monuments and reserves, nature is a principal attraction in Chile for locals and tourists alike. What better way to breathe in the fresh air and experience the beauty of nature than by hiking the trails and spending your nights under the stars? With often very limited public transportation options, car and camper rentals are an ideal alternative so you can create your own hiking and camping itinerary. To explore the southern Biobío and Araucanía Regions of Chile, car, 4×4 or camper rentals are available in Temuco, while journeys into the Rivers District or the Lakes District are accessible with rentals available in Valdivia, Osorno, Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas. With National Parks Conguillío and Tolhuaca both approximately 2 hours from Temuco, you can awe at stunning volcanoes, brightly hued lagoons and lush flora. Heading further south into the Rivers and Lakes Districts, towards Osorno and Puerto Varas are Lago Todos Los Santos and Lago Llanquihue boasting many outdoor activities, including climbing, fishing, hiking, canoeing and some skiing, as well as plenty of parks.

Our Insider Tip for National Parks

In Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park you will also find the Osorno Volcano, with hiking and camping options. This was Chile’s first established national park, and since there is no public transportation to access the park, a car or camper rental is a must.

Another favorite spot along the Carretera Austral is Parque Pumalín, a 3,250 km2 conservation park with pristine forests, walking trails, kayaking and public camping sites. Parque Pumalín is one of the world’s largest private parks, and if you are looking to camp within the park and venture out during the day, it also features numerous camping options, from tent rentals to cozy cabins. The southern part of the park is the most accessible for vehicles and boasts the best camping alternatives, as well as the park’s only restaurant that serves fresh bread and homemade oatmeal cookies to reenergize weary bodies. You could stay in Santa Barbara, about 10 km north of Chaitén, which is a good base from which to explore the park.

The Carretera Austral

Those looking for a serious challenge and unique landscapes can ride the 1240 km Carretera Austral, connecting Puerto Montt to Villa O’Higgins, by car, which follows the Andes Mountain range into the south. Plenty of smaller roads branching out from the Carretera Austral lead to glaciers, seaside villages and mountain hamlets. This adventure is for the courageous drivers since the Carretera Austral is mainly unpaved and the entire stretch can only be driven during the summer, from mid-December through mid-March. However, driving along this route is a must-do if you’re heading into the southern region of Chile.

Our Insider Tip for the Carretera Austral!

Take your home with you for independent travels! Rent a Motorhome! For additional information regarding the Carretera Austral, see “Chile by Camper” below.

Crossing into Argentina

While the Andes Mountain range separates Chile from Argentina, many have ventured to cross this great barricade to explore Chile’s eastern neighbor. The much talked about, adventurous driving tour from Chile to Argentina can be done through one of 5 major highway border crossings. Although there are nearly 50 frontier crossings, not all are open to the public or are major thoroughfares, as most are secondary roads or close during the winter.

Fun fact!

To view a map of all Chile-Argentina border crossings, see:

As such, centrally located Paso Los Libertadores is an extremely busy crossing year-round, as it crosses over to Mendoza, Argentina, and offers the most direct route to Buenos Aires. Definitely the most picturesque way to experience the Chilean and Argentinian countryside, we recommend taking approximately 7 days to complete a full loop that allows for relaxed driving, wait times at border crossings, exploration within Argentina and returning to Chile to drop your rental car or camper off.

Starting in the north, the main border crossing in northern Chile is called Paso Jama and is located near the town of San Pedro de Atacama. The northern crossings are generally the easiest crossings to make, as they pose the least risk of being impassable due to snowstorms during winter time. The central frontier, Paso Los Libertadores, is the most frequently crossed and is often accessed from Santiago, leading across into Mendoza, Argentina. Unfortunately, Paso Los Libertadores is the only high-quality road in this entire central region. The mountains are particularly high – after all, Aconcagua (the highest mountain in all the Americas) can be clearly seen right next to the main road, and construction is particularly challenging. This road is often hit with snowstorms that force the pass to close during the height of winter. The picturesque Lakes Region of the south has two major border crossings, Paso Pino Hachado and Paso Cardenal Antonio Samoré. Paso Pino Hachado will take you across to Neuquén, while Paso Cardenal Antonio Samoé will lead to San Carlos de Bariloche. The border crossings in this area are among the most spectacular of all vistas that the region has to offer, sometimes referring to it as the “Swiss Alps of the South”; however, they too are liable to close due to snow conditions during winter. While there are secondary road border crossings in the Chilean regions of Los Lagos and Aisén, the terrain makes crossing difficult, there are no major highways, and information is scarce and undetailed regarding appropriate frontier crossings. The Magallanes region of Chile has one final border crossing near Punta Arenas called Paso Integración Austral, which takes you to Río Grande, Argentina, that can actually be crossed quite easily as much of the mountainous terrain has flattened out around here.

