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Self Drive by Journey Latin America

A hire car in Cuba

Break away from the crowds and unleash your sense of adventure with the freedom of your own transportation. Our self-drive holidays in Central and South America allow you to discover secluded beauty spots, stop at villages far from the tourist trail, and take your time meandering through winding canyons or beside crystalline fjords: a hire car will give you unrivalled access to corners of Latin America other visitors seldom reach.

These holidays suit those of an independent spirit, who like to travel at their own pace, getting beneath the surface of a destination by exploring it in depth. Meanwhile with the reassurance of expert planning, reservations at carefully-selected hotels, support

Break away from the crowds and unleash your sense of adventure with the freedom of your own transportation. Our self-drive holidays in Central and South America allow you to discover secluded beauty spots, stop at villages far from the tourist trail, and take your time meandering through winding canyons or beside crystalline fjords: a hire car will give you unrivalled access to corners of Latin America other visitors seldom reach.

These holidays suit those of an independent spirit, who like to travel at their own pace, getting beneath the surface of a destination by exploring it in depth. Meanwhile with the reassurance of expert planning, reservations at carefully-selected hotels, support from the Journey Latin America team whenever you need it, you can be sure of a smooth journey underpinned by sound organisation and insider knowledge.

Explore the magnificent landscapes of Patagonia on our Self-drive Patagonia: The open road to Torres del Paine holidays. This trip showcases the Lake District and Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina, as well as Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. Each area is situated in the most significant surroundings, offering uniquely different experiences once you've parked the car.

Or, see Cuba's highlights from the comfort of your own hire-care on our Self-drive Cuba: Best of the West holidays. Walk around Havana's historic centre, drive through limestone landscapes in the Viñales Valley and move on to the country's historic cities, Cienfuegos and colonial gem Trinidad.

If you wish to take the whole family to Latin America, our Family Mexico: A self-drive adventure is the perfect choice for you. With plenty of sunshine, sandy beaches and exciting jungle ruins, the Yucatán Peninsula is the perfect destination for families. Visit colonial cities, explore temples and pyramids hidden in the jungle, and relax on the beach in Holbox.

Our latest (2018) self-drive exploration is in a country you may not have thought of as a great road touring destination - safe and friendly Panama. Our Self-drive Panama: Discover the Pacific coast has you exploring the sun-drenched Pacific coastline, discovering off the beaten track gems along the way and climbing up into a bird-filled cloudforest.

Self Drive Holidays

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This is an action-packed private journey for nature-lovers and adventure-seekers exploring well-organised national parks with a backdrop of volcanoes, mangroves or jungle. Your car is provided and your point-to-point itinerary planned out with advance hotel reservations.

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Mexico, with its huge landscapes and good modern network of paved roads, is ideal for independent exploration by self-drive hire-car. No more so than in the highland colonial-cities loop, and on the Pacific coast. Your hire car is provided & your point-to point itinerary planned out for you, with hotel reservations made in advance and maps provided

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Mexico, with its huge landscapes and the Yucatán peninsula has a decent network of paved roads, which suits drivers who wish to be in control of their explorations of the multitude of Mayan ruins and colonial towns. Your hire car is provided and your point-to-point itinerary planned out with advance hotel reservations.

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