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Posted: 08/09/22 01:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our daughter, husband and boys (10&8) will be touring Patagonia, Chile & Argentina, in Oct for 3 weeks.
They are using a company called "Rolling Patagonia" and one of their E350 Class "C"`s. Based in Coyhaique, Chile. The company helps build a route and provides Emergency assistance if reqd once they are underway.
Any insight from those who have travelled the area at about the same time of year , would be appreciated.
I`ve owned RV`s for years, the last being a 40` DP, so will pass on stuff like ..."drive on the top 1/2 of the fuel tank", etc.
Your comments requested.

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OK, we did a 6 week driving trip in Chile in 2018 (rent car and Air B&B's).

GREAT trip-- very enjoyable and friendly country. Scenery (vineyards, orchards and view of the Andes) reminded us of the California wine country.

But, assume they will fly into Santiago. Coyhaique is a LONG, LONG way south. We are talking about ferry boat rides south toward Antarctica. WAY off the Chile beaten path.

And driving from Chile to Argentina-- VERIFY! Since Chile permitted England to refuel planes used in the Falklands war against Argentina, do not assume this will be easy. Kind of like travel between Greece and Turkey.

And, yes, though we did not get to the Mendoza wine country, we did enjoy our stay in Buenos Aries, Argentina. But had to fly there, as no rent car company would allow travel between the two countries.

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Thanks wolfe 10. They are on a 12 mo tour of Central and South America as part of their "Bucket List" Leave Quito for Lima tomorrow. Hike Machu Pichu early Sep. They are meticulous planners!!! Teachers!!!
The company, "Rolling Patagonia" has made them comfortable with cost and support. Hopefully they are up to date on inter-country travel! Will pass on your remarks in regards to travelling between Chile and Argentina. Everyone travelling on Canadian Passports.
Thanks...........

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green with envy, here. something we should have done 20 years ago. [emoticon]


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No advice regarding driving but for clothing, light weight and wind resistant are best. Lots of wind in that area.
That's one part of the world that I would elect to revisit.
It's like Alaska on steroids.


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