We return to Santiago to fly home and rather than stay in the city again we thought we would stay at the Holiday Inn Santiago airport (as we arrive back late at night) and hire a car to visit Valparaiso and Vina del Mar for the day. For all you experts out there does this sound ok to do is the hotel easy to get to from the international terminal and will a hire car be easy enough to rent from that terminal?
My next question is could you suggest a route out of the airport to Valparaiso and some locations on route to view then perhaps somewhere enroute to eat (sit down cafe style is fine), will we fit in Vina del Mar and what to see, there also a route back to the airport to return our car?
I know this is rather detailed and many would think it best to take a tour but this is the end of our holiday and we will be sick of tours and we have always had the most laughs and fun just out driving by ourselves where you get the real feel of the people and places. We do not need to see everything but would like a nice scenic tour of part of the coast with a safe route out and back.
Thanks for any good suggestions. Sue