Everything You Need to Know Before Driving in Patagonia

There are a number of places around the globe that just lend themselves towards a road trip. Patagonia is one of them.

Patagonia is the place to go if you want to discover some of the world's most beautiful places with little human interaction.

Where (and why!) should you drive to in Patagonia?

Renting a car for a road trip through Patagonia is a relatively straightforward. I personally always recommend doing so in Chile, rather than Argentina.

Renting a car in Patagonia

The company generally requires you to pay a substantial deductible as liability in the event of an accident, such as damage and theft.

Insurance and documents for car hire in Patagonia

Chile Motor Homes, Wicked Campers and Holiday Rent have depos here. Expect to pay $480,000 CLP ($658 USD) for a one-week rental.

Hiring a campervan for southern Chilean Patagonia

Bariloche is the cheapest place to rent a car, with prices starting at $160,000 CLP ($225 USD) for a one-week rental.

Renting a car for Argentine Patagonia, Ruta 40 and Tierra del Fuego

The main appeal of a Patagonia road trip is that you can stop almost anywhere you want for photography, a picnic, or even to camp overnight if you have your own transportation.

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