With your own rental car you are flexible and you can discover Central Chile with its many different, but all-marvellous wineries independenlty.
Well planned with the right partner, a rental car trip in Chile is safe and uncomplicated.
Our wine route is intended for true wine lovers and leads as a round trip from / to Santiago de Chile through four large wine valleys. As a very nice “side effect“ you can experience Chilean country life in the rural areas on your way, as well as seeing the central Pacific Coast, both geographically quite close to the capital but miles away in terms of lifestyle. In addition, this region is historically very interesting.
First of all, a few tips:
Some rural roads are remote gravel roads where you might see only few other vehicles. There might be poor cell phone reception in some places, so in case of a breakdown you should be well prepared. In order to make sure you do not have to worry about emergencies, Car-Rental-Chile offers additional accessories such as emergency kits, extra spare tires, and tools. Please keep in mind that, on gravel roads you can only go about half as fast as on asphalt. Always bring about twice as much mineral water as you need – In the central region, days can get very hot, especially in the countryside far from the coast.
Do not drive after a wine tasting! In Chile, „Tolerancia 0“ is applied, that means, exactly 0 per mill alcohol is allowed. Please, agree on whose turn it is to drive, before going to a wine tasting or eating out.
It is advisable to book visits to wineries or other guided tours in advance. Most wineries also offer tours in English.
The accommodations in Central Chile range from simple hostels to extravagant luxury hotels and boutique hotels. There is something there for every budget and every need!