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Self-drive holidays

Independent exploration

For those of you who want a bit more independence to go with your adventure, having your own set of wheels is ideal. Set the pace, choose the express way or scenic route and pull over whenever a glorious view tempts you off the road. Along the way, enjoy curated guided experiences, the company of our wonderful local hosts and the benefit of our detailed Holiday Guide, packed with background information and our favourite places to go.

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Our collection of driving holidays in the great outdoors of Spain, places where you can enjoy walking in beautiful landscapes, great food, wonderful small hotels and fascinating history and culture.

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Sweep down the country from Porto to Lisbon, from the vineyards of Portugal's finest wine-producing area, through the enchanting forests and palaces of the centre, to the south for some hiking among Alentejo's cork oaks and one of our favourite stretches of coastline.

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This wildlife-rich Costa Rica driving holiday takes you north and south, on and off the beaten path. Wander through peaceful bird-filled cloudforest of San Gerardo, cross the bay to see the rich rainforest of the Osa Peninsula, tour Corcovado and Tenorio Volcano National Park, watch the cowboys ride past in dry plains of Guanacaste and swim with turtles off the sands of the Pacific.

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Travel the last 600km of the Carretera Austral through Chilean Patagonia's staggering landscapes of glaciers, forests, mountains and lakes on our flagship self-drive Carretera holiday.

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From the waterfalls, wineries and deserts of the north to the granite peaks and sparkling rivers of Patagonia, this part-self-drive, part-walking holiday showcases the best of Argentina in all its varied glory.

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Follow the epic Route of the Parks by land and sea, from the ancient forests of Pumalín all the way to legendary Cape Horn. Drive the Carretera Austral, hike in Torres del Paine and cruise through Tierra del Fuego. It's a self-drive journey which can be done all at once, or in chapters.

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Book Subscribe to The Pothole » Travelling through the Exploradores Valley View of the village of Cadaques Porto often has wonderful sunsets to enjoy by the river Crossing the rope bridge on the way out from Drake Bay The spring flowers have bloomed along the Carretera Austral Drying peppers in Argentina's north west region Solo man looking out over Pia Glacier