Generally, between June and September, winter weather can temporarily close Chilean/Argentine border crossings high up in the Andes, including the main Los Libertadores crossing between Santiago and Mendoza. During the summer, border crossings often get very busy and you should consider trying to arrive earlier in the day if possible to avoid long lines on the roads and at immigration and customs offices. If you are going to be crossing in the south of Chile, remember that distances between towns can be huge in this area and you should always take the opportunity to fill up at every gas station – you never know how far it will be to the next one.

Our Insider Tip for Argentina x-ing!

Keep in mind that if you do plan on crossing into Argentina with your car rental, you must advise Car-Rental-Chile when you book so we can provide you with all the documentation you will need at the border crossing. You may also need to pay a reciprocity fee to enter Argentina prior to reaching the border crossing as they no longer accept payments at the facilities.

Our Insider Tip: Chile by Camper

Chile is the ultimate country for camping! With the appropriate sense of adventure, you can experience Chile’s majestic beauty up close, travelling its astonishing length from the Atacama Desert to the Patagonian glaciers. For those looking to explore Chile on their own terms, a camper rental is the perfect way to travel at ease, save money and enjoy the beauty of Chile’s diverse landscapes. Whether it’s the comfort of a camping site or the adventure of “rough camping”, you can have it your way when you hit with road in a camper rental!

For those looking for solitude at a lone campsite, “rough camping” is quite common throughout Chile, and since Chileans are rather rough campers themselves, don’t be surprised if someone pitches a tent alongside you. To camp in these undiscovered destinations, you’ll have to bring your own camping equipment, food, and drinking water, and many can only be reached by vehicle in your Car-Rental-Chile camper rental. Along the 1240 km Carretera Austral, which follows the Andes Mountain range into the south while connecting Puerto Montt to Villa O’Higgins, there are many little nooks where you can set up camp. Plenty of smaller roads branching out from the Carretera Austral lead to glaciers, seaside villages and mountain hamlets, and make a perfect spot to star gaze or take a dip in the glacial waters. Since most of this highway is gravel, allow yourself a flexible schedule, taking into consideration that most vehicles travel the road at about 50km/hour.

Fun fact!

Keep your eyes out in January and February, as there are traditional Chilean rodeos all along the Carretera Austral!

If you would rather park your camper rental in a public camping site, Chile has a multitude of destinations that provide the security and comfort of camping site facilities, however, the most renowned area of the country is Patagonia in the south. Pick-up and drop-off locations can be found in major cities throughout Chile, including the southern cities of Temuco, Valdivia, Osorno, Puerto Varas, Puerto Montt, Coyhaique, Puerto Natales and Punta Arenas. Patagonia’s Torres del Paine National Park does offer camping services, generally operating from mid-October to mid-March. The National Forest Corporation (Conaf) does administer some sites that are quite basic to be sure to pack your 4×4 or camper rental with camping equipment, food and other essentials with you when you depart.

Fun fact!

For specific camping locations, trails and maps, check out the parks official website, available in English, at


Chile is waiting for you!!!

No matter what your interest, Chile has so much to discover and explore. With Car-Rental-Chile, you can travel at ease with more extensive liability insurance, unlimited car mileage, additional equipment available, and car, 4×4 and camper rentals in nearly 20 different locations throughout Chile, from Arica to Punta Arenas.

Bon Voyage!