South America can be a difficult continent to navigate your way around. However, Argentina and especially Chile buck the trend and have some wonderful opportunities for self-drive holidays given the size and drama of each country.
Chile is ideally set up for you to drive north to south or vice verse. Sadly it is impossible to travel the length of this extraordinarily shaped country as the road can't cross the ice fields north of Patagonia.
Nonetheless, there is some wonderful driving to be done, whether in the north around the Atacama Desert, further south, around Pucon, where you can explore the Lake District and volcanoes such as Villarica or even in Patagonia, where you can discover Puerto Natales and the magnificent Torres del Paine National Park.
Of course, because these self-drive itineraries are tailor-made, we can alter any element or set up a self-drive holiday anywhere in either country.
Our top itineraries for South America Self-drives
Explore Patagonia at your own pace, marvelling at the epic Fitzroy Massif, remote and rugged Torres del Paine National Park and one of the only advancing glaciers in the world: Perito Moreno. Along the way, you'll also spot whales, walruses, seals and penguins.
It's time to hit the road on this Brazil self-drive holiday, crossing four states – Pernambuco, Alagoas, Sergipe and Bahia – in the country's stunning northeast region.