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    • mggm59's Profile Photo

      Car rentals to go to Chile

      Argentina Sep 20, 2015 at 2:17 PM

      I am planning to go to Central/South Argentina moving by car, crossing into Chile in different points. I am not afraid to drive long hours, and I prefer to be able to stop when and where I like for taking pictures or just because I am tired, or to take the less beaten roads. I have been already twice to Argentina and took the rental car out to Chile a few years ago.

      However, now I see this in Europcars conditions:

      Cross border is only available into Uruguay at 82,64 USD and should be requested 72 working hours before the pick up day to with a copy of the drivers passport and licence. This is only available to Uruguay. If the permit is not requested before this time the driver can request it at time of rental; however they will need to wait 72 working hours and will need to collect the permit from one of the Europcar offices (it is not possible for delivery of permit). CROSS BORDER INTO CHILE IS NO MORE AVAILABLE DUE TO NEW LAWS IN ARGENTINA

      Is this true? Other rental companies seem still to offer this option, or are the web sites not up to date? Thanks for any recent info and experience.

      Also, any cheap rentals you might advice? Fiat Palio or similar, or if not too costly, Idea or small SUV/pickup, five weeks (is it possible to bargain on a long rental?)


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      Transport from Buenos Aires to San Rafael and then on to El Sosneado

      by boomerkc Online Now Jan 23, 2006 at 12:03 PM

      I am travelling from Buenos Aires to the Valley of Tears" in the Andes where the Rugby Players plane crashed in 1972. We are going with National Geographic to explore the memorial site.

      I will be staying one night in BA and then require transport to San Rafael. I want ot travel in comfort. Is there a site wheich explains either train (sleeper) or bus information in English (my Spanish is very poor - Sorry!)

      Also, what is the best recommended hotel in San Rafael and Beunos Aires? I will be back in BA at the end of the expedition.

      Arriving in BA on 10 Feb 06 and departing on 20 Feb 06.

      Thanks for your help.


      firther details on the expedition at

      5 Answers Jan 27, 2006 at 3:59 PM
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      Living in rural San Rafael

      by Lyndelle Online Now Jan 14, 2005 at 3:19 PM

      Well, I'm pioneering this San Rafael Forum! Strange, because I'm not there yet. I'm seriously considering relocating. My only orientation to this area is the restaurant CabaƱa El Amigo, Ruta 143 Km. Can anybody provide me with a map of this area? I don't find it on any map I've found so far. Thanks. Lyndelle

      15 Answers Jan 17, 2005 at 7:22 PM